April 10, 2012

At Least It's Not Mounted Over A Fireplace

How Not To Mount A Plasma Television

As we wrote in 2006 with respect to the photo above, "While plasma screen televisions still manage to grab people’s attention, sometimes they do so for all the wrong reasons."

And while perhaps not quite as awkward, a reader wonders about what would appear to be a television mounted across from the bar at 42 August Alley, seemingly positioned to perfectly capture the full glare of the opposing window.

42 August Alley Television

Once again, while not everybody picks substance over style, unless you’re running a sports bar, the ideal placement for a television is at eye level with the middle of the set.

UPDATE: Despite what would appear to be an insignia on the frame, we'll have to concur with the "it's not a television camp," at least with respect to 42 August. Our ideal television placement advice above, however, stands.

How Not To Mount A Plasma Screen Television [SocketSite]
Fewer Walls (And No Apples) At 42 August Alley [SocketSite]
Videophiles Might Say Style Over Substance Clear As (481) Day [SocketSite]

First Published: April 10, 2012 11:00 AM

Comments from "Plugged In" Readers

I hope this is photoshopped. Not to be believed. As I say -- there must be screens e v e r y w h e r e -- there must be screens at the gas station, bus stop, bank, above the urinal in the airport -- we cannot be without our screens. touch, link, distract, constant disconnect -- we're all floating in virtual instant ($1b) gratification. For nothing.

Screens above fireplace are insult enough, this is one for the archives.

A needed chuckle on a rainy Tues.

Now take that thing down before it kills someone.

Posted by: Invented at April 10, 2012 11:28 AM

It appears to be a mirror- not a TV...it has a rough wood frame and (as BernalDweller pointed out) the mirror has beveled edges...

Posted by: CSK at April 10, 2012 11:35 AM

^ in reference to the August Alley picture

Posted by: CSK at April 10, 2012 11:40 AM

Looks like an old westinghouse plasma and insignia (bottom edge of the frame) to me. Mirror would be more reflective, no?

Posted by: TVornotTV at April 10, 2012 11:53 AM

Go to the actual website and zoom on the image. It's a mirror. Or a wood-framed plasma TV.

Posted by: Joshua at April 10, 2012 12:18 PM

UPDATE: Despite what would appear to be an insignia on the frame, we'll have to concur with the "it's not a television camp" with respect to 42 August. Our ideal television placement advice, however, stands.

Posted by: SocketSite at April 10, 2012 12:27 PM

Sorry about that - it is a mirror. The round piece on the bottom center of the frame and the overall look did a number on my eyes I guess. That being said - absolutely perfect placement for a mirror!

Posted by: PPC at April 10, 2012 12:32 PM

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