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How to Choose the Best Flat Screen TV Wall Mount for You in 2020

Updated: February 15, 2020

Thinking about a flat screen TV wall mount can really set the heart racing! It is exciting, isn't it?

No? Oh, well maybe it's just me then!

OK, you're right, so it's not the most thrilling thing in the world of audio-visual technology. However, getting the right wall bracket can be an important part of getting the best out of your flat panel TV.

You know, the one you've spent a small fortune on. You want to get the best from it. 

There are a few ways that we can place the TV screen in our room, but one of the most common ways is by hanging it on the wall. After all, being able to put the screen on a wall is one of the great things about buying a flat panel TV.

So, if you are wondering, "what size or type of wall mount do I need for my TV?" - then you’ve come to the right place.

In this article, I will look at the different ways to wall mount an LED, plasma or OLED TV. What we need to consider when buying flat screen mounts, and do a few TV wall mount reviews to help you decide which one to buy in 2020.

If you don't want to hang your TV on the wall, you could check out my guide to flat screen TV stands and cabinets.

Best Flat Screen TV Wall Mount: Reviews & Guide

Best TV Wall Mount: Top 10 Comparison Table

Sorted by maximum supported TV weight

Image Model TV Size (inches) Max Weight (lbs) VESA (max)
Everstone Tilt TV Wall Mount Everstone Tilt TV Wall Mount 32-80 165 600 x 400 Check Price
Echogear EGLL2 Fixed TV Wall Mount Echogear EGLL2 Fixed TV Wall Mount 42-85 150 600 x 400 Check Price
Mounting Dream MD2163-K Fixed TV Wall Mount Mounting Dream MD2163-K Fixed TV Wall Mount 42-70 132 600 x 400 Check Price
Mounting Dream MD2268 Tilting TV Wall Mount Mounting Dream MD2268 Tilting TV Wall Mount 37-70 132 600 x 400 Check Price
Echogear EGLF2 Full Motion TV Wall Mount Echogear EGLF2 Full Motion TV Wall Mount 42-80 125 600 x 400 Check Price
Cheetah APDAM3B Articulating TV Wall Mount Cheetah APDAM3B Articulating TV Wall Mount 20-65 115 400 x 400 Check Price
PERLESMITH PSMTK1 Tilting TV Wall Mount PERLESMITH PSMTK1 Tilting TV Wall Mount 23-55 115 400 x 400 Check Price
Mounting Dream MD2380 Full Motion TV Wall Mount Mounting Dream MD2380 Full Motion TV Wall Mount 32-55 99 400 x 400 Check Price
PERLESMITH PSMFK1 Articulating TV Wall Mount PERLESMITH PSMFK1 Articulating TV Wall Mount 26-55 88 400 x 400 Check Price
VideoSecu ML531BE Articulating TV Wall Mount VideoSecu ML531BE Articulating TV Wall Mount 22-60 88 400 x 400 Check Price

TV Wall Mount Buying Guide

It doesn't matter if you've got an LED, OLED or LCD screen, the majority of wall mounts will be suitable for any type of flat panel TV. There are just a few things to consider before you can choose the right one.

The first thing that you need to decide is the type of wall bracket that will be most suitable for your room. When you start looking around you will find there is a wide variety of mounts that are available for hanging a flat panel TV.

We can break these flat screen TV wall brackets into three main categories, each with their own advantages and disadvantages.

So, let us look at the different types and understand the difference between them.

1. Fixed TV Wall Mount

This is the most basic type of TV wall mount, and in many situations, it can be all that you need.

It is also commonly referred to as a flat or low profile TV wall mount. We can see an example of the Mounting Dream MD2163-K Low Profile TV Wall Bracket pictured here.

Mounting Dream MD2163-K Low Profile TV Wall BracketImage Credit: Mounting Dream

Mounting Dream MD2163-K Low Profile TV Wall Bracket

This type allows the TV to be placed as close to the wall as possible without sticking out into the room. This can make the most of the thin depth of your TV. Just make sure you allow for enough room to install cables behind the TV.

