Best TV Wall Mounts

Review & Comparison, Last Update March 16, 2017
If you have purchased Plasma, LCD or LED TV you do not need bulky stands or pedestals for them. Clear your living space! The wide choice of articulating wall mounts will help you there. And we have some suggestions. ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2017
PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
TYPE
TILT / SWIVEL ANGLE
EXTENSION LENGTH
SCREEN DIAGONAL
MAXIMUM WEIGHT CAPACITY
VESA COMPATIBILITY
INSTALLATION
ACCESSORIES IN THE KIT
 
PROS
It allows adjusting tension for smoother or stiffer articulation: tilt, swivel or move back and forward a TV-set.
CONS
An upward tilt angle might seem too small.
OUR VERDICT
This sturdy mount can hold the largest and heaviest TVs and make it possible to adjust screen position the way you like.
detailed parameters
TYPE
Tilt/Swivel
TILT / SWIVEL ANGLE
Swivel: 150° Tilt: 5° up / 15° down
EXTENSION LENGTH
Retracts: 2.6" Extends: 16"
SCREEN DIAGONAL
37" - 70"
MAXIMUM WEIGHT CAPACITY
Up to 132 lbs
VESA COMPATIBILITY
200x100, 200x200, 300x200, 300x300, 400x200, 400x300, 400x400, 500x300, 600x200, 600x400
INSTALLATION
Wall, Wall plate
ACCESSORIES IN THE KIT
Hardware kit, 6' long HDMI cable
PROS
The unit has a built-in bubble level to make a wall mounting process more comfortable.
CONS
It can be mounted only on brick and concrete walls.
OUR VERDICT
This is a corner mount that provides you with a unique possibility to install your TV-set in almost any nook of your room and assure its good visibility.
detailed parameters
TYPE
Tilt/Swivel
TILT / SWIVEL ANGLE
Swivel: 180° Tilt: 15° up / 15° down
EXTENSION LENGTH
Retracts: depends on TV size Extends: ~20"
SCREEN DIAGONAL
37" - 63"
MAXIMUM WEIGHT CAPACITY
Up to 132 lbs
VESA COMPATIBILITY
100x100, 200x100, 200x150, 200x200, 300x200, 300x300, 400x200, 400x300, 400x400, 600x200, 600x300, 600x400, 700x400, 800x400
INSTALLATION
Wall/Corner, 2 Wall plates
ACCESSORIES IN THE KIT
Hardware kit
PROS
Removable mount adapters allow extending the VESA to fit different standards.
CONS
Connection plugs of some TVs might be blocked by the mount plate.
OUR VERDICT
This mounting solution is easily assembled and suitable for medium-sized TVs, which may be leveled, tilted, and swiveled for your convenience.
detailed parameters
TYPE
Tilt/Swivel
TILT / SWIVEL ANGLE
Swivel: 180° Tilt: 5° up / 15° down
EXTENSION LENGTH
Retracts: 1.9" Extends: 20"
SCREEN DIAGONAL
22" - 49"
MAXIMUM WEIGHT CAPACITY
Up to 88 lbs
VESA COMPATIBILITY
100x100, 200x100, 200x200, 300x200, 300x300, 400x200, 400x300, 400x400
INSTALLATION
Wall, Vertical plate
ACCESSORIES IN THE KIT
Hardware kit, 10' long HDMI cable, 3-Axis bubble level
PROS
There is an option to fix a TV-set in the mount in order to prevent its sliding off the mounting bracket.
CONS
The back plate of the mount should be assembled separately from two parts.
OUR VERDICT
The mount bracket might be most appropriate for TV installation in a bedroom, where only the tilt angle adjustment is needed.
detailed parameters
TYPE
Tilt
TILT / SWIVEL ANGLE
Tilt: 15° up / 15° down
EXTENSION LENGTH
Retracts: ~3" Not extendable
SCREEN DIAGONAL
23" - 70"
MAXIMUM WEIGHT CAPACITY
Up to 165 lbs
VESA COMPATIBILITY
100x100, 200x100, 200x200, 300x200, 300x300, 400x200, 400x300, 400x400, 500x300, 600x200, 600x400
INSTALLATION
Wall, Wall plate
ACCESSORIES IN THE KIT
Hardware kit, 10' long HDMI cable, 3-Axis bubble level
PROS
This mount features 360-degrees rotation of the TV or PC-screen, so it may be turned to any angle.
CONS
Only two VESA standards are supported.
OUR VERDICT
This wall mount will perfectly fit, if you want to install a small-size TV-set in your kitchen.
detailed parameters
TYPE
Tilt/Swivel
TILT / SWIVEL ANGLE
Swivel: 180° Tilt: 15° up / 15° down
EXTENSION LENGTH
Retracts: 2" Extends: 14"
SCREEN DIAGONAL
13" - 30"
MAXIMUM WEIGHT CAPACITY
Up to 33 lbs
VESA COMPATIBILITY
75x75, 100x100
INSTALLATION
Wall, Vertical plate
ACCESSORIES IN THE KIT
Hardware kit

