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Wall Mount a TV
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Whether you’re a movie fanatic or just want to watch your favorite TV shows with the best sound and picture quality possible, a well-appointed home theater makes watching—and listening to—any presentation an amazing indulgence of the senses. Home theater systems and technology continue to evolve, even as prices on home electronics become ever more reasonable. As a general rule of thumb, the TV screen should be positioned at a distance equal to three times the width of the screen from the seated viewer. However, different TV manufacturers recommend different formulas for placement based on the screen type and optimum viewing angles. Follow the recommendations of your TV’s manufacturer. The most common mistake homeowners make in positioning their home-theater components—both TVs and speakers—is positioning them too high. The center of your TV should be at eye level for a seated viewer, while speakers should ideally be positioned as close as possible to ear level.