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post #61 of 85
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Originally Posted by Faceless Rebel View Post

I can't wait to see the Darwin Award for this one.

"Man killed when 100 lb. plasma HDTV mounted on ceiling falls on him while he is asleep."

Doh! Didn't realize someone beat me to the punch.
post #62 of 85
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Originally Posted by avphileinky View Post

It took me a while but are attached are the pics of the tv on my bedroom ceiling. Went up great with a little help and some scaffolding. And appears to be at the perfect viewing angle. Its a 46" samsung LCD 630. I will give more reports once Direct tv shows up and my furniture gets delivered.

Andrew

OMG! That's so cool, please post more pictures, I thought it was a bad idea, but it looks great in there
post #63 of 85
I got a pic for Faceless Rebel's set up of what will happen on the darwin award.

post #64 of 85
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Originally Posted by Vipfreak View Post

I got a pic for Faceless Rebel's set up of what will happen on the darwin award.



It looks quite hard to watch, I think quietmouse's looks better
post #65 of 85
Chandeliers hang of the ceiling don't they. Can't see why the LCD TV's would be less successful - in particular if equipped with a second point of failure prevention / safety like chains / harness to keep them from falling IF the mount brackets fail.... and that's really big IF.

CCFL based LCD's may have flexing issues, but edge lit models should be fine. Heat? Not much dissipation anyway in particular with LED backlit models, so it all looks good.

The only actual issue would be additional weight imposed by diffuser (quite thick and heavy plastic sheet) and brightness enhancing films (thinner and much lighter sheets - usually 2 of them) on to the LCD panel itself.

Internal speakers would fire "backwards" as well... not a big deal

Boky
post #66 of 85
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Originally Posted by avphileinky View Post

jopat3:

My ceiling pitch is a 60 degree angle or a 7/12 pitch so it is what i consider to be ideal while lying in bed. My house is new so i had the ability to plan and layout prior to drywall. I purchased a non-tilting flat mount bracket that stands off the wall 1" and included a "security" bar to lock the tv to the wall bracket so that just added more assurance that the tv would never fall with that bar installed. I had the mounting bracket prior to drywall so I installed a steel angle structure in the joist cavity with 3/8" bolts sticking out of it at the correct locations for the mount to bolt directly to it. The drywallers simply roto-zipped around the (6) bolts i had sticking out and after the ceiling was painted simply slid the bracket over the bolts and installed the washers and nuts. Directv has been hooked up for a week and everybody that has been doing finishing touches on the house loves the TV on the ceiling and commented what a great idea it was. The DTV installer took pictures of it he loved it so much.

You simply have to ignore a lot of comments on some of these boards because of a lot of narrow minded people. I read every comment on this thread and proceeded regardless of any negative comment.

Genixia:
Thanks for your positive common sense reply and the same thought i had the entire construction process i went thru. The tv weighs 42 pounds and has (4) bolts going into the vesa mounts which seemed larger than an M6.

I will get more finished room photos up very soon.

Andrew

Where is the Satellite box? Is it sitting in the room somewhere?
post #67 of 85
I'm considering this as well, but with a 24" LCD. I have my bed up against the wall so I want to attach it not to the ceiling, but to a swiveling mount on the wall. The mount would then swivel the screen down to a few feet in front of my face. I think a 24" screen 3 feet in front of your eyes is just as good as a 50" 10 feet away.

Since a 24" doesn't weigh much (or cost much to replace), this seems like a cheaper and safer solution.
post #68 of 85
Use a projector. That's what I do. Aim from the ground to the ceiling.
post #69 of 85
Thread resurrection...

Going to do this also soon, I'd basically came up with all the same ideas before reading the thread... Obviously the display itself is the weakest point so I'll probably nix the idea of using an extra 32 and get an LED backlit Sammy thats much lighter. I'd like to support the entire bezel of the display to keep it safe. Any ideas on boxing in the display? U-strut and trim around it?
post #70 of 85
Please let us know how it works out.

A super low cost solution would be to just jam the stand of the monitor in between the headboard and the wall, no mount required. I'm considering this as a way to try it out.
post #71 of 85
Lol, good luck with the video processor to flip the video :P

I guess my other option is to wall mount the tv on an arm and make it almost touch the ceiling. Then I'd have to go way bigger than the 32 I'm looking at...

