Step 5: Installation Considerations for LCD and LCD LED Flat Screen Televisions
By Robert Wiley, Senior Editor
Determine how you're going to install your or LED LCD Flat Screen TV.
LCD technology affords consumers new options when it comes to the physical placement of their TV displays. Gone are the days when you had to configure a room around the television set. Now, you can incorporate the TV into almost any décor, if you give a little thought to the matter beforehand. There are half a dozen ways to install your new LCD TV, which virtually ensures that you'll find the right way to fit one in your home.
You can mount your flat-panel display on almost any wall in your home.
- Flat Wall Mounts allow you to maximize the space-saving benefits of plasma technology. This option is generally the least expensive, and it adds just under two inches to the monitor's total depth.
- Tilt Wall Mounts enable you to place your TV above eye level, keeping it out of the way though readily viewable from anywhere in the room. This mounting option is typically used to install LCD monitors above fireplaces and in bedrooms. The tilt wall mount adds from 4 to 6 inches to the depth of the mounted display.
- Table Stands are another popular way to display LCD units. Realize, though, that these units are not one-size-fits-all appliances. Each display has its own custom-fitted table stand. Oftentimes one is included with the monitor itself; occasionally, though, you will have to purchase the stand separately.
- Articulating Wall Mounts make use of swivel arms to render the LCD unit flush with the wall-and out of the way-when not in use. Pulled out, this mounting device allows you to turn the display 120° to either side and as much as 10° up or down.
- Ceiling Mounts enable you to mount your TV where you want it-in the event that a wall isn't handy. This option is generally coupled with a tilt mount, so that the display can be adjusted downward for easier viewing. Lengths of ceiling mount poles vary according to customer needs, though the standard lengths are from 24 to 43 inches.
- Lifts There are a variety of lift options also available such as motorized ceiling lifts, console lifts, motorized furniture lifts and hydrolic furniture lifts. Lift options allow the plasma or LCD TV to be hidden from view when not in use. Hydrolic lifts are manually operated and less expensive while motorized lifts can be operated using remote control.
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8 steps to buying an LCD TV
- Step 1: What exactly is LCD TV?
- Step 2: How do LCD Televisions work?
- Step 3: What are the advantages of LCD Televisions?
- Step 4: What do you need to consider before you buy your LCD TV?
- Step 5: Installation Considerations
- Step 6: View the Top 10 LCD Televisions
- Step 7: How and Where to buy a LCD TV
- Step 8: Find reputable online LCD Televisions Dealers