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Wall mounting above a fire place

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Buying & Building' started by clarky78, Jul 16, 2005.

  1. clarky78

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    Is this a bad idea with a plasma? thinking of getting one, with the intention of wall mounting it above a working fire place. would this cause problems? If i had a fault and an engineer came around, would it void my warranty if he saw it above a fire?
     
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    I know on the fujitsu site, it says it is alright to mount over a fireplace, as long as the temp is below 105f as it will shut itself off after that.

     
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    Different warranties for different manufacturers. As long as the mantle is large enough the heat should be directed away from the plasma. Generally plasmas have heat sensors on the panels anyway so if it gets too hot it may shut down. Most manufacturers use service agents and they want to get paid. They'll probably not say anything.
     
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    i think your asking for trouble if you do. i wont put mine above a fireplace. apart from which it might well be too high without giving a bad neck (differing opinions on that one.)

    i think common sense would tell you its a bad idea. if you were an engineer what would you think if someone called you out to a panel thats over a working fireplace and all the heat it will genarate.

    my panell is wall mounted and sticks out about 3 inches from the wall. its going to have to be a deep mantel.

    just my thoughts, your money, your panel, your choice. good luck.

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    well i think its fine, but best if uv got a mantel or something to reflect the heat.
    very little heat rises to the screen from our gas fire it seems to radiate out to the room, plus theres the ledge of the fireplace too.
    mines on loads at the mo prob bout 15 hours a day while the mrs is on maternity leave and had no heat probs or anything, and no noticible difference between if the fire is off or on to the panel (temp of screen to the touch)
     

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    Wouln't be me mounting a plasma above any heat !

    Electronics like to keep cool (thats why they put fans in pc's)

    It all depends on the type of fire, but above a fire has to be the hottest part of the room.

    Way too high for comfy viewing (unless you stand up) all av stands and cabinet stands are around 20" high, surely theres a clue there somewhere :)

    All IMHO of course...........
     
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    I'd say about 20% of installs are above fires of one sort or another. I've never had a client experience a problem with this, though I always advise not to mount so high.
     
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    Thanks for the thoughts. I think it will be above the fire because basically, theres no where else for it to go, unless its stuck in the corner, and there's no way i'm putting it in the corner! Causes loads of problems for my speaker placement!

    My concern is the height now, more than the heat, lets face it i have central heating i don't have to use the fire. but i am concerned about neck ache.
     
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    How far away are you going to sit and how high do you plan to mount it?
     
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    i'll be at 8-9 feet, and it will be 5' to the bottom of the screen. Of course this is screen dependant as, the samsung i like has speakers on the bottom raising it.
     
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    You're brave, Mal, I'd never put one anywhere near that kind of building site. Clarky, 5ft is very high, think carefully and do try the template idea.
     
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    mines about 2 - 2 and half feet off the ground.

    i bought my house based on where the TV would go :rotfl: well you've got to think ahead. or or get options like 5 foot off the floor above a fireplace - do you get a free neck brace as well :D


    Gary
     
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    I am still waiting for the bloody plasterer....so I decided to move back in to the room while I wait. I am not actually doing any decorating.
     

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