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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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I also like the floating entertainment centers but I've not come across any that have a good/versatile wire management system and as someone already posted, not sure it can handle the weight of a lot of equipment particularly a real amp (not just an AVR).


I would be interested if someone can prove me wrong. I know Salamander now has a "floating" offering but I was not impressed with the wire management.

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Yes I had to wall mount it to fit my projector screen in front. Had literally zero margin to make it work.
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never understood why when people wall-mount their tv's, its always way too high, like they are paintings or something. TV should always be at eye level, not one inch higher.
So everyone that mounts their TVs do this?

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My 65inch Panasonic plasma weighs in at 180 lbs and is supported on wall by a very massive wall mount that lets it hang from close wall to as much 30 inches from the wall. The mount was very expensive but I procured it because my 64 inch Pioneer rear projection box sat at about 2 ft from the wall and I did not want to move basically the same size image 2 ft further away from our viewing couch. The mount allows the panel to look nice when entertaining being essentially on the wall but allows to me to watch normally hanging about 24 inches away.
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I'm surprised by the percentage not mounted on a wall. My wife is adamant it MUST be mounted on the wall with no wires showing!!
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Is Your Primary Flat-Panel TV Wall-Mounted?

Th-p50st60 on the stand here. I'm looking at either a cabinet mount, or wall mounting in the future. I'm not going to run cables in the wall If I wall mount as it's not worth the hassle and effort imo. I will cover the cabling with some sort of conduit/pipe however. This will probably come to fruition when we get a bigger panel and as an av salesperson nothing is really doing it for me at the moment, and my st is only a year old
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Window behind

In my case, I have my HT installed in a room that has a window behind the TV, which is BTW a 65" LCD.
It is in a stand that keeps the flat panel at a proper height.


Before that remodeling the TV set, was mounted at eyesight height in a wall.




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Both TVs in the house are mounted on Whalen TV Stands with built-in mounts. Wall in this house aren't straight because the townhouses are in a semi circle plus didn't want the hassle
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I have one of my TVs wall mounted along with the cable box and a Blu-ray player - this is in the guest room where we wanted to maximize the floor space for a couch
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No option for sits on the center speaker ?

I can't be the only one .

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That's some center speaker. I see it is also your L/R speakers... what is it BTW ? Quite unique.

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I'm surprised by the percentage not mounted on a wall. My wife is adamant it MUST be mounted on the wall with no wires showing!!
I used to have them mounted. Then I needed space for bias lights. Prefer them on low sitting units for sometime now. The Plasma sits on an old grey wooden Toshiba CRT unit with glass centre.

It's always nice to see the shape of it to remind me how deep those CRTs once were. While everything else sits in the shelves in below behind the heavily tinted black glass. It is lovely when Ideal Lume is on.
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Most AVS members have at least one flat-panel TV. Is yours wall-mounted or freestanding?

I've heard it said that the vast majority of people with flat-panel TVs do not mount them on the wall; most use the TV's stand and place it on a cabinet of some sort or in an entertainment center. And who can blame them? The wall-mounting hardware must be securely attached to the wall studs, and it's difficult to hide the cables. On the other hand, a wall-mounted flat panel sure looks cool, especially if you can hide all the cables (including the AC power cable).

How about you? Is your primary flat-panel TV wall-mounted? If so, is it mounted so the center of the screen is roughly at seated eye height, or is it higher—say, above a fireplace? Did you do it yourself, or did you hire someone to do it? If you hid the cables, how did you do it? Or do you have no flat-panel TV at all?

As I've learned from doing these polls, some AVS members will undoubtedly question the precise meaning of "primary flat-panel TV," so let me try to be clear here. According to a poll I conducted back in February, 65.5% of respondents have a flat-panel TV as their main video display, while 28.8% have a front projector. (The rest have rear-projection TVs and a few CRT direct-view TVs.) But I bet that many of those with a front projector also have a flat panel somewhere in their home.

If you are among those whose main video display is a flat panel, the meaning of "primary flat-panel TV" should be obvious. For those whose main video display is a front projector (or other type of display), if you also have one or more flat panels in your home, which one do you consider to be "primary"? Maybe you have one behind a retractable projection screen in your home theater, or perhaps it's the one in the bedroom or family room—whatever. The point here is to learn how common it is for AVS members to wall-mount their primary flat-panel TV, however you define that phrase.

