Tip: Mount Your TV
Home Theater expert Robert Heron from heronfidelity.com has some great reasons for mounting your TV. The number one reason to do this safety -- It protects your investment from the possibilty of tipping over and breaking. There are different types of wall mounts to consider. Some just have a generic tilt for slight vertical placement, which helps to angle the TV so it's facing you directly for optimal brightness and viewing comfort. There are also mounts that actually extend out from the wall and let you rotate the TV left and right. These are good if you plan to sit in various places in the room, and want to make sure you'll get the best view possible.
Ultimately, though, the best reason to mount the TV is to make sure it's secure. It also gives you the opportunity to get rid of the stand that was required for it.