TV above a fire place – will it all end in tear?
Looking to mount a tv on the wall in my lounge. One option is above the fire place which is currently gas but I may put a log burner in as well.
Anybody done this or am I being an idiot in thinking this is possible with some sort of heat proofing/protection in place?Posted 4 years agoadrenalindaddyMember
I’ve got a tv above my log burner, been there a couple of years without any problems
I did stick a thermometer on the wall and cranked the fire up for a couple of hours to check what the temperature was like but its fine, don’t mind the tv being up high either, easier to see over the top of the laptop tooPosted 4 years agoFuzzyWuzzyMember
I imagine it would be fine although when you switch to a log burner I guess you’d have to be wary of smoke particles going out the front and up inside the TV (it will likely be vented on the bottom). As others have said though, for me it would be too high up on the wall in such a location.Posted 4 years agogrievoustimMember
Mine is mounted over mine but
It’s not a working fireplace
It’s not very tall
I’ve got the bottom of the tv overlapping slightly over the fireplace opening to allow viewing at the correct height (there’s no mantle piece or anything)
As mentioned above – TVs mounted up high are not great for cimfortable viewing reallyPosted 4 years agomynamesnotbobMember
For the heat argument, it shouldn’t be much of a problem – many do it and the heat through a proper chimney will be easily managable by the TV. Most important is making sure you have a proper anchor point to stick to.
For the height, official answer is generally:
Your “eyes” should be about 1/3 of the way up the screen. When sitting in my couch, my eyes are about 37″ from the ground. Based on that, you’d want the bottom of the set to be about 20″ from the ground.
B=bottom of TV
37 – (50/3)= 20.3
Otherwise as others said you will have it too high for long periods, unless you lay down or slouch alot. If you are intent on it, to really capture the chav look you should have the cables just dangling behind the TV not chased into the wall. And the box for the TV should be left in the garden for about a monthPosted 4 years agotonydMember
So if your eyes are 1/3 of the way up the screen and 37″ from the ground, and your TV is 20″ from the ground, that means that 1/3 of the height of your screen is 17″. So your TV is 51″ high?
My back of the fag packet calculations show that your TV display size is in excess of 100″? I’m not sure I could fit one of those in my living room! 🙂
Edit: Assuming a 16:9 ratio it’s 104″Posted 4 years ago
Above fireplace here – no issues although the fire is “for show” and only been used a dozen times in last few years
The too high issue is a non event in my experience as I dont mind it high up, you sit in the cinema and look up dont you?
Infact when I’m slouched on the couch with my head back I find it spot on.
If you want a pic email me as I don’t want flaming
Oh go on thenPosted 4 years ago
tv should really be at the same level as your eyes when watched
Surely only if your body is in a vertical position? Personally mine is at around 45 degrees when watching telly so my high up telly is in the perfect spot. If it were lower down I’d have to crane my neck DOWNwards to see it like you do at my parents.
unless you lay down or slouch alot
Of course I slouch. It’s not called a lounge for nothing!Posted 4 years ago
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