Great Idea - but, not for me.
52" from the floor seems a bit extreme, to me. I sell these all the time, and I have heard just about every mounting story you can imagine. Some work, but most turn out to be a big pain in the neck.
In your case, I would ask what type of seating you'll be using. If you have recliners, it may not be too bad. If not, you are probably going to end up wishing you would have made another choice for mounting the TV.
I tend to agree with the other reader; eye-level tends to work best with TV AND speakers, should you choose to have a HT system mounted to the wall.
I've had a Sony 53" CRT rear projection TV for nine years now, and it still looks great on my digital Satellite receiver. Like I said, I work somewhere selling TVs, and should this old Sony seed to be replaced, I will replace it with a new style rear projection.
I get more picture size for the dollar, and in my experience (and with my viewing environment) this makes perfect sense. It has no glare like a plasma, and makes less heat than either a plasma or a LCD television. The 60" SXRD Sony has my attention with it's LCoS technology and sleek cabinet design, but my eye keeps wandering back to the 73" Mitsubishi for just a shade more. The DLP seems to be more forgiving on weaker signals, but the LCoS seems to be a bit brighter, without going to the extra expense of LED projection models.
Time will tell, of course. But, for now, put me down as a rear projection fan.
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