The Eurogamer HDTV Guide Page 226

  • Dougs 14 Jan 2020 07:18:36 91,686 posts
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    monkman76 wrote:
    If I mounted my TV on the chimney breast of my small terraced living room, anyone sat on the left half of the sofa that is perpendicular to the chimney wall would only be able to look at the HDMI ports on the side of the TV. Iím pretty sure thatís a common situation. Itís not rocket science.
    That too.

    Edited by Dougs at 07:19:13 14-01-2020
  • mrpon 14 Jan 2020 07:23:51 35,741 posts
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    We don't all live in a soulless white box ecosse.
  • Armoured_Bear 14 Jan 2020 07:26:56 27,867 posts
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    mrpon wrote:
    We don't all live in a soulless white box ecosse.
    Neither do most of Europe who donít share the British tendency for corner tellies.
  • monkman76 14 Jan 2020 07:28:55 15,587 posts
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    You understand why theyíre often in the corner though, yes?
  • Armoured_Bear 14 Jan 2020 07:30:16 27,867 posts
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    monkman76 wrote:
    You understand why theyíre often in the corner though, yes?
    If itís a tiny room with a big fireplace, yes.
    Iíve seen it in tons of other cases though, seems to be a bit of a convention .
  • Load_2.0 14 Jan 2020 08:57:21 30,447 posts
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    Given the average living space in Switzerland is lower than most countries I assume they mount their TVs on the ceiling and lay on the floor to watch them.
  • smoothpete 14 Jan 2020 10:28:51 36,328 posts
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    fontgeeksogood wrote:
    Remember Mapster's telly lololololol
    Vague recollection of this but remind me
  • elstoof 14 Jan 2020 10:34:33 24,808 posts
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    Weíve already done this, but yeah - TV goes in the corner because thereís no better place for me to put it. I could mount it above the fireplace, but A) it would be far too high, and B) I prefer the 100Ē painting thatís currently above it as a ďfeatureĒ. The middle of the other 3 walls are either doorway, another doorway, or yet another doorway
  • smoothpete 14 Jan 2020 10:36:59 36,328 posts
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    Our fireplace is in use and I donít want a puddle of molten Panasonic on the floor. I also think it can look a bit chavvy
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 14 Jan 2020 10:38:41 22,215 posts
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    Do none of you vermin use a viewing curtain?
  • smoothpete 14 Jan 2020 10:40:36 36,328 posts
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    @elstoof what is this painting, out of interest?

    As an aside, Iím extremely impressed by your shoemakery. Some fine ass motherfucking shoes there my friend. Mad respect.
  • Armoured_Bear 14 Jan 2020 10:48:41 27,867 posts
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    elstoof wrote:
    Weíve already done this, but yeah - TV goes in the corner because thereís no better place for me to put it. I could mount it above the fireplace, but A) it would be far too high, and B) I prefer the 100Ē painting thatís currently above it as a ďfeatureĒ. The middle of the other 3 walls are either doorway, another doorway, or yet another doorway
    You have a 250cm painting ABOVE your fireplace?
    Do you live in a Cathedral?
  • elstoof 14 Jan 2020 10:55:26 24,808 posts
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    smoothpete wrote:
    @elstoof what is this painting, out of interest?

    As an aside, Iím extremely impressed by your shoemakery. Some fine ass motherfucking shoes there my friend. Mad respect.
    Cheers mate, you on insta? Didnít realised I had any crossover here. Itís just some old landscapey thing
  • Technoishmatt 14 Jan 2020 11:12:12 3,759 posts
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    https://imgur.com/a/eceS9mX

    Fairly standard UK house layout there. We have taken out the wall between dining room and living room. Where should we place the TV in the living room?

    The fireplace works and is frequently used. Mounting above is an abomination. Can't go in front of the windows, cos that would be stupid, and then sofa would be in way of dining room.

    There is one long wall you could put a huge tv but then where do you sit?

    So, the tv is going to the left side of the fireplace, mounted to the wall and angled to the long wall where the sofa will be. Effectively in the corner.
  • smoothpete 14 Jan 2020 11:21:38 36,328 posts
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    elstoof wrote:
    smoothpete wrote:
    @elstoof what is this painting, out of interest?

