Originally Posted by TheCarFather
I do plan on lowering my TV soon as well, mounted it high like that years ago when I didn't know any better. As I keep reading and learning, I keep adjusting things as I see fit. But overall this budget system sounds MILES better than my old home theater in a box. The amount of bass is amazing from the dual F12's, I love it!
Double check your natural line of sight from you normal seated position before lowering your tv.
Too many people offering advice in these forums about tv height without taking in to account individual circumstances.
I notice from your pics that you have what looks like recliner chair seating. If so, before resorting to lowering the tv, sit in your recliner chair, recline to you normal viewing angle, with your head resting againt the back of the seat (NOT with you head pulled forward away from the back of the seat - that is where neck strain can come in!!). Do you have to tilt you head up to look at the tv? If not, the tv is not too high.
My tv is sitting high on a very high cabinet, and in my natural fully reclined position, I actually have to move my eyeballs DOWN to look at the TV. Havc sometimes resorted to putting a cushion behind my neck/head to bring my direct line of site DOWN (not up) to look directly at TV. Or not push the recliner all the way back, which would result in my direct line of sight aimed ABOVE the TV at the ceiling!!!!
On the other hand, if that two-seater is NOT a recliner, maybe the tv is too high! But even so, do the "sit" test: sit in you viewing chair. Rest your head back against the back of the chair (or not, depending on how you normally sit when watching your tv). Once settled, where are your eyes naturally aligned: below, at, or above the TV? That will tell you where your tv needs to be. NOT some fixed rule that assumes everybody is sitting with back and neck straight, and line of sight parallel to the floor.