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I would love to have a flat panel. But mounting in my apartment would not go over well with the landlord. Mu husband is frugal and he is waiting for the deal that will make him purchase.

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Th-p50st60 on the stand here. I'm looking at either a cabinet mount, or wall mounting in the future. I'm not going to run cables in the wall If I wall mount as it's not worth the hassle and effort imo. I will cover the cabling with some sort of conduit/pipe however. This will probably come to fruition when we get a bigger panel and as an av salesperson nothing is really doing it for me at the moment, and my st is only a year old
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Hahaha I get a kick how you had to go into full dissertation on Primary Flat-Panel Tv explanation. My Samsung LN52B is sitting on top of a BDI entertainment center. This TV has a terrible reflection problem during the day, if the image is not super bright you're basically watching yourself sitting on the couch. Debating on getting the cheap 70" Vizio from Costco as I'm finding my current TV is too small Only problem 70" TV will carry past custom built-in cubby on sides


Looks like you will need to re-engineer you cubby.

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Before our daughter, only the bedroom TV was mounted above the dresser to leave room for cable box, and other stuff my wife wanted to set on it. After she arrived, I started mounting the other TVs. All are mounted at eye level, bottom 3rd or so, never higher. Fused vertebrae make it too hard to look up for long periods of time. I have hidden the wires behind the wall in the living room. Now I have to plan for the others too.
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wall mounted at eye level with a entertainment console below for bd player, receiver, books, etc. all cables are hidden in wall and come out behind the console to it all looks clean -
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For the first five years my 60" plasma was on a stand. As of five months ago it is wall mounted slightly lower so the center of the picture is at eye level.

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Mine is wall mounted. Since it is a 75 inch, it is above eye level but I mostly watch it on a reclining couch so for me it is perfect.

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This is the best thread there has ever been or ever will be on AV Science Forum. Scott has finally structured a flawless poll, by no means an easy task, and the information and comments it has elicited will be of much future use. Tremendously useful stuff knowing what others choose to do here. Maybe we could have a poll about what your favorite snack is while watching a streamed movie on your phone. I would really like to see how snacks vary by the display device being used. A flat panel, phone, or projector. Further would the snack vary by the source and/or the source material? Would it prove you are what you eat? I am pretty sure that it would disprove that axiom.
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70" that I wall-mounted myself near seated eye level. Bottom of TV is above the TV "stand" cabinet with about 1/2 inch between my Goldenear Soundbar and the extra "Vizio" tag that sits below the rest of the TV (obnoxious!). This allows for some cables to show but not too distracting, and there was no way I was going to run cables through the wall myself.

The included stand was way too wobbly for my wife to be confident that my 5 year old wouldn't pull it down on himself, even if we anchored it to the wall. I'm so glad I ended up mounting it.

My friends comment that it seems way too low, but children's grabby hands aren't of too much concern because 1) I have the cabinet providing some buffer to TV access and 2) screen cleaner is easy to use!
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I used to have it on a stand, but when we moved I had no choice. I'm still crying over having to sell my book shelf B&W's. Oh well, we had to compromise. Its not as bad as people make it sound though. We have a big TV room and can sit back. I mounted as low as I possibly could.It was lower the TV or the center. I went with the TV. I was able to hide all wires at least. This was taken shortly after completion.
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Current TV is on a stand. It's curved and not really mountable (LG 55" OLED)

Kid's TV in the new house (currently being built) will be wall mounted with a conduit behind it to hide wiring.
Basement TV will be a projector.
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Mine's wall-mounted. In my small space, it's better than being placed on a stand for a variety of reasons:
  • Looks better in a viewing environment with a modern or contemporary design aesthetic.
  • Low-profile means distance to the screen is increased (every little bit helps).
  • Expands options in terms of what type of furniture/media shelves can be used in front of TV.
  • More space for (and ideal placement of) center channel speaker.
  • Eliminates potential issue of cats playing/exploring behind the TV

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A lot of the time, we just want to casually watch the TV with the lights without turning off all the lights and firing up the projector and screen. Other times we want to sit down and focus on watching a movie from beginning to end like in a commercial theater. When we have friends over for BBQ, we often have the lights on with a concert video on the TV instead of playing music. Other times we have a party, some people want to veg and watch a movie while others want to talk and socialize with the lights on.

