TV Question, and Mounting Question
I had pretty much made up my mind, to go get the 73" Mitsu DLP that Jared and Al both have. I've finally watched enough crap at Jared's house, to decide that DLP isn't all that bad, and that was the route I wanted to go.
That said, my room layout is an issue. This is pretty much pushing me away from the big DLP, because there really isn't a good way to arrange the furniture with that TV.
Room is 21' x 16'. On one of the 21' walls, my fireplace is dead center. This is a big, brick fireplace with a gas line to get the fire started. Being that the fireplace is the focal point of the room, I think I'm going to have to settle with a 50ish" flat panel, and do a wall mount over the brick fireplace.
I've tried coming up with other things, like setting the DLP on the brick ledge (think TV stand), and building a swing out wall mount, should I want to use my fireplace. I just can't come up with anything feasible, or what I'd do with all the wires and such.
Anyone ever mounted a flat panel over their fireplace, and still used the fireplace? Surely the heat has got to cause issues with the TV. Especially considering this isn't one of those fake decorative fireplaces, with just an open flame and no real heating capacity.
I've been out of the TV loop for a while now, so I'm not sure what has changed since I stopped paying attention to that stuff. My current TV is a 32" Samsung LCD. I've been extremely happy with it, but I'm not sure I want to stay with LCD due to the negativity I've heard about the 120 hz sets.
Just to clarify. I watch a lot of football and basketball. This tv will also be used for gaming (PS3), and most of the games I play are in 1080p. That combined with the Blu Ray, makes 1080p a must.