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Old 2012-02-25, 09:33 PM
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How big is the LCD/LED mounted above your fireplace?

I'm looking at 46" or 55" but I think 55" is too large. My wife disagrees.
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Old 2012-02-25, 09:49 PM
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Suppose it depends on the room. We never intended on lots of tv viewing in our living room, so my 32" fits up there nice. No surround sound, no bling...


We do the majority of our tv viewing on our 46" in the basement..
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Old 2012-02-26, 12:38 AM
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How big is the LCD/LED mounted above your fireplace?

I'm looking at 46" or 55" but I think 55" is too large. My wife disagrees.
The rule from the designer women that i know is that it should never protrude beyond the width of the mantle ( I couldn't care less). Basically with the new tvs and the thin bezel I can fit a 60 inch with 1 inch to spare on each side. I would definitely go with 55. Right now I have a 46 and if I keep it against the wall it's a little too small so I pull it out a bit. I also highly recommend the Costco kanto mount. I can't believe your wife is the one wanting the larger tv set! . The dimensions of the room also play a part.
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Mark,

Any ideal how many wall studs you can attach the wall mount to? I know for my fireplace, I have two wall studs back there and I would not feel comfortable only using two wall studs for a 55 inch plus TV. Also, my wall studs are not exactly center so a smaller TV may be more forgiving as it will you give more play on each side.
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Any ideal how many wall studs you can attach the wall mount to? I know for my fireplace, I have two wall studs back there and I would not feel comfortable only using two wall studs for a 55 inch plus TV. Also, my wall studs are not exactly center so a smaller TV may be more forgiving as it will you give more play on each side.
Actually had a media niche above the fireplace that I am working on closing up now. I framed it up and its drywalled. Working on the taping and mudding.

I installed two vertical 2x4s and lined them up exactly to catch the mounting holes on the bracket so the bracket will be exactly centered. It will be secured at four points, top and bottom of the bracket, into the studs. I'm confident it will be strong enough for any TV.

Regarding the size, I think 55" would be overkill for the room. We'll be only approx. 5.5-6 ft away.
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How big is the LCD/LED mounted above your fireplace?

I'm looking at 46" or 55" but I think 55" is too large. My wife disagrees.
I would go with the 46". I was faced with the same situation last year. The deciding factor was that I didn't want the TV to be the focus point in the room
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Actually had a media niche above the fireplace that I am working on closing up now. I framed it up and its drywalled. Working on the taping and mudding.

I installed two vertical 2x4s and lined them up exactly to catch the mounting holes on the bracket so the bracket will be exactly centered. It will be secured at four points, top and bottom of the bracket, into the studs. I'm confident it will be strong enough for any TV.

Regarding the size, I think 55" would be overkill for the room. We'll be only approx. 5.5-6 ft away.
That's good.

I have a 55" but not over the fireplace. My friend helped me put it up and he insisted on three studs which is why it's not in the exact spot I wanted it.

I currently sit about 8' away from mine and watching TV is fine but I have to enlarge the fonts and resolution on my HTPC because I can't read anything while I surf the internet.
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I have a 55" but not over the fireplace. My friend helped me put it up and he insisted on three studs which is why it's not in the exact spot I wanted it.
3 studs? Does the TV weigh 200 pounds?

If it's a current model LED lit TV, then it weighs nothing. We can lift those with 1 man.
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