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It is a bad idea. TV screens are designed to be viewed basically level from your eyes as you sit in your TV room. If you mount it above the mantel you will forever looking up to see the thing. The heat thing is also a concern for electronics as you have mentioned. Raise the temperature some and in the best case you will age certain components and shorten ...


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It may not be desired, but sometimes it's the only available wall space in the room. FYI, we mounted our 55" above the fireplace. But the fireplace was converted to propane at the same time. I was able to attach it to some paneling that was used to build the fireplace surround, after appropriate reinforcing. Here's a picture of it completed. Note that ...


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Good idea or not depends on several factors. 1) Is the sitting arrangement normally facing toward the fireplace and how close is the sitting area to the tv. If the sitting area is close, then you would have the issues of the viewer looking up. If the sitting area is across the room, then the angle of view to the screen is not that servere. 2) The type ...


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