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View Poll Results: Is Your Primary Flat-Panel TV Wall-Mounted?
Yes, close to seated eye height 380 42.08%
Yes, over the fireplace or at a similar height 71 7.86%
No, it's on a stand 429 47.51%
I don't have a flat-panel TV 23 2.55%
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post #31 of 151 Old 05-24-2015, 03:38 PM
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In a sense it is wall mounted at eye level.

This is a custom cabinet built in the wall by the previous owners. In this picture, there is a 55" Samsung sitting on a stand inside the cabinet. But I wanted bigger.

As you can see by the tape, I laid out where a 77" TV would be which was on the outside of the cabinet.



I built a wall inside the cabinet then hung an OmniMount full motion ULPC-X that will hold 250 lbs.



I didn't know what I was going to get. So, I made it able to hold what ever I decided.


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Mine is on a stand also, but I really like the clean look of the photo at the beginning of this thread, even the cabinet looks good suspended.
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My old Apartment had a very awkward set-up with more doorways than walls and I made the mistake of wall mounting the TV too high. Sore neck and headaches, really severe sometimes were frequent, needless to say at the new place I mounted just about seated height.

I also have a similar mount @JimShaw has, and we sometimes take advantage of the swivel, but I always have it tilted down to match viewing angle.

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In my old house, I had two flat panels wall mounted. One (42 inch) in the kitchen morning room over a fireplace and one (55 inch) on an adjustable mount in the master bedroom. They were not my primary or secondary HTs (had projectors). In the current place I do not have any wall mounted (and that's how I voted). In the current master bedroom I had a 92 inch screen that folds into the ceiling installed (I have a 32 inch TV if I want to watch the news or something quick). In the rooms I now have for surround sound that also have a flat panel (a guest room and a spare bedroom), I have them stand mounted and prefer them that way (probably won't be more than 18 months before one of those get upgraded to 4k).
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Stand mounted at eye level.
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I'm using the Salamander stand, 4-Door Berlin, with the optional mount. Eye level is even with the bottom half of a 79" screen. Best for me...
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I've been looking this weekend for a tv stand and now I see this article.

I like a lot those floating tv console like the picture on the OP, but I think that those can't hold much weight.

My tv is on a tv stand is a low profile stand but I have been thinking on wall mounting or getting a higher tv stand because I have a 2 1/2 year old girl and she is a very busy girl.

I need something that will keep my girl far from touching the screen and turning the tv on lol.

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My primary TV is a projector, the secondary TV is a flat panel stand mounted.

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I see and respect your pov on this. Heck...even I used to feel that way. But nothing except real world stuff "distracts" me anymore when I'm viewing a movie. Especially my equipment rack. In fact, I actually want it to be easily accessible. So I can set and forget. It took me decades to get comfortable with this level of simplicity. Especially the part in the area of changing plugs & etc on a stand setup versus a fixed wall mounted flat panel setup.
sounds like you have a pretty different room than i do maybe. moving my rack away from the front of the room makes it more accessible when the screen is down.

i feel like we have the same goal, but two very different views on how to achieve it. i want to simplify, and to me that means putting the 'gear' out of the way, in another room even where it can be much easier to access the rear. having my stuff on a rack, with the tv on top basically blocks me from having any access, at least not without moving the tv out of the way first.

i mean yeah, changing input on the tv would be more difficult with on the wall mount, but as part of my 'simple' concept, i'd never have more than a single hdmi and power cord hooked up to my display anyway. it's not what i need access to.

different strokes. heck, could even be as simple as wanting what you don't have. i've never had a tv wall mounted, and the gear tucked away out of sight. it's always dominated my room

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Both of my TVs (Sharp Elite and Panny AX800) are not mounted due to their weights and it's also so much more convenient for Geeks like us!
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Z-Line mount stand

Mine is on a Z-Line floating mount stand.
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Wall-mounted here. Just love the clean look. Photos available in the gallery: http://www.avsforum.com/photopost/da...a_Qdp4K29.jpeg (not showing a large rug I've since bought, and a tidy up of the cables).

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I have my Sony 55" flat panel mounted on the wall with a videosecu mount from amazon. Found a nice little wire track on amazon to run the network, hdmi's, power down to the floor behind the tv stand.

Mounting on the wall, I found a little l-shaped hdmi connector was really handy.

I also a 46" flat panel hanging on the wall, also from videosecu.

