Originally Posted by Stew4msu
Need more information: Does the TV have a stand? How big is the bezel? Ideally, you want your "eyes" about 1/3 of the way to 1/2 way up the screen.
So, with stand and bezel, your 46" TV is probably about 33" tall (screen itself is 23" tall). If your "eyes" are 36" off the ground (I'd double check that), you'd want the center of the display at about that same 36" mark. This would mean a stand height of about 14.5". 14.5 (stand) + 10 (base, bottom bezel) + 11.5 (1/2 screen height) = 36.
Now, is it preferential? I guess, but it shouldn't be unless there's no other option. Do you want to have your head tilted up the whole time you're watching a movie?
PS. I have my 65" display on an 18" stand.
That's really helpful, thanks!
The dimensions are as follows: Dimensions (Approx.) : 44 3/8 x 28 1/8 x 11 1/8" (1127 x 713 x 281mm) with pedestal
Without the pedestal, the TV is only a couple inches shorter according to Sony at about 26".
I took that straight from the Sony website - I don't have my TV with me. It's in my new apartment at the moment; I'm at home visiting for a bit over a week. I transitioned everything over there, but don't have a stand and can't afford to purchase one so this seemed to be the best bet. I'm hoping to be able to bring the stand when I head back to the apartment.
Given those dimensions, my 50" wide idea might have been a bit much. Maybe 45"?
It's height is just over 28", given the provided measurement. It's 11" inches deep as well because of the stand, and I was figuring on making it probably a foot. Maybe deeper, once I see how deep the receiver or PS3 are.