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Should I wall mount my 52" LCD???? Pros and cons please.

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Initial post: Oct 17, 2008, 11:01:03 AM PDT
W. Hermanson says:
Pretty basic. Should I wall mount my 52" Samsung? Plenty of room and no prob with studs. In the basement,no windows.
Also recommendations for the best wall mounts and which ones to avoid.
Thanks

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 17, 2008, 11:10:00 AM PDT
Pros
-It looks like it's floating
Cons
-Falls and kills the cat.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 17, 2008, 11:10:17 AM PDT
Pro's, it requires no additional furniture for it that way. Cons ... hmm, I don't see any cons, as long as it is hung securely.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 17, 2008, 11:28:30 AM PDT
One thing about wall mounting is you can run the wires in the wall. Makes for a very stylish installation. Depending on the room layout and whatever equipment you have, you may still need a shelf unit of some kind. If you don't, though, you have that much more floor space and the room seems bigger.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 17, 2008, 11:32:33 AM PDT
A. Stewart says:
Pro's- More distance from the screen to your sofa if you have limited space, looks nice as long as you conceal your wires well.

Con's- Good wall mounts are overpriced and cost as much or more than a decent TV stand.
You don't have any storage areas for DVD players/recievers/cable boxes etc like you do with a good TV stand.
The more boxes you have the harder hiding wires gets...I have a cable box, PS3, 6.1 reciever, internet connection all hooked to my HDTV and could never conceal that many wires and it still look good.

I have a TV stand that my TV mounts on to just like it would a wall mount, it has a hollow bar for all the wires to hide in and 3 glass shelves underneath for all my gadgets...hope this helps.

Here is one similar to mine: LCD LED Plasma TV Stand 32, 37, 40, 42, 46, 48, 50, 52 inches PANASONIC , SONY , VISIO , LG, SAMSUNG with CABLE Management Flat Panel

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 17, 2008, 11:37:02 AM PDT
Depends on a lot of factors. One big one is from what angle will you be looking at it.

Generally, I think a wall mounted set that needs to be too low on the wall looks a little dumb. The higher you go, the more it looks right aestetically, but you don't want to put it so high that it's like sitting in the front row of a theater!

When choosing a wall mount the first two things to consider are:
1. Will it fit the mounting on the back of your set without buying an additional adapter, and
2. Can it support the weight of your set.

If it doesn't meet those two criteria, it really doesn't matter what other features it has.

Keep in mind that a 52" set is going to be pretty heavy. It doesn't really matter if the stud is right where you want to mount the TV. More is going to be involved than putting a few screws into a stud when you're talking about supporting that kind of weight. (It's also at least a two-person job.)

I'd also think about what you're going to put under the TV. If you're just going to put a cabinet there to hold DVD's, the DVD player, your cable box, etc., Why not save the trouble, and just put the TV on top of the cabinet?

So essentially, what I'm saying is approach this from both a functional and aestetic perspective, considering what else is in the room, and how you intend to view the TV, and the right answer for you under those conditions ought to emerge.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 17, 2008, 11:54:29 AM PDT
J. Stephen says:
I used to have my TV wall-mounted but since moving I haven't put it back up yet and I would say that wall mounting is definitely the way to go. Once I get to it I'll be putting mine back on the wall.

You can still put a table under the wall-mounted TV of course and without the TV on the table you'll have all that extra space to put game consoles, satellite boxes, magazines, remotes, etc.. As someone else noted as well, you get a little more distance to the TV which is nice. You can also hang the TV at a more comfortable viewing height than you might get with the TV on a stand.

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A Kaz says:
I'd say the "cons" I'm most concerned about when lifting up a heavy piece of expensive equimpent are: Damage to the wall, Damage to the TV

The bigger the TV mount, the bigger the screws, hole pattern (usually if it's a good one). The bigger the TV, the more likely that the wall mount will break itself, or tear out a chunk of the wall - taking your expensive screen with it. I'd say if it was a 32" and you have space for it, its a no-brainer, but a 52" is big.... I'd be concerned first off with finding a good stud location to get this thing attached, then I'd be crazy nervous while putting it up..... I'd say most of all, if you do wall mount it, get a GOOD wall mount, not cheap. Also, the articulating ones that can swing left/right - probably not a good idea with a screen that size. Get one of the ones that lays flat on the wall, and can tilt up/down only.

this one looks decent:
Ergotron Tm Large Display Tilting Wall Mount, Silver. (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

edit: holy cow, if you want to go crazy cool with the installation, this one is motorized and has a remote!!
Sanus Systems VisionMount LA112 Full Motion Mount for Large (40" to 63") Flat-Panel TVs (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 17, 2008, 12:26:31 PM PDT
Rambo says:
Great question W. H

What about mounting above fireplaces? Pros/Cons?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 17, 2008, 12:38:00 PM PDT
Kara says:
I mounted my 52" sharp aquos on the wall and couldn't be happier. We got a wall mount that has a remote so you can turn the tv different angles from where you are sitting. It works great when you have a glare from the sun in a window. I did need to get extra furniture though for surround sound, my ninendo wii, playstation 3 and satellite reciever. If you don't have all this stuff then awesome for you, no need for any extras!

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 17, 2008, 3:19:15 PM PDT
D. Noland says:
While it's personal preference, I would advise you not to mount your TV to the wall. You still need the storage space a stand will provide. What if you want to change the furniture configuration in the room? IMHO for the TV to look right on the wall it will need to be mounted fairly high but most home theater designers recommend a stand height of only 30 inches. Just my 2 cents.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 17, 2008, 3:24:11 PM PDT
Mounting above a fireplace?

Con: The biggest enemy of electronics is heat.
Con: The firewall above a typical fireplace is not usually suited for mounting anything that big on it.
Con: It would look kind of dumb.
Con: Where would you run the cables? I'm pretty sure you'd be violating fire code any way you route power to the set.
Pro: Ummm... Sorry. I can't think of a single pro for this idea.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 17, 2008, 3:48:30 PM PDT
All sounds like to much trouble, Just ship it to me
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