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What do I need to know about putting a flat screen TV above our fireplace?

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DidIt Fri 25-Jul-08 09:14:49

does any else think this is a good idea?

sarah293 Fri 25-Jul-08 09:16:17

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DidIt Fri 25-Jul-08 09:23:38

it is a working one but a gas - more ornamental than heating fire iykwim

do you have one? did you get specialists in?

sarah293 Fri 25-Jul-08 09:31:08

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Moomin Fri 25-Jul-08 09:48:06

It's a terrible idea. And not just for the technical reasons. Try to think of somewhere else it can go. Please.

nailpolish Fri 25-Jul-08 09:49:57

tellys are supposed to be at eyelevel

you will get a crick in your neck watching a telly high above a fireplace

im not joking! my friend has one and if i watch a film at hers my neck aches all the next day

also, if your fire is a working one itll melt the surround of the telly

bad idea if you ask me

DidIt Fri 25-Jul-08 09:50:59

why m whats your experience , it would just free up so much floor space and save the tv from grubby little hands - nearly had it pushed over recently.

nailpolish Fri 25-Jul-08 09:51:08

it took my dh a week to dig out the trenches for the wires for our telly - and to fill them in again, smooth them off and paint

jojosmaman Fri 25-Jul-08 09:57:07

It is not recommended to put flat screen TV's above fire places as the heat can damage the screen.

Moomin Fri 25-Jul-08 09:59:16

<whispers> I just think it looks crap.

But also agree about eye-level stuff. We have a flat screen and it takes up a lot less room than the old TV but is just in a corner and it's fine.

DidIt Fri 25-Jul-08 10:11:38

oh dear

but i can understand many of the reasons

back to the drawing baord

anyone want to help fina high tv unit?

thanks ;-))

PuppyMonkey Fri 25-Jul-08 10:13:10

It will become the focal point of your room, rather than your fireplace or etc.

It will look naff.

It will give you neckache.

That's it. Ta.

themildmannneredjanitor Fri 25-Jul-08 10:14:04

no don't do it. everyone will think the tv is the focus of your whole lives.
is common.

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