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Old 09-30-2012, 04:31 PM - Thread Starter
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My living room in my condo has brick walls and hard wood floors. On the 3rd floor of a 3 story building. I am not sure if I should mount my TV on the wall (would have to have an installer come out and do that) or get another TV stand. My wife doesn't like the black glass stand I have now, as it is too low to the ground, and collects a lot of dust. I've attached 2 pictures of what my setup is now. My concerns with my current setup is the Fronts and Center are pretty close to each other. If I were to get a higher table, with maybe an arm on the back to elevate the TV, I may be ok. Most of the TV cabinets I see online have no room for a center speaker. So it's tough finding a cabinent where I can set my center speaker in the front.


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My living room in my condo has brick walls and hard wood floors. On the 3rd floor of a 3 story building. I am not sure if I should mount my TV on the wall (would have to have an installer come out and do that) or get another TV stand. My wife doesn't like the black glass stand I have now, as it is too low to the ground, and collects a lot of dust. I've attached 2 pictures of what my setup is now. My concerns with my current setup is the Fronts and Center are pretty close to each other. If I were to get a higher table, with maybe an arm on the back to elevate the TV, I may be ok. Most of the TV cabinets I see online have no room for a center speaker. So it's tough finding a cabinent where I can set my center speaker in the front.
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Confused, why would you have to have an installer come out to mount your TV/flat panel on the wall. As long as you can get your hands on a hammer drill or SDS drill to drill into the brick, that is a simple DIY job for you and a friend. The only thing you would even need the friend for is to help hold things. Flat panel wall mounts are inexpensive. If you don't have a drill or want to buy one, Home Depot even rents them out.
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Confused, why would you have to have an installer come out to mount your TV/flat panel on the wall. As long as you can get your hands on a hammer drill or SDS drill to drill into the brick, that is a simple DIY job for you and a friend. The only thing you would even need the friend for is to help hold things. Flat panel wall mounts are inexpensive. If you don't have a drill or want to buy one, Home Depot even rents them out.

Thanks for the suggestion. Would a wall mount be recommended in my situation? Or a higher tv stand, with a rail on the back to raise and mount the tv?

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Thanks for the suggestion. Would a wall mount be recommended in my situation? Or a higher tv stand, with a rail on the back to raise and mount the tv?

Either would work and depends on what you can get past your significant other. Personally I think a wall mount would give a much cleaner look and would be much cheaper.. Probably depends on if you own or rent that condo and are allowed to drill into that brick wall.
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