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If your TV is mounted over a fireplace, is that heat not bad for the TV set?

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If the house was built with the wiring there for a TV, then it has extra built in to protect the TV.

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As long as you leave the space suggested by the TV manufacturer/installer you should be ok, particularly if you have some sort of mantel with a steel underlay. This usually results in the TV being too high. The motorized arm that pushes the TV out a couple of inches and down as much as 27" comes in handy. But when utilized you can not have the fireplace on. If you want a fire going and the TV going at the same time you are relegated to living with it hung higher or put off to the side.

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