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    Thread: Where to put dvd player with wall mounted tv.

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      01-23-2008 06:49 PM #1
      I was planning on mounting my soon to be panny plasma on the wall but I was wondering what everyone does with their dvd players and such. Also what do you do with all the wires, it seems it would look bad with a bunch of wires just hanging from the tv.
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    2. 01-23-2008 07:24 PM #2
      run wires behind wall, remember to use cl rated cables for in wall use

      for the dvd player and cable box you could either:

      1. get a small stand to go below the tv

      2. run wires to a near by closet or behind the wall(if you have a room behind the wall your mounting your tv to.) and buy and rf remote and put the components in closet or the room behind the tv


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      01-29-2008 02:11 AM #3
      Since you are wall mounting it, run the cables through the wall behind the TV. It is a much cleaner way to run everything.

      But in cases where it is not remarkably easy to get to the other side of the wall mount, drop the cables straight down and make a removeable box with drywall and/or baseboard moulding.

      We have a table right under our wall mounted plasma. So the cables are a little easier to conceal by running them out the side at the bottom of the TV.


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      01-29-2008 03:21 AM #4
      You could build yourself a nice little shelf under your TV to hold your DVD player.

    5. 01-29-2008 01:05 PM #5
      Here's a pic of what I did:


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      02-04-2008 04:16 AM #6
      ^^ That's a nice setup.

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      02-04-2008 12:17 PM #7
      I ran my wires into the wall and put all my components in my basement office. I run a logitech RF remote which works well. Only downside is having to go downstaris to put a movie in. it's a really clean install, and I get lots of compliments.

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    8. 02-26-2009 05:52 PM #8
      looking for a stand like that under your tv where did u get that?

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      02-26-2009 07:19 PM #9
      man when i saw this pic in the home theatre thread i told myself that i will have wood floors that color and gray walls. i absolutely love this look.

      such a nice setup.


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      02-26-2009 10:25 PM #10
      To all who recommend the OP runs his wires inside the wall:

      Is it not true that running the TV's power cable inside a wall will void your homeowner's insurance?

      Just a thought!


    11. 02-26-2009 11:21 PM #11
      Quote, originally posted by Chacolla »
      To all who recommend the OP runs his wires inside the wall:

      Is it not true that running the TV's power cable inside a wall will void your homeowner's insurance?

      Just a thought!

      No, it will not void your homeowners insurance. It will be an issue if you have a fire in the same wall, however. Power outlets, or power-extending systems like Powerbridge, should be installed behind the TV location in all flat-panel installations. You'd be amazed how many flat screens that Geek Squad, Firedog, HD Installers, Installs Inc, etc have installed with extension cords through the wall, however...it has to be in the thousands around the country.


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      02-26-2009 11:28 PM #12
      Quote, originally posted by dcvento »
      man when i saw this pic in the home theatre thread i told myself that i will have wood floors that color and gray walls. i absolutely love this look.

      such a nice setup.

      Dang right.

      Very nice setup.

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    13. 02-26-2009 11:30 PM #13

      http://www.bestbuy.com/site/ol...51792 theres that one and one thats longer shelving.


    14. 02-26-2009 11:47 PM #14
      Just FYI, it's really tough to get a receiver on one of those on-wall shelf systems. 16" deep shelf + 15.5" deep receiver + cables that always will need to plug in where the supports are = nightmare.

    15. 02-27-2009 12:30 PM #15
      Since I've gotten a handful of IMs about my TV stand, it's made by TechCraft. The model code is CR60HW.

      And thanks for the compliments. I've been really happy with my setup.


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      02-27-2009 02:28 PM #16
      Is there any certain rating that HDMI cables have to have to run throug the wall?
      I'm lucky in our new place that there is a power outlet right above the fireplace where the TV goes, so I have no need to run a power cord to it, just one HDMI from the receiver to the TV. Should be too hard to conceal it.
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    17. 02-27-2009 05:28 PM #17
      Quote, originally posted by 16vracer »
      Is there any certain rating that HDMI cables have to have to run throug the wall?
      I'm lucky in our new place that there is a power outlet right above the fireplace where the TV goes, so I have no need to run a power cord to it, just one HDMI from the receiver to the TV. Should be too hard to conceal it.

      I believe it needs to be CL2 rated. Monoprice has 'em, of course.

      osiris will surely correct me if I'm wrong.


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      03-01-2009 10:34 AM #19
      Quote, originally posted by osiris »
      Just FYI, it's really tough to get a receiver on one of those on-wall shelf systems. 16" deep shelf + 15.5" deep receiver + cables that always will need to plug in where the supports are = nightmare.

      i'll 2nd this. i just put one in my bedroom and it was a pain in the a$$ trying to hide cables for a dvd player and a cable box. i couldn't imagine trying it with a receiver in the mix.

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    20. 03-03-2009 12:38 AM #20
      Quote, originally posted by osiris »
      Just FYI, it's really tough to get a receiver on one of those on-wall shelf systems. 16" deep shelf + 15.5" deep receiver + cables that always will need to plug in where the supports are = nightmare.

      i personally have it myself and i dont have any problems at all connecting the reciver, dvd player, and playstation to it everything is clean and simple


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