I hate it, but I realize in some floor plans (especially new, “open concept”) it is the only option if you must have a tv in your public areas.
FINAL RULING: Televisions mounted over the fireplace:
|by Anonymous||reply 51||January 22, 2023 9:22 PM|
I am afraid I am not very interested.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||January 20, 2023 8:38 PM|
Mounting your tv above your fireplace positiions it at a much too high viewing angle.
Just say "no" to the whole proposition.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||January 20, 2023 8:43 PM|
No. The look screams FIRE HAZARD.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||January 20, 2023 8:44 PM|
I don’t approve of a television in the living room.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||January 20, 2023 9:05 PM|
R4 watches tv in the yard.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||January 20, 2023 9:07 PM|
I can't imagine caring where someone hangs their TV (and I don't even have a fireplace!)
|by Anonymous||reply 6||January 20, 2023 9:10 PM|
You have to look so H I G H. I like the screen more on my own site level when I am sitting on my couch.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||January 20, 2023 9:12 PM|
It seems very "1984" - Big Brother to me, having a massive screen in a dominant place in the room.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||January 20, 2023 9:14 PM|
R5 So facetious!
You probably have your TV hogging up a whole wall in your tiny overpriced studio apartment. Tacky!
|by Anonymous||reply 9||January 20, 2023 9:26 PM|
My TV is 32 inches and IT IS NOT LARGE ENOUGH FOR MY VIEWING PLEASURES.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||January 20, 2023 9:34 PM|
Pure trash. Televisions don’t even belong in the living room, you tacky fuks.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||January 20, 2023 9:36 PM|
Agree that it's too high. I'd rather put a couple / few beautiful tchotchkes (not an overwhelming amount) on the mantelpiece.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||January 20, 2023 9:41 PM|
It is never the only option and it is ALWAYS too high.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||January 20, 2023 9:43 PM|
My TV is in my home theater which is part of my basement.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||January 20, 2023 9:45 PM|
Buck would never mount a television over his fireplace.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||January 20, 2023 10:17 PM|
Buck mounted me. I liked it.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||January 20, 2023 10:19 PM|
A neighbor has his inside a fireplace that was sealed when didn't buy the co-op.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||January 20, 2023 10:30 PM|
A TV set is not a picture or a mirror. It does not belong over a mantelpiece.
However I'm not against a TV in the living room if you have an apartment or small house, because...that's where you relax and spend your time. I remember back in the day, it was fine to have a TV in your living room, but not in the bedroom, that was "too much TV watching" and sort of desperate. And the kitchen, even more excessive.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||January 20, 2023 10:31 PM|
TV in the kitchen is the best. Its one of life's pleasures to putz around the kitchen half watching good trash, and comfort content.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||January 20, 2023 10:37 PM|
The sight lines are always horrible. Plus it’s a lazy cliche.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||January 20, 2023 10:39 PM|
I never had a TV since I moved out, many moons ago; but I am now considering getting one for in the bedroom.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||January 20, 2023 10:42 PM|
I never thought I’d see a group of people get so upset by the idea of multipurpose rooms in other peoples houses lol. But here we are. Thread after thread of the same “the dreaded open concept bla bla bla” comment terminally repeated, it’s wild!
|by Anonymous||reply 22||January 20, 2023 10:42 PM|
Stick it in your rumpus room.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||January 20, 2023 10:55 PM|
Have your fireplace room be a spot if gathering, conversing, reading. Put the tv in the family room,
|by Anonymous||reply 24||January 20, 2023 11:02 PM|
The issue is some people think it's low-class to even have a TV in your living room, not taking into account that some people live in small apartments and don't have an extra room to turn into a sitting parlor with no TV. This is also not a discussion about open-concept kitchen/dining/living rooms.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||January 20, 2023 11:03 PM|
R12 has lots of Hummel figurines.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||January 20, 2023 11:04 PM|
Or maybe a precious dildo or two from the Reagan era. Fond memories!
|by Anonymous||reply 27||January 20, 2023 11:07 PM|
I’d rather have it over the living room fireplace than in my bedroom.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||January 20, 2023 11:23 PM|
[quote] one of life's pleasures to putz around the kitchen half watching
That's why so much TV is so much trash nowdays as it's meant to appeal to those using half their brain.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||January 20, 2023 11:36 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 30||January 20, 2023 11:59 PM|
R29 your theory is optimistic and generous. In fact, much worthless trash TV appeals to dump people who use ALL their brain to consume it.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||January 21, 2023 12:09 AM|
Advertising wants the alter spot in your home.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||January 21, 2023 12:15 AM|
But, yes, I occasionally think that some programs are assembled to merely keep us interested until the next ad break— which invariably seems to last 3 minutes.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||January 21, 2023 12:26 AM|
[quote] In fact, much worthless trash TV appeals to dump people who use ALL their brain to consume it.
