Originally Posted by kcrossley2
If you've read some of my other posts you know that I'm currently considering mounting an LCD TV above the fireplace in a new home that we have under construction. Since I've never done this before and I really don't know what to expect in terms of ease of view-ability, I'd like to find out how many people who currently have TVs above their fireplace would mount it there again given the opportunity.
The room that I'm mounting this in is 21 x 21', so theoretically we will be some distance away from the TV, which should help with the neck strain issue.
Chalk up a "no" for my vote. This is one of the dumbest trends I have seen yet. Besides looking ridiculous sticking out from the wall, they are uncomfortable to watch. We just finished one that looks so absured, I hope no one knows I did it. The customer bought two base/bookcase units connected by a valence from the same over rated "high end" cabinet supplier that had just sold him a new set of expensive kitchen cabinets and a poor planning job. This also came with a ridiculous oversized mantle with huge turned posts that dwarfed the firebox. The end of the story is that when the owner got the tv installed, the top of it is hidden behind the valence connecting the bookcase units. Looks like crap.