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I read that the ideal height for a TV is such that your line of sight falls in the bottom 1/3 of the screen. How many of you are adhering to this? Where does your line of sight fall?
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Sounds about right to me..Mine is about that
post #3 of 11
How high would someone recommend mounting a 65" Panny Plasma on a wall with about 14 ft view distance? My 65VT comes tomorrow!
post #4 of 11
The general recommendation is that the centerline of the screen be at or slightly above your line of sight when in your seated TV watching position.
post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by Jagged68 View Post

How high would someone recommend mounting a 65" Panny Plasma on a wall with about 14 ft view distance? My 65VT comes tomorrow!

14 ft? That's quite far, even for a 65" TV. Any chance that you could sit closer? At 14 ft you'd be hard pressed to appreciate the detail of 1080p. I have a 55ST50 and I sit ~7 ft away.

If you want your line of sight to be in the bottom 1/3-1/2 of the screen then measure the height of your line of sight in your seated position and then visibly (or with tape) mark that on the wall. Mount the TV so that the bottom 1/3-1/2 falls somewhere within that mark.

If your so inclined, make a mock up of the TV with cardboard or poster board and place it on the wall to get a visual idea of where exactly you want that mark to be within the bottom 1/3-1/2 of the TV.

I've read this quite a few times: a common mistake people make is mounting their TV too high.
Edited by p3Orion - 1/10/13 at 11:30am
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Originally Posted by RandyWalters View Post

The general recommendation is that the centerline of the screen be at or slightly above your line of sight when in your seated TV watching position.

That's where mine currently is. If I sit upright my line of sight is slightly below the center line. If I lay back then it falls closer to the top of the 1/3 line.

I'm curios where did the 1/3 vs center line come from?
post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by p3Orion View Post

14 ft? That's quite far, even for a 65" TV. Any chance that you could sit closer? At 14 ft you'd be hard pressed to appreciate the detail of 1080p. I have a 55ST50 and I sit ~7 ft away.

If you want your line of sight to be in the bottom 1/3-1/2 of the screen then measure the height of your line of sight in your seated position and then visibly (or with tape) mark that on the wall. Mount the TV so that the bottom 1/3-1/2 falls somewhere within that mark.

If your so inclined, make a mock up of the TV with cardboard or poster board and place it on the wall to get a visual idea of where exactly you want that mark to be within the bottom 1/3-1/2 of the TV.

I've read this quite a few times: a common mistake people make is mounting their TV too high.

Nah ,,i'm 17 ft from my 65" ..Can't stand being right on top of a TV,I see a great picture and i enjoy the heck out of it...By your standards you'd be 4 feet or so from a 42" ..
Anyway ,my TV is wall mounted and is exactly 35" from the floor to the very bottom of the TV
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Originally Posted by feedthemachine View Post

Nah ,,i'm 17 ft from my 65" ..Can't stand being right on top of a TV,I see a great picture and i enjoy the heck out of it...By your standards you'd be 4 feet or so from a 42" ..
Anyway ,my TV is wall mounted and is exactly 35" from the floor to the very bottom of the TV

True, true. I sit at varying distances and still enjoy what I'm watching. In my room I sit (sat) ~7ft from both a 42" and now 55" TV. In the family room I sit ~10-12 ft from a 50" 720p set. I think once you get accustomed to a certain distance that becomes what you're used to. I was a little surprised that the 55ST50 didn't seem too large at first. I was expecting for it to take a while to adjust to it. After one day it looked normal to me. I probably could have gone with a 60" and not have it seem too large, but the $500 extra for 5" more wasn't worth it to me.
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The center of my 50" screen is a little over 3 feet from the floor. My eyes line up almost exactly with this area and so far I like it.


My old stand is a few inches higher and I did have to look up slightly when watching. To me the new lower stand feels much more natural.
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Thanks for the input. I just moved, so I may actually be even further than 14 ft, but it is fine. Now I just need to hire someone to help mount this sucker. I'm way to unskilled to risk this huge investment on just me!
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Originally Posted by Jagged68 View Post

Thanks for the input. I just moved, so I may actually be even further than 14 ft, but it is fine. Now I just need to hire someone to help mount this sucker. I'm way to unskilled to risk this huge investment on just me!

Get some binoculars. tongue.giftongue.giftongue.gif
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