I'm going to be able to shortly replace our 32" standard living room TV with a 42" HDTV, but I'm killing myself trying to figure out how to make this living room work. The problem I'm having is that the focal point of the living room (I think) is the brick fireplace, which does get frequently used. So right now, we have the couch and chairs pointed in that direction. Unfortunately, that's not a great viewing angle for the current TV. I had hoped to be able to put the new HDTV directly on the fireplace (removing the mantle). Heat's not an issue, but I think the height of the fireplace is. Because the fireplace is a foot off the floor already, if I mount the new TV a few inches over the current fireplace opening, the TV will be higher than normal line-of-sight if look at it from the couch. From what I've been reading, HDTV should be viewed at a normal, straight-on angle, so I'm worried about it being a foot or so higher. I've seen some pretty awesome desk/rooms/what-have-you setups from other MacRumors folks, so I thought I'd post a few pictures here and see if anything pops into peoples minds as to how I might be able to make this work. We've only lived in this house for around two months (thus the paint samples on the walls), and we've yet to come up with a living room arrangement that everyone loves. I was hoping a HDTV's ability to be mounted anywhere would really help, but maybe that's not the magic bullet I thought it would be. Any advice/thoughts would be appreciated. THANKS!