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Choosing the perfect mounting solution for your LCD TV

LCD TVs are getting prettier by the day. Top brands such as Samsung and LG are paying closer attention to the way their TVs look, introducing sleeker designs, gorgeous finishes and thinner form factor with the latest series of LCD TVs. These new products are quickly becoming the center pieces of modern living rooms.

The different design languages of today’s top LCD TVs make placing one in the living room a bit more complicated. For the gadget to blend perfectly into the room’s interior, you need to use the correct mounting solution. To help you get started, here are a few things to consider.

Legs vs. Brackets

You don’t have to immediately choose a wall bracket or mount. Take a look at the design of your LCD TV and you might find the original setup – with legs instead of brackets – to be beautiful enough for your living room. LG’s LG 55EC9300 Curved OLED TV, for example, is incredibly sleek. Pair it with a nice and clean media console and you will have a good setup right there.

Wall mounts, on the other hand, offer more flexibility. You don’t have to stick to media console designs that are sturdy (and often bulky) or traditional setups. You can actually mount the LCD TV directly onto the wall or use a wooden backdrop to add a nice touch to the whole setup.

Cable Management

Choosing the perfect mounting solution also involves considering cable management. The last thing you want is to have a gorgeous setup ruined by cables running across from one device to another. Good cable management will also help you keep the entire setup organized, allowing you to do future upgrades to your entertainment system without having to install new cables every time.

Modern TV installation already has cable management in place. Samsung’s line of curved TVs, for example, have slots designed to hide cables on the back. Combined with a suitable wall mount, you can actually run the cable from your TV without it being visible at any point.

Bracket Type and Motion

Last, but certainly not least, consider the way you’ll be watching TV and choose a suitable mounting option accordingly. If it’s a relatively large living room, having the ability to tilt or turn a wall-mounted LCD TV is a huge plus. The same flexible motion cannot be achieved when you stick to legs since you’ll have to move the position of the LCD TV in its entirety.

Don’t forget to take repositioning into consideration when installing your TV bracket and the TV itself. Make sure you leave enough cable length to accommodate possible movement. You also need to be extra sure that there is enough room for to reposition the TV. An LCD TV mounted on a recessed wall or cabinet, for instance, might be more difficult to turn.

Keep these things in mind and you will be able to choose the perfect mounting option for your new LCD TV. Your living room will be much more functional and beautiful with the right LCD TV mount.

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