On the wall or on a stand? It’s a big question if you’ve just bought a new television
, because you’ll need to decide how the screen will best fit your room. Will you need space to store movies
and video games
? Are you designing a home theater
, or keeping things simple? As you peruse Groupon’s deals on TV mounts and stands, here’s what to consider as you weigh your options:
Why Buy a TV Wall Mount?
Lightweight but strong and sturdy, TV wall mounts have come into greater prominence with the rise of HDTVs. Attaching your screen to the wall with TV wall brackets helps create a less cluttered space and gets the TV out of the way of clumsy kids or party guests. If you’re a movie buff and want to set up a home theater
, mounting the TV can help provide a more cinematic experience without the need to spend $25 on popcorn.
Which Type of Mount Is Better?
deciding which type of wall mount would best suit your space
, consider where you’ll be sitting as you watch. For example, if your TV will be mounted at eye level, a fixed mount is probably your best choice. However, if you’re placing the TV in a room that receives a fair amount of natural light, tilt or swivel TV mounts allow you to adjust the angle of your screen, making it easier to reduce glare.
When Are TV Stands Your Best Option?
If your TV setup includes a DVD or Blu-ray player
, a video-game console
, or any other devices, TV stands will serve you well. Available in varieties that include TV consoles and entertainment centers, these store peripherals such as audio equipment
and streaming devices
with built-in shelves and drawers. For smaller spaces, a corner TV stand or small TV table may be more your style.