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Old 02-19-2009, 01:14 PM   #41
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TV should NOT be mounted eye level to the middle.

The ratio of eye level dramatically changes as the distance from the TV changes.

We generally install the BOTTOM of the TV to be eye level if possible at the recommended distance from the TV.

If it is too low, it looks stupid when you are standing.
Recommendations for 50" plasma, sitting approximately 8' from the tv? If my wife gets the stand she wants, center of tv would be about 3.5' from floor (top at almost 5').
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Recommendations for 50" plasma, sitting approximately 8' from the tv? If my wife gets the stand she wants, center of tv would be about 3.5' from floor (top at almost 5').
On a stand it might be ok. On a wall, it would def be too low. what about your coffee table? can you see over stuff on it?
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Old 02-19-2009, 04:26 PM   #43
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On a stand it might be ok. On a wall, it would def be too low. what about your coffee table? can you see over stuff on it?
Good point about the coffee table; we don't keep anything on there but a few books so I don't expect it to be an issue.

I looked at a BDI stand that was recommended for the bedroom (extra height), but it would have looked awkward in the living room. It's hard to find something in between 19"-32" in height (even in the high end stuff).
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Old 02-21-2009, 07:55 PM   #44
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Old 02-22-2009, 10:41 PM   #45
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I definately agree with the mounting the bottom of the tv at eye level and then just put a slight angle on the tv for best viewing. Also an added bonus is you can have your laptop on your lap while on the couch and have full view of the TV still.

I did this in a weekend myself. Mounted the TV, ran 2 Component, 1 Composite video, 1 HDMI, 4 Ethernet from my office, all surround speakers, Sub wiring, and speaker wiring all through the walls/attic and crawl.











And since then I have installed some lights as well:


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Old 02-23-2009, 12:25 AM   #46
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good job, it looks like it was a lot of work running all that wire...
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good job, it looks like it was a lot of work running all that wire...
I got exceptionally lucky.... behind that wall are the 2 one piece shower inserts in my 2 bathrooms. Luckily there is dead space in between the fiberglass and the studs so I was able to run the wires from the plate to the tv as well as the power outlet and power for the lights with minimal problems. Getting the wires from the speakers in the ceiling from the attic to the crawl space was definately a PITA.
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Old 02-23-2009, 01:59 AM   #48
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Old 02-24-2009, 03:31 PM   #49
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^ Looks nice. You're probably past the age where you should have a model car on display in front of your TV, though.
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Nice setup, but where's the Crestron?

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Here is my system (so far).....

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Nice setup, but where's the Crestron?


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Nice setup, but where's the Crestron?
I dont like touchscreens. I had a basic B/W Crestron a long time ago, I sold it.

My (6) MX850s do anything and everything I need.

I cant think of a single function that a Crestron would do that I dont already have. Really.

PS - I gave my amp a facelift to match the bottom section of the rack better. Now I gotta move my PS3 somewhere.







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Old 02-25-2009, 11:20 AM   #53
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Why does everyone put their TV's near the ceiling? Spend a lot of time on our backs, do we?
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Old 02-25-2009, 11:30 AM   #54
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Why does everyone put their TV's near the ceiling? Spend a lot of time on our backs, do we?
My living room TV is not anywhere near my ceiling.

In my bedroom...yes.
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^ Looks nice. You're probably past the age where you should have a model car on display in front of your TV, though.
Lol Ehhh Im only 20, maybe in a few more years.

it looks really high up but it is just the angle of the picture.
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Old 04-16-2009, 03:41 PM   #59
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