What is a Tv Wall Mount

It is evident that modern TV-sets occupy much space if they are on stands or pedestals. That is why we use wall mounts for TVs to save some useful space in our rooms and be able to adjust the direction of a screen. These mounts allow installing your TV at any desirable height on a wall, adjusting a viewing angle for a better picture. Mounting a TV-set on a wall would also keep it away from your kids and pets.

If you wish to replace your TV with a new model, read our other reviews on flat screen LED TVs, small TVs for kitchen & bathroom, and 3D TVs & Smart TV and find the TV-set you need.

What Features to Compare

When planning to purchase a TV-mount you should assess its Movement Features. These features directly depend on the type of mounting; we will provide you with a more detailed review on several alternatives. A fixed mount is intended to fix the TV rigidly at a definite height. This position can not be changed. A tilting mount makes it possible to adjust a tilt angle up or down. The most flexible type of mounts is a full motion mount, i.e. it can tilt and swivel, extend, and maybe rotate. So you may put the screen in any position. The main criteria here are the angles of tilting and swiveling, and the minimum and maximum possible distance from the wall. These figures will help you understand how much space your TV-set will need and how the mount does allow adjusting its position.

Another significant issue is the right choice of Compatibility of the mount with your TV-set. You may find detailed instructions in manufacturers’ manuals specifying screen sizes that can be held by their mounts. Do not miss this info. One more substantial feature is a maximum loading capacity, so you should check the weight of your TV to be sure that the mount can handle it. Also, you have to take into account VESA standards. Those are international mounting standards supported by 140 production companies. The parameter determines if the mount fits your TV-set, i.e. what is the mounting holes’ pattern of the TV and is it the same as the one the mount in consideration has.

Make your own assessment of the product's Specific Features to select the best option. To understand how much time and effort you will need to install the mount you should get informed on the mounting type and various other specific details. Read carefully the product manual and inspect the mounting kit included in the shipment. Some mounts are supplied with bubble levels, which assist installing the mount accurately and evenly. It is also advisable to have HDMI cables included, this way you reduce at least some expenses.

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Review of ECHOGEAR Full Motion Articulating TV Wall Mount Bracket

ECHOGEAR Full Motion Articulating TV Wall Mount Bracket

ECHOGEAR Full Motion Articulating TV Wall Mount Bracket

Weight-tested

Have you known that ECHOGEAR always tests their wall mounts for durability in heavy-duty conditions? The maximum load specified in manuals is 4 times less than the weight lifted for testing purposes. This mount lifts up to 132 pounds and perfectly fits TVs from 35 to 70 inches in diagonal. This model suits the majority of modern flat-screen LED, LCD and Plasma TVs. It is in great request among customers. The VESA compatibility of the mount includes many standards from 200х100 up to 600х400 meaning that you can safely fix TV-sets of respective dimensions in it. The construction can be easily mounted within 30 minutes. You should only fix a mounting plate to a wall and attach 2 steel rails to the TV-set by screws. After that, just hang the TV-set with rails on the wall mount plate. We strongly advise using assistant's help for safety measures, especially if your TV is large and heavy. 

Review of ECHOGEAR Full Motion Articulating TV Wall Mount Bracket

Ultimate Freedom of Motion

This is a marvelous wall mount produced by ECHOGEAR and it allows adjusting the position of your TV in any direction. You can swivel it to the left and to the right or tilt it up and down. The swiveling range is 150°, providing you with a comfy viewing angle from any part of a room. It is really convenient if you decide to move to a coffee table aside from the wall with the TV-mount. You can continue watching your favorite show or movie as the screen can still face you. With most other mounts, you would have to give up the idea, but not with this great wall mount. You can simply turn it to the side you are watching from. Also, if you are disturbed with screen glares from sun rays, you can tilt the TV-set in the mount 5° up or 15° down to smooth over the trouble.

