Should I Wall-Mount my TV?

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  1. NickD macrumors 6502a

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    I've got a TV in my room/workroom, and I use it primarily for color correction in my independent films. It takes up a desk corner unit in the room. I was contemplating the idea of wall mounting it to save space, and possible put something else in its place (printer/all-in-one, etc.)

    What do you guys think?

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  2. Danksi macrumors 68000

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    Hey, why not. You've wall mounted your Star Wars collectibles and Guitar! :p
     
  3. wizwaz3 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah! Why not? How well does that Emerson do with color? I never expected an indie filmmaker would use an Emerson. I guess if it works! :)
     
  4. NickD thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The idea of this monitor (for me at least) is to get something relatively close to a standard family tube TV. That way I can do multiple passes of color work. One for accurate color, one for the web, and one for tube TV sets.
     
  5. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    is the tv hooked up to your imac? If so how?
    It might be annoying to look up, depends how much you need it.
     
  6. NickD thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yep. I use a standard MiniDVI to S-video connector and an S-video cable.
     
  7. HckySo macrumors 6502

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    I edit wedding videos/DVDs, compared to any other wedding DVD producers in the region this stuff is pretty top notch, believe it or not we use that same Emerson TV for color correction. Wall mounting fat TVs can be a pain, I would suggest getting like a stand so you can put things under it and not have to go through the trouble of wall mounting.
     
  8. wizwaz3 macrumors 6502a

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    Oh. Ok. That's cool. I thought the 20" iMac and all the ACDs were designed for that work and were as close as possible? Is it just nice to have that peace of mind?
     
  9. juanster macrumors 68020

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    i also think you should just get a stand to put on top of your desk taht way you can fit stuff underneath,, but it s up to you, it seems like you like wall mounting a lot of things...haha:p
     
  10. skinnylegs macrumors 65816

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    No.....I think you should put it back in the box it came in and send it to me. :D

    Actually, you have it in a corner. If you plan on doing a corner mount I would say "no." If you plan on mounting it on a flat wall I would say "yes."
     
  11. ejb190 macrumors 65816

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    I don't know how often you glance at it or if having it mounted above eye level would be a pain in the neck (literally), but a corner shelf or a monitor stand might open up some desk space for you. It just depends on how cruched for desk space you feel...
     
  12. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    I work in a hi-end TV shop on saturdays, and they always say that you shouldn't put a TV high up. When you sit in a chair and look straight ahead of you, your eyes should more or less line up with the top of the screen, unless you have a 50" TV or above when you should be seeing just below the centre of the screen.

    Otherwise you get really terrible neck cramp...
     
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  14. milk242 macrumors 6502a

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    I would maybe look for those entertainment centers with built in lcd mounts and put it on that if you care about your walls, if not go with monoprice.com, they have cheap and durable wall mounts.
     
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    Most definitely, I have never been happier after I wall mounted my 42" LG - looks stunning.

    It has a modern look and feel, cleans up the entire space.
     

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