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The Best TV Mounts - 2020

Last updated on November 10, 2020
Best TV Mounts

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Our Picks For The Top TV Mounts

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  Best All-Around

PERLESMITH 19.5-Inch Swivel, Tilt & Extend TV Wall Mount

PERLESMITH

19.5-Inch Swivel, Tilt & Extend TV Wall Mount

Overall Take

Universal DesignThis bracket mount fits most TVs between 26 and 55 inches, both curved and flatscreen.

  Most Versatile

Pipishell Full Motion TV Wall Mount Bracket

Pipishell

Full Motion TV Wall Mount Bracket

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Works With Computer MonitorsThis bracket can work not only with your flatscreen TVs, but also with some monitors in sizes from 13 inches to 35 inches.

  Best for Beginners

Mounting Dream Full Motion TV Wall Mount

Mounting Dream

Full Motion TV Wall Mount

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Robot TechnologyThis mount is built using robot technology to ensure a strong, sturdy, yet flexible hold for your TV screen.

  For Larger Screens

USX MOUNT Full Motion TV Wall Mount

USX MOUNT

Full Motion TV Wall Mount

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Heavy DutyIf you have a TV sized between 47 and 84 inches, this bracket is worth checking into.

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Guide written by Stephanie Faris
Last updated on November 10, 2020

Mounting your TV can save you the trouble of purchasing a cabinet to set it on. Even if you still plan to put a cabinet beneath it, you’ll free up space on the top of that cabinet for setting knickknacks like pictures and plants.

But not all TVs can be hung on a wall. Of those that can, you’ll usually find a mount isn’t sold with the TV. Before you start shopping for a mount, make sure your TV can be attached to a mount and, if it can, gather information on the size and weight of your TV. Even a universal mount will have limitations, so you’ll need to find one that can handle your screen size and weight.

Before you start drilling holes in the wall, you’ll need to consider what you’ll do with the cords. You can drill a hole in the wall and slide the cords through as long as you aren’t renting your home and don’t mind having holes in your wall. Another option is to purchase a cord organizer that will keep all your cords neatly bound together. You can even find one that matches your wall color to make it barely visible.

The Best TV Mounts

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  Best All-Around

PERLESMITH 19.5-Inch Swivel, Tilt & Extend TV Wall Mount

This bracket has a universal design to allow it to fit most large TVs. It has a weight capacity of up to 88 pounds and both tilts and swivel to help you find the perfect viewing angle. The slim profile means it will remain close to your wall after being hung, with an arm that can retract up to 2.3 inches from the wall and extend all the way to 19.5 inches from the wall.

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Specifications

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PERLESMITH
Model
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  Most Versatile

Pipishell Full Motion TV Wall Mount Bracket

With this bracket, you'll get adjustability that allows you to fit screens in sizes from 13 and 42 inches, with a weight capacity of up to 44 pounds. The mount's articulating arm tilts and swivels to help you find the perfect angle for your space. You'll receive step-by-step instructions and all the hardware you need to install the mount.

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Pipishell
Model
3
  Best for Beginners

Mounting Dream Full Motion TV Wall Mount

This mount works with most TVs between 35 and 55 inches as long as they weigh 99 pounds or less. The mount can both tilt and swivel to help you reduce glare and find the ideal viewing angle for each member of your household. You'll get all the tools and instructions you need for setup, with hardware arriving in clearly-labeled bags.

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Specifications

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Mounting Dream
Model
4
  For Larger Screens

USX MOUNT Full Motion TV Wall Mount

You'll get support for most TVs between 47 and 84 inches with a weight capacity of up to 132 pounds with this bracket. The bracket can pull away from the wall as far as 16.49 inches, then retract as close as 2.40 inches to help save space. The bracket can rotate and swivel to customize your TV angle to suit your own viewing area.

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Specifications

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USX MOUNT
Model
5
  Best Kit

Cheetah Mounts Dual Articulating Arm TV Wall Mount Bracket

In addition to the bracket and hardware, you'll also get some extras with this mounting bracket. The package includes a 10-foot HDMI cable and a magnetic bubble level to help with installation. The bracket supports most TVs sized between 20 and 65 inches.

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Cheetah Mounts
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Our TV Mount Buying Guide

Mounting your TV can save you the trouble of purchasing a cabinet to set it on. Even if you still plan to put a cabinet beneath it, you’ll free up space on the top of that cabinet for setting knickknacks like pictures and plants.

But not all TVs can be hung on a wall. Of those that can, you’ll usually find a mount isn’t sold with the TV. Before you start shopping for a mount, make sure your TV can be attached to a mount and, if it can, gather information on the size and weight of your TV. Even a universal mount will have limitations, so you’ll need to find one that can handle your screen size and weight.

Before you start drilling holes in the wall, you’ll need to consider what you’ll do with the cords. You can drill a hole in the wall and slide the cords through as long as you aren’t renting your home and don’t mind having holes in your wall. Another option is to purchase a cord organizer that will keep all your cords neatly bound together. You can even find one that matches your wall color to make it barely visible.

DWYM Fun Fact

A fireplace can add ambiance to a home in addition to keeping its occupants warm. But if you’re thinking about hanging your TV above the fireplace, that might not be such a good idea. Doing so puts it at a very high viewing angle, which won’t provide the best picture. You also may suffer neck strain from looking up at the screen for hours at a time. But being above the fireplace can also expose your TV to too much heat, shortening its life. Additionally, soot can make its way to the internal components, causing long-term damage.

The TV Mount Tips and Advice

  • If you’re uncomfortable installing your TV yourself, you can often pay extra for the service. You should be able to find a local company that provides installation services for a fee, or you can check with the retailer that sells your mount or your TV.
  • Once you’ve verified compatibility, you’ll need to check on the maneuverability of your mount. Some tilt vertically and horizontally to make it easy to find the perfect viewing angle.
  • Many mounts also have an arm that you can adjust so that it’s either extremely close to the wall or extends outward. Note the options where this is concerned.
  • Make sure you have some helping hands around when you’re ready to hang the TV. Someone should be able to help you choose the right height to hang the TV for optimum viewing. Many consumers make the mistake of hanging the TV too high. The screen should either be at eye level or slightly lower when you’re seated to avoid neck strain.
  • If you’re trying to hang a large computer monitor, you’ll find that some TV brackets work for that as well. You’ll need to check the size and weight capacity, just as you would with a TV screen.
  • Your mount should come with step-by-step installation instructions, as well as all the hardware you’ll need to install it, but check the product description before you buy to make sure.

About The Author

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Stephanie Faris 

Stephanie Faris is a novelist and professional writer. She lives in a beautiful one-acre home in the suburbs on the outskirts of Nashville. Her home and garden work has appeared on popular home sites. She's a true homebody and loves looking at new houses for sale for inspiration on her own home remodeling projects.