pleased I stuck with the 65" panny

paulf-2007

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some of you may have read about my woes setting up the big panny with component input etc but no hdmi ( bit old school ) or even scart. I got the panny free from my daughters bank and although my dedicated room was intended for music I decided I would like the big screen in there too. This proved to be a total pain in the proverbial as my 200Hz horns obscured the screen. This has made me redesign the bass open boxes ( open baffle with sides but no back) to make them lower and incorporate the Raal ribbons. Peviously these were between the woofers and horns but made them too tall. In the meantime I am using some fostex back loaded horns for fronts so I can watch films in there. I am so pleased I stuck with it as watching films is a whole new experience, in a dedicated room with no windows we can watch films any time day or night and have no light reflections. Sound is good for films but not ideal for music, but I am now working on the bass units and should get the horn set up in place in the next month or so.

 

paulf-2007

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not much to see, I just got a wide angle lens so will take better pics next time out ( room is in our French property )



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now have a rack for the kit, this is an earlier pic



 

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I wish the joy of viewing and fiddling around at rear to all who mount the panel too high on wall ...

 

paulf-2007

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?????? its just over a metre from the floor and now the component lead is connected correctly there is no need to fiddle again. Viewing at this height seems fine and lower was not an option due to large horn speakers to be placed either side.

 

Chumpy

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I am glad that you enjoy my favourite panel Pannie marque.

We like them at our eye/ear height, and I like to access the rear so I can fiddle/clean/ventilate.

Others prefer differently.

I too like Pannie, and if our 5+ yr old main thingie conked, I would check them out first of all.

 

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I am glad that you enjoy my favourite panel Pannie marque.We like them at our eye/ear height, and I like to access the rear so I can fiddle/clean/ventilate.

Others prefer differently.

I too like Pannie, and if our 5+ yr old main thingie conked, I would check them out first of all.
1 meter high from the floor is not too high up :doh:

 

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1 meter high from the floor is not too high up :doh:
Your correct of course but I think Charlie saw the pic with the wooden beam to the top right and put 2 & 2 together and got several?

To be fair so did I when I first saw it but it just goes to show ask a question first and then post like complete twat later (I wish the joy of viewing and fiddling around at rear to all who mount the panel too high on wall ... )

 

vacdac

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Your correct of course but I think Charlie saw the pic with the wooden beam to the top right and put 2 & 2 together and got several?To be fair so did I when I first saw it but it just goes to show ask a question first and then post like complete twat later (I wish the joy of viewing and fiddling around at rear to all who mount the panel too high on wall ... )
Yeah agreed John around a metre up is generally about right for sets of around 40" & over.

There are other wall mounting options to the fixed types though. I have a Vogels that is a dual wishbone cantilever wall mount & from its furthest back position I can pull it out a further 17 & a half inches into the room. This mount also allows 120 degrees of side to side tilt so access for hookups is very easy. I have mine at a pretty ideal height, but even mounted higher up summat similar to this would make life much easier. I only have a 40" Sammy & my mount should be good for sets of up to 46/50"". I believe they do a larger version, last I looked at least.

Not cheap, but well engineered & nicely made with a quality feel/action & just well worth it lMV. A bonus of being able to pull it out further is that I get a slightly more cinematic effect as I don't have a huge viewing distance.

I'll likely be buying a new set sometime next year & although a 46" is doable by moving the whole mount several inches to the left I can easily accommodate a newer 42" set in the same space. Due to many of the latest sets having such narrow bezels, the wall footprint should be around the same.

Here's the model I have>>>>> Vogel's EFW6345 Universal Optimally Adjustable Double Arm 31"-42" LCD / Plasma TV Wall Bracket

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http://www.amazon.co.uk/Vogels-EFW6345-Universal-Optimally-Adjustable/dp/B000CDHQGG?ref=bit_bds-p12_serp_ff_usnat_link&tag=bds-p12-serp-us-ff-20&ascsubtag= Vogels EFW 6345 PLUS LED / LCD / Plasma TV Bracket Cantilever 32"-65" VESA.

This model is easily good for TV's up to 50" & can actually handle a weight of up to 45kg. The larger 6445+ can manage sets of up to 65". :cool: Each individual arm element is a substantial casting & mine still feels as reassuringly solid in use as it did when first set up around 7/8 years back. :^

 

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If the screen is so high so that you end up getting neck ache; then it is too high.

This is solved by either lowering the screen or using a recliner chair.

I prefer the height of the screen to be; so the screens mid point is at eye level.

 

paulf-2007

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I have watched several films now and find the height no problem at all. Just lay back on our American designer armchairs with shared matching footstool, lights out hifi and rears on, happy days and nights.

 

Chumpy

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Seriously/actually, put viewing-panel where it is best for all, including you.

Most screens are too big/too high.

LOVE.

 

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