Need TV set up help

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  1. acagirl98

    acagirl98 Well-Known Member

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    alright, so a dude lives here now and brought this giant (to me) god awful TV and got rid of my perfect size tube TV that fit in the lovely perfect height cabinet I had.

    I fucking hate the living room now - this giant horrid thing ruins my whole vibe. It's sitting on a small console until we agree on what to do. If I have to have it sitting ON something I want a fireplace (normally hate tv's about fireplaces but if I have to look at this thing it might as well be on a fake fireplace).

    Please share pics of your TV set ups so I can resign myself to what I have look forward to tia :hang:


    also if you have a stupid amount of DVDs how do you store/display/access them. I got a box of this crap that needs something doing to them.
     
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    Just get rid of him, it's really the best solution
     
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    Shut the fuck up. The TV is the man's choice and you should defer to his judgement on this. Feel free to pick out a nice kitchen appliance.
     
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    so this tv is a metaphor for the guy, right?
     
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    In order to properly advise I'd need to see the layout of the room (including window location) as well as the furniture you have at your disposal FOR the TV and the existing furniture in the room.
    Is the TV a flat-screen? I'm assuming so?
     
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    Is this what you want? I have different speakers now but same cabinet and TV
     
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    I'm kinda stuck with him :facepalm:

    sactly my style dude.

    I have gotten a lovely kitchenaid mixer out of the deal. I get a real popcorn maker the next time one of these POSs make it in the house.

    :shifty:

    It is a flat one. Not looking for advice, more inspiration via other people's set ups. I have an old house and this monstrosity is throwing it and me off.

    yes, thanks gwart. what size is that thing? does the room have any kind of cosy warm feel? kind of hard to tell from the pic.
     
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    I have exposed brick on my walls and mounted the TV to it..Looks fuckin awesome
     
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    thanks dude. can't do a corner unit as the space I'm relegating to has a recessed closed off doorway so would look weird. pics remind me to ask about DVD stoage though. honestly, how many of these things does a person bloody well need?
     
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    I stripped all the boards off in my kitchen and have my cupboards on it. it does look great. walls in the TV allowed part of the living room are lathe & plaster. Can't do the brick there.
     
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    It's a 46" tv and the cabinet is around 6' across. My wife really doesn't like it too much either. She especially hates the 4 foot speakers and bigger sub I have there now. we aren't great decorators so if there is any warm and fuzzy, it is coincidental. Our house is fairly contemporary too, which doesn't help.
     
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    Xbox games, pretty much all games.
     
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    Many flat-screens can be mounted on the wall (hung).
    Remember to consider where light comes in via windows, etc. Even though many new TVs are "glare-resistant" heavy light can still affect the picture.

    I never liked the idea of putting the TV above the fireplace... to me they compete. To me, each should be its own focal point.

    Also don't forget the corners. I like when items are placed in corners, either with cabinets/shelves designed that way or with square cabinets if the room is big enough.
     
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    Put it in the master bedroom. :jj::hat:
     
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    Juan Marchial?
     
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    anything hung in my house is well hung.

    TV's above the fireplace will give you a sore neck unless you are pretty far from it.
     
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    Dick reference.
     
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    yeah this is 40something too. thanks for sharing - confirms that I need something talller here.

    Can't do the corner because of an old doorframe, and agree with you about the TV/fireplace thing. It wont be like that when we move but that's not for a while. We need a little extra heat in this room and so this is a compromise. If we end up with this set up it'll be an electric fireplace (shitty as it is) that can go in a bedroom in the new house.

    Nein. the old tube is up there and that's something I despise as is. We're not having something even fancier.