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TV Mounted Too High (FIXES)

Having a TV in front of you If something is mounted too high, it can be hard to see, especially if you have to crane your neck. This can not only make it hard to watch, but it can also hurt your body after a while. So, this article will answer the question, “How high should you mount your TV?” How can you change a TV that is too high?

Most people have also said that adjusting a TV mounted too high without help from a professional is difficult. So, this article can help you whether you’re just taking your new TV out of the box or you’ve already put it up.

For Whom Is This?

Anyone who has a TV with a flat screen. After all, that’s the kind of TV you hang on the wall. The most important thing you can do with your flat-screen TV is to get the best movie experience possible.

This article can also help if your TV was mounted too low and you tried to raise it a few inches before realizing that it was now too high. In some cases, you may want to put your TV a few inches higher than your soundbar, but the TV is already mounted too high. Now that we know that, let’s go ahead and learn!

How Can You Tell If the TV is Too High?

As simple as it may sound to hang a TV on the wall, there are a few technical and scientific ways to do it. Technically, a simple example of the scientific way of looking at it is how your TV is mounted and how you sit in front of it.

This means that “the TV seems higher the closer your seat is to it.” But what if your seat is good? How do you know if the TV is too high?

Here are some easy ways to tell if you need to change how the TV is mounted.

  • Once you start to raise your head without realizing it, you won’t be able to enjoy TV. Most likely, your TV is mounted too high.
  • You might not always remember what was going through your mind when you were watching TV, but here’s a quick one. If you have a sharp pain in the back of your neck or a sore eye after watching TV, it’s too high.

If you think either or both of these things have happened to you before, you might need to adjust your TV. This is mostly because of two important things:

  1. To avoid health problems, especially ones that could hurt the spine or back muscles
  2. To make it easier for you to watch.

How high do you want your TV to be?

While you are sitting at a safe distance, this position should be slightly above your normal eye level and at an angle.

Here’s how to figure things out using the scientific method we talked about earlier. On average, the eye height of the tallest woman when she is sitting is about 23 inches. Also, the average seat height is about 19 inches.

So, a good way to figure out how high to mount a TV is to add these two numbers together, which gives you a height of about 42 inches from the floor.

Well, you can use a number of other things to figure out the right mounting height. This consists of

  • Viewing distance
  • Using an old Mount
  • TV size
  • Using a recliner

Let’s talk about each of these.

Viewing Distance

When you mount a TV on the wall, this is one of the most difficult things to think about. This is because you have to pay attention to how the room is set up and how people are sitting.

If seats are spread out far from each other, everyone could have a different experience watching the show. Other things, like how wide the room is, how close you are to the wall, how bright the light is, what’s in the room, etc., can help you choose a better spot.

Using a Previous Mount

If there is an old mount on the wall, it may be one of the hardest things to do when mounting a TV. The first problem is that the mount might not be right for the size of your TV or the way your room is set up.

But this can be hard because putting a new TV mount on the wall could be just as dangerous as using the old one. In this case, you can either use a TV stand or get help from a professional.

Learn more about how to reuse a TV wall mount by reading our guide.

TV Size

When you think about how high your TV should be, its size can affect a lot of things and decide even more.

This is because the height of a 32-inch TV might be different from that of a 49-inch TV in the same room. Also, the size of the TV is the only way to figure out how high it needs to be based on the viewing distance.

But as a general rule, bigger TVs should be mounted higher than smaller ones. Even though most big TVs will eventually take up more square space, they might still be good for watching.

How to Use a Recliner

There is no one way to mount a TV so that it can be used with a recliner. This is because it should just be set up in a way that makes you feel comfortable.

Make sure it is in a place where you can watch TV without having to strain your neck or eyes.

What to do if your TV is too high

This problem can be fixed in three easy ways.

1.Adjust your sitting position. This is the easiest way to fix a high-mounted TV, especially if the room is big enough. Just move the seat back to make the distance and height equal.

2.Tilt it downward. Most common mounts that can be moved can also be tilted. If you’re using one of these types of mounts, then you’re in luck.

3.Reinstall the mount. Take off the mount and move it again.

How to Lower a TV Without a Moveable Mount

It can be hard to adjust a TV on a mount that doesn’t move. You might need to hire a pro to help you fix the problem, but if you like to do things yourself, here’s a simple way to do it.

  • Unplug the TV and take out any cables that can be taken out.
  • Unlatch the tv from the mount, and then unscrew the mount from the wall.
  • Check to see where the TV will look best, then screw the mount to this new spot. Then put the TV back on its mount and lock it.


With the tips in this article, you can now watch your mounted TV better without putting strain on your eyes or neck. Also, you can be sure that your TV is in the best place, and if it is too high, you can easily move it without having to pay a professional to do it.