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Old November 29th, 2013, 08:36 AM   #21
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I'm sitting in my living room now and looked up above the fireplace from the chair sitting perpendicular...I think it would suck to have to look up at an angle at that location. In contrast out TV is on a stand at eye level and I can see it from everyplace in the room. I suppose if you only have a couch directly in front of the fireplace you will be OK.
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Old November 30th, 2013, 12:04 PM   #22
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I was debating on putting a TV above the wall or not... Ending up doing something completely different... Main reason is sitting down and looking up from the way my furniture is would be a pain in the ass...

Every thought of projection? I ended up going 100" projection in my living room with a motorized screen... and love it... Bright clear picture... And yes I know the picture is a little out of focus... Got excited to fire it up before focusing it all the way...
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Used to do installs on home entertainment systems, get a nice roaring fire going, if you can put your hand on the wall/brick/ whatever where the tv will be mounted without burning it, it'll be just fine. The tv puts out a decent amount of heat itself, thats why wall mounts have room for ventilation, if the fireplace is putting out a little heat through the wall it will also have that ventilation buffer. If its putting out a lot of heat, don't even try it. Fireplace is a very popular place to mount, its always better to look up then to look down at a tv. Get a tilt mount
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I would put a temperature sensor above the mantel to see what the temperature is there during a fire. Plasmas are more sensitive than lcd/led because they put out more heat. Depending on the temperatures the tv is exposed to, it could shorten the lifespan of the tv.

If you are looking for a tv mount that doesnt bother your neck about the fireplace, I would check out the down and out mount by Dynamic Mounting
www.dynamicmounting.com/downandoutmount.php

This TV mount allows you to have it in the up position above your fireplace but at the same time allows for you to lower it past your mantle for a better viewing angle (when youre not using the fireplace). Here are some picture from the setup in my home.




This picture shows the mount half way down. The mount can move down up to 32 inches! ~ almost 3 feet down!



The mount is on the expensive side, but if it is holding an expensive tv and you dont want your neck to bother you looking up all the time it is well worth it. Plus, they have a discount program where if you help spread the word about their mounts you get a discount which I plan to get.
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