Maybe that be cause you ain’t got no one to conversate with in the day. I’ll borrow you my TV so you can watch.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||January 21, 2023 12:44 AM|
[quote]I like the screen more on my own site level
R7? While you're browsing the websights?
|by Anonymous||reply 35||January 21, 2023 12:57 AM|
LOL.....my first Oh Dear of the New Year. Thank you R35. Well phrased!
|by Anonymous||reply 36||January 21, 2023 2:54 AM|
I had a 55” tv installed in my TV room, which has 10’ ceilings. The bottom of the tv is 32” off the floor. I thought it looked too low but it’s actually the perfect height. I wouldn’t want to have to look up to watch.
I have a 32” tv in the living room in a cabinet with doors that close. I tend to watch that one more if I am doing other things while watching tv and/or want to have a fire going. If I lived in a space where I could only have a tv in the living room I wouldn’t have a 55” screen.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||January 21, 2023 3:55 AM|
In the early 00s - when flat screen tvs were still expensive and a bit of a novelty there were credenza like pieces of furniture sold that had a top that opened and lift inside to raise the tv up for viewing. I still think it’s a great solution because I don’t run the tv constantly as background filler - that’s what news radio is for. When I want to watch something there’s a tv in the room - otherwise there isn’t.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||January 21, 2023 4:09 AM|
Above a mantel is really not good for the neck.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||January 21, 2023 4:17 AM|
The last movie I saw in a theater pre-COVID I had to sit in the front row and it fucked my neck up for weeks.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||January 21, 2023 4:23 AM|
Thank you r39! That’s the real issue here, in fact there’s an entire subreddit devoted specifically to the subject.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||January 21, 2023 4:41 AM|
Over the past year, when I’ve been doing leisurely weekend cooking in the kitchen I’ve been slowly working my way through every series of The Golden Girls, using an iPad to stream the show and also display the recipe.
As R19 noted, it’s one of life’s pleasures. My Golden Girls cooking has brought me more constant and easy comforting joy over the past twelve months than almost anything else.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||January 21, 2023 4:58 AM|
I'm old but never watch TV on a TV. My laptop is good enough for what I watch. And yes, it's great to have news or interviews or series that don't require a lot of attention on while I cook.
When I watch TV with my ancient parents, it's so jarring to see everything so huge. That's fine for quality movies, but I don't need to see every pore of Rachel Maddow's face.
Final ruling: no to televisions mounted over the fireplace, and no to enormous televisions that overpower the living room.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||January 21, 2023 5:18 AM|
I was going to have my TV over the fireplace but it could only be seen by those on the couch in that position. I bought an older house and it wouldn’t have worked.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||January 21, 2023 5:38 AM|
I had a small TV in my kitchen. Now, I have an iPad propped up on the counter.
It is enjoyable to cut up onions, etc., while watching something on YouTube.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||January 21, 2023 6:28 PM|
So many of you sound so unfuckable.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||January 21, 2023 6:44 PM|
You, on the other hand, sound like sex on legs, R46
|by Anonymous||reply 47||January 21, 2023 7:52 PM|
It depends on whether it goes well with the decor, the height. and the distance of the viewers from the television.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||January 21, 2023 10:25 PM|
[quote]It depends on whether it goes well with the decor, the height. and the distance of the viewers from the television.
And whether you have a tiny little faux fireplace, apparently.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||January 21, 2023 10:27 PM|
That is a horrible placement r48. Would be better to move the one couch off the blue wall, put the tv on a long low stand against that wall and have the couch facing across from it.
The way it currently is set up the best viewing is from the sofa facing it but the screen is small and the couch kind of far. And unless you are lying down and looking up from the other sofa it would be very uncomfortable to watch TV from sitting on that sofa.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||January 21, 2023 10:53 PM|
Seconding r50. That television at that distance is too small.
There is something else, IMO, besides neck and spine issues, wrong with that placement, devised by interior decorators to save floor space; to wit:
The excessive spatial distance in all directions makes it easy to ignore, or at least not feel connected to, the on-screen action and actors.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||January 22, 2023 9:22 PM|