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Television Placement: TV Stand or Wall Mount?

by Blogger ‎08-11-2012 09:10 AM - edited ‎08-11-2012 09:43 AM

A wall mount will definitely grant you the versatility you’ve been looking for – allowing you to easily and quickly adjust the viewing angle of your television. A TV stand, on the other hand, lets you set up your home theatre system in a snap, so you can start enjoying media only moments after plugging in your TV. While wall mounts occupy less space, TV stands offer a more traditional visual aesthetic which some may prefer. Whatever choice you're leaning towards, we’ll cover the ins-and-outs of selecting the ideal solution for your ideal home theatre system.

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Choosing the proper mount is entirely dependent on the size and weight of your television. Future Shop’s MountFinder tool can assist you in locating the right mount for your new TV. Alternatively, users can refer to their television’s VESA number. For a more detailed description of this procedure, take a look at Future Shop’s online wall mounting guide.


If your new TV measures between 37" and 56", Sanus' versatile mount will be ideal for your needs.  Offering full-motion placement and a five year warranty, this device offers excellent value at a great price point – $169.99. Owners of smaller televisions wil love Rocketfish's Full Motion Flat-Panel TV Wall Mount. Now available for only $79.99, this durable piece of hardware supports up to 60lbs, and can accommodate televisions between 26" to 40".



Once you’ve taken your TV and mount home, you will require a level in order to perform its installation properly. Empire manufactures a high-quality 48" magnetic level that is currently priced at $41.99. Consumers seeking an extremely durable device really can’t go wrong with the Task 24" I-Beam. Equipped with rubber handles and Task’s patented PlumbSite plumb, this $30.99 tool eliminates neck strain by offering users a plumb window located in the top of the level.


When it’s time to attach your television to its mount, you should really recruit the assistance of a second person. There’s simply no reliable way to hold your device while properly attaching the appropriate fasteners. Media enthusiasts who wish to simplify this entire process should seriously consider Future Shop’s ConnectPro service. Their reliable, dependable solutions are guaranteed to ensure your home theatre installation will turn out perfectly. They offer free consultations for all your home theatre needs, and currently feature installation packages for as little as $149.99. It’s a great way to take anxiety out of the set-up process.


Users wishing to forgo setting up a wall mount should consider the convenience and ease-of-use offered by today’s top-of-the-line TV stands. Simply place the television atop your new stand, swivel the screen towards the appropriate viewing area, and you’re ready to go. The drawback to using a TV stand is space – it will occupy a larger area in your viewing room, but it certainly simplifies the entire installation process.



Large screen TV enthusiasts will definitely appreciate the smartly styled Sonax Milan TV Bench. Capable of accommodating televisions up to 68 inches, this $399.99 stand can support almost 57 kg of weight. Dedicated gamers will likely be better served by the sleek design of this Whalen console. At $399.99, it comes with more than enough shelving to accommodate all of your consoles and their accessories.  Consumers seeking simplicity will appreciate the clean, basic design of Init’s TV stand.  For a very reasonable $199.99, you can enjoy fantastic functionality for televisions up to 55". Whatever options you choose – here’s to a happy, comfortable viewing experience!

by Exalted Expert / Community Ambassador on ‎08-11-2012 10:05 AM

One of the attractions of a wall mount is the less likelyhood of being knocked over by seniors or young children.  Not an issue with old CRT's as they were so heavy.


Check the weight capacity of a stands.  Old TV stands were designed to carry the weight of an adult.  Many modern stands would crack if I sat on them.

by x0pa on ‎08-11-2012 10:40 AM

for me it all comes down to cable management if you can mount on the wall and make it look nice then perfect, i guess you could cut a hole in the drywall and put a metal box in there for cables and pull em out on the bottom ;p 

but then cable length is needed perfect length makes for a great solution :smileywink: 


but im fine with stands

and xl your right most stands are like 50 lbs lol 

by altec02 on ‎09-21-2012 02:37 PM - last edited on ‎09-21-2012 02:45 PM by Blogger

Hey! I would like to have wall mounted TV, Because it cannot caus us some space. I bought 2 wall mounted TV's.




by Blogger on ‎09-21-2012 02:51 PM

Hello Jake,


Before you purchase a wall mount, it's absolutely essential to make sure you're getting one which will fit your televisions. You might want to take a look at Future Shop's Mountfinder tool -- it can help you retrieve the size of mount required for each of your two TVs. Once you have that measurement, trying browsing our online selection of available wall mounts. If you can't find one to accomodate your needs, perhaps it's worth considering a television stand.


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