The ECHOGEAR Full Motion Articulating TV Wall Mount Bracket is made of high-grade steel and provides you a unique opportunity to have a convenient articulating construction that moves your TV the way you wish. You can choose most comfortable position to watch TV now. This mount fits the largest and heaviest models of TV-sets and assures their smooth movement in any direction.

ECHOGEAR Full Motion Articulating TV Wall Mount Bracket in the use

More Products to Consider

If you wish to improve the sound of your TV we recommend buying the Samsung HW-K550 3.1 soundbar, which does not need much space but may be a wonderful addition to your TV.

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ECHOGEAR Full Motion Articulating TV Wall Mount Bracket
ECHOGEAR Full Motion Articulating TV Wall Mount Bracket
 
Review of Mount-It MI-484C Articulating Corner Mount for TV

Mount-It MI-484C Articulating Corner Mount for TV

Mount-It MI-484C Articulating Corner Mount for TV

Find Your Corner

There might be a situation when you can’t find the right place for a TV wall mount. It may either look too bulky in the middle of a wall or just don’t look right there. That’s where unique corner TV wall mounts come in handy and practical. Mount-It MI-484C is the solution we’d like to present in our review. With this mount attached in the corner, you’ll not only save some useful space but also get most optimal field of view from anywhere in the room. A tilt-angle mechanism enables 15 degree adjustment up and down so that there are no patches of reflected light on the screen. Besides, the mount can be rotated to the left or to the right within the 180 degree range, enabling users to choose the comfort position for TV. To ensure firm fixation on a wall, the mount is attached with two brackets (included in the kit). They not only hold TV securely in place but also allow its tilt without TV skewing. The best part of it all is that you wouldn’t need to buy any more accessories from other sellers. The whole kit includes everything you may require for easy TV installation. All you need to do is find the right corner for the best view.

Review of Mount-It MI-484C Articulating Corner Mount for TV

Fitting Any Standard

The most amazing feature of the mount is its compatibility with almost all existing VESA standards from 100x100 to 800x400, making it an outstanding fit for all types of flat-screen TVs, though the manufacturer recommends adhering to size limits of 37” through 63”. You should pay attention to the fact that the maximum load capacity of this item is 132 pounds. Therefore, we recommend checking its compatibility with your TV-set in advance to avoid undesired consequences.

This kind of a corner mount may fit any room since it does not require much space to be installed. The construction itself is strong and relatively flexible and allows adjusting the TV position at your convenience.

Mount-It MI-484C Articulating Corner Mount for TV in the use

More Products to Consider

If you want TV-cables to stay out-of-sight after installing the mount we recommend you to buy the Small Corner Duct Cable Raceway. It is 5 feet long and hides the cables completely. There is a choice of colors, so you may find the matching accessory for your room interior.

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Mount-It MI-484C Articulating Corner Mount for TV
Mount-It MI-484C Articulating Corner Mount for TV
 
Review of VideoSecu ML531BE TV Wall Mount

VideoSecu ML531BE TV Wall Mount

VideoSecu ML531BE TV Wall Mount

Trouble-free Installation

One of the main advantages that makes this wall mount model different from the other ones is a possibility to assemble it and fix the TV-set on a wall singlehandedly. It is very convenient since you do not have to ask anyone for help. Sometimes, it is not proper to ask for a friendly help, and a professional service may be too expensive. But if you have chosen the VideoSecu ML531BE wall mount we can assure you that you can handle its assembly and installation on your own. The VESA plate can be removed and attached to the TV. You can also adjust 4 removable mounting adapters in various ways to make the plate compatible with different VESA standards that have the distance between mounting holes from 100x100 up to 400x400. After the articulating base of the mount has been fixed, there’s only plate left to attach. No assistance required, for any adult can do this job all alone. 

Review of VideoSecu ML531BE TV Wall Mount

The Happy Medium

The best term describing this wall mount in reference to its compatibility with various TV models is: “The happy medium”. It is mostly suitable for TVs with mid-size screens. The manufacturer offers this model as the best fit for screen diagonals from 22” to 42”. The maximum load capacity of the mount makes 88 lbs. Despite the fact that much heavier loads have been used in the tests, we still recommend you to stay within limits and not overload the mount. This wall mount will perfectly fit mid-size premises where a living-room isn’t too big and a TV set is of an average diagonal.

