Originally Posted by valleytvguy
I have been considering placing my to-be-acquired plasma above the fireplace. However, I'm very concerned with the smoke and heat arising from it. I have a wood burning fireplace, which we use quite a bit during the winter. Sometimes you just can't avoid brief periods of smoke arising out and up the outside.
Does no one have this issue?
I'm surprised this isn't the primary issue.
I have 2 friends that have active fireplaces where they burn wood.
The brick wall they are built into and a portion of the ceiling above the fireplace is dark with soot.
Now, I could see this amount of dirt accumulating in a roadhouse where everyone smoked and there was no ventilation (!) (don't laugh, I watched a Steeler football game in such a place in Tampa FL.... 6'4" ceiling, everyone smoked, no ventilations.... our eyes burned so bad, we had to run outside every timeout or commercial)
If you move the display away from the wall and still above the fireplace, then you pick up radiant heat. However all you need is a sheet of metal which is an effective heat shield (has to do with T to the 4th power, Stephan-Boltzman yadda yadda)
What is the required ambient operating temperature of the various types?
Oh, forgot, a power retracting screen front projection would probably be the safe bet.