is it considered tacky to have a mounted TV that is wider than the fireplace below?

just moved into a house and keen to get a 75-85 inch TV. The way the room is set up it makes sense to have the TV above the fire place. However, within the dimensions of the fire place I can only have a 55" TV. I'm keen to go big. 

Is this considered bad looking (i.e. TV wider than fireplace). 

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  • JJ_Egan
    JJ_Egan Posts: 20,281
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    Depends i would have thought upon those that look at those sort of things.
  • wongataa
    wongataa Posts: 2,597
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    Personal preference.  Putting a TV over a fireplace will make it to high up though.
  • tacpot12
    tacpot12 Posts: 7,849
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    You could always make the fireplace/chimney breast wider by adding some false sections of wall. A bit of timber stud work, plasterboard, and wall papering across the entire width will make it hard to see that it wasn't always that width. 
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  • Brie
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    I agree with @Neil_Jones that you should do what you like.

    And def not over the bath though (elf & safety) or on the end of your nose (covid mask wouldn't fit)

    Personally I think any wall mounted TV is undesirable and something that size should only be in a movie room - should you be in a suitably sized house.  But that's my taste.  Plus anything that big on my wall I would be sitting there paranoid that it would fall off and crush me - but I keep wondering how the kitchen cupboards stay in place with all that heavy china in them so I'm prob just a bit strange.
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  • Neil_Jones
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    Brie said:
    Plus anything that big on my wall I would be sitting there paranoid that it would fall off and crush me - but I keep wondering how the kitchen cupboards stay in place with all that heavy china in them so I'm prob just a bit strange.

    Two words:  Wall plugs.

    If installed properly and the plugs are study enough, in theory they should be able to hold (type permitting) about 80kg of weight between them.  Obviously the weight of the cupboard itself and whatever you keep in it.
  • Do whatever you want , are you really bothered about what people think about you?
    The only qualifying comment I can make is that medical advice was always  that when you are sat in your normal seating position your eyes should be roughly in line with the centre of the vertical axis of the screen.
    You definitely shouldn't be looking up at the TV , it's not good for your neck.
  • Jaybee_16
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    The only thing that matters is the tv sits dead centre over the fireplace. Having different overhang each side would certainly look odd. 
  • matelodave
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    TBH just hanging any size of TV over the fireplace looks a bit naff, but, as its your house, you do what you want and ignore everyone else :)
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  • Carrot007
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    glybera27 said:

    is it considered tacky to have a mounted TV





    Yes.

    (That makes things simpler).

    If you do howeevr do not put it too high (above a fireplace certainly would be), the optimum viewing position much like computers is you eyeline is at the hight of 3/4 up the TV (in a normal seated position). Lower than that you can expect to get a bad neck.


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