Originally Posted by rolesium
Like many in this thread, I find mounts over the fireplace to be just too high. I tend to get a little neck strain after awhile.
Not only that, it's not natural. One has to suspend disbelief that much more because the real world is not observed by looking up. Over the FP just feels like a bad idea, or at a minimum, a space compromise. Bad feung shwei
I also don't like my TV hanging on a wall like a picture; I prefer it away from the wall on a stand (but then I really don't like any furniture up against a wall; I prefer to have large rooms and create intimate seating arrangements in the middle of the room, which also makes AC power a problem).
What I am really waiting for is the "coffee table/HDTV" where when you push a button on the remote, the top tilts up (that is if no items are sensed to be resting on the flat surface) and it becomes a FP TV and stand all together. When down, it can be a coffee table with a built in screensaver
I took great pains to make sure my TV bought in 2004 was centered at seated eye height, which is important, and much more important in this case because it was a RP microdisplay. It was not easy to find a stand that was actually low enough (15") and wide enough (65"-wide for a 60" Sony with floating speaker wings) all at the same time.