Get the Hang of It
When considering the correct
height to hang your TV, consider several facets. Much, of course, depends on
the personal preference of the viewers involved; some people prefer to face
their set head-on, while others like to look up (as in a traditional movie
theater experience). Purchasing an adjustable TV mount is probably the best way
to go so that all viewers in your household can modulate to their taste.
Generally speaking, here are
the suggested distances to mount some of the popular-sized televisions,
measuring from your floor to the center of your screen. A 42-inch TV should be
mounted about 56 inches from the floor to the center. A 55-inch set should be
around 61 inches from floor to center. A 70-inch television should be mounted
about 67 inches from floor to center. Most wall mount sellers advertise which
sized television they are compatible with. You can also access online tools to help you calculate the ideal TV height for your
If you have an existing wall
mount and are just replacing your TV model, be sure to match the back of the
new set to the brackets on the wall mount and modify as needed in terms of width
and length. Keep in mind that not all wall mounts are universal, so check it
against the size specs of your new set. Also, make sure that all existing
screws and bolts are secure on your current mount, and look for rusting and
general wear and tear. If the quality has eroded, investing in a new
wall mount may be wise.
Lastly, there is a safety benefit to hanging a television—especially with little ones running around—by eliminating the risk of an accidental TV tip over.