We are working with our cabinet maker to develop some bookshelves to flank a fireplace in the Great Room. I was going to have him put the TV beside the fireplace, but am concerned about how we would arrange furniture for optimal viewing. I was planning to wall mount it on an articulating bracket so it can be pointed towards the viewer. We decided not to put it over the gas fireplace, but now I am thinking about reconsidering. This will be our main television.
Does anyone have experience with a TV over the fireplace?
Can it really cause neck and eye strain from being mounted to high?
Will it get to hot up there for the TV?