Plasma TV above a fireplace?

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  1. scoTT_Z32

    scoTT_Z32 OT Supporter

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    im gonna be moving out soon and the place im moving into has a wierdly shaped living room, the only place i can pretty much put a TV and have a sofa, loveseat and chair centered around it is above the fireplace. So my question(s) to you is will the heat of the fireplace f*^k my TV up?

    also any cons of a plasma TV? i've been shopping around and for the price of them, I would certaintly hope not :hs:



    lastly is there any way i can look up what channels, programs are in HD? either going with Shaw cable or Bell Express Vu


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    LOUDSYSTEM New Member

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    is it gas and just uses a metal tube to carry the heat ??

    Directv >
     
  4. scoTT_Z32

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    ya its gas

    how do plasma TV's fair against direct sunlight?
     
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    grrrrrrrrrrrr
     
  6. Fire Sauce

    Fire Sauce New Member

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    Gas fireplace = minimal heating. They're just there as a cheapass way to make your living room look fancy.

    You're good.
     
  7. Phil02E46

    Phil02E46 mystash.org

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    maybe in TN, but the ones i have always seen heat up a house super quick
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    yep, my gas fireplace does a damn good job at creating heat.
     
  9. Zero Cool

    Zero Cool Guest

    we have a $4000 flat screen above our fireplace and it diesnt cause any harm, even with both generating heat at the same time if it is safe for my tv it will be for yours.
     
  10. Specialist23

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    give it time. if you want to place a plasma over a fireplace, just don't turn it on/use it. it's as simple as that. just use your head before you do things. that's all people. just common sense.
     
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    my friend dad has his plasma tv set over his fireplace, no problems there.

    we have our TV over our fireplace, no problems here either.
     
  12. MAD PUNK inDC

    MAD PUNK inDC Sic Semper Tyrannis

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    Why do you have to go with plasma? Why not go with LCD, or a projector in your case. Plasma screens are notorious for thier bun in issues. Heat from your fireplace would be the least of your problems. Unless your looking at temperatures in excess of 100deg F it shouldn't cause any real problems.
     
  13. cakennedy

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

    Tape a thermometer in the spot where you'd place the TV. Build a fire and let it get hot. If the thermometer registers above 90 degrees, it's too hot. With a wood-burning firplace, you might also have smoke and soot issues. As they've said, it's not an issue if you don't turn the TV on when the fireplace is going, but is that realistic for you?

    You might also have some issues with cabling on a brick fireplace. It's possible to run cables behind the brick facing, but difficult, and you'll permanently mar the brick if you drill through it to install the set.

    BTW, burn-in and set life are not big enough issues to prevent you from considering plasma. Plasmas do "burn in" static images, but it's gotten much better and is easily reversible if it does happen. It's very easily prevented. And plasma half-lives are now 30,000 hours or more, comparable to LCD.
     
  14. veonake

    veonake OnT poster, OT lurker

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    Let people who have experience or real knowledge about it answer the questions like they have later in this thread lol. Use your head and realize you don't have a knowledgable answer on this one. :hsugh:
     
  15. -rod-

    -rod- New Member

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    Haha plasma tv over a fireplace? That is the epitomy of wealthy. Its one of my new goals in life. :rofl:
     
  16. DaIceMan

    DaIceMan Jack Bauer > *.*

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    just put it in the fireplace...and get a video of a fire burning for when you aren't watching a movie. :)
     

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