1. Join Now

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

wall mounting - distance from floor?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Buying & Building' started by Hiran, Jul 6, 2005.

  1. Hiran

    Hiran
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    hiya I have hopefully a very simple question. I wanted to mount my plasma (Panny PV500) and wanted to know what would be the perfect distance to have from the floor? I wanted it so that it is reasonable eye level and i dont have to look up at the screen. Any recommendations will be much appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. av2diefor

    av2diefor
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    It really will depend on how high you sit!

    Most stands are no more than 20" from the floor, this makes for comfortable viewing whilst on a sofa etc.

    Pubs have them much higher as people stand up watching footy etc.

    imo wall mounting for home viewing is a non starter, unless you have no seats.
     
  3. BliarOut

    BliarOut
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Mine's 1.2 metres from the floor. If you have young children you'll understand why ;)

    For most circumstances that's way way too high, but it works perfectly for me.
     
  4. av2diefor

    av2diefor
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    I pop the kids in the play pen :D

    It also depends on the viewing distance, the further away the higher it should be, but there becomes a distance/ screen size ratio.

    For home viewing its better low down so your not straining your neck to see it from a typical distance of 3m.
    Keep it low and buy a picture for the wall :)
     
  5. Jazz Monkey Jr

    Jazz Monkey Jr
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2005
    Messages:
    13,820
    Products Owned:
    2
    Products Wanted:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    137
    Location:
    Garstang, Lancs
    Ratings:
    +1,524
    The bottom of mine is 1.1m from the floor, for the same reasons above, and it won't go anywhere else apart from over the fireplace.
     
  6. av2diefor

    av2diefor
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Mal ,do you not find it uncomfotable looking up?
     
  7. BliarOut

    BliarOut
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    As the highest poster so far I'll answer that. I always watch TV laying on the sofa with my head propped up by a cushion. In that position not one muscle is under tension, including my eyeballs. I'm about 3 metres from the set.

    Couch heaven :D
     
  8. John

    John
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2002
    Messages:
    10,931
    Products Owned:
    1
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Ratings:
    +2,619
    Make yourself a " paper template" and experiment with positioning , until you reach what you think you will be happy with :smashin: . Works every time .

    For the record , mine is about 90cm from floor to bezel

    atb
    John
     
  9. mortimar

    mortimar
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2002
    Messages:
    45
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Location:
    Northampton
    Ratings:
    +3
    Mine is 24 inchs from the floor to bottom of bezel. I gueessed it would be that high if it was on the cabinet stand????
     
  10. johndon

    johndon
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2002
    Messages:
    1,924
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +88
    Mine's 900mm from the floor to the bottom of the 42" panel.

    John
     
  11. Hiran

    Hiran
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Many thanks for all your kind contributions. i like the idea of a paper template for trial and error!! I think I shall go for 90cm. I am getting it prfoessionally installed. I have been told it shall cost me £120 (that will include installation and connection with the cables hidden being the wall) - is this about right?
     
  12. Jazz Monkey Jr

    Jazz Monkey Jr
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2005
    Messages:
    13,820
    Products Owned:
    2
    Products Wanted:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    137
    Location:
    Garstang, Lancs
    Ratings:
    +1,524
    Noy in the slightest, you don't actually look up much, you eyes do move up & down....

    My usual position is approx 15 feet away, so you aren't really looking up at all.
     
  13. Jazz Monkey Jr

    Jazz Monkey Jr
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2005
    Messages:
    13,820
    Products Owned:
    2
    Products Wanted:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    137
    Location:
    Garstang, Lancs
    Ratings:
    +1,524
    I did it myself - well still doing it.
    Much more satisfying, and cheaper.

    http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=218301
     
  14. Enquirer

    Enquirer
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    £120 sounds cheap to me.
     
  15. av2diefor

    av2diefor
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    I certainly couldn't do it for that!

