LCD above a fireplace

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  1. NinjaKi11a

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    A friend wants to mount his LCD above a fire place. Does anyone know whether the heat will be detrimental to the TV set?
     
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    Depends on how much heat there is above the fireplace - if there is a mantlepiece it may deflect the heat into the room and away from the wall. How about putting a candle on the mantlepiece and seeing if it melts - if it does it's probably going to be to hot to put a TV up there.

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    best idea is to send an email to Sharp or suchlike and ask what they recommend, i did this with a plasma tv manufacturer cos i wanted to place it above the firepace and they said that it would be ok as long as the heat did not exceed 90 degrees at the tv, also its a good idea to have a wider mantel piece to deflect the heat.

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    plus you have to take into account the viewing angle.
    If you will have to look up at the TV, it mihgt not be comfortable. + Some panels look crap at angles other than head-on.
     
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    Cheers for the advice. I'll tell him to try contacting the manufacturer. Hopefully they'll be more helpful than the ones I've spoekn to in the past!
     

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