TV Mount Styles
WHAT STYLE OF MOUNT DOES YOUR CUSTOMER NEED??
As silly as it sounds, many people may as much or more for their TV Wall
Mount than they pay for their TV. Often times, many people buy more
mount than they need. They spend more money on an All Motion mount that
can move in many directions only to find that they "park" the TV in one
position and it has never moved since. Today's TVs also have wider
viewing angles so the need to swivel the screen from side to side to get
a clear picture is no longer an issue. Getting a High Design low
profile mount that will only be seen by the back of your TV set is a bit
Knowing your customers and understanding the various mount styles will help you select the proper TV Mounts to inventory in your store. Then, to help you sell the right mount to your customer...you have to ask your customer the key question to guide them to the right mount:
Where will you be when you watch this TV?
If their TV is going to be in an intimate room where they will be
sitting at a designated place most of the time, like a theatre or
viewing room, they will only need a flat, low profile wall mount. Mount
the screen at eye level to where they will be when they are watching it.
Usually, this is the least expensive mount and allows customers to
position their TV at the perfect viewing level. If they won't be moving
it around, they don't need a mount that moves. And they don't need a real
pretty mount since it will only be seen by the back of the TV set.
On the other hand, if they will be watching TV from a general
area or from across the room, consider a low/profile pivoting mount.
In a larger room, they could be standing, sitting or on a high stool.
Mounting the TV higher on the wall and having it pivot down at a slight
angle will assure viewers will be able to see the screen from across the
room. This is a great option for bedrooms, work out rooms, living
rooms, game rooms or waiting areas and itis reasonably priced. It
doesn't need to be too pretty since it will be up over everyone's head
and hidden behind the TV but you may want to try to get a color that
Finally, if their room has a few specialized viewing areas or is a
very wide room, they may want an All Motion Mount. This will allow them
to move the TV to the area they are at. Remember, these have a higher
profile or space away from the wall but, they will be able to pull it
out, move it towards almost any direction and tuck it back to the wall
when they are done viewing. Many people who purchase an All Motion Mount
tend to not use it that way. They mount the TV and then keep it in
that position 99% of the time. Be sure your customer will use all the benefits of
an All Motion Mount before spending the extra money. Good areas for an
All Motion Mounts are kitchens (where you may want to move the TV base
on where you are working) and rooms where the wall space does not allow
for good viewing angles. Also, if a room gets bright sunlight during
the viewing times, an All Motion Mount may help get rid of
glare. If they will be moving it a lot or if their TV is on the heavy
side; a strong, durable, quality mount is important. An All Motion
Mount will be visible when it is out so select a complimentary finish
& color for your room.
Thinking about its actual use and having your customer mentally visioning how they will
watch their TV will help you guide them to select the right mount. Buying mounts with
options you won't use may make you compromise in other areas, otherwise
known as "Over-Mounting". If you don't help your customer think about their room and their
viewing needs they could end up with Mount-Disappointment - and you have an unsatisfied custoymer. Help them define what they need, show them the mount that fits and tell them to enjoy the view!
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