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TV Brackets Types, Features And Benefits

To be honest I personally love TV brackets as they are a great space saver in the room. Particularly if you want to mount your television in the living room or the bedroom, using a TV bracket for the installation will truly enhance your viewing experience of your flat screen TV.

The more sophisticated and advanced your plasma TV brackets are, the better you will be able to really enjoy your TV because you have a better possibility of tilting and turning your television in various angles, depending on your needs. This is where the different types of TV brackets come into play, and in this article I will describe them briefly so when you're out buying your new TV mounting brackets, you will know exactly which ones to get for your needs and of course, for the size of your wallet. As don't get me wrong, the more complex and advanced the flat TV brackets are, the more you will have to spend on buying one.

TV Brackets Types and Features

Flat mount TV brackets are the cheapest type of all and with the most limited flexibility. This is simply like hanging a painting on the wall. You have practically 0 tilting motion with them. If you know exactly the position where you will be sitting and you know that you won't be changing much your place while watching the TV, this is a great one many times for as little as $20 or $30ish. You can get a good quality Cheetah TV mount for around $35.

Tilting TV brackets are a step up from the flat mounts due to the limited flexibility when it comes to tilting. You can change the viewing angle a bit, however not much. Often you can tilt up and down to around 15-20 degrees. You can usually find these mounting devices in restaurants and pubs, or in large boardrooms and in retail stores. Of course many homeowners also buy them and they are quite popular all around at an average price, like for example the Peerless TV brackets or the Chief TV brackets.

Swivel arm TV brackets are the next step up the complexity and tilting level. You can actually turn these brackets in any direction you choose, so you are now able to view the TV from pretty much almost any corner of the room. These brackets can easily be 5-20" away from the wall which gives them that option of turning and rotating your screen 60 degrees in all directions. This is very popular when you need to get behind the screen to plug in other cables as well. Of course, the price goes up as the tilting and turning degrees increase. For example the Vogel TV brackets cost around $199.

Cantilever TV brackets will allow you to swing out and fold back the TV to its original position. If you think that swivel arm TV brackets can be viewed at any angle, the cantilever brackets are even better as you can not only tilt and swivel to any angle but you can also position your TV even in the most awkward corners of the room where nothing else goes. The Omnimount universal cantilever comes to mind here.

Ceiling mount TV brackets are worth mentioning here even though they are more popular in commercial settings such as restaurants, shops, clubs and leisure centers. Here the TV is conveniently out of the harm's way being fixed up on the ceilings. The Vantage Point ceiling mount is a good examples of this type. Click on the link to read more about it.

Benefits of TV Brackets Over TV Stands

The main benefit of any of these TV brackets, being it a wall mount or a ceiling mount, over TV stands is the fact that they save space. Any television stand needs some space on the floor and many times this space is quite precious, particularly when you happen to live in a rather small apartment or condo. And let's face it, most TV stands are quite bulky and take lots of place in the room. So having the television up on the wall or hanging from the ceiling, where nothing else is placed anyway, is a great space saver in any home. Now you can put other useful things like your plants or cabinets and drawers instead.

Also with TV brackets allowing for most flat TV sizes, you are able to practically mount on your wall any flat screen television, like your LCD TV or your plasma TV that you want. With the TV stand you are pretty much limited to the surface size of your stand, else you'll run the risk of your television wobbling off it at the first tremor or shake-up.

Finally let's not forget the home cinema feel that a flat screen TV offers when installed on the wall. When the television is on a stand, you have to look almost downwards at times to watch your TV. When it is installed on the wall at the right height, your eyes are focusing on its own at the right level while watching the TV, as if you were at the cinema. Also the eyes don't get as easily tired.