Is your TV wall mounted or free standing?

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  1. My Lounge TV is wall mounted.

    50.4%
  2. My Lounge TV is free standing.

    48.7%
  3. My bedroom TV is wall mounted

    27.4%
  4. My bedroom TV is free standing

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  1. Ari33

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    As above ^ Is your Lounge and/or bedroom TV wall mounted or free standing?


    Just interested...





    Thanks.
     
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    Wall mounted in both living room and bedroom.

    Living room 60"
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    Bedroom 40"
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    50 inch in lounge and 40 inch in bedroom both wall mounted.
     
  4. arenaman

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    64" free standing in the lounge, 42", 32" and 21" in the bedrooms, also free standing
     
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    Both wall mounted.

    The old bullet proof CRT in the kids tv room is free standing. When it packs up (if ever) then I'll wall mount there as well.
     
  6. kevykat

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    50 inch free stand. Prefer the option of being able to rearrange. Got discreet skirting trunking so cable is hidden regardless where ever I locate.
     

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    Which one do I vote for if the TV comes out of the bed?
     
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    Fixed your OP, OP ;)
     
  9. Ari33

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    Thanks a lot guys, keep em coming!

    At the moment free standing seems to be making a bit of a comeback compared to a similar poll done in 2004. I wonder why that might be.... maybe more gadgets to connect these days requiring better access to the rear of the TV?
     
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    Free standing in the living room, as a fireplace prevents me wall mounting at what I consider an acceptable height.
    If the wife ever lets me get rid of the fireplace, I'll wall mount at seated eye level.
    Bedroom is wall mounted to free up space for the wife's [-]crap[/-] essential stuff on the dresser.
     
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    Kind of neither (just to be awkward). :rotfl:

    The Mrs wouldn't let me wall mount as she didn't want "holes everywhere in the walls"! :suicide: Plus our walls are as thin as tissue paper so it'd be a pain doing it anyway. Therefore as a compromise I bought a TV stand from Ikea that has a big back board on it, and mounted it on that. Therefore it kind of looks wall mounted in that I'm not using the stand, but in actual fact its not actually mounted on the wall.

    However we're moving in a few months time and the new house has solid brick walls both external and internal, and therefore the new TV will be properly wall mounted when I re-decorate the lounge and channel in all the cables. The Mrs has already approved.

    Currently bedroom TV is free standing but again when we move will be wall mounted.
     
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    Dr Phil, why not just hang that TV from the ceiling :laugh:

    Do you not get neck ache from looking that high?
     
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    LCD mounted on the wall in the lounge. we have the old 32" CRT TRINITRON in an alcove in the bedroom. at some point the lounge tv will be replaced and will go in the bedroom
     
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    I'm amazed some people still have CRT sets! :eek:
    Isn't that worthy of a ban from this site? ;)
     
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    CRT sets didn't seem to have half the issues of today's ultra thin pieces of garbage they pump out
     
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    Don't start or FZR400RRSP will get palpitations again.

    Go through the "renovation thread" in my sig if you really want the old arguments rehashed!

    :D
     
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    Nearly every wall mounted set I have seen is too high. The top of the screen ideally be level with the eye. All these above fireplace mounts must kill people's neck muscles.
     
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    my 10 year old trinitron still has a better picture than a lot of LCDs.

    plus, as its in an alcove its not really wasting any space. plus, we cant afford to blow £400 on a cheapy just to watch porn :laugh:
     
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    ours is above our fire. we generally relax in recliners so your eye is looking right at the screen. no neck ache from me. but some here are higher than ours.
     
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    Many retro gaming fans or competitive fighting game fans still use CRTs due to some games being tightly coupled to refresh rates and even the slightness bit of input lag can ruin frame perfect combos.
     
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    Input lag is a minor complaint though does get brought up now and again, the main areas of concern are screen uniformity, off angle viewing and motion issues. When you spend £3k on a TV you expect better :suicide:
     
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    Question for people who have got it wall mounted. How do you go about huffing the cabling as I've currently got 4 devices connected via hdmi then there's also the power leads. Need a couple of ideas as currently my 42 is free standing but there's cables all over the place and would prefer to hang it in a corner
     
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    You're more likely to get a sore head by banging your head against a brick wall by disagreeing with the people who will tell you that your TV, that you watch, on your wall, is in the wrong place...
     
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    :laugh: in bed you just angle the pillow but ours is quite low as its on some drawers in the alcove.

    in the lounge its just right but i did try and see how it worked first. im limited due to the fire below but its never turned on.

    i use an AVR downstairs. so just 1 hdmi into TV and power. my tv is recessed in a floating wall though so you cant see cables.
     
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    All my TV's are on proper tv stands.

    Wall mounted would be ok if they were at eye level,but I couldn't stand one being above a fire place,or even worse right up by the ceiling.

    It just too high and must be very uncomfortable to watch.
     
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    Free standing, have been thinking about mounting it but don't want to risk it falling off the flimsy plasterboard wall.
     
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    Free standing here.
     
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    I've got the 32" wall mounted in the living room. Initially placed it a touch too high but I've become quite accustomed to it now.

    Once I move (in the process of selling my flat) the first thing I'm going to do is get a bigger TV though.
     
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    not really. ours is only about 1m from the ground. only a tad higher than on my old cantilever stand. too low and when you put your feet up you see toes on the screen :laugh:

    as i say, we have recliners so they angle you upwards anyway. plus, oddly, i can use my eyes and dont need to use my neck. eyes easily have a 45 degree viewing angle. i think recliners really help

    plus, many people have glass screens which just reflect you in the screen. my tv is also on a fancy bracket that swings out a lot so i can watch TV in the conservatory if i want and its angled down a little too.
     
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    Thud...

    Thud...

    Thud...

    There's that headache again...


    Question for all you smart folks who insist that if you're sitting in front of your high mounted TV and have to look up to see it, you will get a sore neck.

    If I'm sitting in a reclining sofa which naturally puts me at an angle looking towards the top of the wall, and then I have to look down at a lower mounted TV... What do you reckon would happen to my neck?
     

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