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How high is ok for a plasma?

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by Triggaaar, Sep 17, 2003.

  1. Triggaaar

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    Personally I'd like the middle of the screen just above eye level - but then there's the fire-place. And that's where it would look best when off. But is it too high for viewing?

    I realise everyone will have a different opinion. I can't try a picture above the fire, as I haven't moved into the house yet.

    So my question is: what is the highest you'd be happy to have a 42" screen (viewing from 12 feet)? (the top of my fire-place is 135cm = 4'5" above the ground).


    Thanks for all opinions
     
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    Much too high for me.
     
  3. Triggaaar

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    I should really add an apology for how repetitive this question must seem. I'm currently reading through search results, but would still like opinions :)
     
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    I wouldn't risk placing a plasma over the fire in the first place and you'll end up with a sore neck after a week! Most tellys are only about 30" from the floor to the middle of the screen
     
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    Mine's above the fireplace - quite high. A bit strange for the first couple of hours, but now I really love it. Very aesthetically pleasing and that's the only place it could realistically go!
     
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    The fire doesn't pose any risk to the plasma (as long as there is mantle).

    You don't end up with a sore neck
     
  7. Triggaaar

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    I had a look at your set-up mike - took me a while to find it. Couldn't do me a favour and measure the height of your mantle-piece could you? :)
     
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    Ours is above the fireplace, viewed from about 5m away - no probelm with neck ache. Now seems the natural place to watch, very comfortable as you sit back on a sofa.

    Sadi it before, best thing to do is to make a life size paper shape* of your screen and lightly tack it in the proposed position and then sit and look at it for a while on and off. You'll soon find out if it's not right for you.

    * Stick an interesting pic on it ffor added fun....
     

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