Over the past few decades TVs have reduced in weight and depth considerably. Where once a TV was a large bulky item which had to be sat upon a large sturdy unit, the TV of today is now slim, sleek and can be hung from a wall like a picture frame.

Old TVs needed a cathode ray tube (CRT) to work, which because of its design didn’t leave much room for man-oeuvre in terms of the size or the shape of the television. The cathode ray tube was also normally made from glass so it was very heavy, making the TV cumbersome. This was the way TV’s were designed for many decades with only the introduction of color the only change made to the functionality of the television set. However technology advanced and peoples’ wants for TV in larger sizes led to the design of new televisions being more like something from a science fiction movie rather than something you’d have sitting in your living room.


New flat panel televisions have taken the market by storm over the last decade or so. The first flat panel televisions used LCD technology which made images on the screen look larger than life, not to mention removing the need for the heavy CRT in the television. This meant that manufacturers could also cut the weight and the depth of their televisions considerably and instead concentrate on the screen size and the type of display.


Recent advances in television design have given us HD television which delivers sharper and clearer images, backlit LED televisions which don’t rely on a fluorescent tube for lighting and even 3D TV which has immersed us into a new television watching world.

Because televisions are now so slim they can also be mounted on the wall with the aid of a TV bracket. TV brackets are a great way to display your television because they remove the need for a display cabinet and also give you the best TV watching experience.

Most homes in the UK now feature either an LCD or LED television which can display high definition pictures. And with panel sizes averaging around the 32′ mark we have entered an era which has seen the television revered by the regular homeowner, who is now more used to a cinema-like watching experience rather than watching a small black and white CRT television, which although did broadcast images didn’t do much else.


This post has been contributed by Joanna Green, a TV addict. in her view, people spend a lot of time in front of TV. That’s why it is really important to place TV in a comfortable position for the whole room to be able to see without straining. She suggests use of TV brackets to position TV on the wall in such a way that would be best for everyone.