Both are mounted so that my eyes are at one-third of the way from the bottom of the tv.
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All six of mine, including my primary are wall mounted; some are full articulating, some are tilt depending on the room setup. All except my living room are at eye level and I just finished a remodel of the fireplace surround to lower it about a foot which made all the difference. I'm not a big fan of having excess furniture and nearly everything for the house is in a centralized rack upstairs so there is no clutter. Hiding the wires was easy, running power for an outlet for each of them was pretty simple as well.
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Both. It is "mounted" to a tv stand.
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Because I hate TV's over fireplaces, when we bought this house we took the gas only fireplace out and walled it off. The previous owner had a TV mounted over the huge mantle, and would sit around staring at the ceiling all day as the TV was so high up. Worse yet, he had all of his av gear sitting on one of his speakers to the side, with cables all over the place (something else I cant stand).


Here is a before picture and after picture. The first (before) shot is one of the listing photos when the house was on the market.


In the second (after) shot we now own the home and had remodeled most of it. The floors are new, as are the two windows we framed in on either side of the TV, which we mounted at a more appropriate level. The popcorn ceiling has been scraped and the walls repainted rounds out our remodel of this area. Same ugly ceiling fan.
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My TV is on a stand at the eye level hight.

When I'm in my HT, I'm not even in my home.
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Yes, close to seated eye height.

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i hung mine myself with a universal kit from BB. ($100)
i cut holes and used wall plates from home depot to hide the HDMI cable.
wasn't that hard. especially with the kit from BB. it came with a little level, and a big sheet template that you used to mark your holes before putting in the bolts/screws.
most counties/states have code that will not allow tv power cables to be ran through the wall. you must install an outlet behind the TV. i was lucky enough to have an outlet already right behind where i wanted my TV.

That looks nice !
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Wall mounted purely out of necessity.

How else would I be able to have a motorised screen come down in front of it without losing 4 feet of throw...

And it let's me completely drop having a cabinet, which is good since I couldn't have my subs and large center speaker with one.
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I'm fortunate in that the way my house is laid out there is a closet directly behind the wall where the television is mounted. I pass all cables through the wall to the closet where the receiver, Blu-Ray player, Roku etc all sit on a shelf. I use a Logitech IR extender and control everything using a Harmony Remote. I like the clean look of having none of the components in the room. Speakers are in-wall from Monoprice.
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I have been wall mounting my TV's from the time I got the first LCD, about 10 years now. I have all the cables in wall including power. It's easy to do and with Home Depot and Monoprice.com not an expensive project. All thats necessary is a basic understanding of how things work and if not Home Depot has a lot of do it your self help books.
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I'm a big fan of wall-mounting. To me, a flat screen TV on a stand is like a floor-lamp in a room - it seems temporary to me. I'd much prefer recessed lighting. But wall-mounting a TV requires 100% commitment to the floorplan... my wife has changed the layout of our Family Room three times in the 5 years we've owned our current home, so our 60" Sharp LCD remains on a stand.

However, our Basement Theater has a 60" Kuro on an articulating mount... after more than a half-dozen mount jobs over the past decade, I've found that an articulating mount is a great way to ensure access to your connections and to pass speaker wires or IR sensor wires through, etc, even if you NEVER intend to articulate it during regular viewing. The price you pay is an additional ~3-4" of stand-off from the wall (and an extra ~$50 for articulating mount vs rigid).

Our primary Theater display is a Sony VPL-HW35ES w/ 125" AT screen, but the Kuro is there in case we have a lot of people over for casual viewing, and want to leave some lights on. It is above eye-level so people can see the TV from anywhere in the room (it is 18'x26', and I don't currently have risers for the 'cheap seats'). I've found that I prefer the image from DVD's on the smaller Kuro, as the projector magnifies the limitations of DVD resolution. And of course, the Kuro blacks are unbeatable, compared to the dark-green blacks of the Sony projector.
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Wall mounted, center of TV appx 9" higher than eye level to accomodate my large center channel which sits on top of my entertainment cabinet.

Cables: Ran ducting through wall (PITA, plaster walls) with port at bottom of wall and behind TV for cables.

Power: Installed recessed female receptacle behind TV; can't remember exactly it's called but installed recessed "male" plug at bottom of wall. That way, you use a standard extension cord from an UPS or surge protector and plug the female extension cord end onto the recessed male plug. Works really slick and was easier than running non-ups'd power from the basement.

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In the Living Room i have a 50 inch Panasonic on a Billy bags stand. The kitchen has a 26 inch LG on
the table.In the bedroom a small 19 inch Samsung display on a stand.
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Wall mounted mine to look like it is on a stand....this allows me to have the screen flush with the front edge of the stand...
I like that. It's a clever way to keep all the cables hidden too.

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