    2 men for 6 hrs, burying cables, replastering and connecting av equipment :eek:
     
  16. banditash

    banditash
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2001
    Messages:
    38
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Location:
    Lancs
    Ratings:
    +0
    Hiran make sure you put a HDMI cable in i put Qed 7meter in £76 D-sub for a computer/ component/ s-video / 2 RGB scarts /2 lots of stereo leads /Aerial lead/ and a power lead but think your £120 is going to shoot up a lot but you will need them belive me :confused:
     
  17. Jazz Monkey Jr

    Jazz Monkey Jr
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2005
    Messages:
    13,820
    Products Owned:
    2
    Products Wanted:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    137
    Location:
    Garstang, Lancs
    Ratings:
    +1,524
    Here's what I put in. I don't need the HDMI or SCART yet but you might as well throw them in.
    Is your mains cable long enough?

    Mains cable (3m) - £35 from Mark Grant
    Component cables (3m) - Belden - £60 from Mark Grant
    HDMI cable - Molex - £25 from Mark Grant
    VGA cable (5m) - £80 from Mark Grant
    SCART (3m) - THOR - £23.50 from TV Cables
    2 pairs phono leads - £23 from TV Cables
     
  18. Enquirer

    Enquirer
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    2 men at a pay rate of minimum wage for the one in charge and a couple of pints for his helper ,paying no tax and having no insurance in a dodgy van with stolen tools ,yeah you might get it done for £120! :D
    And i am sure it will meet all the current electrical safety requirements etc :thumbsup:
    Even dodgy installs are about £200-£300!
     
  19. JohnCCFC

    JohnCCFC
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2005
    Messages:
    417
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    21
    Ratings:
    +10
    It may not be any guide (or indeed help) but the guy who delivered mine he'd sell me a wall bracket for £50, and said for another £50 he'd put it up. no cables, no burying, just hole-drilling and bracket-mounting.

    For the record, I paid £50 and stuck it up myself.
     
  20. Enquirer

    Enquirer
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    For £50 do you think he would have been insured if he went through a mains cable ,gas pipe,or water pipe?

    My suggestion is if you feel you can do it yourself..do it .If not pay good money to a good fully insured dedicated home cinema installer.

    Hiding cables properly, plastering and Mains supply are not everyones bag and certainly would cost you quite a bit of cash to buy just the tools required without taking the cost of the cables into account.
     
  21. JohnCCFC

    JohnCCFC
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2005
    Messages:
    417
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    21
    Ratings:
    +10
    my point really was just to give a frame of reference to the guy who started the debate.

    I agree with your sentiment, but to be honest if I'd had the extra £50, I'd have paid him (it's a safe wall).

    Also, I've just measured and my panel is 120cm from the floor. My instinct has often questioned whether it's too high, but my (and all visitors) viewing has suggested it's a great height. It's a 42" panel and I'm 13ft away.
     
  22. Hiran

    Hiran
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Many thanks to everyone who has gone out of their way to help. I have made notes of all the cables I need - matches the list I have made so that makes me feel good that I have done it right!!
    As far as the installation is concerned, I am getting it done by someone who used to work for Richer Sounds and now has formed his own installation company. He shall be mounting the plasma on the wall and then passing all the cables behind the plasterboard (dabs behind board, holding it to breezeblocks) and taking them out at the bottom near all the other appliances. This way no cables will show and no re-plastering required. All other cables e.g. ariel lead and power lead shall be well hidden against the skirting board. He did want to charge me £200 for the job, but since I offered to help, he realised he wouldnt need his mate to help and so cut the price to £120. I think this is pretty reasonable for what he is doing. I disagree with Enquirer!!! I dont think the job sounds that dodgy!!
     
  23. Enquirer

    Enquirer
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    unless the dabs are in the way
     
  24. Jazz Monkey Jr

    Jazz Monkey Jr
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2005
    Messages:
    13,820
    Products Owned:
    2
    Products Wanted:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    137
    Location:
    Garstang, Lancs
    Ratings:
    +1,524

Share This Page

Loading...