A fireplace has always been a focal point of any room. Now, with flat screen televisions, many people like to place your other focal point, the TV above the fireplace. This is an attractive way to display it, and certainly saves space, but is a good idea?
Too much heat and smoke can damage the panel of the corner fireplace TV stand when it is on. Although most plasma TVs have their own cooling system, more heat forces the system to work harder to keep cool, which leads to a shorter life.
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If you are installing the TV on the brick, stone or plaster wall, it is important to ensure that excess heat from the fireplace will not affect the corner fireplace TV stand. To do this, place a thermometer bound with tape to the wall and light the fire. If the temperature rises above 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 degrees Celsius), the wall is getting too hot. In cold weather, your fire going all the time, hang the TV above it cannot be a good idea.
To the extent that excess heat is not a problem, the mantel can probably accommodate your plasma and the corner fireplace TV stand standard table of four to six inches (10.16 to 15.24 cm) deep.