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bhelton 02-10-2007 09:40 PM

LCD TV Mounting
I have plans (tentative) to install a LCD TV over a gas fireplace what are the pros and cons to this? I am up for all suggestions and comments. The install will be in a large family room in a basement.


Square Eye 02-10-2007 11:34 PM

If you have a wide mantle above the fireplace, it will shield much of the heat from the TV. Otherwise, expect a shorter life from components that the manufacturer tries to protect from normal heat related failure.

Increasing the heat substantially = certain death for most electronics.

elementx440 02-12-2007 06:20 PM

-the aftermath when you get rid of the tv in x amount of years
-looking up to view, like you're in the front row at the theater
-running all your cabling
-heat related failure
-a nice fireplace becomes... a tv stand

not trying to talk you out of it, just want you to be aware.

Denver 02-19-2007 04:13 AM

LCD TV is very cheerfully

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