If the HDMI connections on your TV are on the rear, then you might need to consider buying right-angle HDMI adapters or cables. If the HDMI ports are on the side of the TV, then this shouldn’t be a problem.

To use this type of wall bracket, you will need a good-sized wall area. This will allow the TV to be placed in exactly the right aspect and height for your viewing position.

Some wall brackets of this type allow more options for positioning as they can slide from side-to-side - but not all mounts will do this.

Therefore, if you buy a low profile wall mount you will need to be very precise when you fix the mount to the wall.

Once it is in position, there is no going back - without a lot of trouble!

For more information on low profile wall mounts, go to the fixed TV wall mount guide.

2. Tilting TV Wall Mount

This is like the low profile wall bracket except it allows the screen to tilt up or down while attached to the wall.

The tilting angle is usually around 15-degrees each way, but this can vary between models. As you can see from the picture of the Everstone Tilt TV Wall Mount below, it looks very much like a fixed wall mount.

The difference is the ability to tilt the screen up or down while it is in position on the wall.

Everstone Tilt TV Wall MountImage Credit: Everstone

Everstone Tilt TV Wall Mount

The ability to adjust the vertical angle of the screen gives an advantage in many situations.

For example, if you need to install the screen higher than is ideal (such as over a fireplace), you can angle the screen down towards your viewing position.

You can also adjust the viewing angle slightly if you ever need to move your home theater seat forward or backward a little.

Angling the screen up or down can also allow you to reduce glare from windows and lights. Older-style plasma screens could often be reflective, so this was especially useful in previous years. However, many modern flat screen LED TVs can also be reflective, so this may still prove to be a useful feature.

If you are unsure between a fixed bracket and a tilting wall mount, then maybe a tilting mount would be a wise choice. It will cost a similar amount to a fixed wall mount and will have a very similar low profile design.

However, it will have the added advantage of being able to tilt if required.

You can get a more detailed review in my guide to tilting flat panel TV wall mounts.

3. Articulating TV Wall Mount

Articulating TV wall mounts allow greater flexibility when it comes to changing the position of the screen. The best articulating TV mounts will allow a wide range of movement.

They can range from a simple pivot mount which allows the screen some movement from left to right, to the more flexible tilt and swivel TV mounts. These allow the screen to be pulled away from the wall and angled up or down.

Most articulating TV wall mounting brackets will allow some, or a combination, of these movements.

You can see an example here of the PERLESMITH PSMFK1 Articulating Swivel & Extend TV Wall Mount. This has an arm that allows you to pull the TV away from the wall and it will also swivel left and right.

The bracket on the end also tilts up and down.

PERLESMITH PSMFK1 Articulating Swivel & Extend TV Wall MountImage Credit: PERLESMITH

PERLESMITH PSMFK1 Articulating Swivel & Extend TV Wall Mount

In some rooms, TV wall brackets like this are especially useful as they will allow the screen to be installed in a corner. This is a big advantage over the fixed and tilting models which require a large flat wall area - and also require you to view the TV straight-on.

With this type of mount, you can push it against the wall when not in use, but then pull it out and angle it towards the room when viewing.

As I said earlier, the term articulating wall mount does cover a wide variety of mounts. The most flexible type of mounts are full motion TV mounts.

Also called fully articulating, or cantilever wall mounts, these TV wall mounts are the most versatile type that you can buy.

They will allow you to move the screen to almost any position you could possibly want. This allows easy day-to-day alterations to the position of the screen - like the Cheetah APDAM3B Articulating TV Wall Mount pictured below.

Cheetah APDAM3B Articulating TV Wall MountImage Credit: Cheetah

Cheetah APDAM3B Articulating TV Wall Mount

These mounts are fixed against the wall like a standard flat wall bracket - although not quite as close due to the folded extension arms. However, they allow the screen to be pulled right out, turned left or right, and tilted up or down.

Some models even allow the screen to be turned completely upside down. Very useful for those occasions when you need to watch TV while doing a handstand!

