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Should I move my 65" down?

Just upgraded from 55" to 65"...is this too high?
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Is that where the 55" was?


My 47" is above the fireplace and while it might be a bit high for couch viewing, it's great from across the room in the kitchen.
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Depends if you are reclined while watching or not.
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Aesthetically, I'd move it down just enough so it is a bit below the crown molding.
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Is that where the 55" was?


My 47" is above the fireplace and while it might be a bit high for couch viewing, it's great from across the room in the kitchen.
It is. I’m just questioning if it’s worth moving the whole thing down 2-3” to be closer to eye level. I’d have to reinstall the entire mount on the wall...not looking forward to that.
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Aesthetically, I'd move it down just enough so it is a bit below the crown molding.
Agreed, but that means reinstalling the entire mount to the wall, not a huge task, but not small for someone less than handy with that sort of thing.

I may keep it for now until I dig in to recess the power behind the tv.
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I would move it down as low as you can without the IR sensor of the TV being blocked by the soundbar.

And a vertical shift of the mount shouldn't be hard at all.

1. If you can shift the vertical bars attached to the TV up as much as possible, that's the easiest way to drop the TV lower.

2. Take the TV off the wall plate. Remove screws and take the wall plate off. Grab a ruler and/or level and mark holes a couple inches below the existing top screw holes. Remount the wall plate. Top screws first, then just add the bottom screws where they went before. Put TV back up.



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I would move it down. Also check out www.mantelmount.com they have a mount that works perfectly for this application. I have used them several times. The mount allows the TV to be pulled down when being used and returned to its normal position when not in use.
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In my life, there will never be a TV over a fireplace. It's too high for comfortable viewing in my opinion, and too far off axis.

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It will have a long life there and lot of viewing time, won't be long to change don't be lazy make it perfet . Also clean up those wires, Wires hanging from flat screens drive me crazy, get those in the wall or re routed for a nice clean look.

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In my life, there will never be a TV over a fireplace. It's too high for comfortable viewing in my opinion, and too far off axis.
If it's the primary viewing area I could agree. If not. Who cares? Aesthetics wins then. With open floor plans locating a TV can be tough. I'm putting my LR TV above the mantle. Haven't put the mantle in yet so I have options for height. I also put in wall speakers above it that are tilted, so it's its own media area and the only place for a TV in the room.

If I want the perfect viewing height, I go up to the theater room.

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If it's the primary viewing area I could agree. If not. Who cares? Aesthetics wins then. With open floor plans locating a TV can be tough. I'm putting my LR TV above the mantle. Haven't put the mantle in yet so I have options for height. I also put in wall speakers above it that are tilted, so it's its own media area and the only place for a TV in the room.

If I want the perfect viewing height, I go up to the theater room.

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I just have never been able to get used to looking up at TV's in family and friends homes. It bothers my neck after a short period and often requires almost laying down in a couch or chair to offset that. I prefer a TV stand mounted with the top of my head at about center screen height (65" OLED, in my case).

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Move it down as low as possible.
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I just have never been able to get used to looking up at TV's in family and friends homes. It bothers my neck after a short period and often requires almost laying down in a couch or chair to offset that. I prefer a TV stand mounted with the top of my head at about center screen height (65" OLED, in my case).
Well some do have ridiculously high mantels, and there's just no way around it. I just mounted a soundbar to a TV at this one house, and they opted to mount the TV on the wall to the right of fireplace with an articulating arm so they can move it. It pushed their viewing distance back a bit. And I probably would have jumped the screen size up 70 or 75 at that point since it's already taking over that wall, and is their main viewing room. But wasn't my place to suggest.

While I like the idea of mantle mounts, when up the TV looks like it sits so far away from the wall. But everyone's room is different. You do the off center TV location and you pretty much need a sectional or sofa love seat to have close to an ideal seating position. And if you're trying to do surround sound it can complicate the setup as well.

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