With televisions getting thinner, larger and more versatile, the possibilities for unique mounted placements increase. But can literally any TV setup be mounted securely on a wall? While most flat panel TVs technically can mount, limitations exist depending on television type, size, weight and form factor. This guide examines mounting feasibility across different display categories.
Standard Flat Panel LED & LCD TVs
The most common modern television technology — flat panel LCD (liquid crystal display) and LED (light emitting diode) — features thin, uniform depth profiles perfectly suited for wall mounting. As long as the display weight remains under the recommended load bearing limits of the mounting equipment, LED and LCD TVs have virtually endless mounting potential.
Diagonal screen size is the primary limitation, as larger displays naturally weigh more. Be sure to use the TV’s VESA specification to select a mount with adequate weight support. As long as proper anchoring into studs or reinforced drywall anchors is performed during installation, standard flat panel LED and LCD sets under 100 pounds can mount securely on walls in practically any placement imaginable.
OLED (organic light emitting diode) televisions deliver stunning colorful imagery but have some unique mounting requirements. Primarily, OLEDs cannot tolerate any uneven pressure on the panel which can cause permanent screen damage or distortion. Thus the TV must separate completely from the wall.
Specialized zero-gap OLED wall mounts securely fasten to the studs while hovering the display away from the wall surface. This prevents uneven pressure while still firmly anchoring the OLED TV in the desired position. With proper zero-gap equipment, OLEDs mount wonderfully as they share a similar slim form factor to standard LED/LCD screens.
Larger Screen TVs
Jumbo-sized televisions over 75 inches diagonally pack visual impact but also additional mounting considerations. Primarily, the increased display area equates to heavier weight. Always double check that your wall, the mounting hardware and anchors/studs has sufficient load-bearing capacity to safely support larger units.
Keep in mind viewing distance as well — giant screens require increased distance for comfortable viewing. Ensure your room dimensions and seating arrangements accommodate for large TV visibility constraints. As long as the mount is appropriately weight rated and given proper reinforcement, plus viewing positioning checks out based on size, virtually any plus-sized flat panel LED, LCD or OLED can successfully mount on walls.
Curved & Flexible Display TVs
While less common, curved and flexible display televisions have emerged in recent years as impressive showpieces. The contoured screen design necessitates unique mounting approaches compared to flat panels.
Curved TV mounts use articulating arms to safely install while matching the display’s exact curvature. This prevents hazardous uneven pressure while providing ideal full-surface contact. Most curved TVs still use flat VESA plates, so standard curved mounts suffice for proper mounting.
Flexible bendable displays enable adjustable curving concavity which further necessitates adjustable wall mounts. Dynamic mounts with multi-axis articulating swing arms allow the flexible display to transform its curve radius while firmly anchored for a truly awe-inspiring mounted presentation.
Rugged outdoor televisions must withstand volatile temperature swings, UV rays, rain exposure and wind forces. Thankfully, weatherproof outdoor TV mounting equipment exists to allow safe open-air installations.
Moisture-sealed mounting plates and enclosures protect connections and cables routed inside walls instead of dangling unprotected. Durable articulating arms and reinforced anchors provide sufficient wind shear resistance as well. With the right mounting approach, both residential and commercial outdoor TVs can mount beautifully to backyard patios, pool decks, stadiums and theme parks alike.
Specialty Commercial Displays
Beyond home entertainment, unique commercial display purposes like digital signage, art installations, and interactive panels have specialty mounting needs.
Extra large video walls made of multiple combined screens require strong load bearing and absolutely perfect alignment for minimal bezel gaps. Museums showcasing expensive artifact displays need reinforced tamper-proof casings to prevent theft. Even medical patient room television mounts demand infection-resistant materials and damage-preventing corners.
Thankfully, niche specialty mounts cater to unique commercial display mounting requirements like these while safely adhering displays to walls. Often, professional AV installers handle these specialty mounts for code-compliant, optimized positioning.
Trusting Professionals for Unique Mounting Scenarios
When dealing with expensive, irregularly sized or uniquely purposed displays, hiring professional installers ensures safe, resilient mounting outcomes. Beyond stocking specialty equipment like curved TV mounts or rugged outdoor options, pros have the expertise to handle challenging placements and large display sizes.
They also offer post-installation services like display cleaning and mount lubrication to keep uncommon TV setups like artistic installations running flawlessly for years. While regular flat panel LED displays happily mount DIY in most homes, unusual, weighty or expensive specialty TVs benefit tremendously by trusting expert mounting services.
So whether dealing with ultra slim OLEDs, massive outdoor displays or flexible signage panels, professional TV mounting experts exist with the right tools, knowledge and equipment to safely install virtually any television on walls and customized structures with stability and creative flair. Contact a mounting pro in your area to discuss translating even the most unconventional display into a breathtaking mounted installment.