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Old 08-09-05, 09:30 PM
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I have a Plasma TV realted question.

I just purchased a Panasonic 50" HD Plasma TV. I have the installers coming to install it on Saturday. My question is how do I position it? Do you put it at eye level or a little higher? I haven't bought my couch yet (I just bought a new house) so this gets even trickier. Any suggestions?
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A good question for a Plasma TV related forum. So I'll move it.
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Eye level is fine.. or a little higher. I tested out putting mine even higher off the floor and decided I did not like it, that was the base around 50+ inches off the floor. I am now at around 30" off the floor to the bottom.
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Best is if your eye is at 2/3rds up the screen. (about 8" down from the top of a 50" screen) That may seem low, but it is true. You definitely want to have it somewhere at eye level. My big screen is a bit high, so I tend to always lean back. My eye is at about 1/3 up the screen. Those people that put them above fireplaces are nuts. Talk about neck strain.

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I checked my worksheet and had to change this. My eye is about 1/3 up the screen and it is still a bit high. Not bad, though. For a 50", the screen is only ~24.5" tall. It would be fine anywhere at eye level or a bit higher, but 2/3 up is still the best.

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