A TV on this wall mount will NOT hug the wall as tightly as a model that holds your TV motionless, but the trade off is that this is a very movable mount. You can swing and swivel your TV out from the wall, which is especially nice if you want be able to view it from different angles. It also offers a decent range of tilt. In my case, I have large glass doors in my living room that lead out to an enclosed balcony. If I want to take my TV show with me when I step outside, I can swing the TV out to nearly a right angle to the wall to watch from the balcony. Sometimes my wife likes to shift her viewing position to the end of the couch closer to the TV, but she ends up viewing across the TV at a severe angle. I can swing the screen out so she can see it much better. Despite the fact that that the specs recommend this mount for a 37 to 50 inch screen, it's working great for me with a 55 inch screen. The only limitation is that this does make it impossible to turn the screen to full right angle to the wall, but it gets close. The thing I find most remarkable, though, is that this mount swings and swivels very easily, and yet it is also very stable. It stays where I put it. In other words, it only takes a light touch to move it, but it doesn't move by itself. You won't regret choosing this mount, it does a great job. The only concern or reservation I have in recommending it, is that if you are trying to mount your TV very tightly to the wall, this won't be the right pick. However, I seriously doubt you can find a reasonably pried product that could give you a tighter mount without sacrificing the great range of movement and stability that this mount offers.