Can you put a tv above a fireplace. The first thing to consider is the distance above the fireplace that you have available before placement of your tv. Pointing the tv toward the sofa is the only way to ensure picture quality with lcds. Rectangle or landscape gas log fire makes and models are the most suitable.
The main reason why i would advise a client not to put a tv over a fireplace. Watching a tv above a fireplace can be like sitting in the first row of a concert hall or movie theater. The action is right there but you have to crane your neck to watch the show.
Trust us this is not the way you want to watch tv and it can lead to long term neck pain. Another option is to install your tv on a slide out system which allows easy access to the back of the panel for cleaning dusting or reconfiguring of. Heres what you need to know before you hang a television over a fireplace.
If you have to lift your chin to look at the screen thats too high. Ninety nine percent of fireplace mantels are too high above the floor for the television to be viewed comfortably. A tv can be mounted flush with the wall retaining ample space for ventilation.
Placing a tv above a fireplace moves the image youre trying to watch well above eye level. This method works especially well above fireplaces because it shields the tv from the heat of an active fire. The fix for this if youre set on mounting above a fireplace is a wall mount that pivots the tv downward.
Think back to the last time you went to the movie theater and had to sit in one of the front three rows. This type of mount will pull the tv out about 24 inches from the wall and can lower it by as much as 38 inches from its above the fireplace height and it will clear a 12 inch deep mantel with the tv mounted just 3 inches above it. If its a wood burning fireplace watch for ash that could accumulate on the tv and its vents.