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miggsy

Guest
hi all

im new please go easy on me well i went out and bought a 42 plasma yesterday and was going to place it above a redundant victorian tiled fireplace

well reading a few mags it says its a waste of time putting plasmas above eye level so i was wondering ?the bottom of my screen will be 50 inches off of the floor will it be a bad picture or is this just scare mongering as i have no where else to put it

help
 

nicke20

Active Member
Normal telly's are at the height that they are for a reason !
The general rule is that the centre of the screen should be at eye height viewing level for most comfortable viewing. It realy depends on how close you are if your 6 feet away id say youl get a pain in the neck
 

dickst3

Active Member
THAT IS HIGH :eek:

Its a tad high. but it depends how far you are sitting from it? Ours is about 42" from the floor and is a perfect height from 8 to 12 feet away. :smashin:

If thats the only place it can go try it and see if you can live with it :)
 
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miggsy

Guest
yeah nightmare it was a spur of the moment thing dont want to sink all the cables in the wall if no good
 

nicke20

Active Member
and id not be keen on balancing it on the mantlepiece to test it out either
 

ajm295

Standard Member
This is a subject that comes up now and again. Although the ideal position is at eye height, there are plenty of people on this forum who have their screen mounted quite high and are happy with it. I guess it depends how you you watch tv. If you slouch and you can rest you head back on the sofa, there's no reason why it should be any worse than when its lower. Although if you are too close to the TV you'd lose the perspective. One solution would be a tilting wall bracket.

Have browse through this link - you'll see plenty of pics of high up displays.
http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=78824
 

james_19742000

Active Member
You could always try one of the brackets that tilts the screen forward a little bit, that woudl decrease the fact that it is flat? We are wall mounting our panel in a few weeks time after the decorating is done, it is going above a fireplace, we showed it up to the wall the other day, two of us held it up above the mantelpiece and the wife looked and gave the thums up for it, now just to buy the rest of the kit I need and then sink the cables etc, and job done!
 
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dando

Guest
Ive got mine 47" from floor to bottom of screen above a fireplace sitting 8.5 feet away and the picture is perfect! No neck ache, perfect viewing angle. Plasmas are supposed to be wall mounted. I dont see the point of buying a plasma and then having it sitting in the corner of the room like a normal tv. They're are flat to save space!
 

dickst3

Active Member
dando said:
Ive got mine 47" from floor to bottom of screen above a fireplace sitting 8.5 feet away and the picture is perfect! No neck ache, perfect viewing angle. Plasmas are supposed to be wall mounted. I dont see the point of buying a plasma and then having it sitting in the corner of the room like a normal tv. They're are flat to save space!

exactly :clap:
 

Daddy k

Distinguished Member
dando said:
Ive got mine 47" from floor to bottom of screen above a fireplace sitting 8.5 feet away and the picture is perfect! No neck ache, perfect viewing angle. Plasmas are supposed to be wall mounted. I dont see the point of buying a plasma and then having it sitting in the corner of the room like a normal tv. They're are flat to save space!

hit the nail on the head lol

i mean if we wanted to fill a whole corner of our living rooms up wed buy a 37" crt, and get slightly better pic quality (apparently) and save a lot of cash too.

:clap: come on get ur tv's outa the corner!!!! :clap:
they aint been naughty ya know :rotfl:
 

acrmorris

Standard Member
I have mine mounted above a fireplace. More of a space issue than anything, but I get no neckache or anything. Mind you, I have a corner sofa and am definitely a 'sloucher' for most of the time. The only time I find the height a issue is when I'm eating and watching so can't see the plate and screen at the same time. I find spaghetti bolognese to be particularly problematic :D :rotfl: :D
 

nicke20

Active Member
Ive got mine 47" from floor to bottom of screen above a fireplace sitting 8.5 feet away and the picture is perfect! No neck ache, perfect viewing angle. Plasmas are supposed to be wall mounted. I dont see the point of buying a plasma and then having it sitting in the corner of the room like a normal tv. They're are flat to save space!

well they can be wall mounted and at the corect height, last time i looked walls go all the way down to the floor :D
I thought about above the fireplace, but decided the long room rather than the wide room would be better sonicaly for the 7.1 set up, I assume that you will have a decent surround sound to match the decent display?

Move the furniture to suit the cinema !!!!

see here http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=253925
 

Sandman

Distinguished Member
Why dont you cut out a cardboard template the same size as your screen and stick it to your wall with blue tac in the position you are thinking about mounting your screen. Now go and sit on the couch and watch it like you would a tv screen for a few minutes (the longer the better). If you are comfortable then put it there, if not, dont. Easy.
 
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miggsy

Guest
sorted cheers peeps handy place this ok then next question

old victorian house so yep old red brick chimmey any ideas for fixings??
 

nicke20

Active Member
I took no chances
4 M8x70mm rawbolts
you could hang a car off that !!
 

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