The aesthetic purists out there would cringe at the idea of a television profaning the beauty of a room with a fireplace in it, but let's face it, most of us have televisions in the living room or family room with our fireplaces. As flat screen tvs become increasingly popular, people often think of putting them on top of the fireplace, thus allowing you to see both focal points at once. If you're wondering if it's safe (for your TV) to hang a plasma television above the fireplace, you might want to read the section specifically devoted to TVs above the fireplace at the Plasma TV Buying Guide. Though the site is devoted to plasma tvs, they suggest their above-the-fireplace guidelines apply to LCD tvs as well. The short answer is that it's probably OK, but they have some caveats.