Flat screen televisions are now pretty standard home entertainment equipment, these days. It makes a lot of sense: they are thin, of course, and also much lighter than those consoles of decades ago. And televisions are fully digital now, which means they are far easier to manufacture and to customize in any way a designer (or a consumer) can imagine. And digital television now provides the best audio and video quality ever available for home use.
One of the best ways televisions have improved, though, really has nothing to do with audio and video. In fact, one of the best improvements to televisions is that flat screens can fit and sit just about anywhere. More importantly, you can use tv wall mounts to bring it up from the floor or an entertainment cabinet, to provide other benefits too.
BENEFIT #1: VIEWING ANGLE
When you plan to mount a television on the wall you will come to find that you have so many more options than if you were to place it on a television stand, on the floor. For one, mounting a television on the wall actually gives you access to more viewing angles.
On an entertainment stand, the only viewing angles you have are horizontal: you can turn the television from side to side. Wall mounts, on the other hand, are designed to not only extend from the wall, but many can swivel so you can, essentially, adjust the television to be seen from almost any spot in the room. And, with a more advanced mount, you could even adjust your televisions height from the floor.
BENEFIT #2: PROTECTION FROM DAMAGE
You probably don’t really think about it much but thing, flat screen televisions are very vulnerable to falling and breaking when sitting atop a table. Your cat or toddler could knock it over on accident; one careless turn with a moving box could do similar damage.
When you mount it on the wall, though, you can be far more certain that the television will not get knocked over. Of course, you will need to make sure to mount it properly or it could fall from its mount.
BENEFIT #3: SAVE SOME SPACE
If you think about it, when you elevate your television from the ground and mount it on the wall you will also save yourself some space. This might be more tabletop or cabinet space. It could also be more walking space since you can extend the television from the wall when you want to use it and then fold it back against the wall when it is not in use.