How High Should I Mount a Flat Screen TV for the Best TV-Viewing Experience?


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Living room interior with a flat screen tv on a tv stand displaying a Smart TV menu.

 

A wall-mounted flat-screen TV is often the perfect addition to any room in your home. The theater-like viewing angle of a mounted TV can be the perfect way to watch your favorite shows and movies, relax, and unwind. But before you settle on that comfortable viewing spot and mount a flat screen TV, there are several factors to consider.

One of those factors is deciding how high you should hang a TV on wall. A common question people ask is, “How high should I mount my TV on the wall?” Watching TV at an incorrect height can negatively impact your viewing experience, causing neck and eye strain, so it’s important to pick the right height to mount your TV.

 

How High Should You Hang a TV?

Before deciding on how high to hang a TV, it’s important to take into account the following:

Size of the TV

Before mounting, be sure to take careful measurements of your flat-screen television. Generally, wider TVs are mounted higher than narrower ones. This is to account for the extra space it occupies to create a perfectly balanced view.

Size of the Room and Viewing Distance

The size of the room is another factor. Think about the size, layout, and design of your room. How wide is the wall and what is the material? How far is it from the nearest seating area? What direction is it facing and will any TV glare be an issue? Where are your electric outlets? These are some of the things to keep in mind when determining the height of your mounted flat-screen TV.

Viewing distance also makes an impact on your entertainment experience. Being too far away from the TV can contribute to feeling less engrossed in what you’re watching, but being too close can be a literal headache. Luckily, there is a formula to solve this problem.

 

What Calculations Do I Need for Mounting a TV to a Wall?

The method to calculate the accurate viewing distance and TV mount height is to take the size and divide it by 0.55. As a quick reference, for a 42” television, the optimal viewing distance is 76 inches away. For a 55”, you’ll want to be 100 inches away.

As a rule, a 42” television should be mounted about 56 inches from floor to TV center and a 70” television should be mounted about 67 inches to the center of the screen. But this preference could vary from person to person.

An important factor, the viewing angle of the TV from your sofa or chair, determines how high to hang your TV. In addition to the viewing angle, keep in mind the average eye level from the floor.

How High Should a 55-Inch TV Be Mounted?

A 55” TV should be around 61 inches from the floor to the center of the TV screen.

How High Should a 65-Inch TV Be Mounted?

A 65” TV should be around 65 inches from the floor to the center of the TV screen.

How High Should a 70-Inch TV Be Mounted?

A 70” TV should be around 67 inches from the floor to the center of the TV screen.

 

Factors in Mounting a TV on a Wall

There are many factors that come into play when determining what the perfect height is to mount your flat-screen TV. One typical challenge that is hard to overcome, when televisions are shared, is individual height. 

Also, a person’s preferred position for watching TV plays a role in determining the mounting height. If a person likes watching TV while lying down on the couch, they might mount their television in a lower position. Conversely, someone who sits straight and watches TV might mount their television a bit higher.

 

Mounting a TV on a Wall using MantelMount

MantelMount’s innovative, high-quality pull-down TV mounts allow you to easily adjust a flat-screen TV. You're able to move the TV to a more optimal viewing height and angle. 

Using automotive gas pistons, our mounts allow your flat-screen TV to be pulled off the wall, down to eye-level, and swiveled left or right. The movement that the versatile mounts deliver assure true comfort and the perfect view every time you watch TV. The angle of your MantelMount can accommodate any change to a dynamic room setup or how the audience chooses to view TV.

Among others, MantelMount's robust pull-down TV mount collection has features like heat-sensing handles, auto-straightening, paintable covers, and a soundbar attachment.

So stop asking yourself questions like, “how high should I mount my TV?” and buy a MantelMount.