These models are generally the most expensive. Yet, if you need the extra movement they allow, then a fully articulating mount may be right for your room.

The important thing to consider is what type of extra movement you need to alter the position of your screen. Different models will offer various types of movement.

Up or down. Left to right. You should also be able to push the screen back to the wall when it is not in use.

Go to my guide to articulating flat screen TV wall mounts for more detailed information.

Choosing the right type of TV wall mount is only one thing to consider.

You've decided which type of flat panel TV wall mount is right for your room. So, what else do we need to think about when we are looking to buy a mount for a flat screen television?

Choosing a Mount by TV Screen Size

Each wall bracket that you see listed will be rated for a particular screen size - or more commonly a range of screen sizes.

For example, a wall mount may be rated for any screen from 22 to 40-inches. So, just double-check that you know what screen size you have before choosing a wall mount.

If you’re unsure, you can measure it yourself. The size of flat screen TV is measured diagonally from corner to corner.

Measuring the TV Screen Size

Having said that, you should be clear that the range of recommended screen sizes is there as a rough guide. In most cases, any TV screen that falls within that range will probably be suitable.

However, to get a better idea, you should really be looking at the maximum supported weight and the available VESA patterns for a mount.

Speaking of which...

Check the Weight of Your TV

Wall mounts are designed to support a maximum weight. This is one of the most important things that you should be checking.

If you get this one wrong, you are setting yourself up for a problem down the line. You really don't want to buy a wall mount that can't support the weight of your TV.

You may find yourself being woken up in the middle of the night by a loud crash - when your expensive flat screen TV falls off the wall. Oops!

It is advisable to keep on the safe side and buy a mount that can easily support the weight of your TV. So, to be sure, give yourself a little bit of headroom.

If your TV weighs 40 pounds, then don't buy a bracket that supports a maximum weight of 40 pounds. Go for a little bit extra and get one that supports 50 or 60 pounds to be safe.

That being said, you will probably find that most wall mounts have actually been tested by the manufacturer at much more than the listed maximum weight.

Better to be safe than sorry though.

What Is a VESA TV Wall Mount?

A common rating you will see is the VESA mounting interface standard - also known as the Flat Display Mounting Interface (FDMI).

The VESA standard indicates the distance between the holes on the mount. It is these holes that need to match with the mounting holes on the back of your flat screen TV.

If the holes on the TV don't line up with those on the mount, then you won't be able to attach one to the other.

Diagram of VESA mount hole distancesVESA Mounting Interface Standard

Common sizes are 75 x 75 mm (VESA 75) and 200 x 200 mm (VESA 200) - although there are much more. So, for example, VESA 75 has four holes laid out in a square 75 mm apart.

Some people will use the term, "a 100mm VESA mount", for example. This would refer to a VESA 100 or 100 x 100 mm mount.

So, how can you tell what VESA standard your TV supports?

Well, the manual for your TV will tell you which hole configurations are on the back of the screen. If you can’t find the manual, just go to the manufacturer's website and they find the specification for your TV there.

Failing that, if you have the TV already, you could just measure it yourself.

When you buy a mount, just make sure it has mounting holes that match those on your screen. If you know the VESA mounting pattern of your TV, then it should be easy to find a matching mount.

Just remember that many wall brackets will support more than one hole configuration.

You can also buy universal wall mounts that are adjustable to fit any hole configuration that isn't a VESA standard. It is more common in larger screen sizes (say over 42 inches) to have non-standard hole configurations.

Consider the Type of Wall

The final thing you should give some thought to is the type of wall you are planning on installing your TV on.

If you have a concrete wall, then almost any wall bracket should be fine. In this case, you just need to make sure you have the correct fittings for this type of wall.

Some TV mount manufacturers will supply fittings with the mount. These may, or may not, be for all different types of walls.

Others will send you the right fittings for free if you get in touch and tell them what you are planning.

It gets a little trickier if you have a drywall - also known as a plasterboard wall.

The first point is - never try and fix a TV wall mount to drywall alone.

