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Wall mounting 50" Plasma above the fireplace - on brick wall

by dejan2008 / December 3, 2008 5:49 AM PST

Can 50" Plasma be wall mounted above the fireplace (THAT is NEVER used) if it has brick wall (chimney) wall? Do I trust the Best Buy installers to determine if ok (guess they would warranty the installation)?

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at your own risk
by jostenmeat / December 3, 2008 6:19 AM PST

i've read of horror stories.

however, there are not many people who are truly satisfied in the end w/ fireplace mounting due to the height.

eye level is typically recommended to be about 1/3 up of screen height. usually fireplace mounting means that even the bottom is already over eye level

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yea but...
by dejan2008 / December 3, 2008 6:55 AM PST
In reply to: at your own risk

I guess that would be another good question (I was asking about mounting on brick) - what if I am on sofa 12ft. away and I get one of those 'tilting' wall mounts, so it's somewhat facing down?

Thanks!

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tilting down is a good thing
by jostenmeat / December 3, 2008 6:56 AM PST
In reply to: yea but...

to be on-axis (even though plasma is best already for off axis), it still might be uncomfortable. it all depends. ya know, how far your recliner leans back, how high the display actually is... personal preference, etc.

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