Family Room Advice Needed
Hi everyone, I really appreciate everyone’s advice on an issue I’m struggling with. You can see our family room set up in the picture below. The way the room is set up, there’s no other option for a TV aside from above the fireplace. You can see, we have an ENORMOUS fireplace. It’s quite beautiful, but clearly not optimal for TV placement.
I’ve been thinking of upgrading our very old LG LCD. It’s a 55 inch model form around 2012. I but if I just swapped this out for a new 4K set, I’d be pretty happy. I’m thinking of Samsung Q80r for it’s anti-reflective properties. This TV is on a lot as we usually have either the news or cartoons on during the day (all day) and watch family shows at night. We even watch a movie from time to time, although really serious watching happens in our media room with a front projector on a 110” screen.
With that said, I’d love to go to a 65 inch...but as you can see, it would be tight. I measured, and I could get the 65 inch Q80r in there, but the TV would be almost touching the ceiling and the sound bar would be right on the mantel.
Ok, another consideration, I’m also considering sticking with the 55 inch and getting one of the mantel mounts so we could pull the TV down during more serious watching (movies, shows we care about, etc.). No way I could fit a larger TV if we go that route as there has to be room at the bottom for the mount handle.
Finally, all of my equipment is in the cabinet to the right of the TV. Including AVR and other devices. I even have a subwoofer in one of the cabinets. Believe it or not, it all actually works and sounds quite nice. I have surrounds in the ceiling behind the sofa area. So, I really would sort of like to stay with the current sound setup I have (AVR, passive LCR sound bar (Paradigm), wired subwoofer (concealed), and in-ceiling surrounds).
Ok, I know that’s a lot, but if you were me, what would you do? Simply upgrade to a modern (and bright) LCD like the Q80r, or go all out and try to find a way to upgrade to a 65 inch?
Thank you in advance!