No, really, don't. It will end in tears. Probably yours.

Standard drywall will have vertical wooden studs behind the plasterboard at intervals along its length. Common distances are 16 or 24-inches apart.

However, this may vary.

Wood Wall StudsWooden Wall Studs

You need to find where these studs are and drill into the center of a wall stud.

To find the wall studs, you can either buy a suitable wall stud detector or follow a guide to finding wall studs without a stud finder.

Your TV wall mount will probably support fixing to a wall stud spacing of 16 and 24-inches. However, take a quick look at the specs before you buy to be sure.

Also, some wall mounts are designed to fix to a single wall stud. As long as you adhere to the maximum weight guidelines for the mount then this can be a simpler solution. You don't have to worry about securing the mount across different wall studs.

Unless you are sure of what you are doing, I would suggest you employ a professional to do the hard graft while you drink a beer (beer is optional).

They will probably do it in 20-minutes - and they will know the right type of fixings required for your wall.

The bottom line? If in doubt, get in touch with the helpline for the wall mount manufacturer. They will be able to point you in the right direction.

Do this before getting your drill out of the toolbox!

Here endeth the Home Cinema Guide DIY lesson.

How to Choose a TV Wall Mount

So, those are the most important things to bear in mind before you buy a TV wall mount. Here is a summary:

  • Mount Type: what type of wall mount will suit your needs? Fixed, tilting or articulating?
  • TV Weight: check the wall bracket will hold the weight of your TV – a mount will specify the maximum weight it can support.
  • VESA Support: make sure the mount will fit the back of your TV – your TV will specify the VESA mount sizes it supports.
  • Wall Type: before you buy, always check the wall you are going to install on. Where are the wall studs? How far apart are they? The mount you buy may only be suitable for certain layouts. If it's a solid brick or concrete wall, then this isn't an issue, but you may need to purchase the correct mounting accessories.
  • Corner TV Wall Mount: if you want your TV in a corner, then you will want an articulating TV wall mount with an extension arm, a full-motion wall mount, or a ceiling mount.

Top 5 TV Wall Mount Reviews

You now understand the different types of TV wall brackets that there are. So, you are now in a better position to consider the actual make and model of mount that you want.

The problem is, there are so many to choose from, that is no easy task! But never fear, I have put together a list of the top-rated TV wall mounts. I cover all the different types that are a good solid choice.

After that, I mention a further 5 which might fit the spot. If you don’t fancy any of these TV wall mount brands, then you are on your own after that!

1. Mounting Dream MD2268 Tilting TV Wall Mount

This Mounting Dream MD 2268 model is a low-profile tilting wall mount. Therefore, it won’t be any good for mounting your TV in a corner but offers extra movement over a standard fixed wall mount.

Mounting Dream MD2268 Tilting TV Wall MountImage Credit: Mounting Dream

Mounting Dream MD2268 Tilting TV Wall Mount

When installed and in a vertical position, the TV will only be 1.5" from the wall. This should be enough to install cables from behind, but not so far that it looks like it sticks out in the room.

With this mount, you can tilt your TV down by 8°. So, if you have glare on the screen from the vertical position, this should be enough to adjust the angle to reduce reflections.

Not only that, but this mount also offers lateral movement from side-to-side. So, you can slide the TV for optimal placement even after the backplate has been fixed to the wall.

It is rated as suitable for TVs from 37 to 70-inches, so quite a good range which should be fine for the majority of people. However, this is a guideline only, the important rating is the maximum supported weight - which is 132 lbs for this mount.

Mounting Dream MD2268 Tilting TV Wall Mount Features
Screen Size (inches) Max Weight (lbs) Tilt Angle
37 - 70 132 8
Wall Type Stud Spacing (inches) Retracted Distance From Wall (inches)
Wood Stud / Concrete Up to 24 1.5
VESA Support (mm)
200x100 - 600x400

Also, don't forget to check the VESA pattern for your television. This mount supports a minimum size of VESA 200 x 100mm - up to a maximum of 600 x 400mm. This should cover most TVs but always check yours first.

