01-07-2010 06:51 PM #1Member
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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.
01-07-2010 06:56 PM #2
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.My Home Theater
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01-07-2010 07:31 PM #3Member
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Yeah, I've always thought/read head height (while seated) is best.
01-07-2010 07:41 PM #4
IMO - eyes should be on the same plane as screen center.
01-07-2010 09:52 PM #5
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.
01-13-2010 05:00 PM #6Banned
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I tried to do the average between my tallest guests and shortest guests sight line.
01-13-2010 09:18 PM #7
Elitist >> mindless peon
Yamaha 6260 - 7.1 Polks - 2 LLT subs powered by 1000W
Optoma HD20 with 123" fixed screen for movies
01-14-2010 06:04 AM #8
01-15-2010 05:50 AM #9
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)Setup - 50" Panasonic Plasma - Toshiba HD-A20 - Sony BDP-S590 - Yamaha 777 Towers, 333 Surrounds, 444 Center - Klipsch 12" Sub - Onkyo 7.2 PLIIz AVR - Comcast HD and Internet - Harmony 880 - TV2 - 27" iMac w/PLEX - Airport Express
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01-15-2010 09:02 AM #10