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How High to Mount TV on Wall in Living Room

For sure, hanging flat-screen TV on the wall will free up the floor space and also provide unobstructed view of the screen. The position of wall TV will be different according to the overall layout of the room, for sure, but several important factors as general guidelines to place the TV in a way which is the most comfy for most viewers in the area.

the black TV with a black console underneath

the black TV with a black console underneath

Consider the TV Size and Overall Area

Position the flat-screen TV in order to create the maximum ration between the viewing distance and the screen size. The rule of thumb is that the greater the size of your TV screen, the farther it has to be placed from the viewers. You need to position 37-inch TV screen 4 to 7 feet away from where the viewers are seated. If you have a 58-inch TV, it should be set 7.25 to 12 feet away. Make sure that you check the owner’s manual for your TV before you hang it. Usually it recommends the recommended viewing distances for every model available.

Next, make sure that you adjust the viewing angle for your television. Flat-screen TV can be best viewed when the viewers’ eye line hits the TV center. Sit on a chair and find out where your eye falls comfortably. You need to adjust the tilt of the TV until the screen center is where your eye falls.

Where You Need to Mount the TV

Where should you hang the TV on you wall? Specifically, I mean how high it should be. For sure, you can hang the TV three to five feet off the floor, which is going to place the TV within your eye line when you sit on a couch or sofa. However, if you want to mount the TV higher or if the TV is being set over the fireplace, you can install it with tilting TV mount. That kind of mounting kit enables the TV to be tilted downwards in order to maintain the best viewing experience even though it is set higher on the wall.

Hang your wall TV away from interior light sources or windows so as to reduce screen glare. While some models feature protective film which will diminish the impact of screen glare, just any nearby light source will impact the TV picture. In case you are not able to set the wall TV away from light sources, you can use tilting wall mount kit so as to maneuver the TV away from the light source.

Some Tips and Warnings

First off, you can run cables together down the side of your wall using cable management raceway, paintable housing for your TV and audio cables, so as to keep the space appearing tidy. As an alternative, you can run the cables behind the wall, when possible. The other important point is not to mount the wall TV if you are not able to lift the TV very carefully, since you can inure yourself and break the TV potentially.  


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