How High to Mount TV Outlet

Discussion in 'Televisions & Displays' started by mobiledynamics, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. mobiledynamics Enthusiast

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    This is not for a specific application....but assume 60-65 screen.

    I'm currently in the midst of remodeling a wall and want to put a outlet for the TV . Currently I'm thinking at 52 or 48" High. I'll just throw a picture frame or mirror on it.

    The only issue I would see would be the *top bar* of whatever mount I end up using against the *finished* height of the outlet. Which I don't think it will conflict at that height. I just don't want to be to low or too high...
  2. Rickster71 Audioholic Spartan

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    Would I be safe to assume you don't have the mount or the TV yet?

    I'd leave a wire coiled in the stud cavity, a cavity that's centered where you want the TV to go.
    I like to bring the low voltage wires up on the opposite side of that stud or opposite bay.
    Later when you know exactly where the mount goes, cut a hole for the boxes and fish out the wires.
    Good Luck and be careful out there.
  3. mobiledynamics Enthusiast

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    Correct. There is no TV in this location right now and or will be in the near future. In looking at a couple of mounted ones I have in the house right now, all Chief mounts....48 seems to be a good general compromise on location on height.....unless I do tilt, pull (in which I would mount the TV higher due to how it will be used/seen).

    I've got the HDMI, coax, network drops all pulled already in the same location.

    Just debating where to cut that hole ;-)
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    There is no exact standard.
    I just double checked the three I put in my house. The kitchen is 5'-2"
    The family room is at 4ft and as you mentioned that seems like a good spot.
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    I think 4' is probably a good spot as well.

    I wall mounted the TV in our new house and I had the electrician put the plug at 5' from the floor I think and the top of the plug is right about at the top of the TV. The TV BARELY covers up the outlet. :eek:

    I guess I thought the TV was going to be a little higher than I ended up putting it.

    Make sure you're certain about your TV height.
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    For proper ergonomics when watching the TV, eye height (when seated) should fall in the bottom 1/3 - 1/2 of the screen.
  7. Rhyno37 Enthusiast

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    I would try and get a recessed outlet and hide it behind the TV, concealing the wires.

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