1. Join Now

    AVForums.com uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

LCD over fire place

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by suicidal_maniac, Dec 11, 2004.

  1. suicidal_maniac

    suicidal_maniac
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2004
    Messages:
    58
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    Ive gone and put my LCD over my fireplace(had too it looks ace)..which up till now was a fully working real fire place... just wondering if I could use something under the lcd to deflect the heat(i think not) , maybe somebody else has done the same... :rolleyes:
     
  2. patrik_f

    patrik_f
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2004
    Messages:
    157
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +4
    Are you sure there is any heat to speak of from the fire place?
    Normally the draft from the chimeny takes most heat up the same way. And radiated heat, which radiates spherically, is sheilded by the mantle.

    I would put a thermometer under the LCD and light a fire to see! (A small one at first! :) )
     
  3. suicidal_maniac

    suicidal_maniac
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2004
    Messages:
    58
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    Hmm interesting...could do that...though must remember to lay off the vino before conducting said experiment.
     
  4. suicidal_maniac

    suicidal_maniac
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2004
    Messages:
    58
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    Anyone know what sort of temp would be the maximum to expose the screen to?
     
  5. jimg

    jimg
    Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2004
    Messages:
    826
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Ratings:
    +58
    What does it say in the manual? :rtfm:
     
  6. Alan D

    Alan D
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    The manual for my (Philips) LCD says - "choose a position... at some distance away from radiators or other sources of heat". There is also a quoted "ambient temperature" of 5C - 40C. Personally, I would be very wary - not only because of the heat but the possible damage to the plastic front caused by any smoke or airborne particles (LCD screen are not very robust and have a fairly thin plastic front)
     
  7. suicidal_maniac

    suicidal_maniac
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2004
    Messages:
    58
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    I would read the manual...but im a tiffy by trade, therefore the reading of manuals is not aloud..also im on an oil rig at the minute so i dont have the manual...also if i was at home i dont have a bl@@dy clue whre I put said manual....yes i could dl it, but i just though somebody might know what would be a reasonable temp...Anyways I will try it and if the screen even begins to feel warm I`ll give it a miss.... :smoke:
     
  8. amrypooins

    amrypooins
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2004
    Messages:
    150
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +5
    My Sharp 32GA4E s mounted over a fireplace with a working log fire- it has a mantle which deflects any of the direct heat, and there is no evidence of smoke going anywhere near it.
    So far so good.
     
  9. patrik_f

    patrik_f
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2004
    Messages:
    157
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +4
    If you get smoke indoors from your logfire you have a serious problem and shouldn't use the fireplace at all!

    If you feel paranoid you can always cover up the panel while burning your logs.
     
  10. suicidal_maniac

    suicidal_maniac
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2004
    Messages:
    58
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    Thanx very much for that Amrypooins, I will definaltely give it a go next time it gets really cold!
     
  11. iSix

    iSix
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    I dunno about that, I acidentally whacked the front of one with a big metal scart plug and it didn't do any damage :D *phew* :thumbsup:
     

Share This Page

Loading...