Cool over the fireplace TV swing/pull down wall mount.

Tony MTony M Posts: 5,619
Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.

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  • JstasJstas Posts: 13,663
    Heat kills electronics.

    Worst place to put a TV.

    Hard pass.
    You're just jealous 'cause the voices don't talk to you!
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 10,261
    edited August 10
    Jstas wrote: »
    Heat kills electronics.

    Worst place to put a TV.

    Hard pass.

    as well as that little bit of soot that likes to creep up the mantel


    I never understood the attraction to hanging a TV over a fireplace. Yet EVERYONE I know with a fireplace has their TV mounted over it. When there is always at least 2 better walls to run their stuff on. CRAZY I tell you...
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 5,619
    I don't believe many people light fires in their fireplaces when they have a TV mounted over it. But...

    I think I've seen a pic. on the web a long time ago where somebody did light a fire and melted the bottom half of their TV. Maybe their flue damper was 3/4 shut. :s

    I have a friend who has his TV over his fireplace now. That's where he wanted to put it. But while I've been over there a couple of times, I didn't like looking up that high. I never have, having a bad neck that starts to tense up when I look up for more than a few minutes.

    I also think there's a lot of other reasons to have a pull down and out TV mount than just for over fireplaces. But the ad said fireplace and I thought about my friends living room. I asked my friend about the height placement and he said he likes the TV up there a lot. To each their own, for sure. ;)

    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • DabutcherDabutcher Posts: 1,627
    They do look really nice up there. But I never knew the logic? I would think it would f it up one way or another? Peace. D
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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 2,817
    A Monoprice wall mount will probably burst into flames whether you light a fire in the fireplace or not.
  • WillowWillow Posts: 8,999
    Two focal points on one wall...bad idea on top of what has already been said.
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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 5,619
    I've never understood why people mount their TVs so high. The centerline of the screen should be as close to eye level as possible, from your viewing position. Mounting it high up the wall, is like arriving late to the movie theater, and the only seats left are in the front row.

    That has been my goal with all the TV's I've ever owned. Sometimes, my TV will be a little bit high, but not a lot.

    Remember when TVs came in all those floor consoles? I had a cool SONY XBR one. I didn't even have a complaint about looking down toward it. I had it for years too.

    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • OleBootOleBoot Posts: 291
    F1nut wrote: »
    I hide my TV over the fireplace behind a Rembrandt.

    I have my TV in the fireplace and the Rembrandt above it. Although, it's not really a Rembrandt, it's more of Vermeer. Oh OK, it's a Brueghel. Brueghel did paint oriental women with blue faces and big, ermm those things, didn't he? The TV is a little burnt out.
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  • mdaudioguymdaudioguy Posts: 4,495
    Those brackets seem like a cool idea, but I've put up a few and have never been impressed. They look silly in the down position.
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  • mdaudioguymdaudioguy Posts: 4,495
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    I never understood the attraction to hanging a TV over a fireplace. Yet EVERYONE I know with a fireplace has their TV mounted over it. When there is always at least 2 better walls to run their stuff on. CRAZY I tell you...

    A lot of new homes are being built such that the only place is above the fireplace. And, the builders pre-wire for it, with an outlet and HDMI/cable jack. I don't get it.
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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 4,425
    F1nut wrote: »
    I hide my TV over the fireplace behind a Rembrandt.

    Me too, do you have the one with the eyes that follow you?
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  • jeremymarcinkojeremymarcinko Posts: 3,048
    mdaudioguy wrote: »
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    I never understood the attraction to hanging a TV over a fireplace. Yet EVERYONE I know with a fireplace has their TV mounted over it. When there is always at least 2 better walls to run their stuff on. CRAZY I tell you...

    A lot of new homes are being built such that the only place is above the fireplace. And, the builders pre-wire for it, with an outlet and HDMI/cable jack. I don't get it.

    I think it’s okay as long as there is another place to watch movies and games.
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  • mantismantis Posts: 14,942
    edited August 11
    I have done a mount called Perfect Vision. It's like this one. It has a motorized arm that moves the TV out and then down for good viewing. Then goes back up when you turn the TV off.
    As a Professional Installer I always try to detour a client from mounting their TV over a fireplace. When thats where they want it I explain all the negative things that come with it and if they still want it there then so be it.
    I would never place my Tv over a fireplace as I find it to be to high and risk of damage from heat. I also think it looks stupid as a nice piece of ART should be there instead.
    One solution Samsung came up with is the ART TV. But it sucks as a Tv and really cool as a ART Frame with Digital images. They can look very good and almost like the real thing. For a room that is more into looks then watching TV this is the perfect cheaper alternative to lets say Vision art. They are amazingly expensive but look incredible when done right. If money is no object this is the way to go. BUT the Samsung does have 1 huge advantage , you can change the Art at will and right from your phone app.
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  • verbverb Posts: 2,742
    I had a TV and center channel above the fireplace at the old house. A Polk CS245i center channel sat on the mantel. The heat eventually caused the vinyl veneer on the face to delaminate and shrink, exposing the MDF. Rookie mistake. The new house has artwork above the fireplace. Still have the speaker though, and pondering how to fix it.
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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 5,619
    Good luck with it Dave. ;)
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • verbverb Posts: 2,742
    Thanks Tony. I used that as an opportunity to upgrade, I now have a CS400i in the basement TV setup! :smile:

    The 245 may wind up in the garage setup, when I eventually get to it.
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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 5,619
    NICE! Doesn't get much better than the CS400i does it.

    I've heard one or two, but never owned one.
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
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