Normal Fixed TV Mount VS Quick Release TV Mount

Flat-panel TVs are very light, allowing us to mount them directly on a wall in our homes. Many people choose wall mounting over TV stands because it saves space and adds to aesthetics. Installing a TV mount on a wall and attaching your TV to it is a straightforward activity. On the other hand, choosing the right kind of TV mount for your personal needs requires some time and effort. Not all TV mounts are the same. Each one of them brings unique benefits to the table. Now, we have the normally fixed TV mount and the quick-release TV wall mount up for debate. Let’s see what each one has to provide and what makes them different.

Normal Fixed TV Mount

A normally fixed TV mount is pretty much just as it sounds. These mounts have ultra-low profiles to allow seamless installation. Unlike quick-release mounts, they don’t feature a quick-release design, nor do they allow a TV to be tilted up and down or slid left or right.

These mounts keep the TV closer to a wall than any other mounts on the market. Since the TV will be fixed to a wall, these mounts have very few use cases. They are best fitted in rooms where people can control lighting because moving a TV to decrease glare is out of the picture.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Fixed TV Mounts

(1) A clean and aesthetic look
(2) Easy installation
(3) Most affordable TV mount on the market

(1) Limited use cases
(2) No position adjustment

Quick Release TV Mount

Most quick-release TV mounts sold nowadays are Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) compatible. This means that your TV is easy to fit in the mount. We suggest you double-check this before buying to make sure.

There is one feature that underlines all quick-release TV mount models – a quick-release design. These mounts have a quick-release feature built in the brackets. All you have to do to connect the TV is to slide it in and listen for a click. Disconnecting the TV is as easy as pressing just one button and sliding it from the mount.

A quick-release TV mount is perfect for people who prefer mounting their TVs to a motion mount. All quick-release TV mounts can be divided into two categories: Tilting TV mounts and full-motion TV mounts (Articulating TV mounts).

Tilting TV Mounts

These mounts allow users to tilt their TVs while maintaining the same position on the wall. The tilting is limited to the vertical axis. These mounts are perfect for people who like to mount their TVs high on the wall. This also enables the user to tilt the TV to reduce the glare effect. The amount of tilt is anywhere between 5 to 15 degrees, which depends on the mount model.

Modern tilting TV mounts also support movement in all directions even without having a swing arm.

Full-motion TV Mounts

These mounts provide a full range of movement to a mounted TV unit. Thanks to a swing arm, users can angle it from side to side and tilt it up and down. If you love to watch your TV at the perfect viewing angle, this mount is for you. You can usually see them in areas with multiple sitting locations or with large windows (great for combating glare).

Advantages and Disadvantages of Quick Release Mounts

(1) Plenty of versatile uses
(2) Can be mounted basically anywhere
(3) Ultra-fast TV installation and removal
(4) Enable custom adjustments for a better viewpoint
(5) Perfect for reducing the screen glare effect
(6) Can help position a TV in tight spaces like a closet

(1)Prices can be higher

As you can see, each model has its pros and cons. Deciding on a model truly depends on your needs and budget. Feel free to take a look at the versatile TV mounts Genius Mounts supplies now!