The best viewing experience is achieved by placing the TV’s middle at eye level. This is typically around 42 inches. A 65-inch TV should be mounted 25 inches from the ground to the bottom.
Remember that a TV’s size is measured from one corner to the other. A 65-inch TV will typically measure around 32 inches in height. To be certain, however, you can measure the height of your TV using a tape measure.
To determine how high your TV should be mounted, take its height (32 inches) and divide that by 2 (which equals 17 in). Add that to the height at which your eyes are when you sit down (normally 42 inches). A 65-inch TV should be placed 25 inches above the ground (to the bottom) The top of the TV in this instance would be approximately 59 inches above ground.
You can use a tape measure to determine how tall you are if you are shorter or taller than the average person. You can then use the 42 inch measurement to determine how high your TV should be mounted.
Mounting your TV higher is possible if you have a TV stand or furniture that can be used as a support. Mounting your TV too high means that your head will be tilted back. To avoid straining your neck, your eye level should not be lower than the screen’s bottom third. This means that a 65-inch TV should not be mounted higher than 32 inches above the TV’s bottom.
A full-motion TV mount allows you to tilt your TV down. This can reduce neck strain and reduce glare. Take our quick quiz to determine which articulating TV mount is best for you.
After you have determined how high your TV should be mounted, follow our step-by-step guide to mount it on the wall.