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Wall mount over a gas fireplace? Too Hot?

I have an old 2011 Samsung 8 series that i wanted to mount over a gas fireplace that will get constant use in the wintertime. There is a mantel that will block most of the heat that rises straight up from the fireplace its self and the wall mount will keep it off the brick wall. Is this something that is done often with no issues or do TV's heat up too much and shut them selves down to protect them selves?
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I have an old 2011 Samsung 8 series that i wanted to mount over a gas fireplace that will get constant use in the wintertime. There is a mantel that will block most of the heat that rises straight up from the fireplace its self and the wall mount will keep it off the brick wall. Is this something that is done often with no issues or do TV's heat up too much and shut them selves down to protect them selves?
Shouldn't be a problem if you have the mantle there. I currently have my tv mounted above a word burnng fireplace with no issue and are prone to more heat than a gas fireplace.
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Thanks for the response. I agree that it should be fine but i have ready dozens of articles saying to never do it. My only concern is the heat because i tried this back in 2008 with a Sharp aquos and it would shut down due to the heat. That was an old florescent LED TV so im hoping that LED will not be an issue with heat.
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My next door neighbors have their display mounted over their fireplace. We watched a Super Bowl there a few years ago, and it hurt my neck looking up at the TV all game - it was too high for normal viewing. Ideally, the display should be at eye level when seated. Ever since, we've invited them to our house for the game.
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The "never do it" opinion is based solely on the neck fatigue factor.

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Agreed, if the viewing distance causes neck strain from a too-high-mounted TV, that seems like not such a good placement. I do best with the center of the picture very close to my seated eye level. YMMV.
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