View Poll Results: Is Your Primary Flat-Panel TV Wall-Mounted?
Yes, close to seated eye height 417 41.95%
Yes, over the fireplace or at a similar height 85 8.55%
No, it's on a stand 468 47.08%
I don't have a flat-panel TV 24 2.41%
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post #151 of 176 Old 09-20-2017, 04:16 PM
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I think I'd only wall mount mine if I stopped using a sound system. Otherwise it seems like I'm putting holes in the walls just to suspend it for no real reason since I can't hide the audio gear without a TV stand.
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post #152 of 176 Old 12-27-2017, 08:00 PM
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Most AVS members have at least one flat-panel TV. Is yours wall-mounted or freestanding?

I've heard it said that the vast majority of people with flat-panel TVs do not mount them on the wall; most use the TV's stand and place it on a cabinet of some sort or in an entertainment center. And who can blame them? The wall-mounting hardware must be securely attached to the wall studs, and it's difficult to hide the cables. On the other hand, a wall-mounted flat panel sure looks cool, especially if you can hide all the cables (including the AC power cable).

How about you? Is your primary flat-panel TV wall-mounted? If so, is it mounted so the center of the screen is roughly at seated eye height, or is it higher—say, above a fireplace? Did you do it yourself, or did you hire someone to do it? If you hid the cables, how did you do it? Or do you have no flat-panel TV at all?

As I've learned from doing these polls, some AVS members will undoubtedly question the precise meaning of "primary flat-panel TV," so let me try to be clear here. According to a poll I conducted back in February[/URL], 65.5% of respondents have a flat-panel TV as their main video display, while 28.8% have a front projector. (The rest have rear-projection TVs and a few CRT direct-view TVs.) But I bet that many of those with a front projector also have a flat panel somewhere in their home.

If you are among those whose main video display is a flat panel, the meaning of "primary flat-panel TV" should be obvious. For those whose main video display is a front projector (or other type of display), if you also have one or more flat panels in your home, which one do you consider to be "primary"? Maybe you have one behind a retractable projection screen in your home theater, or perhaps it's the one in the bedroom or family room—whatever. The point here is to learn how common it is for AVS members to wall-mount their primary flat-panel TV, however you define that phrase.
i have five tv's in the house - three of them are wall mounted. i love them that way.
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Mine is wall mounted and I hate it because they mounted it too high. Its an 82 inch and should be 3-4 inches lower.
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Mine is wall mounted and I hate it because they mounted it too high. Its an 82 inch and should be 3-4 inches lower.
The good news is that it can typically be lowered very easily. Might take me like 10-15 minutes total, if that.
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Mine is wall mounted and I hate it because they mounted it too high. Its an 82 inch and should be 3-4 inches lower.
The good news is that it can typically be lowered very easily. Might take me like 10-15 minutes total, if that.
If new holes are drilled. Which I dont want to do. They came back out and were like no no thats the height its supposed to be. I was like really? Cuz you said itd be 6 feet high and its 6 feet 3 inches.

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If new holes are drilled. Which I dont want to do. They came back out and were like no no thats the height its supposed to be. I was like really? Cuz you said itd be 6 feet high and its 6 feet 3 inches.
Holes are easily patched, and often times are covered up by cross bars or the giant TV anyway. Frustrating they didn't place it where you wanted, though. Any particular reason you don't want to just drill some new holes? You'll be happier in the long run with the TV exactly where you want it.

Honestly, your situation is EXACTLY why before I drill holes in a customer's home, I take the dimensions of the TV and "frame" it out with painters tape, doing a big rectangle and an X from corners to corners. I ask the customer to sit down on their couch and imagine themselves watching it. I always want to go as eye-level to center as possible (which is usually lower than people want it), but ultimately let the customer decide for themselves. That way, they only have themselves to blame. I've had some change their minds after the fact though, in which case I simply relocated it to where they wanted it.
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5 TV's in the house, all wall mounted. Opens up the room much more.
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Wall mounted mine to look like it is on a stand....this allows me to have the screen flush with the front edge of the stand...
Nice setup. I wonder if there is a forum for folks who use a wall unit like this to hide/disguise their a/v setup. Much nicer looking in my opinion as my pic shows. I also considered a wall mount to do as you have, but decided the effort was not worth it to move the screen 4" closer. And I also like the "surround, built-in" effect having the tv set back a bit offers.

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We also have 5 tvs in the house. Only one, the smallest 24" in an exercise room, is wall mounted. My experience with that one makes me want to stick with stand mounts. (2 people -- 5 tvs, disgusting American consumerism, right? But the ages go back for more than 5 years, technology changes, and I did make one purchase mistake (good tv, just ahead of its time -- UHD with no HDR)).
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Here is my current setup...2016 Vizio 80" M Series...it wouldn't fit between the towers in the older entertainment system so I ditched it...