Dig out the manual for your TV and take a look (it won't bite).

The manufacturer specifies that this mount will be suitable for wall studs that are 16, 18 and 24-inches apart. Of course, this is only relevant for drywall.

You should never try and install these mounts on drywall without fixing to wall studs.

You should be able to mount it on any concrete wall with suitable fixings. These aren't supplied, but Mounting Dream will ship some to you if you request it.

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2. ECHOGEAR EGLF2 Full Motion TV Wall Mount

Our next contender is another full motion articulating wall mount. This heavy-gauge universal wall mount will support TVs up to a whopping 125 lbs.

Make sure that you attach this to a wall that will support the weight if you have a TV anywhere near that load.

This is a heavy-duty TV wall mount.

ECHOGEAR EGLF2 Full Motion Articulating TV Wall MountImage Credit: ECHOGEAR

ECHOGEAR EGLF2 Full Motion Articulating TV Wall Mount

It's not one of the cheapest wall mounts that you can buy. But ECHOGEAR makes high-quality products that are built to last.

Plus, this mount has the versatility to support many different types of TV - and has a wide range of movement options.

As for screen size, the suggested range is 42 to 85-inches. Again, not for smaller TVs. If you have a TV smaller than 42-inches, you won't need anything this robust anyway.

When fully pushed in, this will be 2.4-inches from your wall and will extend out to 22-inches. It will swivel from side-to-side to a maximum of 130°.

As is always the case, the actual swivel amount may depend on the size of your TV.

ECHOGEAR EGLF2 Full Motion TV Wall Mount Features
Screen Size (inches) VESA Support (mm) Max Weight (lbs)
42 - 85 200x100 - 600x400 125
Wall Type Stud Spacing (inches) Tilt Angle (degrees)
Wood Stud / Concrete Up to 24 5 Up / 15 Down
Swivel Angle (degrees) Retracted Distance From Wall (inches) Extended Distance From Wall (inches)
130 2.4 22

If you need to tilt your TV up or down then you have some decent movement. It will tilt up 5° - and down by 15°.

ECHOGEAR specifies that this mount is suitable for walls with studs of 16" and 24" apart. This is always something you should check before buying a wall mount like this. Of course, you can also install it on a concrete or brick wall.

There are many supported VESA patterns with this mount. From 200 x 100 and 200 x 200 at the smaller end - to 400 x 400 and 600 x 400 at the other end of the scale.

To stand out from the competition, ECHOGEAR also highlights their 7 days a week support helpline. If you are a little unsure about all this installing hardware lark, that might be a great reason to pick one of their products.

There’s no doubt this is right up there if you are looking for the best full motion TV mount.

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3. Mounting Dream MD2380 Full Motion TV Wall Mount

This wall mount from Mounting Dream is a fully articulating wall mount. It has full motion support with a 5° upward and 15° downward tilt. As for swivel, it will allow up to 45° movement either left or right.

This is a heavy-duty wall mount that is really well-made.

Mounting Dream MD2380 TV Wall MountImage Credit: Mounting Dream

Mounting Dream MD2380 TV Wall Mount

When it is fully pushed back, your TV will be 3-inches from the wall, and it will pull out to 15.2 inches into the room.

It supports TVs from 32 to 55-inches in size. Not the largest sizes available these days but should be suitable for many people. The maximum TV weight it supports is 99 lbs.

Your TV will need to support a VESA mounting pattern of between 75 x 75, up to a maximum of 400 x 400. Therefore, it should be fine for most TVs. However, always check your TV first before ordering to make sure it will fit.

Unlike most, the manufacturers also offer some helpful installation guidelines. I think this is very useful in helping people make the right decision when buying a wall mount.

They state that this mount shouldn’t be attached to drywall alone. Because of the potential size and weight of the TV, they suggest to only fix this mount to a concrete wall, or into 16-inch wood studs.

