You’ve done it, you’ve bought your new TV! A 65-inch TV will provide an outstanding viewing experience.
But where do you put it?
Mounting a TV is a very popular option, allowing you to save space and have your TV as part of your wall.
But how high should a 65-inch tv be mounted? Deciding on the correct height can be a difficult decision to make.
After all, no-one wants to be staring up or squinting down at a TV.
You want to relax in front of the TV to be an enjoyable experience, so why not take some time today to find out how high a 65-inch TV should be mounted?
Why is the height important?
You may be wondering, but does it matter how high the TV is? Mounting your TV at the correct height not only enhances your viewing experience but is integral to your health as well.
If your TV is mounted too high, your head will have to tilt back, which can cause damage to your neck in the long run.
The same can be said if the TV is mounted too low. Depending on your chair’s height, it can feel as if you are looking down at the TV.
Looking down at your TV can result in hunching your spine, which can cause injuries to your back over time.
As a rule of thumb, your eye level should not fall below the bottom ⅓ of your TV screen. If this is the case, the TV will need to be mounted higher to ensure your eye level is the center of the screen.
How high should a 65-inch TV be mounted?
So how high should a 65-inch TV be mounted onto your wall? There is a simple calculation you can do to work this out!
Your TV should be centered at your eye level for the best viewing experience that won’t cause any long-term injuries or strains to your body.
To work out how high your TV should be mounted on the wall, the following calculation should be done. You will need a measuring tape to ensure the calculation is correct:
Take the height of your TV (65-inches) and divide by 2 to get 17inches.
Next, subtract that number (17 inches) from your eye level while sitting down (42 inches).
This calculation means that the bottom of the TV will need to be 25 inches above the floor, with the top of your TV being roughly 59-inches above the floor.
These numbers are based on someone of average height. If you are taller or shorter, or your sofa is higher or lower than the average, use a measuring tape to ensure that the numbers are accurate for you and your set up.
You would use your measurement then, instead of the 42-inches we have used for your calculation.
Factors to consider
When it comes to mounting your 65-inch TV, there are some factors you will need to consider.
The most important is that you have measured your TV correctly. TV’s are measured from corner to corner on the screen to give you the 65-inch number.
Depending on the edging used, your TV may be larger than this number. Modern TV’s have a very thin plastic or aluminum casing used, so this is only an issue on older TVs with thicker plastic edging.
You should also consider the height of your TV. Usually, for a 65-inch TV, they will be 32-inches high.
If you are unsure, use your tape measure to double-check. You can then adjust your calculations if necessary.
If you have a curved TV, the calculations should still be the same, providing the screen measures 65-inches from corner to corner.
Not everyone will have the space to mount the TV to the exact specifications we have set out today.
Sometimes there will be fixtures and fittings in your way that will not allow you to place your TV directly in your eye-line. If the TV is not being mounted directly in front of you or at an angle, the same calculation can still be used.
You may want to consider angled mounting brackets or ones that swing so that you can adjust the TV and your viewing experience despite any fixtures or fittings that cannot be moved.
It is best to pick the average height to use in your calculations for those with multiple people in the house or children.
Generally speaking, this is a judgment call on your part.
As young children can grow quickly, it is worth using your or another adult’s eye level to work out how high to mount your new TV.
You can also use the average of 42 inches that we suggested earlier to save time and lots of calculations on your part.
What about wires?
While mounting your TV on the wall can save space, it can leave you with visible wires from your plugs to the TV, which can be unsightly.
You can tie your wires together to reduce the mess and neatly secure your wires together.
A popular option is to have your wires placed within the wall. They will be completely invisible and provide a clean space beneath your TV, which can only add to the viewing experience.
This can be a tricky DIY job to complete; you may want to ask a professional to do this, especially if you aren’t confident handling live wires.
As you can see, how high your 65-inch TV should be mounted will depend on a few factors.
You will need to ensure that you have the correct TV measurements and your eye level while sitting down to make accurate calculations.
Be sure that your eyesight is, at the minimum, within the bottom third of your TV screen to avoid hunching or looking down at the screen.
Placing the TV too high can damage your neck in the long-term and is best to be avoided.
Remember to follow the calculation listed earlier to ensure that you get the correct height to mount your 65-inch TV.