How High Do You Mount a TV?


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The optimal height at which to mount a TV is usually 3 to 4 feet from the floor. However, this varies based on the layout of the room, the distance of the TV from the viewer, and if the viewer typically watches TV laying down, standing or sitting.

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Since no two housing setups are alike, it is recommended to place sticky notes on the wall to denote where the edges of the TV shall sit. This gives a general idea of where the TV must be mounted, and if it is comfortable to look at for extend periods of time. People often mount their TVs too high, forcing them to look up at the TV, which can cause neck strain.

Low-profile TV mounts are perfect for those who are mounting their TVs at eye level, or who do not have seating set up to view the TV from multiple angles. When mounting a TV in a high place, such as above a fireplace, a titling mount is often needed. This allows the TV to be tilted downward, making it easier to view when sitting down. Consider using a tilted TV mount if the height the TV is going to be 4 to 5 feet off the ground.

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