Mounting Dream MD2380 Full Motion TV Wall Mount Features
Screen Size (inches) VESA Support (mm) Max Weight (lbs)
32 - 55 75x75 - 400x400 99
Wall Type Stud Spacing (inches) Tilt Angle (degrees)
Wood Stud / Concrete Up to 16 5 Up / 15 Down
Swivel Angle (degrees) Retracted Distance From Wall (inches) Extended Distance From Wall (inches)
+/-45 3 15.2

Finally, you also get some useful extras with the package. A 6-foot HDMI cable is included, along with a bubble level. There’s no excuse for a wonky TV now!

It also comes with all the necessary fixings for both wall and TV mounting.

In 2019 Mounting Dream released an updated version of this mount. The Mounting Dream MD2380-24K articulating TV wall mount.

It has many of the same specifications of the MD2380, but it has updated a couple of features that might be useful to you.

The newer MD2380-24K supports TVs from 26 to 55-inches in size – so it allows for a slightly smaller TV. Plus, you can fix it to a wider range of wall stud spacing – 16, 18 and 24-inches. This is compared to just 16-inch with the original.

The original is still available and slightly cheaper. So, you only really need to buy the newer version if you need the extra flexibility of wall stud spacing - or want to use it for a 26-inch TV.

Either is a good choice for a full motion wall mount.

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4. PERLESMITH PSMTK1 Tilting TV Wall Mount

The PERLESMITH PSMTK1 is a great value tilting TV wall mount that will fit the bill for many people.

If you think a tilting wall mount is the best choice for you, then you can't go far wrong with this popular brand.

PERLESMITH PSMTK1 Tilting TV Wall MountImage Credit: PERLESMITH

PERLESMITH PSMTK1 Tilting TV Wall Mount

When the TV is installed in a vertical position, then the screen will only be 1.2" from the wall. This is comparable to many fixed wall brackets which often have the lowest profiles.

When tilted this bracket allows for up to 7° from the vertical. However, you must bear in mind that this does depend on the size of your TV and the distance from the wall. 

If you are having trouble getting enough tilt distance, then you can add spacers when you attach the bracket to the TV.

This will move the TV slightly further away from the wall – but also allow more tilt.

The mount comes with 5mm and 10mm spacers if you need to add a bit more room to move the TV.

This model supports screen sizes from 23 to 55-inches – with a maximum supported weight of 115 lbs. That should be sufficient for most modern flat screen TVs on the market today.

However, always check the specifications of your TV before you buy the mount.

PERLESMITH PSMTK1 Tilting TV Wall Mount Features
Screen Size (inches) Max Weight (lbs) Tilt Angle
23 - 55 115 7
Wall Type Stud Spacing (inches) Retracted Distance From Wall (inches)
Wood Stud / Concrete Up to 16 1.2
VESA Support (mm)
75x75 - 400x400

One possible drawback is that this mount only supports wall studs up to 16" apart. If you need to install on wall studs, this is also something else that you need to check before purchase.

Other mounts do support wider wall stud spacings than this. Just be to be clear, this mount shouldn't be attached directly to drywall without drilling into wall studs.

VESA support ranges from a small 75 x 75 size up to a maximum of 400 x 400.

Unlike some mounts, this PERLESMITH tilting mount allows for some lateral adjustment once you have the bracket secured to the wall.

This is especially useful if there is a reason that you can't quite get the mount installed in exactly the right place on your wall. It also gives you some breathing space if your initial positioning isn't quite up to scratch!

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5. VideoSecu ML531BE Articulating TV Wall Mount

This articulating TV wall mount has been on the bestseller lists at Amazon.com for several years.

It has an articulating arm that can retract to the wall to save space, but which will pull out to a 20-inch extension.

VideoSecu ML531BE TV Wall MountImage Credit: VideoSecu

VideoSecu ML531BE TV Wall Mount

It is rated to support TVs up to 88 lbs in weight and is suitable for TVs with a screen size from 22 to 55-inches.

Having said that, they do say that some 60-inch LED models will also be fine, as long as they meet the weight and VESA requirements.

