Tonight I mounted the Samsung on the wall only to discover I misaligned one of the brackets on the TV (much wailing and gnashing of teeth ensued) and it's not level. Ah well, tomorrow we'll take it back down, align the bracket on the back of the TV properly and all will be well. At least the wall plate is level, fixing that would suck.
Anyway, the point of this post is to ask at what height has everyone mounted their TV? I followed the suggestion that I've read in many places which is that the middle of the TV should be roughly 40 - 45 inches from the ground. This makes it comfortable to watch from a couch without having to look up too much. I actually mounted it a few inches higher as we have a recliner and in the reclined position it would be more comfortable if the TV is a little higher.
The whole time my father in law was telling me "it's going to be too low" and then when my wife saw it mounted she said "it's too low. Why not just leave it on a stand?" Of course, if light sabers were real and I owned one I would have committed bloody murder right then and there and then headed to mexico sans TV, but alas they don't exist and my wife and her father are still happily living and breathing.
Everything I read said how people always mount flat panels too high, thinking of them as picture frames, not TVs. However, it does LOOK pretty low. What does everyone think? Did you mount your TV around 45" or did you mount it higher?