TV Wall Mounts Review

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Why Purchase a TV Wall Mount?

You've finally decided to bite the bullet and purchase your dream 62-inch flat-screen TV – and just in time for football season! To prepare for this new addition to your home, you'll want to find the TV wall mount that best suits your new TV. While all TV wall mounts may seem the same, they vary in load capacity, tilt range and TV size range. We suggest picking your TV out before purchasing a wall mount to ensure a proper match. Some mounts are only compatible up to a certain size and weight of TV. We've evaluated the top 10 mounts on the market and written detailed articles on TV wall mounts to aid you in your search for the best TV wall mount.

TV Wall Mounts: What to Look For

The topic of TV wall mounts may not seem extremely interesting, but we assure you that it is an important one. When you've dropped as much cash that is typical when purchasing a flat-screen TV, you should want to make sure the mount attaching that TV to your wall is secure. All it would take is a faulty mount or poor installation to send your precious TV crashing to the ground. Our top three picks for the best TV wall mounting brackets with the most features are the Level Mount DC50CDM, the Arrowmounts AM-P18S and the Sanus Systems Vmpl50A-B1. Any of these TV mounting systems are a good choice to securely display your flat-screen TV.

Specifications
When looking for the perfect TV wall mount, you will want one with a wide TV size range and a large weight capacity. These two specifications will make installation easier and will allow the mount to work with your future TV purchases. You'll also want to look for a wide tilt-angle range. Depending on where you mount the product, the tilt range will make all the difference in your viewing pleasure. If the tilt is off, the picture will be hard to view. For aesthetic purposes, we like flat screen TV wall mounts with profiles that stick out from the wall no more than 2.5 inches.

Ease of Installation
Not only do you want to be sure your TV is securely installed, but you also want the installation process to be as short and painless as possible. Look for TV mounts with built-in bubble levels, mounting hardware for most of the VESA compatibility options and clear installation instructions from the manufacturer.

Features
When the main difference between products is the available weight capacity, it is important to look at the additional features to make an educated choice. You want your TV wall mount to be adjustable after installation and to be listed by the Underwriters Laboratories. Being listed by the UL means that the product has been safety tested by an outside company for defects and has passed with flying colors. Additionally, look for a mount with a built-in cord management system to help corral your cords.

Help & Support
A good warranty is always something you want to fall back on in case your newly purchased TV mount is faulty. The best products have at least a five-year warranty or longer. You also want to look for a TV wall mount whose manufacturer is easy to find on the web. If you can't find the company, it will be hard to contact it for support, and you'll need to rely on the third-party vendor from which you purchased the mount.

Don't settle for a sub-standard TV wall mount simply to save a couple bucks. Believe us when we tell you that your TV, dry wall and innocent under-the-TV bystanders will thank you for a properly mounted TV.

 
 
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Level Mount DC50CDM Arrowmounts AM-P18S Sanus Systems VMPL50A-B1 Arrowmounts AM-T3504B Mount-It! MI-318B UT-PRO310 Mount-it! MI-303L Cheetah Mounts APTMM2B SFTL Ultra Slim Tilt Mount (Large) VideoSecu Tilt M43
Level Mount DC50CDM Arrowmounts AM-P18S Sanus Systems VMPL50A-B1 Arrowmounts AM-T3504B Mount-It! MI-318B UT-PRO310 Mount-it! MI-303L Cheetah Mounts APTMM2B SFTL Ultra Slim Tilt Mount (Large) VideoSecu Tilt M43
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Specifications
Max Tilt Angle 15 15 10 15 12 20 15 25 15 15
TV Size Range 26-55 30-60 32-70 37-60 32-60 37-63 40-70 32-55 30-63 32-60
Profile 2.5 3 1.8 2 1.5 2.5 3.1 1.9 1 2.2
Weight Capacity 200 165 150 180 175 200 220 160 150 165
Steel Construction
VESA Patterns
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300 x 300
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Ease of Installation
Mounting Hardware
Snapping Wall Brackets
     
Built-in Bubble Level
 
  
 
Stud Finder
         
Features
Horizontal Adjustment Bar
Rail Design
Cord Management System
 
     
UL Listed
      
  
Help & Support
Phone Support
 
User Manual
Installation Instructions
Warranty Lifetime 90 Days 10 Year 90 Days 5 Year Lifetime 5 Year none none none