- Is hanging a flat panel TV on the wall "pleberian" (sic)?
Sadly, the plans we have for our living room this year mean that the old faithful CRT (with its excellent picture) is going to have to go.
A flat panel – not sure what yet – will go in its place flat against a wall. My BIL suggested to me that a flat panel TV on the wall is “pleberian”*, and that it ought to go onto a nice piece of furniture.
Being middle class, I ought to have a natural aversion to a large TV anyway, but apparently times have changed….
*my word du jourPosted 6 years ago
I ought to have a natural aversion to a large TV
it’s all about having a screen that’s in proportion to the side of the room it’s in. If the sacreen take sup most of one wall it’s too big.
re: location – flat on the wall does rather limit where you can put furniture.
Please don’t put it above a fireplace – you’ll get neck ache and it’s like sitting in the front row of the cinema – great if you’re under 10 but otherwise not optimum.Posted 6 years agomolgripsSubscriber
I would say worrying about the social image of your room arrangement is pretty Hyacinth Bucket, personally, and she was working class wasn’t she? To be honest if you want to avoid looking like a chav your best bet is to get a reasonable sized one not a monster.
Wall mounted 40″ here.Posted 6 years agoMarkoMember
Well I put our new flat screen up on a bracket yesterday . . . and took it down to day.
Cables dangling down the wall annoying and it looks like something out of the bookies, so its back on a small table whilst we look for a nice piece of furniture to stand it on.
So BIL is correct, but I prefer ‘tasteless’ 😆Posted 6 years ago
The trouble is that it always needs to connect to something, so your cable box / DVR / DVD player / games console / etc needs to be housed in somewhere. Usually that’s some sort of boxy furniture that the TV may as well sit on.
You have the problem of cables too – ideally you do this at redecorating time and properly chase the cables into the wall. A line of plastic conduit running down looks almost as bad as the cables themselves out on view.
Finally, most people who wallmount stick them way too high (people who use a chimneybreast for this are especially guilty), you don’t want to be looking up the whole time.
Fine in a bedroom (if you must have a TV in there), with any boxes hidden elsewhere, I can’t think of any wallmounts I’ve seen in a lounge that I’d actually want myself.Posted 6 years agopaulosoxoSubscriber
We have wall mounted TV’s in my office, the kids play room and a swivel wall mount thing in our bedroom, which is a funny shape, so we can watch it from bed, or from a chair.
The one in the front room is quite boring and on a stand with the TiVo and Surround sound boxes.
Looks quite neat with the cables plastered in, but still limiting as to where you connect your stuff, like PS3 in my office, Wii and Blu Ray in kids room and TiVo in our bedroom
EDIT: – Simon G +1Posted 6 years agoP20Subscriber
Ours is mounted on the wall as its a rented house and the owner agreed to leave the bracket in place. Thankfully its not above a traditional fireplace and therefore miles off the floor and giving us neck strain. The cables are hidden behind white trunking, which sounds horrendous, but on the white walls, you really don’t notice it. I certainly didn’t when we viewed the house 😆Posted 6 years agostevehineMember
imo one of the best things about flat screen TV’s is that they can go on the wall; Assuming (as has been noted) that the screen is appropriately sized for the room and that it’s done properly (i.e. concealed cables; wall mounted speakers to match etc).
In our living room this has the additional benefit that the ‘media unit’ now doubles as emergency seating (assuming the TV is off)Posted 6 years agomidlifecrashesSubscriber
Depends on the room, small room + big telly on wall doesn’t look good, but gets it further away. Bit of furniture under it and hide all the cables for me, glass door to keep dust out but let remotes work.
Dark red wall coverings are also all the rage dahling
I haven’t been all the rage for a long time.
That’s a 40″, there’s usually a console in the big space below, but it went upstairs for kids at new years party and hasn’t come back yet.Posted 6 years agobigyinnMember
Nope what really awful is those beds that have a TV rising out of the foot board. Is that so you can watch a grumbleflick whilst on the job? How vulgar.
Quite frankly I’d rather not have to look at Krusty Wart(Kirsty Wark) when im lying in bed if its all the same to you.Posted 6 years agoenduro-aidMember
as long as it hangs at eye level (when your sitting) and has nothing below it, i.e all cables etc in the wall behind the telly
oh and it should be LED with a ultra slim mount as this combo will ensure the thinest possible profile
my lounge tv is fitted as described and it looks fine, the kitchen tv is actually recessed into the wall to it has no side profile at allPosted 6 years agomudsharkMember
My brother in law has mounted his close to 50″ screen high up on the wall making the smallish room look like a cinema. He also has the 3 games consoles set up there; not really my thing.
Having said that…I have a double door in a recess at one end of my sitting room and plan to put mine in the gap when I decide to change from the CRT. Will take up to 46″ I think, can’t really hang it on a wall as there isn’t one so some sort of stand will be needed which I think is a shame as will take more floor space and I’d like it a couple of feet off the ground.Posted 6 years ago
Do the ‘plans’ not involve not having to scrap the old TV? Or is it to turn it into some kind of modernist showhome?
Current TV occupied a corner of the living room. This is to be replaced with a logburner. Current CRT will be relegated to the room over the garage, which currently houses piles of books, CDs, DVDs, etc.
House was built in the mid 60s, so is suitably modernist (arguably on the cusp of being post modern). I like modernism.Posted 6 years ago
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