Corner mounted plasma

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  1. michael22

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    Hi

    Am thinking about getting a plasma when I move into my new house. Unfortunately the wife is not keen on mounting it above the fire as I was hoping. Has anyone mounted their plasma on a bracket in the corner?

    How does it look?
     
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    If fire place is in use - NOT A GOOD IDEA. Heat can overheat the unit, and fumes can affect the screen surface.

    I mounted one for a friend in a corner. Using 6 (countersunk) expanding bolts through 1 inch ply into breeze block, creating a dummy wall @ 45 degrees and then wall papered it to match room. Then bolted the plasma wall bracket through the ply.
    Tested it to 100Kg (me). All worked well.

    Third option (not recommended) is to fold it into the corner.
     
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    cheers.:clap:

    Presumably this setup meant that the av equipment could be put under the Tv reducing cable runs etc
     
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    oo you could do a nice sunken false fireplace type bit for the AV gear then, I like that idea.
     
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    I have mine off set from centre..quite alot. However I used a double jointed bracket. So i can bring it away from wall then turn it 45 degrees to face the seating positions....
     
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    Just an idea.....

    Seeing as a lot of the reason behind getting plasma/lcd is that they are no
    more that 10cm deep, why don't you save a chunk of money and get a projection TV? Any depth at the rear is not going to be an issue in the corner of a room.
     
  7. michael22

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    never really considered going for rear projection TV and am not sure that the wife would go for one looks wise!!
     
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    Comet are selling a 50" lcd rear projection Sony for £1200, hd ready, freeview tuner etc. I just paid over 3k for a 50" pio plasma! (but then mine is flush mounted on a wall. Like I said, it's maybe worth looking into before you pay out. Good luck either way.
     
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    Another idea:- A pivoting arm mount would get the plasma into the corner. What's the other side of the wall? Could you run the cables (just a few, get the install right) out through the wall? Put the AV electronics somewhere else. It's a bundle of work, but would probably go down well with the Missus, a very minimalist look, TV flat on wall whan not in use. You'd need sme nice neat designer speakers to complete the look, Gallo maybe? This is one instance where, if it was going to be a DIY job, I would recommend a Pioneer XDE. 10m link cable and you are done. Gloss black gallos to match. You know she'd love it.
     

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