the "help me choose an LCD" thread
Originally Posted by VA_DaveB
Sure it is, you just proved it saying that after you waste money buying a wall mount, and waste time and effort installing the mount and mounting the TV on it, then you have to hide the wires behind the wall and then hide your A/V gear in a closet. Of course then you also have to hide all the wires going to the closet, wherever that is. Why would anyone want to "have your A/V gear in a closet" anyway? All my wires are hidden behind a nice looking maple TV table, with shelves and drawers for my A/V equipment, DVDs and accessories, and they are all right in front of the TV where the need to be. But you know, each to their own.
The only wall mount TV that interests me is the Samsung Frame, which actually sits perfectly flat, has a wood frame around it, and displays artwork when the TV isn't being used. Too bad the TV itself isn't very good, but maybe they'll use a better one in future models if there are any. But then, if you mount it like art, it will sit kind of high and you'll have to look up at it. So it still wouldn't be ideal. Regular TVs, IMO, look pretty hideous on a wall as they don't sit flat, and many are tilted down a bit so they stick out from the wall with the mount visible.
It isn’t a waste of time when you don’t have any wires, boxes, or stands visible. Just the tv on the wall. So much nicer looking. Lots of people have an AV rack in a closet because they don’t want all their amps and such out in the open with lights and such on them. For people with controlled lighting in their room this is a factor.
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