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Discussion in 'Home Cinema Buying & Building' started by dapex, Feb 28, 2005.

  1. dapex

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    Hi all, just started seriously looking into getting a plasma and I wondered why height seems to be the average for a wall mounted screen, the reason I ask is that the wife wants it above the fire place, but our fireplace is pretty high (will measure it this evening) and i reckon this will be aproblem....
     
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    if you search the forums for fireplace and viewing angle I think you will find quite a few threads on this.
     
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    I find that watching anything placed higher than eyeline for a long time (and watching a movie is a long time) gives me a sore neck and general discomfort. I feel like going to see a blockbuster in the cinema the very first release day, you know when the only available seats are in rows 1 or 2. Imagine experiencing that every time you watch a movie or TV!

    So I'd place the plasma fairly low. Having said that, a lot of folks here appear to have gone for the fireplace option with tilting brackets. Best idea - before buying get a cardboard cut with the same dimensions of the plasma and try different positions. See if you last for a couple of hours looking at it, when mounting above the fireplace :eek:

    One last thing - if you do mount it above the fireplace it would be a bad idea to keep using the fireplace, since you might end up damaging the plasma. And if you don't use it again, what's the use of the fireplace? Can you get rid of it and put the plasma instead?
     
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    I asked this same question in a previous thread. It seems to be very much a matter of taste. I ended up putting mine (accidentally) about 6 ins higher than I would have liked, which was about 12 ins than ideal due to fixtures in the wall. So all in all it's a little higher than planned. It's fine. I'm used to it being 'up' rather than on the cabinet. It does encourage me to slouch on my sofa, but when was that a bad thing. Haven't suffered from the anticipated neck or eyes strain at all.
     
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    I Think The Problem Is When The Plasma Is Not On People Think Of It The Way They Would A Picture In A Frame And Expect It To Be Quite High, But When You Are Watching It I Personally Think The Lower The Better.
     

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    Mine (when I finally get it) will be on the floor, leaning against the wall (held in place at the back, of course)... The top of a 42" plasma will be pretty much at the eyeline then anyway.
     
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    Make your self a cardboard template .Stick it on the wall , sit in your chair.If it looks good to you , :thumbsup: .Template method never fails
    Atb
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    cheers all, dont suppose anyone can give me measurments for a 42" panyy so i can make my template?
    Cheers
     
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    102 x 61 cm
     
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    Eye level is the correct level.
     
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    Hi dapex

    Just to add, I have just got a 42" Viera and have placed it on the wall before chasing the walls out, we have had it on the wall for about 3 weeks now & have moved it up once because we felt eye level was too low, It is now at 140 cm. & we are happy now.

    Point is, If you dont mined extra work, hang the plasma in a few positions to get it spot on too your own requirements.

    Dan
     
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    94cm from the floor for my 42" panny...wouldnt really like it any higher as i am only 10-12ft from screen.

    Cheers

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    Of course the problems start if you're 6'6",SWMBO's 5 foot nothing,and then there's the kids.Does anyone make a multilevel 5 seater settee? :D
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    measured the fireplace and from floor to bottom of plasma would be 4ft. seems a bit high to me but Iwill still make the template and see. I do have a 4yr old to think of as well. Failing that, anyone know how it is to remove a wooden fire surround and replace with a smaller one??

    Cheers
     
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    Have had my 50" PHD7 for 3 weeks now - from floor to bottom of plasma = 48"
    viewing distance 12' - no problems with neck/eye strain
    Looks nice too
     
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    I also was planning on having mine on the mantelpiece, but when in place it looked very wrong - I went for something a bit different, working out ok for me...
     

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    Eye level works great for me...
     

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    I did the cardboard plasma telly thing. Made a fake Veira and tried it at different heights.

    Finally settled on the same height as the screen would be if it were on an official Panasonic floor stand. Very happy.
     

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    Nice - very red,
    What's that thing on the floor in the middle?
     
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    Looks like an X-Box to me !?!
     
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    Didn't know they did them in silver - very modern ;)
     
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    Love the dog's bed,puts my mutt's pad to shame!
     
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    Sherrie my pussycat isn't very happy! :mad: But she's glad you like her bed! :thumbsup:

    Crystal X-Box a limited edition. Bought it around Christmas time.
     
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    very nice setup... :smashin:
     
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    Does anyone know of a wall mount that allows some adjustment to the height of the unit. I can see all sorts that swing and tilt but nothing that slides up and down.

    I too think the unit should be lower for viewing but as stated earlier it will look less conspicuous higher up when switched off.
     

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