VideoSecu ML531BE TV Wall Mount in the use

More Products to Consider

If you wish to organize a small media center around the mounted TV we advise you to purchase some useful accessories. One of such items might be the WALI Floating Shelf with Strengthened Tempered Glass, perfect for putting there a DVD-player, a game-box, and other multi-media devices.

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VideoSecu ML531BE Flat Screen TV Wall Mount
VideoSecu ML531BE TV Wall Mount
VideoSecu ML531BE TV Wall Mount
 
Review of VideoSecu Tilt TV Wall Mount Bracket

VideoSecu Tilt TV Wall Mount Bracket

VideoSecu Tilt TV Wall Mount Bracket

Hook and Lock - Double Security

This is a low-profile tilt mount that allows adjusting only the tilt angle of your TV. Adjustable 15° up and down tilting helps you set most comfortable viewing angle. The included accessories contain a full hardware kit. You have everything you need to make installation quick and easy. Besides all the hardware you get a 3-axis magnetic bubble level and a 10-feet HDMI cable connecting your TV with other multimedia. We have verified that the installation is not difficult in fact. Dual steel frames are fixed with screws to the wall before you hang your TV-set on them. Additionally, before mounting you should attach special rails to the TV having set the required distance between the mounting holes. Then, you install the open wall plate for electrical access and the TV with rails attached to the mounting frames. The rails have special adjusting screws to prevent sliding along the mounting bracket. It’s important not only for a firm fix of TV-set but for the safety of the whole construction so that it doesn’t drop together with TV down on a floor one day.

Review of VideoSecu Tilt TV Wall Mount Bracket

Easy Media Connection

The construction is designed to allow easy and reliable connection of a TV to other media. The open wall plate assures free access to all necessary connectors. Although the mount is of low-profile, it has the space sufficient to lay cables behind the TV-set. Your cable will not stick out and spoil the look of your TV on the wall mount. If you’d need to reconnect any of the paired devices, taking TV off the mount would be as simple as removing a picture from a wall.

We recommend this TV wall mount for installation in bedrooms where people rarely need to swivel the screen. Once attached to the wall, the TV will face same direction, giving you best field of view and clear picture for maximum comfort.

VideoSecu Tilt TV Wall Mount Bracket in the use

More Products to Consider

For the scenario when you need more HDM ports than you actually have, we recommend you to get either HDMI switcher or HDMI splitter

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VideoSecu Tilting Wall Mount
VideoSecu Tilt TV Wall Mount Bracket
VideoSecu Tilt TV Wall Mount Bracket
 
Review of WALI Articulating Wall Mount

WALI Articulating Wall Mount

WALI Articulating Wall Mount

Rotating Capabilities

Do you want to know what is the difference between this wall mount and other similar models? The WALI mount allows 360 degrees TV swiveling. You may turn and fix your TV at any desired view-angle. The versatile adjustment options make it possible to get a perfect view regardless of where you are in the room. The articulating design allows extending the TV-set 14 inches from the wall, the swivel angle in this position makes 180°. Having released special hooks you may tilt TV 15° up or down. These all ensure that a picture you see on a screen is clear of light patches and glares and you can enjoy watching TV from any corner in your home.

Review of WALI Articulating Wall Mount

Functional House

With all things said above we can fairly say that this TV wall mount can be installed literally anywhere in your house, be it your kitchen, living-room or even bathroom. With one of those in a flat, you’ll be able to do your daily tasks while watching favorite TV shows or news on TV. The best to come! You can actually screw it to a wall in the bathroom and continue watching a serial while taking a shower or bath. Amazing, isn’t it? The mount solution from WALI can also accommodate a PC screen so you can lift one up a bit and free some space at your desk. The only warning from manufacturer is not to use it for too heavy appliances, the weight capacity of the mount is 33 pounds. This means it’s suitable only for small and mid-sized TVs and PC monitor screens.

WALI Articulating Wall Mount in the use

More Products to Consider

You might also get interested in our review on small TVs for kitchen & bathroom, if you plan to replace your old TV with an upgraded model.

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WALI Articulating Wall Mount
WALI Articulating Wall Mount
 

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