Originally Posted by tom1996
The Panasonic owner's manual gives specifications for each size on page 19. The overall height of TC-P60GT50 including pedestal is given as 34.7 inches, TV set only is 32.7 inches. I have the TC-P50GT50 and its specification also indicates a 2 inch difference. However, part of that difference is reduced by the thickness of the base of the stand. I just measured the gap under the TV and it is only about 1.5 inches.
I had also considered a sound bar under the TV. Fortunately I had not mentioned it to my wife because it would have added to her argument to mount the TV on the wall. I got away from having to do that by changing the TV stand, and I am living with the built-in speakers, that my wife has not complained about. I listen via wireless headphones to eliminate arguments about playing it too loud.
Manual can be downloaded from http://shop.panasonic.com/shop/model/TC-P60GT50?t=manuals
Thanks for that, of course I didn't check the manual online to see if that info was there, so I'll slap myself on the side of the head to remind myself to RTFM next time.
I guess I was lucky with my old TV, it had just the right amount of clearance because the TV speaker went along the bottom of the screen, giving about 6" from bottom of base to bottom of screen, with my speaker covering up the built in speaker.
As for wall mounting, I'm actually in the opposite scenario. I was planning on wall mounting it, but my wife didn't like that idea when I started measuring, checking for studs etc. (after I'd already put the money down for the TV of course; I'd thrown out the wall mounting idea in the past and I didn't think she'd care either way but I assumed wrong). So the riser box is plan 2 even though I'm pretty sure I won't be able to match the color of my tv stand-like thing, which may get me in trouble as well (and there's no way she'd go for replacing the stand-thing we have as we just got it a year ago and it wasn't cheap (it's not just a stand, is the thing)).
My last option would be to move my other equipment into the closed shelving area behind glass and move the speaker into the open section, but I really don't want to put a PS3 and Xbox in an enclosed area for heat concerns. I'm gonna have to take some measurements tonight and figure out what I can do. Wish me luck