Anyone w/ actual experience of ceiling-mounted flat-panel TV?

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Does anyone have any /actual/ experience w/ mounting an LCD flat-panel
TV to a ceiling (yes, like in the old Philips commercial).

I've been unable to locate a definitive answer on the topic, and would
appreciate any real-world/actual comments on the subject.

FWIW: the unit being considered is a Sharp Aquos 32" LCD display.

Thanks


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Not actual experience, but one thing to think about ...

I was part of a design team for a computer LCD panel.
One of the things the thermal engineers forbade us to do
was allow the panel hinges to allow the panel to be flipped
horizontal, since it would collect heat.   This model had no
fan, and relied on the heat rising up vents in the top
of the cabinet, and cool air replacing it below.
So tilting it so the vents were all on the bottom,
and having heat collect inside was strictly a no-no.
It may not be quite as bad with your ceiling mount,
since the vents will be on the top, but you still will
lose the airflow across the panel.   So the heat
may get out of components directly below the vents
holes, but other places will still collect heat.

So if your models doesn't already have a fan to force
air through, I'd add one to help out.  Probably one or
two small PC fans would be fine.  Put them somewhere
in the center where heat would collect, and orient them
to suck the hot air out.   Cool air will then enter from
the vents on the edges.


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Thanks for the comments.  The unit in question has two integral fans
near the upper corners, so presumably heat would not be as much of a
concern.  Further, in my case, the display would be mounted at 5-10
degrees from horizontal, allowing for some natural convection (?).


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wow - I guess I would always be afraid that it comes down on my head :-)



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spiff wrote:
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Or sore neck, LOL. Lazy man's idea?


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Tony Hwang wrote:
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TV in the bedroom, above the bed.


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spiff wrote:
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Presuming the mounting hardware is sufficient to hold the unit securely...


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Peter Franks wrote:
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Ok, not much in the way of responses to my post...

Anyone /know/ of anyone that has done this, or have a friend of a friend
who saw Ferris Bueller pass out at Baskin Robbins, but just before he
did heard about someone who mounted a flat-panel on the ceiling...


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@dukeread09:

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You might want to try in AVS Forums ... a lot more traffic in there.

--
Stan Kee (spamhoneypot@rogers.com)


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Spam Catcher wrote:
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Will do -- thanks.


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Peter Franks wrote:
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So, no one has ever done this that reads these forums...

Hmmm.


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