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How high should a tv be mounted from the floor in your family room?

Marlaine ShirleyDecember 21, 2012
Where is the correct placement for mounting a TV? And where can the cable box and dvd player be placed so that it reads the signal from the remote control and the wires be hidden? I would sure appreciate some input. The room is only 11 by 11 and can be viewed from the kitchen as well
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I've always read to mount it at whatever is a comfortable height for viewing from your particular seating - mounted too high = stiff neck. TVs above a fireplace look neat but are not very ergonmic!
1 Like    Bookmark   December 21, 2012 at 11:07PM
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It depends on height of your couch, which I assume is where you'll be mostly watching TV from. When you're seated in the couch, your eyes should be level with the middle/upper half of your TV. If your couch is not tall, you'll be able to see the TV from the kitchen too.
I mounted my 56" a few months back, and I unfortunately put it a little higher than that. It felt a little odd in the beginning and took some time to get used to.
    Bookmark   December 22, 2012 at 12:13AM
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Near eye level from wherever your seated...Above the fireplace has never made much sense to me...BUT in the kitchen I've got a smallish TV in a built in cabinet ABOVE the fridge. Totally viewable while cooking and from island seating.
    Bookmark   December 22, 2012 at 12:57AM
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I agree it depends the height of your couch. The middle of the TV screen should be at eye level of your seated position.
    Bookmark   December 22, 2012 at 6:09AM
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Marlaine Shirley
Thanks so much all for your input. Helps a lot.
    Bookmark   December 25, 2012 at 10:01AM
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