The Sammy display is only 15 LBS and its going on a solid mount rated for 5 times the load. I wish I had an easy way to mock this up to see if the sizing is correct.
post #72 of 85
Since this thread was brought back to life I wanted to post an 18 month follow up. I posted the pictures in this thread of my 46" LCD hanging on the ceiling and it is still up there and have had zero issues. The angle is perfect and is an ideal set up! Good luck to the other members doing similar installs, its the best way to go!
post #73 of 85
Interesting thread and people were saying hanging above fireplace is a bad idea

But to respond to Boky that a chandelier is also hung, the answer is that it is DESIGNED to be hung. The TV however is not designed that way. The heaviest part of an LED TV is the glass and the frame may be under stress OVER TIME. TV assemblies are mainly done in China, Mexico and Poland. In any case you're the one taking the risk but safety harness as Boky suggested is good idea.

Just like we don't want to be right when we buy insurance, we "conservatives" don't want to be right here either.

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Originally Posted by Disaster
Here is an engineer's perspective. When making such a decision one should consider that the original manufacturer probably never intended the TV to be mounted in this orientation, therefore there may be design issues relative to the VESA supports and panel cooling.

The VESA supports were probably designed to withstand shear...not tension. There is a chance they could flex or creep in tension leading to disastrous results. I'd at least want some type of secondary mount or restraint.
post #74 of 85
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Originally Posted by avphileinky View Post

I posted the pictures in this thread of my 46" LCD hanging on the ceiling...

Where?
post #75 of 85
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Originally Posted by Gekko2 View Post

just hang your mattress on the wall and lay the LCD on the floor.

The best solution
post #76 of 85
One of the Philips tv commercial had an LCD mounted on the bedroom ceiling lol.
post #77 of 85
I think its an absolutely awesome idea!
post #78 of 85
Eh, my dentist has some 10+ LCD's directly parallel to the ground on top of each seat, that way when they clean our teeth, we can still watch some television.
post #79 of 85
Get a bed like this.
post #80 of 85
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Originally Posted by Kent Wang View Post

I'm considering this as well, but with a 24" LCD. I have my bed up against the wall so I want to attach it not to the ceiling, but to a swiveling mount on the wall. The mount would then swivel the screen down to a few feet in front of my face. I think a 24" screen 3 feet in front of your eyes is just as good as a 50" 10 feet away.

Since a 24" doesn't weigh much (or cost much to replace), this seems like a cheaper and safer solution.

That's exactly what I wanted to do and ended up reading this thread. Anybody managed to do something like that? I was in the process of looking for the wall mount and checking whether a TV/computer screen could actually be hung in this way.

Thanks!
post #81 of 85
why would anyone want to do this? even if you could make it work safely, why?

regarding safety the only thing that comes to mind would be to point a front projector towards the ceiling and view the image that way, but once again I'd ask why anyone needs to do this?
post #82 of 85
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Originally Posted by PlasmaPZ80U View Post

why would anyone want to do this? even if you could make it work safely, why?

Basically what I've been thinking ever since this thread began, so long ago. I'd rather not even have a bedroom TV, than mount and or watch one in this manner.
post #83 of 85
Anybody else done, doing or thinking about doing something like that?

How about sharing the results and lessons learned?

Would a PDP really get damaged if operated facing straight down?

Any tips for safety glasses or dedicated boxes that could be used?

What about the projection route? Has anybody tried that? Are there any things to consider that one might not immediately think of? Does putting a projector (like the Panasonic PT-AE7000 / PT-AT5000) on the ground next to the bed's headboard work, or will it distort or blur the ceiling image? ...

(I know, many people find the idea stupid, point-, use-, worthless, whatever, but nobody is forcing you to do it yourselves or even read about it here.)
post #84 of 85
I think its a great idea. I was thinking about doing this with my old Sony 52"
post #85 of 85
As hard it is to fathom for some of the obviously younger folks making fun of this idea, there are those with medical isssues that cant watch tv on a wall without pain.

for instance, people that are confined for long periods in bed, or have cervical neck problems.

you guys will get there soon enough, then you will get it.confused.gif

everyone does....

some great ideas here. im going to have to be on my back for the next 6 months and some of the ideas ive read on this thread have been very helpful.

thanks
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