Last edited by BobL43; 06-13-2012 at 03:07 PM.
I am definitely not a pro plumber, but I am a pro crastinator
I'll be at 15 Ft , the TV is a 65in , and top of TV will be approx 7ft 6in and bottom of screen will be aprrox 4ft 6in...
Alot of the TV's I've seen in pictures or in person the seating dist is less than 8ft away and yes that would be like "Front Row Joe" at the movie theater...
I got all the wires ran , the Drywall guy will be here tomorrow, then come back Friday to finish up , hopefully paint Sat. then Sun/Monday get the TV hung.
And all the surround system put back in place ....
Personally, I prefer to either look down on the screen or at most, to be looking slightly higher than the mid-point when staring straight ahead. Any up angle to view the screen gets to be a pain. What I'd do is while sitting in your normal viewing seat, look ahead at a point that is comfortable - like staring off into the distance while sitting on a park bench...then ideally, center the screen there. I really think you're going to find it too high unless you have a reclining chair for all positions. Then, consider maybe the children whose sight-line starts a foot or more below yours, or if they like to sit on the floor. High is NOT good unless you are laying in bed or are a masochist.
Important note - I'm not a pro
Retired Defense Industry Engineer; Schluter 2.5-day Workshop Completed 2013
Have you done a cardboard mockup as well as sat in the presume seating position.
In the bedroom, mounted nice and high with a angle tilt mount is the way to go. Angled - as in angled down towards the bed.
For a 65", with 1/3 being the general rule, a NICE place to start as a reference point is the bottom of the screen at 40" AFF and then take it from there.
If you're an architect, you want it high --- just because fashion rules over function.
If you're a HT sorta guy, 1/3 eyelevel is the rule of thumb
Any pics of your screen. Did you really end up installing it with the bottom being at 54 inches....
Hopefully will have it hung tomorrow. Had to do a road trip the last couple of days .
Once I get it up I'll post up a pic or two...
Then we are working on getting the mantel done, she wants --- I want going on lol...
For a minute there, I thought you had hurt yourself craning your neck all the time to look at the new setup ;-)
Seriously though....before you go through the trouble of mounting it that high, can I suggest the mock-up test and just looking at it for a short extended period of time.
And if you have little ones, pretend you're 2-3 feet shorter and imagine HOW much more uncomfortable it is. This is all very subjective.....and don't get me wrong, displays hung high look great *aesthetically* , but at 54" as a ref point of the bottom of the screen, it's really quite high.
You can pull it off somewhat if you have all reclining seats in your room......