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View Poll Results: Is Your Primary Flat-Panel TV Wall-Mounted?
Yes, close to seated eye height 380 42.04%
Yes, over the fireplace or at a similar height 71 7.85%
No, it's on a stand 430 47.57%
I don't have a flat-panel TV 23 2.54%
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post #121 of 151 Old 06-01-2015, 09:19 AM
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I am going to rub the wires in the wall and get a new mount sometime. The wall is a hollow internal 2x6. I used this ikea setup for now, the vt50 is heavy.





The tv is centered with the couch and it is pretty low, cant stand looking up. About 3 feet. Do love the martin Logan and b/w center channel. Need a new amp and preamp, that stuff works great but is dated.





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Another aspect to consider

My circa 2003 Panasonic Plasma that cost me $5K new is wall mounted and remains that way even though we were burglarized today.

Thieves removed all sorts of shiny swag but they were unable to remove the 5 Cabasse speakers that are bracketed to the walls (not for want of trying) and they left the entire rack of equipment in the coat closet untouched. Not that the stuff now has much resale value left but the chore or replacing the system installation would have taken me weeks to get to.

So I suggest that there may be another reason to bolt it down!

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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.
Sometimes the room and your equipment dictate a less than perfect TV height placement. Take my room for example. With an 80 inch TV it really limits what you can put under it and still keep it at head height. At most I could shave 2 inches off my rack, but that would be a pita to do.

I don't have any place to relocate the rack to so I made the best of a semi bad situation. That is if you can call having an 80 inch TV a bad thing.
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The only aspect that appeals to me about wall-mounting is how you get to re-purpose the top of your stand for the center-channel speaker. I had trouble finding a good stand that would accommodate both the TV screen and a decent-sized center speaker...


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I'd like to see how you have mounted these off ceilings. looking for pics to spark my own ideas

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Mine is hanging down from a ceiling mount because it has an open room behind it.
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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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Sometimes the room and your equipment dictate a less than perfect TV height placement. Take my room for example. With an 80 inch TV it really limits what you can put under it and still keep it at head height. At most I could shave 2 inches off my rack, but that would be a pita to do.

I don't have any place to relocate the rack to so I made the best of a semi bad situation. That is if you can call having an 80 inch TV a bad thing.
Damn! Even the hulk looks small.
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I'd like to see how you have mounted these off ceilings. looking for pics to spark my own ideas
My master bedroom screen was actually put in pre-construction and recesses entirely into the ceiling.
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I have not decided on a flat panel yet, BUT I was just given an older 1080p Vizio 47" that one of my coworkers simply didn't want any longer. This will at least give me the opportunity to see what that looks like on my intended flat panel wall. I've been thinking 65", but once I get this thing hung, it'll give me an idea as to whether or not I really NEED a 65" or just WANT a 65". Or maybe a 55" would be just fine. Will know more soon! OLED is something to consider, but no way I could afford a 65", *might* be able to handle a 55".

Also based on the AV cabinet height that I think I settled on (32") - this also dictates how high the TV needs to be. I'm thinking it might be TOO high, but again, once mounted, I'll know for sure and then I can adjust my plan. I feel very fortunate that I was given this TV to experiment with prior to making any final decisions on furniture, etc.
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My TV would look weird wall mounted anyway, the base Has a DVD player and all of the audio outputs in it so I cant remove it. I could theoretically but i would lose my optical audio output ad there would be a wiring harness hanging out.

Its an older model 720P LCD TV that I acquired for free, well except the main board i bought since the tuner was bad, and my soldering iron wont get hot enough. and i wanted to use the DVI input for a Blu ray player and a sound-bar or amp i plan to add. i did use an HDMI do VGA adaptor with a VGA to HDMI DVI-I cable.
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My LCD TV is on it's stand sitting on an oak cabinet. I have mounted several TV's on walls for friends but since I am renting the house I'm in, this isn't an option.

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I live in rental so no TV on wall. Plus when you mount tv on wall your stuck with arranging everything around the tv i
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My LCD TV is on it's stand sitting on an oak cabinet. I have mounted several TV's on walls for friends but since I am renting the house I'm in, this isn't an option.
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I don't have much of a choice - only one place for a TV in my rental so everything has to be arranged around it anyway - but the upside is that my landlord is extremely cool about things and does not mind things like this.
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I have mounted two TVs in my house and have a third that is not mounted, but sitting on a TV entertainment unit. I love the clean look of mounting a TV to the wall and the ability to run all of the cables through the wall so that they are hidden from view. In my living room, I have power, coax, ethernet, and 5 HDMI cables running through the wall that would have looked really bad if they were all visible.
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Mines wall mounted in a corner with a floating shelf below it.
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Mine is only on a fake wooden TV cart. I try not to be too fancy.

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Hi, I'm debating whether to mount a 60-65" TV above the Fireplace (see pic) or perhaps place on a stand on one side of the Fireplace (angled a bit). This is a very long room and is open to the kitchen on the opposite side so some of the viewing will be done at long distance, say 20 to 25 feet. This is the TV we would probably watch/have on in the background when people come over but my main theater is in another room. I'm trying to talk myself into putting the TV above the Fireplace and then having the equipment hidden in a cabinet in the room next to it. Would make it look very clean and not block the window, etc. Just curious to see what others think about putting this TV above the Fireplace. I keep going back n' forth.

(Note in the pic I will have an additional foot on each side of the Fireplace so I could get a stand and angle it)

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Some of these setups are quite awesome to behold
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All my TVs are wall mounted except the one in the basement.
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Some years back I had a 55" Panasonic plasma wall mounted on a nice double scissor mount. Pulled out and swiveled both ways. Then I got the Panasonic 58", used the same mount and I started hearing creaking behind the wall. My house was built in the late 50's. I was afraid it would pull the studs right through the sheetrock. That was the last time I wall mounted. Took it down, gave the mount away to a friend, and have used a stand ever since. When I got my Samsung 75", it's quite light, but I now view it longwise across the room and have a big bay window behind it. My current room (am building a new room that will be 23x23) is 23x12 and I felt it was too close for the sound system, etc. to be viewing from about 11 feet away.

I am a believer in wall mounting, however, I feel it's one of the things that made flat panels have that cool wow factor from day 1.
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Wall-Mounted since 2003.
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I prefer wall mounting especially to try and fit my center speaker under the display
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Every tv mounted except the tv in the guest room.
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I prefer a stand, easier to upgrade and relocate
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Wall Mounted with a mount from Monprice. Slightly higher than eye level but lower than "over a fireplace" Wire are hidden behind a track system and painted so they are not really noticeable. Made the job much easier.
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I would love to have my OLED55B6V wall mounted, but I won't start drilling in the cement wall
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Mine is on a stand.... as usual.
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Wall mounted - slightly higher than eye level but not quite as high as it would be over a fireplace. These are the types of compromises one has to make when the wife wants the "fancier" (taller) media console
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Downstairs is in a home made wall stand which also has books etc.

Upstairs on a stand at the end of the bed
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Main TV isn't really a flat TV, and it's on a stand. We do have a secondary flat TV which is wall-mounted in the master bedroom.
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