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COMMON QUESTIONS

HOW DOES IT WORK? DO I HAVE TO GO IN ANOTHER ROOM TO CHANGE DISCS?

We are working hard to make it easier, visually to understand our products. It's not always easy since the general concept is to HIDEit. If you want to HIDE your components with our mounts, you would arrange them behind your TV, around the TV wall mount. They also mount to the wall and are typically placed directly behind your TV. Same room, same wall. Much easier than hiding them in another room!

CAN I USE YOUR MOUNTS FOR UNDER-DESK OR UNDER-CABINET MOUNTING?

Yes...but it depends on the component and the setup. Our Adjustable mounts have straps that can be used like a shelf for placing an item under a cabinet. However, with many components, this will direct the ventilation into the cabinet. You can adjust the brackets to leave some space (2 inches) for air flow. Keep that in mind, and the heat output of the device, when ordering. 

BUT I THOUGHT THAT GAME CONSOLES AREN'T SUPPOSED TO BE PLACED VERTICAL...

This is a common myth. Most consoles were designed for both horizontal and vertical orientation. All PlayStation consoles can go vertical as can all Nintendo consoles. All Xbox 360 can go vertical but the Xbox One...the disk drive was NOT designed to go vertical. If you don't use disks, go for it. If you do use disks and really want to wall mount your Xbox One, contact us and we'll tell you about our workaround.

WON'T THE HEAT FROM THE TV MAKE EVERYTHING REALLY HOT?

This is another common myth. First, to mount your devices behind your TV, you can NOT use a flush, slim TV wall mount. If your component won't fit behind the TV, it just won't fit. We suggest that you use a fully articulating mount that allows you to pull the TV away from the wall, leaving ample space for your components. When in use, you should keep your TV at least a few inches away from your components. The issue is not the heat coming from the TV per se, it's that all components require air circulation for cooling. As for the TV putting off heat...depends on what type of TV you have. Older Plasma TVs were known for putting off a lot of heat and gobbling energy. Energy consumption is a big selling point with newer TVs so most of them won't have much heat coming off the back, now the heat comes from the screen.

THE GAME CONSOLES ALREADY RUN HOT, WON'T THAT MAKE IT WORSE?

The short answer is no and in most cases, your console will have better ventilation and in turn, will run cooler. Newer consoles have better fans and therefore, better cooling. They also will warn you before they overheat. Regardless, heat and ventilation is always a primary concern for us since we started making mounts when RROD was rampant. Our mounts have a minimalist design for a reason; we don't want to block vents. All consoles require a few inches of space around them for air flow and that includes cable boxes. Again, that's why we suggest an articulating mount. Assuming you are allowing the proper space between your console and your TV, your console will have better air flow and circulation than in a cabinet or traditional media console. Heat rises and the media cabinet will trap that heat. On the wall, the heat rises up and away. If you are a true, hardcore Gamer where heat really is a factor, wouldn't you rather use our mounts to display your console?