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  • Sambo
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    Re: HDTV have you wall mounted?

    Originally posted by OC2Epcot View Post
    ...the current 34 inch Panasonic HDTV is huge, weighing about 220 lbs ...

    Holy Guacamole! What is that beast made of? Is it lead shielded from atomic attack?

    My 37 inch only weighs about 34 pounds. Inquiring minds want to know...

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  • OC2Epcot
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    The way our living room is setup, mounting is the best solution. My wife wants to make more floor space and the current 34 inch Panasonic HDTV is huge, weighing about 220 lbs sitting on a cabinet table with all the components. We want to reclaim that space and put the TV on the wall.

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  • dsnylndmom
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    Both of our 42 inchers are on stands. We had the one in the family room mounted once and I couldn't stand it.

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  • flynnibus
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    don't under estimate the value of simple thin surface mount raceway. It can be painted too.. and makes a world of difference vs just hanging cables. Of course in wall conduit, with a cabinet is best... but the surface mount raceway is a cheap alternative that is significantly better then nothing at all.

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  • justjohn
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    right now, I have a PS3, 360, Wii, HTPC and satellite hooked up to the tv. I have waaay too many cables going every direction.

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  • OC2Epcot
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    Originally posted by flynnibus View Post
    wall mount = pretty but often very impractical for the newbies.

    1) where do you put your stuff like a bluray player, stereo, etc
    2) People spend all this money on a big LCD, and then play the audio through some crap TV speakers because they don't want to wire up the other stuff
    3) People often hang them like a picture, rather then a TV. So they hang them too high, or in bad locations

    It's a nice clean look if you are willing to invest properly and have somewhere to put your gear.. but I love seeing people with the LCD on the wall and all the cables hanging down below it.
    I feel the same way. We haven't purchased our plasma TV yet, but we do plan to have it mounted, and all the cables run correctly. I don't consider myself the typical home theater person though. Even my current big box Panasonic HD set is wired to 3 DVRs a DVD player, VHS, surround receiver that loops all video signals to any machine I want ... and a AV transmitter to send any of the machines upstairs. Most of that will be moved into a wall cabinet which we may have built, with the addition of a blu-ray player once the TV is mounted. If I'm not using every input and output connection on every component I feel like I'm not getting full use of the equipment.

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  • sailerm
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    I have to agree with you flynnibuss. At one time I had a full 5.1 Dolby Digital set up with my TV, but as more and more of my entertainment media migrates to my desktop, various pieces of audio gear have been retired.

    At this point only the DVD player is hooked up to the TV (mainly because the TV is in the middle of the living room)

    When we do eventually replace the TV, we will mount it on the wall (and hide the wires)and yes it will be too high, but the Piano gets more use in our home than the TV at this point.

    ...another reason why blue ray makes no sense in our home, we are scaling back on TV time in our home as the kids get older and have different interests (music, dance, freinds, Facebook, iPods) and don't care about 5.1 surround sound, bonus features, resolution, storage capacity ect.

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  • flynnibus
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    wall mount = pretty but often very impractical for the newbies.

    1) where do you put your stuff like a bluray player, stereo, etc
    2) People spend all this money on a big LCD, and then play the audio through some crap TV speakers because they don't want to wire up the other stuff
    3) People often hang them like a picture, rather then a TV. So they hang them too high, or in bad locations

    It's a nice clean look if you are willing to invest properly and have somewhere to put your gear.. but I love seeing people with the LCD on the wall and all the cables hanging down below it.

    I still only have a micro rear projection, so my stuff is on a stand.

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  • wolfy
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    When we do get one...it will be on a stand. Don't like the idea of not being able to change things around when we want to easily.

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  • sailerm
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    We have a 52" rear screen projection HD model. It stands about 5 feet tall, so we can not mount it. The bigger issue is that we have a very small home and the TV has been displaced by an upright piano. So the Piano is now in the former location of the TV. The TV is now rolling around in the middle of the living room. In the way.

    The desire is to replace it with a similar sized flat screen and mount it above the piano... but I honestly can't see spending $800 to replace something that doesn't REALLY need to be replaced.

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  • LLEBREKNIT
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    We did have one of them (the one in the living room) mounted before we moved about a year and a half ago. However, both of ours have been on TV stands ever since.

    I wanted the living room one to be mounted again when we first moved, but I actually like it better on the stand now that I am used to it. I dont think either of them will be mounted again.

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  • caesarboxfan
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    Nope, my 36-incher is on a stand

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  • elly
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    our 46incher is attached to a bracket that's connected to its stand, it looks like its on the wall but its actually the stand its connected to

    the 37incher in our bedroom is just on top of our long dresser

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  • MickeyMaxx
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    We've only mounted one, at work. Pretty simple until it came time to hang the TV. It is mounted about 12 feet above the floor, which lead to a nightmare moment when we found ourselves at the top of two ladders, just a bit short of being able to drop it in the slot. We lived, the TV is still affixed to the wall, but it wasn't fun.

    We've had mounts for couple of years for two TVs at home, that we'll get around to one of these days years. :blush:

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  • dmtnt55
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    Just on a stand, no plans to mount it either.

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  • aimster
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    My 42" HDTV is on a stand.

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  • SnorkletsMom
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    Ours is 52", mounted to a vertical support thingy that's part of the stand. There are 3 smoky glass shelves the same width of the tv, and the tv looks like it's sort of floating above. It worked out better than I expected.

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  • benihodge
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    I have my 42" Plasma on a tv stand thats meant for a 27" CRT tv and it works fine.

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  • Goover
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    Ours used to be before we moved :O!

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  • justjohn
    started a poll HDTV have you wall mounted?

    HDTV have you wall mounted?

    23
    Yes I've wall mounted.
    17.39%
    4
    Yes I'm planning on wall mounting
    8.70%
    2
    No I use a tv stand or wall unit.
    73.91%
    17
    Just wondering how many people have wall mounted their HDTV's?

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