If you’re planning to buy a new TV, it’s worth pausing for a moment to think about how you’re going to set it up. Before you spend your money, it’s important to ask a few important questions. Will your TV be better off on an entertainment unit mounted on a wall? What will you be using the TV for? Will the size of the room be able to accommodate your desired set up?
With just a little bit of planning, you might be able to save yourself from a slew of inconveniences and headaches. In this blog, we’re going to try to help you by discussing the pros and cons of both TV stands and TV wall mounts.
Benefits of TV stands
- Easy to install
All you have to do is place the TV on the top of the stand and run all the necessary cables behind the unit. This process doesn’t require any special tools or professional contractors. If you’ve just moved into a new house, you can easily set up a TV stand and plan a movie night on the same day.
TV stands will give you a clean looking entertainment centre. A stand will allow you to set up various devices without having to worry about a monstrosity of cables dangling out in the open. You can hook up gaming consoles, speakers and even a karaoke machine.
- You can relocate your TV
Since your TV is simply resting on top of a flat surface, you can easily relocate it whenever you want. If you need to move the TV from your living room to the bedroom, you won’t need power tools to do so. This is also extremely convenient if you’re moving properties or if you’re someone who is always upgrading their TV.
Disadvantages of TV stands
- Bulky and unstable
Perhaps the biggest problem with a TV stand is the size. If you have a large TV, you’ll need an even bigger entertainment unit to hold it up. This can take up a lot of precious space in your living room or bedroom. In addition, since the TV is simply resting on the stand, it can easily be knocked over by pets or children.
Benefits of wall mounting
Wall mounting your TV is the best option when it comes to protecting it. Professional wall mounting ensures your TV is properly supported and safely secured to the wall. Once safely mounted, it’s out of reach from children and pets and so won’t get knocked over or damaged.
- Adjustable and versatile
Nowadays, a lot of wall mounts are adjustable. This means you can adjust the vertical tilt, the horizontal tilt and the height of the screen. With most wall mounts, you can also adjust how far your TV is from the wall.
With such flexibility, you’re guaranteed an optimised viewing experience regardless of the conditions. For example, if there’s too much glare coming from the living room window, you can simply tilt the screen away from it.
If you’re after a modern, minimalist look, then a wall mount is for you. A wall mount removes the need for a bulky TV stand and allows you to keep the aesthetic of your property as simple as possible. With professional mounting, you can also ensure the cabling is properly hidden away so it doesn’t detract from the system design.
Disadvantages of wall mounts
- Disadvantages of wall mounts
For those who want to hook up consoles and other devices to the TV, it’s important to know that a DIY installed wall mount isn’t going to hide the cables. This means you’ll likely have to run the cables within your walls. In most cases, such complex cable management and the installation of the mount itself is going to require the skills of professional contractors.
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