I just read something about HDTV setup here at CNET; One of the thing NOT to do is to install the panel above your fireplace. You have no other place to put that?
We just purchased a new house, and there is a media room that is setup with a gas FP and ample space above for mounting flat screen. I currently have a 37" Panny plasma, and do like it, but will be looking for a 50" for this space. What I choose is a topic for a whole separate thread....
My problem is that I want to have the monitor integrated into my five channel audio setup--so how do I do that when the screen is located above the FP?
Do I simply run a long HDMI up to the back of the unit, and down to my AVR? I have all of this stuff in a cabinet right now--center, sub, Plasma, DVD, AVR, CD, etc., etc. Do I try to mount some heavy duty shelves on the side of the FP and put all this gear on them? Or do I just run long cords to the TV and keep the components in a glass paneled unit on the floor?
The geometry of this is already stressing me out. I think the TV will look great up above the FP, but since this is the primary viewing TV for sports and movies, I want/need the full stereo multi channel effect.
Your thoughts, as always, most appreciated.