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People seem very reluctant do show their living spaces. Odd on forum where people regularly post pictures of themselves. What's the issue?

There's no issue for me. I just know the resultant shit storm that would cause and prefer to avoid it at this time. I mean, look at the shit storm posting a chair in a furniture showroom caused.
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Bigger tvs should be lower, not higher, unless the TV is tilted down. You want the middle of the TV to be eye height when you're sitting down.
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There's no issue for me. I just know the resultant shit storm that would cause and prefer to avoid it at this time. I mean, look at the shit storm posting a chair in a furniture showroom caused.

But that's because of the chair . . .
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Bigger tvs should be lower, not higher, unless the TV is tilted down. You want the middle of the TV to be eye height when you're sitting down.

Put another way, the center of the screen should not change heights between television sets, regardless of size. Hence, the larger the television, the closer to the floor.
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This thread is making me feel like an uncultured philistine, because having a TV on the wall is never something that's bothered me all the much in terms of room aesthetics.

On a not entirely unrelated note, any recommendations for convincing the wife to let me slap a pool table in the middle of the family room?
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Have you checked out Sonos for your music needs? They have freestanding powered units too and your phone/tablets/computer can all have the app.

http://www.sonos.com/en-us/shop/play5.html

Bonus is the app streams several Internet sources for free. I've only explored TunedIn and I love it. Can pull right off your NAS, stream music from your phone, all kinds of stuff.

I've looked into their device that plugs into a stereo system. I already have a reciever and speakers, and because of the layout of my apartment, the speakers for the TV provide adequate coverage for everything except the bedroom and bathroom.

For right now though, I didn't see the need. The TV is right there and between various remotes and wireless keyboard/mouse combos, it is pretty easy to control. Furthermore, I mostly use Spotify, and I can directly control the HTPC instance with the phone/tablet app.

Medwed's photo is actually not too far off...my TV is just a glorified computer monitor. I can't remember the last time I actually watched live TV on it. Olympics? Maybe if I watch the VP debate? Otherwise it is just a screen for a computer in my living room.
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There's no issue for me. I just know the resultant shit storm that would cause and prefer to avoid it at this time. I mean, look at the shit storm posting a chair in a furniture showroom caused.

I think you are using this forum wrong.
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Bigger tvs should be lower, not higher, unless the TV is tilted down. You want the middle of the TV to be eye height when you're sitting down.
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

But that's because of the chair . . .
Put another way, the center of the screen should not change heights between television sets, regardless of size. Hence, the larger the television, the closer to the floor.

I agree with both of you, but, in my experience, we're very much in the minority.
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I agree with both of you, but, in my experience, we're very much in the minority.

There are at least four of us, and I convinced a friend of this a while back, so five.
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I think you are using this forum wrong.

Could you direct me to the handbook on proper use?
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Originally Posted by dcg View Post

This thread is making me feel like an uncultured philistine, because having a TV on the wall is never something that's bothered me all the much in terms of room aesthetics.

On a not entirely unrelated note, any recommendations for convincing the wife to let me slap a pool table in the middle of the family room?

 

I'm so uncultured, I use a media console and set the TV on it rather than the wall.  That will probably change when I move, but it solves the problem of hiding cables and leaves plenty of storage for things like gaming consoles or audio receivers.

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There are at least four of us, and I convinced a friend of this a while back, so five.

 

Make it six.

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Could you direct me to the handbook on proper use?

Maybe his point is that if you post a picture of a mediocre, no-design chair in a design-focused discussion thread, you shouldn't be surprised if said chair is negatively received?
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There's no issue for me. I just know the resultant shit storm that would cause and prefer to avoid it at this time. I mean, look at the shit storm posting a chair in a furniture showroom caused.


Yeah, this thread and the furniture thread in particular are some of the harshest critics there are, and it isn't always consistent (except in the hate for your chair).  Funny because men's clothing, as an example, typically is really consistent and the only divergence you get is between the strict CBD types like Manton and the more peacock types like spoo.

I wouldn't ever post any furniture/house stuff in any of these threads because there is no upside and a small risk some criticism will stick with me and make me enjoy my home/furniture less.

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Maybe his point is that if you post a picture of a mediocre, no-design chair in a design-focused discussion thread, you shouldn't be surprised if said chair is negatively received?

I never said I was surprised over that, in fact, I'm sure I said I knew it would happen. I'm sure pretty much anything I post will get torn apart no matter what it is I post. I'm completely fine with that but just chose not to do it on a large scale. I mean, Med has insulted me for having several thousand dollar wine cabinets vs. a walk in cellar.
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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post

Yeah, this thread and the furniture thread in particular are some of the harshest critics there are, and it isn't always consistent (except in the hate for your chair).  Funny because men's clothing, as an example, typically is really consistent and the only divergence you get is between the strict CBD types like Manton and the more peacock types like spoo.

I wouldn't ever post any furniture/house stuff in any of these threads because there is no upside and a small risk some criticism will stick with me and make me enjoy my home/furniture less.

I haven't spent much time in MC in years, so can't speak to what it's like anymore. But the design/furniture thread is fairly predictable, even though there are divergent points of view. Frankly, it's pretty sleepy over there.

What's wrong with criticism, though? Not much fun or use if every post were guaranteed praise/adulation.
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I never said I was surprised over that, in fact, I'm sure I said I knew it would happen. I'm sure pretty much anything I post will get torn apart no matter what it is I post. I'm completely fine with that but just chose not to do it on a large scale. I mean, Med has insulted me for having several thousand dollar wine cabinets vs. a walk in cellar.

Not true at all. Come on, man--you usually start the discussion with some idea that is not bad or offensive--such as, "I really like the Eames lounge chair." But then, as discussion develops, you introduce other ideas that are increasingly odd or off-putting--like, "We need to have two Eames lounges chairs, side by side--because married." People tell you those ideas are odd or off-putting, but things march on anyway. Then inevitably, the other shoe drops. You aren't going to get an Eames lounge chair. It's too expensive. You aren't sure you couldn't get something equally high-quality for less money. You're not sure the whole "design" thing matters to you. Who is this Eames guy anyway and what business does he have charging you $6,000 for a chair? Next thing you know, you are posting a picture of the Pio-chair in some depressingly anonymous buy-one-get-one-free, 50%-off-everything, everything-must-go furniture showroom/warehouse/deathchamber and everyone is like "WTF" and pissed that they wasted all their time.

A week later you ask "What about Arco lamps? I like those." Rinse and repeat.

Anyway, I may be paraphrasing, embellishing, whatever, but I think I've captured the spirit of how things unfurl into a "shit storm" for you.
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post


I never said I was surprised over that, in fact, I'm sure I said I knew it would happen. I'm sure pretty much anything I post will get torn apart no matter what it is I post. I'm completely fine with that but just chose not to do it on a large scale. I mean, Med has insulted me for having several thousand dollar wine cabinets vs. a walk in cellar.

 

Well, if you didn't have a TV room, you could have space for a wine cellar. 

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