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Old 09-19-2009, 07:48 PM   #1
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I just bought a 50inches lcd tv. I am sitting 16 feet away from the tv, how high should i mount my tv on the wall
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The recommended mounting height is about 48" to the center. I recommend using a cardboard cutout (from thebox the TV came in) and using that as your guide. I have mounted many TVs varying in height, depending on what's most comfortable for the viewer, from 48" to 7' up from the floor.

It's really a personal preference but you want the TV mounted so that it keeps your head and neck in a comfortable position while watching from your favorite viewing spot.
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I agree. It is a lot of work mounting a big tv. The last thing you want to do is put it up and realize your neck hurts from watching it. I often get come duct tape and make a border where the TV will be and then have my customers sit on thier couch or chairs and make sure they are sure right where they want it!
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I agree. It is a lot of work mounting a big tv. The last thing you want to do is put it up and realize your neck hurts from watching it. I often get come duct tape and make a border where the TV will be and then have my customers sit on thier couch or chairs and make sure they are sure right where they want it!
Duct tape? Doesn't that take the paint off with it?
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Duct tape? Doesn't that take the paint off with it?
I use that cheap blue paint masking tape for that purpose at times.
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shouldnt the center of the tv be horizontal to your eyes when your seated comfortable? 48" = 4' seems a bit high when you seated. when comparing to my RPTV which sits on the ground, i believe the center is closer to 36" ~ 40".
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imho 16 feet is too far for a 50in TV.. try moving closer for maximum enjoyment. Congrats!

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shouldnt the center of the tv be horizontal to your eyes when your seated comfortable? 48" = 4' seems a bit high when you seated. when comparing to my RPTV which sits on the ground, i believe the center is closer to 36" ~ 40".
It's not like the 11th commandmant or anything like that.
Folks are just offering opinions from experience.
If you like it lower, fine; if the next guy likes it higher, also fine.
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