How high to mount a 75 inch TV on the wall?

How high to mount a 75 inch TV on the wall?

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Last Updated on June 7, 2022 by Johann Holsinger

Mounting a 75-inch TV on the wall

Having a wall-mounted TV is great for many reasons, with larger TVs calculating the right TV height and viewing distance becomes more critical, especially with 75-inch TVs.

Mounting your TV on the wall gives you extra space in your room, gives added security and allows for better cable management.

Most importantly mounting on the wall puts your TV in the perfect position for your best viewing experience, especially with a movable extendable arm.

Finding the perfect tv mounting height for a 75″ TV is important and requires a few calculations but is well worth the home improvement to your home theater in the end.

wall mounted Tv above bookshelves

How is mounting a 75-inch TV different from other TV sizes?

Your 75-inch TV will be measured diagonally, as most television and monitor screens are measured. Smaller TVs will be measured the same, but a few inches difference can mean much less overall viewing area. 

For example, a 65-inch TV is roughly 5 inches shorter in vertical measurement than a 75-inch TV would be.

However, this minor difference can entirely change the general best height placement when mounting on the wall.

Additionally, a smaller TV may work better with a higher angle or tilt than a large TV due to the size and arrangement of the LCD components.

A huge TV against the lighting

Terms to remember

  • Center of the TV. The perfect center of the TV if you were to place lines in an X from each diagonal corner.
  • Viewing angle. The amount of tilt a TV can have to provide the best glare-free viewing experience.
  • Viewing distance. The distance you should sit to be able to enjoy the TV in full color and without eye strain.
  • Eye-level. The best viewing height for 75 inch TV, so your neck does not get fatigued by having to look up or down

What is the center measurement of a 75-inch TV screen?

To know how high to mount 75 TV on the wall, you can find the perfect center of your TV by placing two strings from each diagonal corner and marking the area where they cross in the middle with light-duty painter’s tape.

This is the center of the TV.

When DIY leads to measuring the perfect height placement, measure the actual viewing screen of the TV from the top to the bottom.

This vertical measurement can then be divided by 2 for the center measurement.

The center height for most 75″ TV is around 36.8 inches [1]. Dividing your TV height by 2, you’ll get 18.4 inches as the center of the screen vertically. 

You’d also need to get the center of the width of the screen to use when mounting on the bracket.

While size is usually advertised at 75 inches, the actual width horizontally usually goes from 65 to 67 inches.

Divide this into 2, to get the center point by width. 

 How to measure your eye level?

When sitting comfortably, look at a point on the wall directly in front of you. Mark this spot and measure it.

What is the average height for a 75-inch TV? For average-sized adults, this height is probably around 40-42 inches from the floor. This would be your eye level when seated.

You can also sit comfortably and use a tape measure to measure the distance from the floor to your eyes. Either method works in a very similar way, but one may be easier than the other for you to do.

These measurements are averages, however.

If you are a different height than average, your results will be different.

When deciding on the optimal height for 75 inch TV, always take your personal eye-level into account rather than using the averages. You want to be comfortable when viewing your TV no matter how tall or short you may be.

Watching away from ideal eye level

Up to how much viewing angle is ideal for a 75-inch TV?

Many TV wall mounts allow you to adjust the viewing angle of the TV either vertically or horizontally.

This is excellent when mounting a TV in a bedroom where you may be laying in bed or have your eye level much lower than usual.

Adjusting the angle to better suit your viewing position can improve the color, brightness, and gamma of what is being shown on the screen.

Always be sure to adjust the angle to your liking, within what the wall mount can handle safely, to ensure you get the best viewing experience possible. 

The Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers that viewing discomfort begins at an angle of more than 35° [2].

Take note that TV height is better when you have a TV tilting downwards rather than upwards.

This is better for your neck so position your TV for you or your partner’s highest viewing position

Tilting a 75 inch TV

What is the role of viewing distance when calculating the height of a 75-inch TV?

Finding the best viewing distance to place your seating furniture is important, and very easy to calculate.

Simply take the diagonal measurement of your TV and multiply by 1.5. 

For example, a 75-inch TV would come to 112.5 inches.

This means you should place your furniture around 9 feet away from the center of the TV to your eye level for the best results.

Higher TVs would allow the furniture to be placed closer, while TVs close to eye level would require the full 9 feet or perhaps, even more, to be considered perfect distance for the best viewing outcome.

Space between TV and couch

What other things you should consider when mounting a 75-inch TV?

1. Your furniture.

If you have a single sofa directly in front of a TV, you won’t need to worry about your TV angle.

Additional seating on the sides of the TV as well may require additional adjustment when mounting.

2. Aesthetics.

This may require you to select a specific type of wall mount or color (black), or perhaps even forego the wall mount and go with a stationary cabinet stand instead.

 

3. Your soundbar.

Ensuring there is a proper and suitable place for your soundbar is important.