It's very convenient to have both options. I already had a nice Pioneer KURO Elite before buying a projector and screen. We were going to move it to the bedroom and buy an ambient light rejecting screen like the Stewart Firehawk, Screen Innovations Black Diamond or DNP Supernova so we could watch films with the lights partially on without it completely washing out the image. However they were very expensive. The more I demo'ed them at the dealer with different levels of ambient light, I realized that while the picture was more passable than a traditional white screen, it was still significantly degraded by any amount of ambient light for the extreme price they wanted to charge. With the lights completely out, the comparative advantage was even less worth the premium cost.

So we decided that the most cost economical approach was to use the KURO for lights-on viewing and a less expensive white screen for lights-off viewing. We were still going to get a darker gray screen for better blacks until Elite introduced their Dual Osprey which had BOTH a 16:9 HDTV and 2:35 Widescreen motorized in one housing. It's a white screen with 1.1 gain so we gave up some contrast in return for getting a constant height projection theater.

















When were set this up a few years ago the Pioneer Kuro was king of the video mountain. Obviously a lot has changed since then: 4k resolution, Rec 2020 color gamut, HDR and 10-12 bit processing, with OLED sets that are 1/4" thin at the bezel. The Pioneer Kuro needed 5.5 inches of recessed pocked to flush mount it under the motorized screen. We cased the pocket in qtr teak with 3" of clearance on all sides to vent the plasma electronics that actually gets quite hot. Unfortunately, that has limited the size of the newer TV that I can upgrade without extensive modifications to the wall and casing.

I've been eyeballing the new LG OLED 55B6P sets. The teak pocket is 54.5" wide and the 55" LG B6 is 57.1"wide at the bezel which means it would overhang the opening 1.3" on each side. The LG is only 1/4" deep at the bezel so it would still fit under the 1" clearance from front of flatscreen to rear of the drop down screen I originally designed into the setup and not look too out of place. Many years ago when the first 50" Pioneer Kuro Plasma hit the market at a cool $25,000 did I ever think that a time would come when 75" sets and bigger would become the norm at Costco prices...







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I have two plasmas, both wall mounted at close to eye level. I used simple, low profile mounts from Monoprice that were plenty sturdy and super inexpensive. I also used their wall plates behind the TVs and the entertainment centers to run cables inside the walls. Speaker wire is run down the walls into the crawlspace below and then up into the center wall plate. I love the look though my wife has recently draped some Christmas lights behind it that are now visible... Kinda defeats the purpose of hiding all those AV wires!
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Is Your Primary Flat-Panel TV Wall-Mounted?

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never understood why when people wall-mount their tv's, its always way too high, like they are paintings or something. TV should always be at eye level, not one inch higher.
This is a very timely topic for me. In answer to the question above, I had never seriously considered a wall mount for a TV, until recently. I have a 22 inch Samsung in our master bedroom at home. Ironically, when I first put a TV in there, my wife complained stating, "We don't need a TV in every room in the house!" I didn't argue with her, but simply left it on the bedroom dresser. It has a Roku 3, over the air capability, and DISH Network access.

Sometime after placing it there, I discovered that my wife was using that set. In fact, some months back she complained that she couldn't see it right when she was watching in bed. She advised me that she wanted a wall mount for it. So, I dutifully stopped by Micro Center a couple of months back. The could news was a nice mount was on sale. The bad news was there were sold out. So, I left empty handed. We were leaving on a week long Caribbean cruise soon and I thought I would wait and see if she mentioned it again.

Sure enough, more recently she did mention it again. Back to MicroCenter and I bought an Inland wall mount. It is a bit above eye level, but it is located in a place in our bedroom which is pretty much the definitive location for a TV. And, perhaps most importantly, it tilts down enough so that she can watch it.

Oh, and for whatever it is worth, the Roku 3 was one of my Christmas gifts to her this past Christmas. She also complained about that stating we didn't need it. As it turns out, however, she uses the Roku 3 quite a bit in the master bedroom!

Oh, and to get back slightly on topic, our primary flat panel TV is not wall mounted. It is in a corner location and it is on a stand. Now that I have some experience installing a wall mount, I might be willing to do it again.
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