Happy Friday! I have some exciting news for you BlackBerry fans and bargain hunters. We've just created two new forums for your perusal. First the BlackBerry forum! If you're a BlackBerry fan or potential owner of one of the phones, you now have a dedicated forum for you to discuss, share tips, and ask questions on anything under the BlackBerry sky.
The second announcement is the new Deals and Bargains forum. Times are hard, so every buck we can help each other save is, well, money saved. So if you know of a great deal--including coupon codes, rebates, or even free stuff on the Internet--share and discuss it with everyone in this forum. Be sure to read the guidelines before you post. These forums are new and they are only as good as the people make it, so do your part and keep them alive with your contributions. Have fun with them and enjoy! Now let us tackle Barbara's question on mounting a flat-panel TV over her fireplace.
Barbara, wow, many members have posted answers to your questions and it's all a mixed bag: some folks say don't do it, some say it's fine, and many folks says it all depends on the way your fireplace is constructed. I'm sure that all of you would agree that heat is every piece of electronics' worst nightmare. Therefore, if your fireplace emits quite a bit of heat, it's probably a good idea not to mount above it. However, as you read all the answers provided, you'll learn from a few folks who, from professional experience, or from having their flat screen TV mounted above their fireplace, haven't had an issue. Overall, there are many great insights! But again, every fireplace is built differently and that is a huge consideration on if you can safely mount your TV, so I would seek a trustworthy professional to determine that to play it safe. To get you started on your research, check out some of the selected member answers in the Q&A section, it's a great read. I've learned quite a bit myself. Thank you everyone for your thoughts and shared experience! Have a wonderful weekend!
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Hi, I am looking to purchase a flat screen television, the
ideal spot in my living room is over the fireplace. My
concern is the fireplace is a working fireplace that is
fueled by gas. If I install the television over my fireplace,
what, if any, potential damage is there to the components? Is
LCD/plasma/DLP a better option to purchase? Also, for the
display is it better to cut out the sheet rock and install it
directly into the wall verses installing a bracket? It's a
substantial investment, so I just want to make sure my plan
is functional. Thank you. Warmest regards.
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