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Old 05-13-2009, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Ayrsley
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Thanks for that PSA, Mike. I have no idea what you're talking about, but I'll make sure that "it's" locked up.
Maybe he's talking about those orange cones in the road that I recently caught someone trying to abscond with?
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Old 05-14-2009, 05:49 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Default TV over fireplace

I agree....my wife wanted the TV over the fireplace because that's what they show on all the home design programs. I convinced her that it was better to have the set at eye level.

I used a Peerless articulating mount with 30" of extension and centered it in a spot to the side of our fireplace. It now pulls out and pivots for easier viewing. None of the wires is visible from the viewing areas. When not in use, the set is pushed back and centered in the bookcase opening.

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Old 05-14-2009, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Ayrsley
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I'll agree with not being a fan of the over-the-fireplace thing; a friend had that and, by the time we sat through a movie, my neck hurt. Actually, I personally don't like having a TV in the living room at all; I'd rather have that as a room where you can hang out and not have the TV dominating a wall. In my old house, we had a large room in the basement that we used as the media room; in moving here, since full basements were not an option, one of our must-haves was a large bonus room that we could use just for that purpose - put up the big screen and some comfy chairs and a sofa. We did have a cable jack installed in the living room (more for re-sale purposes than anything) but the only electronics there are the stereo system.

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Old 05-14-2009, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Concord, NC
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My wife wants the TV over the fireplace. I am against it. I also dont want to have to look up while watching tv. We watch alot of movies so I think the neck strain will be a problem. I know I'll get my way on this issue. I would love to have a dedicated bonus room for the TV/home theater but we wont be able to have that in our price range.
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Old 05-14-2009, 12:06 PM
 
Location: CLT
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I did it in my old house and sat back fro enough that nick strain was not an issue.
http://ivster.smugmug.com/photos/103323274_ABxQh-L.jpg (broken link)
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Old 05-14-2009, 12:09 PM
 
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I agree....my wife wanted the TV over the fireplace because that's what they show on all the home design programs. I convinced her that it was better to have the set at eye level.

I used a Peerless articulating mount with 30" of extension and centered it in a spot to the side of our fireplace. It now pulls out and pivots for easier viewing. None of the wires is visible from the viewing areas. When not in use, the set is pushed back and centered in the bookcase opening.
Great room! I love the floors and the built-ins flanking the fireplace...



Tober, that TV and stand look heavy.
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Old 05-14-2009, 12:22 PM
 
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Unless your room is really small, the lookng up thing is not an issue. We had Zobo do ours over the fireplace and I love it. We have a big room, and sit far enough that you do not even realize it is on the wall.
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Old 05-14-2009, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Concord, NC
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We may only be 6-8, 10 at the most, feet a way from the TV and I dont think that is far enough.
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Old 05-14-2009, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Ayrsley
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Ultgar - I like the set-up. The pivoting extension is a nice touch!

Ivster - is it just the photo or is your set slightly angled downward? It seems like that could help with the "looking up" factor if one has a smaller room.
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Old 05-14-2009, 01:24 PM
 
Location: CLT
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Yes its on an angled mount.
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