Some can be mounted on the wall below the TV while others will need to be on a surface nearby.

A dual soundbar shelf attachment can even take media players apart from a soundbar.

Mount it under TV dual soundbar shelf

4. Your room constraints.

The size of the room and available space for seating can limit your choices for TV placement.

Consider mounting your TV in the corner, or above the fireplace if space is limited.

Vivo E FD55 hung inside the masters bedroom

5. Kids in the house.

Children can cause damage to TVs they can reach, as well as put annoying fingerprints on the screen.

By wall-mounting the TV, you not only help ensure it cannot be bumped or touched by small ones, but you help prevent the risk of your expensive electronics being tipped over and breaking or hurting someone.

6. Cable management systems. 

Having a TV wall mounted gives you more opportunities for cable management both on the wall as well as inside or behind the wall.

Mounting a 75-inch TV in the living room vs the bedroom

Living room mounting

Living room mounting for your TV should have the TV mounted at the proper eye height as well as viewing distance.

Position your seating to ensure the best view for everyone involved. Also, keep in mind the following:

  • Space available.
  • Glare from the windows.
  • Rising heat from a fireplace.

Mounting TV in a living room

Bedroom mounting

Bedroom mounting is similar, but the height of the TV can be higher since you will normally be lying on a bed while watching your favorite shows looking at an upwards angle.

Your average eye height should be lower than if you were sitting on a couch.

Otherwise, the center height of your TV should be lower if the bracket is mounted in your living room and the viewing distance is in a shorter range.

Here’s the ideal TV height mounting for inside bedrooms as laying down position changes everything.

Mounted TV on a bedroom

Putting everything together: How to work out the height of your 75-inch TV?

You want your TV to be mounted slightly above your eye level tilting downwards.

The easiest way to work out the best height for your TV placement is:

  • Determine your eye level measurement. 42 inches is the average for most adults.
  • Determine the middle of the TV. This can be done by dividing the vertical measurement in half.
  • Take your eye level measurement, and subtract the vertical measurement from it.
  • This number result is how high the bottom of the TV should be for the best viewing experience.

Installing 75 inch TV

How does a height-adjustable TV mount help for different viewing locations?

TV mounts with a high range of motion are an excellent option for large rooms or those that have a variety of seating positions.

Regardless of where you want to sit, the TV can be adjusted to give you the best viewing experience. 

You can also ensure glare is kept to a minimum throughout the day regardless of whether the curtains are closed or not.

By simply adjusting the tilt or angle of the TV you can entirely eliminate glare on the screen.

Pop-up TV mounts can also be used to arrange for different viewing heights.

An adjustable long TV mount

 

How does a pop-up TV mount solves the problem of heightening your 75-inch TV?

Wall mounting a TV may not be for everyone, but pop-up TV mounts can work just as well.

Your TV can be raised from a cabinet or lowered from the ceiling to the perfect viewing height.

You can also adjust the height with the press of a button as well as adjust the tilt or angle on several models as well.

Vevor pop up Tv cabinet near mirror walls

What if you had only the space above the fireplace?

Many TVs are mounted successfully above the fireplace.

As this is one of the most common areas of wasted space, a TV will work fine here.

Above-fireplace mounts allow freedom of movement to adjust the TV down towards a proper eye level, and can easily lift up and out of the way when not in use.

75 inch TV above a fireplace

Full-motion vs Fixed TV mount 

Full-motion TV mount

Full motion mounts are, in most cases, the best option for average homes and large TVs.

Being able to make small adjustments with the height/ tilt, position, or angle can improve the color, brightness, and overall quality of the show or movie you are watching.

Fixed TV  mount

Fixed wall mounts are more affordable and just as secure, but do not usually offer a way to adjust the tilt or angle of the screen.

In addition, you must be sure the height you place the TV is perfect as you cannot adjust the position without completely removing and remounting the entire bracket.

Have you made up your mind?

While figuring out the perfect height to mount your 75” TV, as well as the best distance to place your furniture for viewing only needs a bit of time and a small amount of math, the end result is well worth the extra effort, most people don’t put in the time to work out the perfect height.

Ensuring you and your family get the best viewing experience can turn an average large TV into a true cinema experience in the evening in your own home theater.

Whether you opt for a wall-mounted and fully adjustable mount or go with the more affordable but less customizable fixed wall mount, the height, no matter your size I stress that the viewing distance should still be calculated properly to give you the best results for choosing the height.

More information:

  1. How high should a 75-inch TV be mounted? an article from  https://www.hellotech.com/guide/for/how-high-should-a-75-inch-tv-be-mounted
  2. Vertical viewing angle, an article from https://myhometheater.homestead.com/Verticalviewing.html

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Hi, my name is Johann Holsinger, here at mountyourbox.com I share all of the tips and tricks I have professionally learned to help you set up your ultimate home entertainment system.