The crime of mounting your TV too high is often committed by fireplace furnishing home owners who can’t resist the temptation, but it’s not the only cause for committing this cardinal sin. In fact, there’s an entire reddit community dedicated to pointing out these humorous and depressing failures of technology.
Sometimes an above the fireplace TV is your only option (and can be done tastefully), but we have to admit it’s not the ideal outcome. Here are some of the most unfortunate “TV Too High” moments we’ve come across throughout our adventures on the internet. For a daily dose of these disasters, join us at reddit.com/r/TVTooHigh … but be sure to guzzle down some tech buff OCD pills if wasted money and terrible taste get under your skin.
Break Ya Neck
Hunter Douglass should sell these Blackout shades with the slogan “Break Your Neck in perfect darkness”, perhaps with a Busta Rhymes tune. The couch isn’t even facing the TV!
Don’t Mind Me
I’ll just be sitting over here on a wall where not a single person has a good viewing angle. At least I’m not above the fireplace? (Redfin)
In Soviet Maryland
The TVs watch you! And the mirrors are drunk on Stoli (Redfin)
This TV is so popular that you can’t even see it… because there is a fan in the way! Dad jokes might make you cringe, but not as hard as this TV placement.
This guy’s TV isn’t even on the same FLOOR as his seats. Perhaps there is some futuristic flying drone recliner out of frame, but more likely they just found the only place on the wall that could fit a TV and said, “IT’S GOING HERE!”
It looks like this TV was plugged in and floated to the highest point the cord would allow it to stretch. Someone tell this guy you don’t need to use every inch of the cord!
This TV is so high that the only way to capture it in a photo was to get on its level. And by that we mean the 2nd floor.
Just get a tablet
Sometimes mounting a TV on your wall just makes the entire room look so stupid and goofy that you should give up on the idea altogether. Stream Netflix on your iPad in bed and call it a day rather than ruin the juju of your entire bedroom.
Soundbar Too High
If you insist on an above the fireplace TV then having a mount that pulls down is one way to solve the problem. Just don’t sit a soundbar directly on top of it so that you’re playing music for the freakin’ owls in the trees.
TV Hell Palace
Only in hell would a TV be placed too high, while being too small, with a mirror to show you the look of painful stupidity on your face.
Touch The Sky
I gotta testify: you’ve come up in the spot with the TV Too High. This one is literally touching the ceiling!
Perfect View… Ruined
When you have an absolutely amazing view you shouldn’t always feel the need to shove a TV into the room when it doesn’t make sense. You’ll not only ruin the view but you’ll ruin the hope of watching TV with a half good experience when you do something like this.
Just because you look up to something does not make it a role model. Think about this guy before you decide to put a TV above your fireplace.
For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. It’s also very possible to put your TV Too Low as evidenced by this post in TV Too High.
This guy didn’t know there’s literally a sub-reddit for EVERYTHING (/r/TVTooLow).
If you’ve made it this far down the article you’re probably an active /r/TVTooHigh member. Thanks for reading!
As TV lovers that love to critique, you’ll probably find our site isn’t quite ready for prime time television just yet. We’re working on it! And we’d love your help. Drop us a line if you’d like to contribute 🙂