Hi, were moving to a new house and I need some help deciding on a TV size and sound options.
This is for a family room and I am keeping this relatively simple as I have another Home Theatre dedicated room with a 5.1 system.
Right now I am considering getting the LG C7 in the 55" size
The width of the stone area on the fireplace is 61.5"
The mantle is 51" wide
This 55" tv is 48.4" so I feel like this size would look best in this space and still leave some stone on the sides? The 65" tv is 58" wide so getting somewhat close to the edges and much larger than the mantle.
Thoughts on size? Is there a 60" tv out these similar to the C7? I can't find much out there in the 60" size.
As far as sound, I am thinking of trying the LG SJ7 soundbar
but splitting the 2 speakers and placing them on the bottom bookshelves, this way I can have the tv only above the mantle for a cleaner look. Is this a decent plan?
Are there any other sound options that would provide this type of simplicity as this LG option? I do not want to mess with receivers, rear surround speakers and any speakers mounted under the tv over the fireplace.
Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!
By the way, this room is 18' X 20' and is also open to the kitchen, so a fairly large space overall. 10 foot ceilings.
Also, I know over the fireplace isn't always the best location and I agree it can be a neck strain, but this is literally the only spot for a tv in this room.