Marble Wall with TV / Fireplace
An example of what I am looking for is here: https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/143552306857026435/
Appreciate any feedback / help!
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Problem with that is those are mounted flat on the wall to give that illusion of art.. with this mount hmmm... probably possible with carefully measuring and recessing into the stud cavity .
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It looks great and the placement is practical/could be ideal, since it's in the same sightline as the fireplace, both focal pts of the living room...however, TVs are quite sensitive to heat, so even w all the necessary precautions, there's gonna be some heat flowing up from the fireplace and that's a no-no.schade wrote: ↑ I don't know why all the hate for tv over the fireplace. I have mine mounted that way and love it. There's no neck strain, no chance of my toddler putting a mini stick or anything through it. My couch is also 10-12ft from the tv. If you have a smaller room and/or sit 6ft from the tv, then sure, it doesn't make sense having a tv mounted at that height
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In my opinion, use is much more important than appearance. On top of that, I don't think that a TV or speakers look bad.
That is just way too small IMO and watching "TV" using a phone or tablet is usually pretty bad for your neck. I also have a desktop with dual monitors, a laptop (15.6"), an iPad and a phone but I would never use them to watch TV shows at home.
It is your opinion that a TV doesn't belong in a living room but many people don't agree with that statement. I am not an interior designer, I think that a TV belongs in a living room. About 95% of the time I spend in the living room is watching TV so, for me, it definately belongs there. If I had no TV there, I might a well get rid of the living room since it would be useless.torontotim wrote: ↑ Who needs a massive TV in their living room? Instead of spending money putting a TV where it doesn't belong, and then more money to allow it to drop into position, spend $1000 and slap together a cool home theater in the basement with a cheap projector, screen and soundbar setup. Couple of beanbag chairs and you're all set for movie nights.
Apr 2nd, 2020 3:58 pm
Now that’s a pretty cool idea. Somebody should build it recessed into a wall for that. It would also help protect it from the heat of the fireplace as well.
That’s pretty much what my parents do. I help install their mantel mount and it’s mounted about 6’ up with a 70” TV and it mostly stays in the down position at eye height lol
To a certain extent I agree, but everybody has different needs. With one of the biggest differences being if you have young kids or not.torontotim wrote: ↑ I still don't get the appeal of having a massive black glass slab in your living room.
I live in a relatively modestly sized home. 3 bedrooms, about 1500 sq ft plus a 12 x 13 foot basement rec-room and 16 x 9 basement home office.
The only TV in the house is a 65" Panasonic plasma I bought many years ago on the wall in the basement rec-room. I then bought a $500 Epson 1060 projector on Kijiji and a $30 screen from PrimeCables. I installed it to drop down in front of the plasma.
The bottom of the TV is about 18 inches off the ground. When dropped, the bottom of the screen is about 12 inches off the ground. Perfect for sitting on the couch across from it.
Sometimes we take the projector to another room and connect a laptop to it and a small $100 soundbar.
Besides that, kiddo has her 27" iMac (university) and laptop, wife has her 2009 MacBook and iPad Air and I have my laptop and 28" 4K monitor to watch stuff on. Along of course with our iPhones.
Who needs a massive TV in their living room? Instead of spending money putting a TV where it doesn't belong, and then more money to allow it to drop into position, spend $1000 and slap together a cool home theater in the basement with a cheap projector, screen and soundbar setup. Couple of beanbag chairs and you're all set for movie nights.