Recommend me a 55-65 inch TV

Joe Sixpack

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I have a 65" wall mounted mainly because my wife didn't like the look of it sitting on a TV stand. I don't honestly think it makes any difference at all. Just don't mount it too high on the wall if you do (a common mistake).
 

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I have a 65" wall mounted mainly because my wife didn't like the look of it sitting on a TV stand. I don't honestly think it makes any difference at all. Just don't mount it too high on the wall if you do (a common mistake).
Or if you're forced to due to a fireplace, I highly recommend the MantleMount.
 

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I have a 65" wall mounted mainly because my wife didn't like the look of it sitting on a TV stand. I don't honestly think it makes any difference at all. Just don't mount it too high on the wall if you do (a common mistake).
I agree, don’t mount it too high. Watching TV isn’t supposed to be star gazing.

How far the main seating is from the TV is important. I have a 65-inch in a large room and have it on a stand so it is 20-inches closer to our eyes.

Also, interior walls are usually hollow, so they’re much easier to deal with for wire pulls versus insulated exterior walls.
 

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Mount it high if you must but for the best viewer experience it's recommended the vertical center of the screen be located at seated eye level, usually about 40-45 inches. I've seen them mounted more than six feet (to the bottom edge of the screen) off the floor with no fireplace. To each their own I guess but I don't know why someone would do this. As Muzzy said it becomes star gazing. The only place you would do this IMO, assuming no fireplace is in a bedroom where it helps due to the fact you're likely to be lying down as you watch it.
 

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Mount it high if you must but for the best viewer experience it's recommended the vertical center of the screen be located at seated eye level, usually about 40-45 inches. I've seen them mounted more than six feet (to the bottom edge of the screen) off the floor with no fireplace. To each their own I guess but I don't know why someone would do this. As Muzzy said it becomes star gazing. The only place you would do this IMO, assuming no fireplace is in a bedroom where it helps due to the fact you're likely to be lying down as you watch it.
This is what I'm paranoid about. We're doing an addition now and the only place it could go over the fireplace. I think where it works out the bottom edge of the screen is going to be 47" off the ground, so I think we'll be ok but it's the one thing that's annoying me. There was literally no where else to put it.
 

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This is what I'm paranoid about. We're doing an addition now and the only place it could go over the fireplace. I think where it works out the bottom edge of the screen is going to be 47" off the ground, so I think we'll be ok but it's the one thing that's annoying me. There was literally no where else to put it.
Gotta do what you gotta do then. I might try to redesign the addition if it's not too late. Put the fireplace in the corner.
 

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Having looked at numerous house listings on line when we were in the market for a house, I could not help but notice how high some wall mounted TV's were. Some were pretty crazy.

If I splash the cash on a decent Sony TV, how do people feel about sound bars? I've never had one, is it worth it? Does it make a big difference?
 

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Gotta do what you gotta do then. I might try to redesign the addition if it's not too late. Put the fireplace in the corner.
I went and measured and ours is currently 43” off the floor. We’re going to be 46”. I didn’t take into account we don’t have a floor and the existing tv has a 1.5” bevel and the new one is about 1/4 inch.

My other option is divorce so I’ll manage.
 

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It's far better than relying on the TV's speakers, but not nearly as good as a proper home theater setup.
I had built in surround sound in a house I used to live in, I hated it. The volume would fluctuate so much it had me diving for the remote to turn it down. Commercials I seem to remember were very annoying..more than normal. No clue if it was the set up and never really played around with it that much. I just quit using it.
 

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I had built in surround sound in a house I used to live in, I hated it. The volume would fluctuate so much it had me diving for the remote to turn it down. Commercials I seem to remember were very annoying..more than normal. No clue if it was the set up and never really played around with it that much. I just quit using it.
I had the same result with a surround sound system. Was awesome for movies and sports, but for regular tv, the volume fluctuations drove me bananas
 

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Surround sound is incredible for sports because you can unplug the center speaker and have no announcers but still hear all the crowd/stadium noise. I really miss surround sound for that reason.
 

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I had built in surround sound in a house I used to live in, I hated it. The volume would fluctuate so much it had me diving for the remote to turn it down. Commercials I seem to remember were very annoying..more than normal. No clue if it was the set up and never really played around with it that much. I just quit using it.
Most modern receivers have dynamic range compression that can be turned on to adjust for the volume fluctuations.
 

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Surround sound is incredible for sports because you can unplug the center speaker and have no announcers but still hear all the crowd/stadium noise. I really miss surround sound for that reason.
A fair number of surround broadcasts move all the audio to center now. It's really annoying. I have to put my receiver in multi-channel stereo to deal with it (where it replicates all the audio on all the speakers).