Speaking of which, the native VESA sizes supported are 100 x 100, 200 x 100 and 200 x 200. However, it does come with 4 removable mount adapters which extend the supported VESA right up to 400 x 400 (and many sizes in between).

If you are unsure of what the VESA standard is, then I explain more about it further up the page – what is the VESA wall mounting pattern?

VideoSecu ML531BE Articulating TV Wall Mount Features
Screen Size (inches) VESA Support (mm) Max Weight (lbs)
26 - 60 100x100 - 400x400 88
Wall Type Stud Spacing (inches) Tilt Angle (degrees)
Wood Stud / Concrete Single stud 5 Up / 15 Down
Swivel Angle (degrees) Retracted Distance From Wall (inches) Extended Distance From Wall (inches)
+/-90 2.5 20

It supports a tilt of 15° forward, and 5° backward – plus a full 180° swivel from side-to-side. 

All in all, it offers excellent good movement for many situations.

But that’s not all, as part of the package you will also get a 6-foot HDMI and a 6-inch bubble level. There is also an assortment of bolts, screws and washers which should save you hunting around the house for the right fixings.

Some buyers have complained that they didn’t receive these extras, so make sure you get them as they are included in the price of the package.

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The Best of the Rest - 5 More Top Rated TV Wall Mounts

The top 5 TV wall mounts should give you plenty of options. However, if you want to look at a few more, then here are my choices for the next best-rated TV wall mounts:

6. Cheetah APDAM3B Articulating TV Wall Mount

An Articulating Wall Mount for TVs From 20 to 65-Inches

Cheetah APDAM3B Articulating TV Wall MountImage Credit: Cheetah

Cheetah APDAM3B Articulating TV Wall Mount
Cheetah APDAM3B Articulating TV Wall Mount Features
Screen Size (inches) VESA Support (mm) Max Weight (lbs)
20 - 65 Up to 400x400 115
Wall Type Stud Spacing (inches) Tilt Angle (degrees)
Wood Stud / Concrete Up to 16 20 Up / 20 Down
Swivel Angle (degrees) Retracted Distance From Wall (inches) Extended Distance From Wall (inches)
130 2.7 14.5
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7. Everstone Tilt TV Wall Mount

A Low Profile Tilting Wall Mount for TVs From 32 to 80-Inches

Everstone Tilt TV Wall MountImage Credit: Everstone

Everstone Tilt TV Wall Mount
Everstone Tilt TV Wall Mount Features
Screen Size (inches) Max Weight (lbs) Tilt Angle
32 - 80 165 5 Up / 15 Down
Wall Type Stud Spacing (inches) Retracted Distance From Wall (inches)
Wood Stud / Concrete Up to 24 2.8
VESA Support (mm)
100x100 - 600x400
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8. PERLESMITH PSMFK1 Articulating TV Wall Mount

An Articulating Wall Mount for TVs From 26 to 55-Inches

PERLESMITH PSMFK1 Articulating TV Wall MountImage Credit: PERLESMITH

PERLESMITH PSMFK1 Articulating Swivel & Extend TV Wall Mount
PERLESMITH PSMFK1 Articulating TV Wall Mount Features
Screen Size (inches) VESA Support (mm) Max Weight (lbs)
26 - 55 75x75 - 400x400 (not 200x300) 88
Wall Type Stud Spacing (inches) Tilt Angle (degrees)
Wood Stud / Concrete / Brick Single stud 6.3 Up / 16.6 Down
Swivel Angle (degrees) Retracted Distance From Wall (inches) Extended Distance From Wall (inches)
±90 2.3 18.5
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9. Mounting Dream MD2163-K Fixed TV Wall Mount

A Low Profile Fixed Wall Mount for TVs From 42 to 70-Inches

Mounting Dream MD2163-K Fixed TV Wall MountImage Credit: Mounting Dream

Mounting Dream MD2163-K Low Profile TV Wall Bracket
Mounting Dream MD2163-K Fixed TV Wall Mount Features
Screen Size (inches) VESA Support (mm) Max Weight (lbs)
42 - 70 200x100 - 600x400 132
Wall Type Stud Spacing (inches) Distance From Wall (inches)
Wood Stud / Concrete Up to 24 1.1
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10. ECHOGEAR EGLL2 Fixed TV Wall Mount

