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I hope this isn't a really stupid question about Plasmas and fireplaces.....

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by horseflesh, Mar 27, 2004.

  1. horseflesh

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    Is it safe to put a Plasma on your chimney breast, over a fire?

    A fire that would hardly ever be on, mind you.
     
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    Hi mate

    I see your going for a Panny ;)

    Plasma`s don`t like heat and obviously heat rises from the fire bellow so its not ideal, But there are a few people on here who have them above fires.
    So as long as the fireplace shelf sticks out it should shield it enough if its only on for odd occasions.

    Cheers, Carl
     
  3. horseflesh

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    Thanks Carl, that's reassuring enough!!
     
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    You'll still get a stiff neck though. And careful not to drill into the flue when mounting, you would regret that.
     
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    As MAW says, ive often wondered about stiff necks..... i would have thought you want to mount a plasma as little above eye level as possible else you will a) get a stiff neck but b) make the screen look smaller..... does no one else agree with this logic?

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    I would agree, over the fireplace is too high for me, it should be at eye level when seated , unless you have no furniture of course.
     
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    phew! I thought i was going Mad!

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    Mines over the fireplace and no stiff necks here!
     
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    I'll have nowhere else to put it!!!
     
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    Mine is on the chimney breast and quite high, been there for a few weeks now and no stiff necks for us!!

    Piccies here

    Stef
     
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    Mine at eye level, I would not risk it on chimney breast as I use mine in winter months.

    Also if you have children - I do - I wouldn't recommend a Plasma on the Chimney breast, might not give you stiff neck but ret assured children will get stiff neck as they have to look even higher then us adults.
     
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    To each their own, everyone has different needs I suppose, but I for one would not be keen to have it on the chimney for three reasons; too high, too hot, and too ugly, I don't want to make the TV the 'centrepiece' of my sitting room. Of course everyone is different and if it works for you that's fine.

    Keeping it at child friendly level (but ideally out of reach) is a good idea though. When my son gets a bit bigger I think I'll wall mount and put some furniture in front, keep those sticky fingers and letter openers away!
     
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    Which is exactly what I did
    here
     
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    Though squid might argue you can't have it high enough, have you read about his tragedy?
     
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    Yeah, it could happen to any of us with kids. I used to worry when my wife had coffee mornings with all the little terrors charging around our sitting room.
     

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