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Plasmas and Fires

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by chrisw, Aug 30, 2005.

  1. chrisw

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    Just got a plasma and am thinking over the best way to mount it.

    I'm thinking of putting it over the fireplace (which is only a couple of feet high - no mantlepiece / surround to it). The main question is, is this safe if the fire (electric) is switched on below it.

    I notice from the many pictures in the 'Get your plasmas out' thread that there are quite a few over fires, so just wondering if any of them get switched on and used (the fires that is).
     
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    We're currently looking for a flush mounted electric fire for our new house and we are planning on having a plasma above it.

    We've found one fire that actually states specifically that it's OK to put a plasma above it without any mantle of any kind. I've seen one switched on and there was hardly any heat above the top of the fire so it's going to be safe for the plasma.

    Can't remember the make at the moment but I'll try and find out...

    John
     
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    Let me know if you do find it....

    What I do want to avoid is having what looks like two tvs one on top of another as some of these new fires look a little like flatscreen monitors with a fire video looping!
     
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    My wife is insisting on something similar for our living room - if I get a Plasma, she wants a new fire - yaddayadda.

    Anyway - do these fires actually give out heat - my basic memory of heat was that it rises so surely must affect the Plasma?
     
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    Well, I've stood in front of one and to be honest, there wasn't much heat coming out of it at all but I don't know how high up it was turned. The glass on the front was quite hot but, above the fire, there was very little heat.

    John
     
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    So they are a waste of time then and not a proper heater.

    Electronic stuffs, biggest enemy is heat.

    If it's not hot, it'll be ok.

    If it is hot, I really wouldn't recommend mounting a plasma above it.

    Common sense, I'd have thought :confused:
     
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    My wife wants it more for effect than heat (haven't had a fire in the current living room for 10 years) and, if it means that I can get a 50" plasma above it then I'm more than happy :thumbsup:

    John
     
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    Why not just install a second plasma instead of the electric fire? Then you can play a "fireplace DVD" and have a similar effect. :thumbsup:

    You could also convert your "fireplace" into an aquarium, with a different DVD ;)
     
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    Already got the DVD - wife thought it was a good idea :rolleyes: until she watched it

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