2008-07-26, 05:52 PM
When mounting a TV, what is the ideal height off the floor the bottom of the TV should be? 5ft, or 4.5ft?
Also, when fishing on an outside wall is there any concern when ripping the vapour barrier with respect to future issues on the wall? i.e. Tempreture, water, etc?
2008-07-27, 03:36 PM
The usual recommended height is 40 to 45 in from the floor to the center line of your screen. But this is really a personal choice. I just mounted my 58 in plasma at extactly 45 and am quite happy with the result, it looks just right. Also, screen mounts usually allow for a few inch of vertical adjustements, you don't need to have the center mount on the center line of your screen.
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2008-07-27, 03:58 PM
I think the height is a guidline, just mark it in pencil, sit sown, and see if it looks ok. As for the vapour barrier, you can cut the drywall instead, and patch that to eliminate the worry of damaging the barrier...
2008-07-27, 09:29 PM
Thanks. The only problem is I can't patch drywall to save my life.
I can make holes no problem though!
If I try and fish and damage the barrier, will it really affect me in the long term with temperature or weather?
2008-07-28, 12:08 AM
This is subjective on the viewer and the room.
What I do is measure the height of the display with a tape and then hold the tape up to the wall and make the homeowners sit and look at it. I move it up/down and mark the top when they tell me it look good.
Optimal height is eyeball level, or just slightly above.