For an ideal viewing experience the tv has to be placed at the eye level of the viewer. We asked him if he had a tv mounted over his fireplace.
A tv is a necessity in most homes but i much prefer it mounted above the fireplace in a space that is scaled to a tv instead of over some outdated tv stand.
Tv above fireplace ugly. Generally while you can mount a tv over a fireplace you should try to place the tv in another location if at all possible due to viewing and safety limitations. No i live in a 100 plus year old home and would never put a tv in my formal living room over the fireplace hullinger told us. Image via douglas sheppard candjstudios cons of placing a tv over the fireplace can be a strain to the neck.
Mount tv over the fireplace or not. I ve never been a fan of seeing the tv over the fireplace because often the proportions are wrong in the room and the location and thus the viewing angle becomes too high when placed over the. It s not advisable to mount a tv above a fireplace because excess heat and electronics don t mix.
The issues with mounting the tv over the fireplace center more around the quality of the viewing experience and with user comfort than with damage to the electronics. I think those are far uglier and then a tv is just mounted on a giant oversized wall that looks awkward with extra space around it. The area above the fireplace is often warmer than other wall surfaces in your home.
But if you mount the tv over the fireplaces there s a high chance that this isn t possible as you have to place it farther up than the ideal height.