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Plasma below shelf...

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by Jasonjo, Jan 30, 2004.

  1. Jasonjo

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    Hi All,

    I think I probably know the answer to this question already, but just wanted a few opionins. :suicide:

    Where I plan to wall mount my plasma, I currently have an Ikea wooden shelf attached to the wall. In order to get the plasma at the correct height for me, this will place the plasma approx. 5cm BELOW the shelf....wait for it ;)

    So, I assume this is going to be a really bad idea?? Yes??

    I have the option to remove the shelf, but this will leave some unsightly holes (also wall papered to make it harder to cover up). Therefoer, the easiest way to hide these is to raise the plasma by 10cm and cover them with the bracket and screen...but this then makes the screen higher, placing it approx 90cm from the floor, which seems a little high for an 8ft-10ft viewing distance...

    So what do you reckon then??? Leave the shelf and risk it, or remove it and put the plazma higher...gentlemen, place your bets please :)

    Cheers

    JJ
     
  2. Pollywoggle

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    I dont know about other plasmas but my Hitachi has the vents at the top and chucks out a lot of heat. Five cm under a shelf and the heat build up would be pretty significant espec in the Summer, there's no way I would feel comfortable with thousands of pounds worth cooking away, it would spoil my peace of mind and enjoyment of a lovely screen! You should definitley move the shelf and disguise the holes IMHO. No-one will be looking at anything except your gorgeous TV!
     
  3. hornydragon

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    Mounting a bit higher wont cause major problem, as heat rises most screens vent at the top so shelf will probably have to go or jou could have problems.
     
  4. Turlough

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    Just how high is your wall ?!

    1200cm seems like 40 feet in old money ! ;)

    Or you could just buy a bigger screen :devil:
     
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    Jasonjo

    Drill some holes in the shelf to let the heat vent through it! assuming that whatever is on the shelf is not covering every bit of flat surface :)

    Best regards

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  6. Jasonjo

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    Thanks All...think I am going to get rid of the shelf

    Thanks turlough you smart arse...yes I meant 1200mm or 120cm :D
     

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