TV above used inbuilt fireplace

4sabreMarch 30, 2013
what are the pros and ccons on putting tv above working fireplace and how far away from fire place is safe thanks
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Dallas Renovation Group
4sabre,
It's hard to tell about safety issues without a picture. I can tell you that a pan, zoom, and tilt mount is definitely preferable for mounts in odd places. It gives you a lot more flexibility for good viewing of a TV.

--DRG
    Bookmark   April 1, 2013 at 5:56PM
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K B
One of the biggest cons is that above the tv is way too high for most people's optimal/comfortable viewing. There are several different opinions about the best height at which to view a tv, but generally when sitting you should be staring at the center of the screen or at the very highest at the bottom of the tv. Unless you have an unusually low-profile fireplace, watch tv standing or are like 6' 6" tall, a tv mounted above the fireplace is going to make for some uncomfortable viewing.
    Bookmark   April 1, 2013 at 6:05PM
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Heimsath Architects
Dynamic mounting has a mount that allows the tv to lower for a better viewing angle. We really like it. We just don't have a fire when the tv is down.
    Bookmark   April 1, 2013 at 6:12PM
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