From: Dave on

"BB" <bbauerMuNgE(a)freeshell.org> wrote in message
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> On Sun, 11 Mar 2007 17:31:24 -0500, Dave wrote:
>
> > Hanging it high enough to be relatively safe would be a very bad idea
for
> > ergonomic and image quality reasons.
>
> I've seen that. There's an event in my city where they fix up some big new
> houses as "dream houses", and lately they've had some fancy electronics
> setups. One house had a flat-panel mounted ABOVE THE FIREPLACE! The bottom
> was about eye-level if you were STANDING! It was possible to watch it
> sitting down, but extremely uncomfortable.
>

Yeah, I see that a lot on various home improvement shows on 'cable'. (the
wife likes watching them). You know the kind where they take everything out
of the room, paint, rip up the carpet, refinish hardwood, build some new
fancy entertainment center where the TV is set so high that you can't adjust
it WITHOUT the remote...

I cringe every time I see that. Does it make the room look
better/bigger/roomier? Usually. Unfortunately, it destroys the TV watching
in that particular room.

> The installation was probably done by a home video contractor who should
> have known better.
>

Most likely. Problem is, the pros tend to do what the customer pays them to
do, and don't assert themselves as much as they SHOULD when the customer
asks for something stupid.

I have however SERIOUSLY thought of mounting a flat-panel on the ceiling of
my bedroom. I usually watch TV in bed for an hour or so to wind down (helps
me fall asleep). I watch TV on my back, and so the ceiling would be the
perfect spot for a TV, ergonomically speaking, if I'm in bed. -Dave


From: me on
"Dave" <nope(a)nope.nop> wrote:

>I have however SERIOUSLY thought of mounting a flat-panel on the ceiling of
>my bedroom. I usually watch TV in bed for an hour or so to wind down (helps
>me fall asleep). I watch TV on my back, and so the ceiling would be the
>perfect spot for a TV, ergonomically speaking, if I'm in bed. -Dave

Greta idea!

hadn't thought abt that

So when watching setting on couch the TOP of TV should
be at eye level, correct?
From: Rod Speed on
me(a)privacy.net wrote:
> "Dave" <nope(a)nope.nop> wrote:
>
>> I have however SERIOUSLY thought of mounting a flat-panel on the
>> ceiling of my bedroom. I usually watch TV in bed for an hour or so
>> to wind down (helps me fall asleep). I watch TV on my back, and so
>> the ceiling would be the perfect spot for a TV, ergonomically
>> speaking, if I'm in bed. -Dave

> Greta idea!

> hadn't thought abt that

> So when watching setting on couch the TOP of TV should
> be at eye level, correct?

I'm not convinced about his original, you dont see that effect with screen in real picture theatres.


From: Dave on

> >I have however SERIOUSLY thought of mounting a flat-panel on the ceiling
of
> >my bedroom. I usually watch TV in bed for an hour or so to wind down
(helps
> >me fall asleep). I watch TV on my back, and so the ceiling would be the
> >perfect spot for a TV, ergonomically speaking, if I'm in bed. -Dave
>
> Greta idea!
>
> hadn't thought abt that
>
> So when watching setting on couch the TOP of TV should
> be at eye level, correct?

Actually, I got the idea from a TV commercial (philips?). As for where the
top of the TV should be, eye level is about right. You want the top of the
VIEWABLE area of the picture to be no higher than eye level, or even
slightly below eye level. That's why it usually makes no sense at all to
"hang" a television. But if you are in bed on your back, eye level is ...
somewhere on the ceiling above you. :) -Dave


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