A Low Profile Fixed Wall Mount for TVs From 42 to 85-Inches

ECHOGEAR EGLL2 Fixed TV Wall MountImage Credit: ECHOGEAR

ECHOGEAR EGLL2 Fixed TV Wall Mount
ECHOGEAR EGLL2 Fixed TV Wall Mount Features
Screen Size (inches) VESA Support (mm) Max Weight (lbs)
42 - 85 200x100 - 600x400 150
Wall Type Stud Spacing (inches) Distance From Wall (inches)
Wood Stud / Concrete / Steel Stud Up to 26 2.25
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Conclusion

Although not the most exciting thing you will buy for your home theater setup, buying the best flat screen TV wall mount is an important decision.

It may be that you just need to buy the cheapest fixed wall bracket that you can find and that will do the job for you. However, you may also need to think if you need some extra movement like swivel and tilt to get the best viewing angle in your room.

The last thing to remember is to make sure you get a wall mount that fits the back of your TV and will hold the weight of it.

TV wall mounts might not be very sexy, but they are very important. Hopefully, my flat screen TV wall mount reviews have been useful in helping you decide.

Frequently Asked Questions

I've covered quite a bit of ground so far, but there is always something else to learn. Let me take a quick look at some more issues people have when trying to choose a TV wall mount.

Where Can I Buy a Panasonic or VIZIO TV Wall Mount?

You can insert the name of any TV brand here. Samsung, Sony, LG – the answer is the same. Your TV will come with standard size mounting holes on the back, usually based on the VESA standard.

Therefore, you don’t need a specific make of TV wall mount for your television. Most wall mounts will be suitable for any make or model of TV, you just need to consider the important issues listed above:

  • The type of wall mount.
  • The supported screen size of the wall mount.
  • The supported TV weight of the wall mount.
  • The supported VESA mounting patterns of your TV.

How Do I Wall Mount a Flat Screen TV?

Ah, the million-dollar question! So, you have a TV. You have a wall mount. Now what?

Mounting your TV on the wall can be great in theory, but can be a bit daunting when it comes to doing it for real. Now we must consider things like drilling the right holes in the wall, finding the wall studs - and making sure the TV doesn’t fall off when we let go!

This may be something you are comfortable with, or it may be right out of your comfort zone.

The general plan of action is to:

  1. Attach the brackets to the back of the TV
  2. Mount the wall plate on the wall
  3. Hang the TV on the wall plate

While that sounds easy, in practice it may prove a little more challenging.

I have a guide on how to wall mount a TV like a pro.

Alternatively, check out this video of a man who knows what he is doing:

Well, that wasn’t so bad, was it? Easy when you know how.

However, if that is a bit much for you, then I would recommend getting in a professional to do the job properly. Sometimes, the best way to get a job done is to bite the bullet and pay for somebody who will do everything efficiently and professionally.

Many local TV retail shops will offer an installation service. You don’t necessarily have to buy your TV or mount from them. Just pay for them to come and do the installation. Just make it clear you already have all the necessary hardware.

There is another alternative. Amazon now offers a wide range of approved professional services that you can buy. Fortunately for us, that also includes a TV wall mounting service.

They will provide a free estimate from a local handpicked professional, who will come and mount your TV using all the hardware that you supply.

You provide the TV, the wall mount... and the wall. They provide the skill!

Follow the link below for more information about the Amazon TV wall mounting service.

AMAZON TV MOUNTING SERVICE

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Paul started the Home Cinema Guide to help less-experienced users get the most out of today's audio-visual technology. He has worked as a sound, lighting and audio-visual engineer for around 20 years. At home, he has spent more time than is probably healthy installing, configuring, testing, de-rigging, fixing, tweaking, re-installing again (and sometimes using) various pieces of hi-fi and home cinema equipment.