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07-14-2011, 03:24 PM #1
How high to mount a TV for bedroom?
I used to have a crappy 22" HDTV that sat on my dresser and was bothersome to watch. I'm getting a new 32" tv for the bedroom and bedroom set so I don't want it just to sit on the new dresser.
I decided to mount it flush to the wall but I have never done a flush mount before. What's a good height from the top of the bed to mount a tv across the way that will be most comfortable to watch?
For reference by bed height is 30" and the foot of the bed is 4' away from the wall I will be mounting the tv on. Is there a standard type formula for this or is it "whatever feels right"? I'm probably going to get laughed at for this but, I'm springing the $50 to have it installed because I mounted my client monitor to my old horsehair plaster walls and it was a gigantic bitch... so $50 is small money to not deal with the hassle.
Any insight would be appreciated.I think you have me confused with someone who is far less awesome.
07-14-2011, 03:41 PM #2
Try something practical rather than asking the interwebz. Like pinning up a piece of cardboard on the wall, laying on the bed, and using your eyes.Best Skier on the Mountain
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07-14-2011, 03:55 PM #3
Pft, that would mean cutting something out and pinning it to my wall. Plus I would have to get out of my chair to do that. No fun!
Besides, I'm talking long term. I can deal with anything for a night or two but in time it could become bothersome. I'd rather do it right the first time.I think you have me confused with someone who is far less awesome.
07-14-2011, 04:18 PM #4
Put it on the ceiling, right next to the mirror.
07-14-2011, 04:20 PM #5
The whole ceiling is mirrors! Oooo maybe I should put it on the floor and watch the reflection in the ceiling mirrors, brilliant!I think you have me confused with someone who is far less awesome.
07-14-2011, 04:30 PM #6Lord King of the Beater-Kooks
07-14-2011, 04:31 PM #7
I put mine at 5' (standard) in both living room and bedroom. Fine for living room but bed lower would seem better in hindsight. Don't like to sit up in Bed anyways. prefer to lay sideways and watch. So bottom even with top of bed if I did it over.I need to go to Utah.
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07-14-2011, 08:20 PM #8Registered User
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When I mounted my new 55" tv, I went online. The best answer was to put the center to bottom third of the screen at your eye height when viewing. Too many people mount tv's at eye height when standing, like they are a picture to view when standing. You do not want the screen too high.
07-14-2011, 08:24 PM #9
See it's funny how many different answers I saw here and via google. It's a 32" and I think I've settled on 4' to the bottom of the screen from doing tests in bed. With 2 pillows stacked it seems like the perfect angle I guess.I think you have me confused with someone who is far less awesome.
07-14-2011, 08:36 PM #10
Just high enough you can still look over the back of her head and still see the TV.
07-14-2011, 09:57 PM #11
I can't express how disappointed I was to see that somebody beat me to the ceiling mount idea, with camera and mirror references. Great minds think alike...right?
Anyway, I'll second the notion of not mounting it too high. I like the idea of having the bottom third at eye level. Looking at my set up I might be a little above that, but my tv is probably 8' from the end of the bed and a little bigger screen. Good luck.
07-15-2011, 09:33 AM #12
07-15-2011, 11:11 AM #13
My 27" is about 5' from the floor and the foot of my bed is about 4' from the wall. I wound up having to tilt the screen a little forward to get a better picture.
Put the TV on a pile of milk crates and give the height a try. You don't want to screw it into the wall and find out it's the wrong height or angle.
07-15-2011, 04:36 PM #14
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07-15-2011, 05:21 PM #15
Thanks for all the advice guys, I think I have my answer.I think you have me confused with someone who is far less awesome.
07-18-2011, 01:51 PM #16
Great. Now that we have your problem sorted out it's time for a pertinent but bad joke.
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07-18-2011, 09:39 PM #17
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07-18-2011, 09:46 PM #18Originally Posted by Smoke
07-19-2011, 08:07 AM #19
Two bowls of Lucky Charms high. Any more then that and you might get sidetracked.People should learn endurance; they should learn to endure the discomforts of heat and cold, hunger and thirst; they should learn to be patient when receiving abuse and scorn; for it is the practice of endurance that quenches the fire of worldly passions which is burning up their bodies.
07-22-2011, 09:20 PM #20
Do You Sleep Too Much Then?
I fucking hate Bedroom TV's.
But then again, I live in an appartment building. I guess Y'all live alone in giant Mansions, right?
Trying to crash, the dick upstairs reckons it's time to play video-games...same sounds over and over...booooom!
Or falling asleep with it on, so we get woken up to listen to Infomercials through the ceiling until the early morning. Over and over.
Unless you are living in a Studio, why have a TV where you plan to go to sleep and/or shag?
What's wrong with the one you have already?
If you're falling asleep in front of the TV in the living room...you need to go to sleep, not go watch a different TV!!
Remind me again, could most of us use MORE SLEEP, or MORE TV?
The marketing peeps love this shit, you know?
I mean, what person in their right mind wants something that stops you (or others) falling asleep.
Surround Sound Theatre, with a Bar, Kitchen and Bathroom included?
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07-22-2011, 09:26 PM #21I think you have me confused with someone who is far less awesome.
07-24-2011, 10:06 PM #22
I don't have any special formula to ad but don't mount it too low! I did and it pisses me and my Wife off all the time. Get something to prop it up on and see what feels best. Try a bunch of heights. If you go with what feels comfortable immediately, lying down, it might end up sucking for watching sports or movies,(stuff longer than 1/2 hr). My neck is constantly in an awkard position from mounting too low. If I did it over I would mount it just high enough so I could see it on my side.