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    Default How high should a 50" tv be mounted?


    I am installing my 50" samsung plasma on my wall with a Sanus tilt wall mount. It will be in a standard living room with couches. I am wondering how high to mount where the center of the tv will be? 4feet or maximum 5ft? I already have 7.2 Klipsch surround sound installed and will have a tv stand underneath the tv with a shelf in between for the center speaker to sit on, and then the tv? Any suggestions would be great.
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    I like my televsions as low as possible. I don't like to tilt my neck. My projector screen is about 4 feet off of the ground and I sit about 13 feet away. The closer you are, the lower you want the television to be. Also, depending on the specs of your television, the viewing angle may effect the contrast. I would mount as low as you can while still being high enough to be above the center channel.

    If you can figure it out to be the center of the television will be equal to or slightly above your eyeline that's where I would mount it.
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    Yeah, I've always thought/read head height (while seated) is best.
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    IMO - eyes should be on the same plane as screen center.
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    I'm going to agree with Lee, and add a few thoughts...

    Generally, with no furniture, you want your eyes to fall between 1/3 and 1/2 way up the screen.

    If you HAVE furniture in the room that you will be viewing from, then sit down for a bit with no TV on and see where your eyes naturally fall and are comfortable. That's where the midpoint of your TV should go for greatest comfort.
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    I tried to do the average between my tallest guests and shortest guests sight line.
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    This:

    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Stewart View Post
    IMO - eyes should be on the same plane as screen center.
    and this:

    Quote Originally Posted by AV_Integrated View Post
    I'm going to agree with Lee, and add a few thoughts...

    Generally, with no furniture, you want your eyes to fall between 1/3 and 1/2 way up the screen.

    If you HAVE furniture in the room that you will be viewing from, then sit down for a bit with no TV on and see where your eyes naturally fall and are comfortable. That's where the midpoint of your TV should go for greatest comfort.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Stewart View Post
    IMO - eyes should be on the same plane as screen center.
    Exactly right, your eyes dead center with the middle of the screen.
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    More "theater" experience - eyes should be 1/3 way up from bottom
    More relaxing/comfortable - eyes should be 2/3 way up

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElevatorHappyFun View Post
    More "theater" experience - eyes should be 1/3 way up from bottom
    More relaxing/comfortable - eyes should be 2/3 way up

    NEVER on your fireplace or mantle. (You people are sheep, it is horrible in real life, we all laugh at you behind your back)
    Mmm... I guess it all comes down to how you sit in your chair or couch.
    But you're right, it will actually play in that range.

    * As for over your fireplace, it is more for the art people than true cinema afficionados.
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