Originally Posted by chefwong
There are standards - lower 1/3 of the screen, but I suppose screen height is a subjective question.
Is there a general guideline for *average* heights/centerlines of the screen ?
I'm doing 3 rough builds in my office space - 3 conference rooms - 2 to have 65" and a smaller room that will hold a 50".
The most widely accepted screen height is where the centerline of the screen is at or just a little above your eye level when you're in your preferred seating position.
Just thinking about the heights and whether I can arbitrarily mount the wall mounts without fully deciding on which size screens are definites.
I never bolt anything to the wall until i have the TV and the wall mount all ready to go to ensure that i only have to drill the big holes once. I test fit the mount to the back of TV and make sure there are no issues with the brackets or cables etc then if all looks well, i carefully measure everything and mark the locations of the holes on my chosen studs.
A big issue is that the location of the wall mounting holes on the various brands and models all differ greatly. One big difference is on the 50" ST50/GT50 the wall mounting bolt pattern is almost completely in the upper half of the rear cabinet, while on the 55" and larger sizes it's on the lower half. Right now if i were to replace my 46G10 with a 50GT50, the 50GT50 would end up being at least a foot higher on the wall when using all the available height adjustments in the brackets.
If you feel itchy to get a jump on it before actually getting the TV and mount, you could always just mark the absolute centerlines on the two wall studs you plan to drill into, then once you get the TV and wall mount all you have to do is mock it up and determine the exact height you need to drill the lag bolt pilot holes.