    As an aside, Iím extremely impressed by your shoemakery. Some fine ass motherfucking shoes there my friend. Mad respect.
    Cheers mate, you on insta? Didnít realised I had any crossover here.
    Yes. I never actually post anything though. Actually tracked you down via your website. There was a collective appreciation of your skills from the gentlemen of the forum
  • Load_2.0 14 Jan 2020 11:22:21 30,447 posts
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    TV above the fireplace isn't a great look IMO.
  • monkman76 14 Jan 2020 11:23:23 15,587 posts
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    It's almost as if people have thought it through and decided that the corner of the room is the most sensible place for their televisions.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 14 Jan 2020 11:24:12 22,215 posts
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    Yeah not a fan of the above the fireplace look at all.
  • nickthegun 14 Jan 2020 11:28:11 79,779 posts
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    Iím currently fighting a battle against the TV going in the corner.

    When we moved in, the previous owners had ripped the log burner out and put the TV in the fireplace, which is legitimately the perfect place for it.

    The mrs wants to put the log burner back in and shove the TV in a corner or mount it on the wall but, thanks to the oled being reflective enough to shave in it, the only place it wouldnít reflect a light or a window is in the fireplace.

    The struggle is real, m8s.
  • elstoof 14 Jan 2020 11:32:32 24,808 posts
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    Can you not just compromise and get one of those fireplace DVDs for when the mrs wants the fire on
  • nickthegun 14 Jan 2020 11:34:14 79,779 posts
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    I put on the Netflix 4K Fireplace this Christmas which went down as well as you would probably expect.
  • Frogofdoom 14 Jan 2020 11:37:31 15,084 posts
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    Is it essential that she remains in the house?
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 14 Jan 2020 11:38:05 22,215 posts
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    My wife would have just been happy for a break from Seven Worlds.

    LOOK AT THE COLOURS
  • Derblington 14 Jan 2020 12:30:32 32,321 posts
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    I don't really get the problem with a tv being center point for the living room. When it's on it's in the perfect place for everyone, when it's not on it's irrelevant as you're doing something else anyway.

    Wall-mounted or not, cycle a set of images that you like and treat it like a dynamic picture frame.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 14 Jan 2020 12:33:16 22,215 posts
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    No one is saying they have a problem with it being the centre point of the living room.
  • Armoured_Bear 14 Jan 2020 12:36:48 27,867 posts
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    Derblington wrote:
    I don't really get the problem with a tv being center point for the living room. When it's on it's in the perfect place for everyone, when it's not on it's irrelevant as you're doing something else anyway.

    Wall-mounted or not, cycle a set of images that you like and treat it like a dynamic picture frame.
    Yep.
  • its-H1ggyLTD 14 Jan 2020 12:43:55 894 posts
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    Technoishmatt wrote:
    https://imgur.com/a/eceS9mX

    Fairly standard UK house layout there. We have taken out the wall between dining room and living room. Where should we place the TV in the living room?

    The fireplace works and is frequently used. Mounting above is an abomination. Can't go in front of the windows, cos that would be stupid, and then sofa would be in way of dining room.

    There is one long wall you could put a huge tv but then where do you sit?

    So, the tv is going to the left side of the fireplace, mounted to the wall and angled to the long wall where the sofa will be. Effectively in the corner.
    Mounted in the corner near the window.
  • its-H1ggyLTD 14 Jan 2020 12:44:29 894 posts
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    On a arm that allows you to swing it out and pivot it as needed.
  • Derblington 14 Jan 2020 13:24:34 32,321 posts
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    Decks wrote:
    No one is saying they have a problem with it being the centre point of the living room.
    I was mostly just continuing the point to this (I know Doug wasn't saying it was an issue).
    Dougs wrote:
    That's a design choice, mostly about the TV not being the dominant feature in a living room. Which I totally understand.
  • Dougs 14 Jan 2020 14:10:52 91,686 posts
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    It doesn't really bother me and my telly is in the middle at the moment, but my wife would rather it be at the side (she often mutters about Ideal Home etc not having a hulking telly on display etc). I can see her point given the upgrade to 55" though, it is hard to miss in a relatively small living room. The plan was always to put a chimney back in and then move the telly to the side, on an arm as Higgy suggests. But I suspect that the TV is a bit too big for that now so may need to be mounted on the chimney breast (assuming we can ensure its protected from the heat).

    Edited by Dougs at 14:11:42 14-01-2020
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