TV Wall Stands - Stylish Accessories For Your LCD and Plasma TVs


Flatscreen LCD or plasma TV's are the hottest trend in home entertainment, and more and more people either have it already or have just purchased it. Compact media furniture options like Television wall stands are also becoming increasingly popular with the prevalence of LCD and plasma TVs. Transitioning from a conventional TV to a flatscreen LCD or plasma makes you want to rethink on how best to display your LCD or plasma, after all you want to display your latest acquisition to its advantage. A Television wall-stand can be perfect as it creates a stunning, sleek look, and projects a theatre like ambiance at home.

Advantages of a Television Wall Stand

Whether you have a small apartment or a large house, Television wall-stands can not only increase your viewing pleasure with unobtrusive different viewing angles, but can also visually enhance the décor of any space, giving the room a good look and feel with its subtle design. TV wall stands can be mounted on walls, thereby advantageously freeing up a lot of floor space while providing a better look.

Apart from being space efficient, with Television wall-stands, you can mount the television on the wall at a height comfortable for your watching experience, and at an ideal angle that will complement your room décor and purpose of the room. For instance, in your media room or den, you can place your TV on a mounted wall-stand centrally located on the wall; or you have the flexibility of mounting the television on the ceiling in your kitchen or home gym.

Television wall-stands can also display large sized LCD or plasma TVs in a small room, which could have otherwise overwhelmed the room if placed in the traditional way. Television wall-stands will keep your expensive equipment out of reach of children. Television wall stands are also universal, and can be adjusted to fit your television regardless of its size.

Types of Television Wall Stands

LCD and plasma TVs are mounted by special wall mounts, usually made of metal. There are various types of Television wall stands, varying from the basic fixed Television wall stand to some which have different sophisticated features like 'rotation angles', 'hinge joints' or 'swivels'.

Fixed TV Wall Stand

This is the most basic of all wall stands and is fixed in a static position. This type of TV wall-stand is the least flexible as it cannot be moved in any way - angles cannot be adjusted and there is no scope for tilting or movement. These types of Television wall stands are the least expensive and are ideal for rooms which have just one or two seating areas to watch television. This type of TV wall stand is one of the simplest to fix on the wall. A fixed Television wall stand can also hold any TV securely to the wall, regardless of its size.

Tilt TV Wall Stands

Tilt TV wall stands are just like fixed Television wall stands, with the only difference being that you can tilt the stand connected to the TV for a change in the viewing angle. Tilting Television wall stands allow some flexibility in viewing angles, although you cannot move it on a horizontal or vertical axis. Tilting in a Television wall-stand is a great feature so you can adjust the angle of the television for the best possible view, avoiding any kind of unwanted reflection of light or glare that may fall on the television. You can optimize the tilt angle best suited for your current seating position.

Swivel TV Wall Stands

Apart from the ability to change its tilt or angle, same as the tilt Television wall stands, the swivel TV wall stand has an added benefit of being able to move leftwards or rightwards. Just as it sounds, a swivel Television wall stand can turn left or right, providing a great deal of advantage for changing the viewing angle. These types of TV wall-stands, however, will be at some distance from the wall, to enable the swivel motion with ease.

Articulating TV Wall Stand

TV wall stands that let the television swing away from the wall on an arm are called articulating TV wall stands. These stands have all the features of a tilt TV wall stand and swivel TV wall stand. It can swivel left or right, and can be tilted for a better viewing angle, and the added advantage of tilting left or right. This type of TV wall stand is versatile as the viewing position can be fixed to your viewing convenience.

Full Motion TV Wall Stands

This is one of the most flexible wall stands in comparison with the other types as it offers maximum access to a viewer in terms of adjusting the viewing angle. You can not only tilt the angle, and swivel the TV to the right or left, but also move the viewing angle horizontally to a complete 360 degree full motion on its arm, so you can potentially view your television from multiple areas. This wall stand can be adjusted by bending and extending the arm to your convenient viewing angle.

Before selecting a TV wall stand, however, there are some practical considerations. What is the weight of your LCD or plasma? Not all types of wall stands can support the weight of your TV, so choose something that can support your TV and add aesthetic value to your décor. An LCD or plasma may not be too heavy, but they could break easily if they fall. So select a TV wall stand that can comfortably hold your TV in place. Secondly, test the wall which you have selected as the place to mount your LCD or plasma. If the wall is not sturdy, then look at an alternative wall. Finally, keep in mind the dimensions of the LCD or plasma TV. If the wall stand is bigger than your Television, then you might be wasting space on your wall. On the other hand, if it's too small, it becomes unusable.

Which type should you go for?

Depending on your room dimensions, and where you intend to place the television, choose a TV wall stand according to your personal preference and budget. There are various types of TV wall stands with various features that can meet your need.

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