What size cabinet for plasma tv?

stu2900February 22, 2010

We just purchased a 50" Samsung plasma tv and put it into the entertainment center that previously held a 42" plasma. While our old set got really hot, this one doesn't at all. It's also only 1 1/2" deep. After we bought the set I read there should be 3" of space around the perimiter of the set for air flow. This set pretty much fills the hole around the perimeter, but there is a lot of room behind it and there are holes for ventilation in the back of the cabinet. Are we going to have a problem with this?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I'd say turn on the set in your current cabinet and watch it for a few hours.

If it doesn't get really warm, you're fine.

If it gets too warm, make sure you are getting airflow from those rear vents. ie: make sure the cabinet isn't pushed up against the wall.

If it is still too warm, then get a bigger cabinet.

    Bookmark   February 22, 2010 at 11:53PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

or get a small fan for the back of cabinet. like what is used on a desktop computer. you could cut a hole in the cabinet back and mount the fan. pretty easy.

    Bookmark   March 1, 2010 at 10:21AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Actually I don't see anything wrong with that, we've just purchase a new plasma tv last month and got the same problem too, though I think to be safe and secure it would be better if you consider what was instructed..

Here is a link that might be useful: samsung lcd tv

    Bookmark   March 14, 2010 at 5:56AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
hdmi connection
i have a hd tv but standard cable. no hd premium service....
Sound Goes Off Occasionally on TV
I have a Sharp ACQUOS TV. A few days ago, I started...
WalnutCreek Zone 7b/8a
seek expert on plug-in wax-tart warmers
I bought this plug-in tart warmer via the Net, made-in-china,...
Need a new Tv, thoughts on led/plasma
Im in the market to get a new tv. I have always preferred...
I need "Pairing Code" information for my TV.
What is the pairing code for my Magnavox TV Model #...
Tammy Lanier
Sponsored Products
Stein World Theodore Cabinet
Beyond Stores
GE 18 in. Black/Stainless Steel Premium Linkable LED Undercabinet Light 10440
$44.97 | Home Depot
Polaris P092VB Vessel Porcelain Sink Bisque
Hanover Black Entertainment Center Cabinet
Zuo Hunters Point Distressed Wood Sideboard
Euro Style Lighting
Ashton Collection Cup Pull
Signature Hardware
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™