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Types of TV mounts for the wall.

Updated: Apr 30, 2023

Are you looking to mount your TV on the wall? If so, you have a few different options to choose from. Here are the three main types of TV mounts for the wall, along with some tips on choosing the right one for your needs.

Fixed mounts

Fixed mounts: These mounts are simple and straightforward, and they don't allow you to tilt or swivel your TV.

They're a great option if you typically sit directly in front of your TV and have the space to keep the TV at an optimal position, angle, and height. Some models, like the ones we work with at Helper OC, even come with adjustable leveling screws to ensure that your TV is perfectly level after it's mounted. Before mounting your TV using a fixed mount, make sure that your TV has connections on the side of the set. Otherwise, connect the cables from your cable box, streaming player, or game console before the TV is mounted.

Tilting mounts

Tilting mounts: If you'll be viewing your TV from any sort of angle, a tilting mount is a better option than a fixed mount.

These mounts allow you to angle the TV downward if you're hanging the set high on the wall, which can help maintain the best viewing angle when you're seated. They can also help reduce any glare bouncing off the screen. However, we don't recommend mounting a TV above a fireplace because heat and smoke can cause damage. Nonetheless, it's a popular option where a tilting mount makes great sense. Depending on the range of motion, tilting models generally stick out a bit farther from the wall than fixed mounts.

Full-motion mounts

Full-motion mounts: For the most flexibility, full-motion mounts are the way to go.

These mounts allow you to move your TV in any direction, including forward toward the viewer. Because they can swivel from side-to-side as well as tilt up and down, they're a good choice for a TV that will be mounted high in the corner of a room. Larger, heavier TVs might require a full-motion mount with two arms instead of one. Keep in mind that these mounts generally require the TV to be farther from the wall for maximum swivel when extended, but many can be pushed back closer to the wall when they're not in use.


At Helper OC, we work with all types of TV mounts and can help you choose the right one for your needs. We serve various areas of Orange County, including Irvine, Santa Ana, Costa Mesa, Tustin, San Clemente, Dana Point, Huntington Beach, and surrounding areas. In addition to the three main types of mounts, there are also specialty versions designed for specific applications, such as ceiling mounts or mounts for mounting a TV above a fireplace that allow the set to be lowered for viewing. Whatever your needs, we can help you find the perfect TV mount for your home.

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