WHEN DOES DISPLAY SIZE MATTER FOR SPECIFYING MECHANISMS?

26-JUN-19

Key takeaways from this blog –

  • You may not have to go bespoke when specifying larger displays with the revisions we’ve made to our product lines in our latest 2019 price list which factors in much larger display sizes.
  • We include recommended display sizes on our product pages and technical sheets. However, these are only recommendations to achieve full functionality of the mechanism and many mechanisms can accommodate larger displays with limited functionality.
  • An exception to this is our range of Moving Panel mechanisms cannot function as intended without the correct display size installed.
  • A 75” display is compatible with a PSE90 as long as you don’t need to fully extend the mechanism to 90°.
  • The refreshed CHR range has standard sizing up to 98” displays.
  • The refreshed CHR range’s standardisation has drastically reduced its price.
  • The PS40 can be used as a service mount on larger displays as it can hold up to 60kg.
  • There’s no need to remove a display from the wall when using a PS40, so there’s less risk of damaging the display during servicing/upgrades.

 

It's no secret that displays are getting larger. In 2019 the average display sizes are bigger than ever, with 75" displays becoming the norm in most residential spaces. 

With the advent of 8k and 4k panels becoming standard in residential installations, concealing and revealing these displays can prove challenging for integrators, who in the past decade were working with much smaller and less fragile displays. The risks associated with servicing and movement of these displays means integrators are looking for more innovative solutions to make future servicing and upgrades a simple process. 

This is where we meet our range of manual and automated display mounting products. As well as offering versatility and unique movement for an end user. Many of our products allow integrators to effortlessly gain access to the rear of a display to perform essential servicing and upgrades to networking and interfacing options.  This blog will showcase which of our popular products are compatible with 75" displays and how they reduce many of the risks associated with installation and upgrades which we previously mentioned.

Our range of display mounting solutions has a recommended display size to achieve optimal functionality which is present in the title and specifications. However, the display sizes are a guideline rather than gospel and the typical limiting factor of any of our products is, in fact, the weight of the display as opposed to the size in most cases. With displays becoming much thinner and lighter you are able to place much larger displays on our mechanisms (with limited functionality). A few common examples of this are explained in greater detail below. Get the best value for your clients by remembering the weight vs size distinctions across our product ranges.

 

PSE90 or HSE90?

If you need a full 90° rotation for your (Up to 65”) display, the PSE90 is the way to go. It can be configured in CCW and CW configurations and will work as you’d expect. However, if you have a 75” display, you may think you have to go up to the larger HSE90. However, if you don’t need to utilise the full 90° of rotation then you can still mount your larger display onto the PSE90. You’ll simply lose a little bit of rotation because of the larger display size.

If your display is under 60kg and you don’t need to rotate your display to 90° then it’s always worth checking if a PSE90 will be a viable option for your project. You also don’t need to worry about your tv smashing into a wall as the rotation angle can be preset within the mechanism so that it consistently opens to the exact angle you specify.

If you’re in need of a full 90° rotation for your 75” display then there’s no better option available that our HSE90 which extends further away from the wall to achieve its angular rotation on much larger displays with ease.

 

Standardised CHR Range

Historically, displays larger than 65” were treated as CHH mechanisms and were available as POA items only. As we move into the era of larger displays we have standardised our new CHR range with standard pricing available for up to a 98” display. Standardising this range of products has greatly reduced the design and manufacturing times required to create these types of product. This has greatly increased the value proposition of our CHR range which is clear and concise for all screen sizes up to 98”.

Ceiling mounted displays in all sizes are now far more attainable for medium scale projects where they would previously have been discarded for their complexity in ordering and higher cost.

This is a huge step forward for us, as we develop our product ranges to make them even more simple to specify for projects.

 

Articulating or Flat Bracket?

Reducing risk on site is always an important consideration for integrators, which is why many installations would benefit from PS40 brackets instead of their flat mounting counterparts. Once installed, the display can be pulled and rotated (Up to 27° with a 75” display) by a single operator. This greatly reduces the risk of damaging a larger display when performing servicing or upgrades as the display doesn’t need to be removed from the wall by two integrators.

It’s a lot less expensive to purchase an articulating bracket compared to a new 75” display. You’ll also be safe in the knowledge that this mounting bracket has been thoroughly tested and handcrafted in the UK with a robust warranty and support structure behind it.

The PS40 also has a variety of wall mounting options to suit an end user’s taste. The PS40 can be mounted flat on a wall and sits just 2” proud. However, many end users are after a display which is flush mounted to a wall or even fully recessed so that the wall blends into the display entirely. These options are both achievable with a bit of careful preparation.

Flush mounting a display on a PS40 –

If the owner wants a display to sit flush on a wall, a wall box can be an elegant solution which allows an integrator to place AV equipment inside the structural cavity behind the display which is then completely hidden by the tv. This popular mounting option still gives integrators access to the rear of the display for servicing and upgrades, but when the display is fully recessed the display sits neatly against the wall and conceals all of the AV equipment and cable runs.

Recess mounting a display on a PS40 -

Another mounting option involves making a void for the entire display to sit within. This solution allows the display to blend seamlessly with the surrounding wall. With an entirely flat profile, this has become an increasingly popular option for residential installations due to the entirely flush profile it achieves. As the bracket can be pulled away from the wall there is no need to include a large gap around the display to lift the display on and off the bracket like you would with a flat bracket. This reduced gap around the display combined with smaller bezels makes the display look more like a window than a tv.

 

When display size needs to be considered.

While many of our mechanisms can, in fact, accommodate larger displays when being wall mounted there are some mechanisms which are limited by display size because they surround or cover the display during operation. The notable examples of this are listed below. You'll need to follow our recommended display guidelines on these products to ensure they operate correctly.

All of our Moving Panel range (https://www.futureautomation.co.uk/TV/Moving-Panel) are designed to accommodate specific display sizes to function properly. If you stray away from our recommended display sizes for any of these products you may be left with a display that doesn't fit inside the mechanism. or is only partially concealed (and nobody wants that!). If you want a bit more detail about why following the display size guidelines for these products, take a look at the short explanations below.

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Our range of picture mounting products offers a variety of mounting styles and functionality to conceal and reveal displays from behind a canvas or framed picture. However, if you are mounting a display behind any of these mechanisms you'll need to make sure that the mechanism will fully conceal the display behind it. You'll also need to make ensure that the mechanism will extend beyond the height/width of the display to fully reveal the screen. The last thing you want is a display that is partially covered by a canvas because you didn't measure the display properly! 

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Our range of sliding panel mechanisms are a real show stopper. They're our most popular solution for concealing and revealing displays as they can be integrated into bespoke cabinetry easily and have a unique movement that makes the user feel like they're in a James Bond film. This mechanism features a telescopic panel drive which needs to be adjusted to match the with of the display. The width of this panel drive mechanism determines the width of the panel which slides in front of the display to conceal it. For this reason, we recommend that you follow the display sizing specifications for these products to ensure compatibility with your display. Luckily our display sizing follows commonly used displays up to 98" so you'll be sure to find a mechanism which fits your display properly.

 

So there you have it, several mounting solutions for larger displays to make their installation and future servicing/upgrades simple. It's always worth double checking your display size and weight against our technical sheets to ensure that you're specifying the correct mechanism for your project. If you have any questions about whether your display will fit on our mechanisms you can contact our team to find out if your display will be compatible.