Wall mounted televisions are supposed to be at a comfortable viewing height when sitting down, according to most television and wall mount manufacturers (standard -- 42"). Now I'm working on new construction and the electrical contractors installed wiring boxes 5' off the floor. It's ugly as hell, and mounted visibly ABOVE the 55" flat screen.
My question: Why would they mount boxes 5' off the floor when they should be only 3' or 4' off the floor? Is there an NEC code that justifies this or is it some convention?
NOTE: Realizing wall-mounted TVs are set at different heights, especially in bedrooms, a higher height could make sense, but 4' mounts would cover all bases better, I think, so it's still confusing.