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Help with TV size and Sound Options

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.
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Don't feel bad, my television is above my fireplace but the mantel isn't up very high at all and having the thing tilted it doesn't really cause me neck strain. Is it possible to remove the mantel? It seems sort of out of place anyway. If you could remove it, you could place a bigger television lower on the fireplace and I think it would look better in general.
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i think 55" is ideal. You don't really want to go wider than the mantle IMO.

I like my TV over the fireplace. I can see it from the kitchen and my couch is so deep and comfortable, I'm leaned pretty far back in my normal seating position.

I haven't picked up a sound bar yet, but I am starting to consider it more and more as the kitchen can get noisy at times.
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i think 55" is ideal. You don't really want to go wider than the mantle IMO.

I like my TV over the fireplace. I can see it from the kitchen and my couch is so deep and comfortable, I'm leaned pretty far back in my normal seating position.

I haven't picked up a sound bar yet, but I am starting to consider it more and more as the kitchen can get noisy at times.
Thanks,

I have found the 60" Samsung KS800D at Sams
If I'm wanting a slightly larger TV than 55" since the room is quite large and connects to the kitchen, do you think 60" would be ok.

The width on this tv is 53".

I am also considering pairing this with a Sonos Playbar now.

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I think if your concern is seeing it from the kitchen, you might as well go for the 65". Both will be wider than the mantel and fireplace, but less than the width of the stone work.

I think anything wider than the mantel won't look right (but that is years of living with my wife talking). If i'm listening to/channeling my inner engineer, I'd get the 65" since it functionally fits the bill.

My friend has the Sonos bar for his TV over the fireplace and he loves it.
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Rule #1 when shopping for a TV - Get the biggest TV you can accommodate for the space.
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I think if your concern is seeing it from the kitchen, you might as well go for the 65". Both will be wider than the mantel and fireplace, but less than the width of the stone work.

I think anything wider than the mantel won't look right (but that is years of living with my wife talking). If i'm listening to/channeling my inner engineer, I'd get the 65" since it functionally fits the bill.

My friend has the Sonos bar for his TV over the fireplace and he loves it.

I made some cutouts for all 3 sizes and the 65" just looked too large so that one is out.

Leaning toward doing the 60" as I can get the Samsung KS8000 right now from Sams at $989, which seems like a good price on it.

My 55" choice would probably be the Sony 900E which is about $1,200.

Thoughts on sizes, 60" look ok?

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I think the 60" looks ok.
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I think the 60" looks ok.
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65" curved is only 1.8" wider on each side. ;-)
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At least the 60"

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