Living room TV set up

Discussion in 'SMB' started by Roker Mackem, Jan 9, 2018.

  1. Roker Mackem

    Roker Mackem Striker

    I’m getting a 65” OLED for the living room- average sized room so probably too big but who cares?

    I’m wall mounting so would you suggest just putting the maximum HDMIs in the wall- including one for a soundbar (ARC) to come out near the bottom for a unit below?

    I want a soundbar to give the sound a bit more oomph. I’m a bit worried about the height of the TV though- I don’t want it too high but I’ve got a two year old who will want to plaster fingerprints all over it.

    Anyone got any good examples of their living room set up/entertainment units?
  2. Discopants91

    Discopants91 Striker


    JAZZMANB Striker

    My 55 Sony was a two man lift just putting it together,mounted on a unit
  4. Sleepy

    Sleepy Striker

    Fill all possible connections and keep to one side for future use. Don’t worry about the height as OLED have amazing viewing angles. Only suffer if you use 3d.
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  5. Some Random Guy

    Some Random Guy Striker

    On height: sit in your usual spot and work out what makes comfortable viewing.

    It's really easy to put the TV too high.
  6. tooliohelmet

    tooliohelmet Midfield

    Like above the fireplace and give yourself a stiff neck looking at the ceiling!
  7. Wilfy

    Wilfy Striker

    Ours is quite high up but that was where it sat because of the bracket position. We have it so that the sockets and network points sit in the holes in the bracket. Ceiling is quite low as well.

  8. Spot

    Spot Striker

    piece of p$£s

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  9. tooliohelmet

    tooliohelmet Midfield

    Did you take the pic just for the thread or are you a big Dara fan?
  10. Roker Mackem

    Roker Mackem Striker

    Yeah deffo dont want it that high. I'd say im swaying towards about bang in the centre of that wall
  11. OP can't wait for his inaugural BTPBW.
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  12. ontap

    ontap Striker

    thats a a recipe for a stiff neck.
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  13. the dude

    the dude Midfield

    With regards to the soundbar. You got sky TV? There sound thing is supposed to be good and you get a decent discount if you've got sky TV.
  14. Roker Mackem

    Roker Mackem Striker

    I do whats this about?
  15. Kevsgreat

    Kevsgreat Striker

    Our boy spent ages getting his up on the wall out the way of the kids, then when he was mucking about pissed he kicked a Lucozade bottle that flew up in the air and smashed the screen.

    True story.
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  16. foggy

    foggy Winger

    They sell their Soundbox for £249 if you have sky Q and multiroom. I've had one for a few weeks and its a big step up from normal telly speakers which isn't difficult as they're universally shite. There is forced dynamic range control so no big rumbly booms and bangs or owt. It sits between your skybox and telly via HDMI although there is one optical in for other sources.
  17. Billy Rocket

    Billy Rocket Winger

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  18. Boldoneye

    Boldoneye Full Back

    It's a thing for annoying the neighbours mate.
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  19. Roker Mackem

    Roker Mackem Striker

    I'm detached its more waking up the kids i;m worried about

    Not sure I want to go the whole hog and get sky Q and multiroom like. This is getting expensive as it is!
  20. bennett83

    bennett83 Winger

    I'd either

    Build a frame on the wall so it creates a void for your cables to drop behind, this obviously hides the cables and its easy to pull new cables through if and when required.


    Chase the wall out enough for you to install trunking with enough room for cable movement.

    Height wise I certainly would be looking upto a TV too much. I got rid of the fire to mount it eye level. If you need to look up and get a stiff neck then it really shouldn't be on the wall, a TV unit would be better.

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