One of the great advantages of the modern TV screen is that many of the newer technologies employ display methods that allow the TV screen to be very thin by past TV standards. This makes having a large screen TV much more practical, especially in rooms where space is at a premium. Older large screen televisions that used CRT monitors were very large, bulky pieces of equipment that only the most spacious rooms could accommodate. But that has all changed now with LCD and plasma TVs.
So if you have decided on mounting your plasma TV to a wall in your home, you need to keep a few things in mind. First and foremost is the weight of your particular TV model. You can usually find that weight specification in the user manual or even on the box that it comes in. As you start to shop for a wall bracket system, make sure that any mount that you consider is able to comfortably handle the weight of your television. If for any reason, the wall mount fails you can wind up with a very expensive piece of equipment on the floor pretty much destroyed. So with wall mounts you will need to have strong, sturdy equipment that can easily handle the weight of your TV. As always, price will affect how heavy-duty the brackets will be, so don't spend a lot of money on the TV and then try to scrimp too much on buying a plasma TV mall mount.
If you can, it's good to get a wall mount that is specifically made for your TV model, but there are also good universal mounts available. It used to be that the only wall mounts you could get for most televisions were a set of metal brackets that mounted to the wall and the TV hung on those brackets. While very sturdy, it did not allow any movement or repositioning of the TV, so today, you can find flexible wall mount units that actually let you extend the TV from the wall and turn it to adjust the viewing angle too. Just bear in mind, that with every flexible joint in the mounting system, there is more chance that something can go wrong. So buy extra heavy-duty in this particular area.
Just getting the plasma TV wall mounts is only the first step though. Now you have to install them and we suggest that you have someone who is very familiar with this kind of task to do this job for you. You can't simply drill holes at any spot in your wall and mount the hardware. You have to do it correctly or the weight of the TV will simply pull the wallboard down along with the brackets. So it's a good idea to factor in the cost of having a well-qualified person install the mounting hardware for you, in your total wall mount budget.
Once installed, a wall mounted plasma TV can be a joy to behold and watch, and if done correctly, it will last for many years.
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