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Proper height for hanging LCD on wall

by jimbooffa / February 20, 2007 9:53 PM PST

I will be hanging my 32" LCD on the wall this weekend. What is the preferred hieght for wall hanging. Most viewing will be lying on the bed which is directly in front of the TV. Right now, I have the TV on the stand on a piece of furniture that is 40" high. Seems to be a good height for viewing from the bed. Wife wants it much higher. The 40" piece of furniture will be replaced by a much lower cabinet that house the Cable box and DVD player. I will be putting an electrical outlet behind the TV and will run 2 HDMI cables inside the wall. Should be fun.

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veiwing angle of the tv
by givemeaname / February 21, 2007 8:13 AM PST

there will be no set #. 1 factor will be the viewing angle of your tv. If you have a laser pointer, sit/lay how you be viewing the tv, have your wife put a pincel dot on the wall right where you would like the center of the screen be, then switch spots.
If there is a big diffrence in viewing angle, your going to have to see if the tv's viewing angle is with in that range.
If it is not a big distance in what you & her want then spilt the diffrence or you can say the stud in the wall moved over a little & it MUST be but 'there' or the tv will fall or something like Wink

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Comfortable viewing position trumps possible goofy looking
by NM_Bill / February 21, 2007 1:33 PM PST

placement.

Now to philosophy. You may not have enough living space. The way you lead your life may be askew. If you can't watch TV in your skivvies, install blinds/curtains.

Being guilty of a TV in the bedroom in the past, that's history. The master bedroom is for only two things; rest & intimacy. I wish all well for both pursuits. It's not a setting room, not for TV, not for reading. etc. Time might possibly convince you of this.

Need it as a multi-purpose room? Need to multi-task on the cell phone as you drive? Change your life priorities.

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My son took over the 57 inch big screen
by jimbooffa / February 21, 2007 9:28 PM PST

I agree with your philosophy and someday when my son is out of the house I can try it out. Don't watch much TV but when there is a game I want to watch my son and are not at each others throats about who is going to watch TV. The Samsung in my room is small, but the picture is much better than my 5 year old big screeen.

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