TV Location

Client wants to install plasma TV on wall above (gas) fireplace mantel. Is this OK?

Thanks

Yes, provided it is high enough.

Does this fireplace have a fan unit installed? Is there a mantel above the fireplace? Is there is an alcove above the fireplace where they can recess the TV? I would be very wary of installing an expensive piece of electronics above a fireplace with a fan unit due to the heat it puts out over and above a normal gas unit. I think it would shorten the lifespan of the TV with the increased heat. IMHO.

A dealer of flat-screen TV’s told a client of mine that installation above a fireplace was not recommended by the manufacturer. Sorry, I don’t know names or brands.

Erol,

You may want to pass this info on to the client.

http://www.plasmatvbuyingguide.com/plasmatvreviews/plasmatv-fireplace.html

Thanks guys. Barry, you remind me of the ‘Shell answer man’ if you’re old enough to remember him. :wink:

Erol,
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