Wall mounted and I built a shelf on top...

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Some excellent examples of wall mounting in here. I too did an articulating mount in conjunction with a traditional AV cabinet. It's pretty slick to be able to pull the screen right to the front edge. Or easily angle it to another position, or tilt it up/down. Looks good, is super useful, and to me, is easy to do.

I also feel it's safer with children. When my wife hosted toddler play groups at our house occasionally, I would just pop that puppy right back flush against the wall, out of reach from the kiddos who could pull a TV down on themselves, or at the very least smudge up the screen with their slimy hands. Haha.

FWIW, the mount I was using for that setup was a Chief TS325TU. Very nice mount. Thing's built like a tank. Now I exclusively use Chief mounts, both professionally and personally.
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Wall mounted mine, I like the floating look!
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Please forgive me if what I want to share has already been mentioned in earlier posts.

It is important to avoid looking even the least little bit upward from your horizontal view. Ideally you want the center of your panel very slightly below the straight ahead view, from 5 degrees to 15 degrees below the straight ahead axis.


By doing so your eyes point very slightly down from the horizontal. The benefits are:


-the upper lids come down slightly when your eyes point slightly down from the horizontal and you avoid fatiguing your forehead muscles and eyelid muscles with subconsciously making an effort to keep the bottom of your upper lids out of your view. Looking slightly uphill forces you to keep your eyes open enough, why do it?
-the eyes are slightly less open so you have less evaporative tear loss and less dry eye associated with prolonged viewing. With the eyes looking very slightly down from the horizontal, dry air in your viewing room will not dry out your eyes so rapidly because the eyes aren't open as much.
-for those younger than about 50 to 55 years old, the accommodative system works harder looking uphill. After age 50 to 55 you have little accommodation left! Still, for most people, it takes less neurological effort to look slightly down compared to looking horizontal and more tiring still looking uphill (assuming the chin is in a neutral position neither elevated nor scrunched)


For those wearing progressive power spectacles, give some thought to your chin angle. If viewing TV with chin elevated, you have blur from looking through the near portion of the glasses lens.
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Our main TV is mounted on a lift in a cabinet. We bought this because my wife wanted to be able to hide the TV when it's not in use. As one might guess, we almost never hide the TV, and the setup puts the TV above our eye line. It's not as high as it would be above fireplace and it doesn't give either of us trouble with our progressive glasses even in our small living room, but lower would be nice.

The cabinet itself is very nice, built in a semi-Craftsman style with color matching our living room tables. It has a ventilated area for equipment, access holes to keep cables neat and out of sight, a door to hide the equipment, and a relay for the remote when the door is closed. Even though we seldom hide the TV, it's a nice arrangement.
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Three flat panels and all are sitting on something. The largest is 49".
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I was definitely a bit nervous mounting my first TV, especially because the walls of my apartment are lathe and plaster making it very difficult to find studs. However, after doing the first one and it going fine without a hitch, I've since mounted another TV, a computer monitor, and some heavy duty shelves.
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Completely off topic, but I want to say I miss your channel! I found it shortly after you stopped operating and kept waiting for a new video until I realized you wete done. Bummer!

My tv is on my dresser on top of my receiver.
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My 65" is wall mounted, at proper eye level, on a fully articulating Sanus Wall Mount.

My sofa is a 90° setup. TV is aimed for the sweet spot (one of the end seats) when it's just me or the two of us. With guests, I can pull it away from the wall and rotate it for better group viewing.
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Wall mounted. Silly kids won't get hurt by or hurt TVs.
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Wall Mounted For Safety and Convenience

I move a lot and we have had our TVs mounted in our last six homes. Some have been above a fireplace (when there was one) and some have not. I like the wall mount because I think it is safer with kids playing in the living room (for both them and the TV!). I also like the clean look and better height that we get with the wall mount - I know the height that many claim is ideal, but we like it a bit higher for a variety of reasons.
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I've had my TV since 2012 and just this summer, I bought a wall mount from the big river site. Prices sure have dropped considerably for the wall mounts and it had all the hardware I needed.

Much better. I should have done this years ago.
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6 TVs, all on stands. Much easier when missus changes her mind every year or so, and wants to change out the room layout. No muss, no fuss! Wall hanging is so static!

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Both Primary 65” TVs are wall mounted from Day 1. No-brainer to me & full motion wall mounts were only $55-60 on eBay & hold 2-3x the weight of my TVs
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All three of mine are sitting on cabinets i built myself.
Gives me storage space. shelves for the centre, and the ability to choose the height i wanted the tv at. when i am reclining in the lazy boy they are at the perfect height.
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My main is a 65" LG B7a and not mounted.. I think the way my living room is setup, it didn't really matter to me if it was or not.
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