Step 5: Plasma TV Mounting Options

One of the major benefits of plasma TV is the flexibility they afford in mounting and installation options. Here are a few you might consider:

Flat Wall Mount

plasma flat wall mountFlat Wall Mounts are the most common mounting option for Plasma TVs for home or business use. This option is the least expensive and allows the plasma monitor to remain closest to the wall, adding under 2 inches to the depth. It is used in the home theater, living room, or company boardroom to achieve the sleek appearance plasma TVs are known for.

Tilt Wall Mount

tilt wall mountThis mounting option is used when placing the plasma TV higher than the desired eye level. A tilt wall mount typically allows 15° to 20° of tilt, depending upon the brand. Commonly used above fireplaces or on the bedroom wall, a tilt wall mount is also just the thing for overhead displays in retail or industry, with or without an attached ceiling bracket. A tilt wall mount typically adds from 4" to 6" to the overall depth of the plasma display when mounted.

Table Stand

plasma tv table standMost consumer-oriented plasma TVs come with their own matching table stand, used wherever there's enough table-stop space to support the TV. These units are custom made to manufacturers specifications as each plasma display has its own requirements regarding how the stand fits the plasma. The stands will generally the plasma TV 2.5 to 4 inches from the table. The table stand allows for a surprisingly sharp look and allows for maximum flexibility, as nothing is permanently affixed to the wall.

Plasma TV Cart

plasma cartTypically used for business applications, this display solution is used for trade shows as well as in-house presentations. It is used often in a courtroom setting or to mobilize up to the edge of a boardroom table for maximum visual presentation. It may include a platform for placing a DVD player, laptop computer, or VCR.

Articulating Wall Mount

articulated wall mountThis apparatus uses a swivel arm which folds up when not in use, allowing the plasma to be "flush mounted" like the tilt wall mount. It adds between 3 to 4 inches to the depth of the plasma mount depending on the manufacturer. It is used for maximum flexibility in Sports Bars, library studies, and commercial display operations. Most articulating wall mounts can turn 120° to either side and tilt up to 10-15°

Ceiling Mount Options

plasma ceiling mountA ceiling mount arm is normally used with the tilt wall mount and provides an attractive mounting options for airport displays, check out counters, hospital rooms, and bedrooms. Though the ceiling mount can be used with flat wall mount tilting the unit downward is normally necessary. Lengths of ceiling mount poles are variable depending upon customer needs. Standard lengths are 24 to 43".

Lift Options

plasma tv table standThere 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.

10 Steps to Buying a Plasma TV

  • Step 1: Plasma Display Technology
  • Step 2: Plasma TV Screen Sizes
  • Step 3: Is a 1080P Plasma TV Worth the Extra Money?
  • Step 4: Plasma TV Audio Options
  • Step 5: Mounting Your Plasma TV
  • Step 6: Choosing a Plasma TV Brand and Model
  • Step 7: How and Where to Buy a Plasma
  • Step 8: Find an Online Plasma Dealer
  • Step 9: Plasma Television Installation
  • Step 10: Connecting Your Plasma TV

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