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Old 02-09-2007, 07:11 AM   #16
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Placing an LCD TV above a stone faced fireplace?


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In a different location.
The flames and light from the fireplace would have interfered with your viewing.

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In a different location.
A very smart decision
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Most LCD's of the 40" size weigh no more then 60 pounds. Personally, I do not see why people would mount a TV above their fireplace, due to 1) Heat causes premature failure 2) You sit looking up at the unit all the time 3) what are you going to do if you want to move it, and you end up having to find a piece of artwork large enough to hide the old mounting.

What I would do, is maybe looking for another place to place the set, due to you will find out shortly that looking up at it for long periods, plus 40" sets should have the seating no more then 10' at the max.
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Agreed. What I need now is a nice cabinet to place the 40-42" LCD TV in. Ideally, we'd like something that you can close when not in use, but most cabinets of this nature are designed for the traditional tube TVs. If anyone has any cabinet suggestions please post them here.

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Ask the store that you will be buying the tv from if they have a cabinet for this unit.

Or have a custom built one that has rollers on the bottom so that you can roll the unit in front of the fireplace when the flames are off.
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Since it's not built yet, you should have them do a completely one of a kind Plasma T.V. mounted below with the fireplace above!


I hate having the fireplace in the middle of the darn room, right where the T.V. should go. You should get them to but the fireplace off to the side so you can set up your t.v. with surround in the perfect spot with regards to your couches.

Or just build a home theater room....
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PLEASE READ

In case you're following this thread, please know that I decided NOT to place the LCD TV above the fireplace for a variety of reasons. Instead, I'll be mounting it on the wall that's perpendicular to the fireplace, or I may place it in a cabinet if I can find one that looks good and can hide the TV when not in use.

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Kelly,

My wife and I recently bought a house with the exact same family room layout. We are also having the same dilemna. Can I see a photo of where you ended up putting the TV. I was worried about glare from the windows using the perpendicular wall. Thx

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