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Post HT cable management ideas
Well it's not an HTPC but I'm under orders to go buy all new Living room electronics. Including TV, surround system, Blu-ray etc. I am remodling the LR. New paint, flooring you name it, but thats another horror story.

Ok, I'm told to sell our 65" DLP and all other equipment and she wants a TV to hang on the wall. I'm looking at a 60" LED or LCD. However, I need some ideas from you guys who have these setups on your wall and how you ran all those dam cables without being an eye sore. I also see options where they have cabinets with a bar up the back where you mount the TV. What do you do? Thanks


Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:12 am
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Since you're renovating anyways, knock out the drywall and run all the cables through there. All you should really need is a single HDMI cable and power cable for the TV. Maybe some audio cables running to the left/front/center as well through the wall of course. The rears I'd run up through the ceiling (do you have an attic?) if possible.

I would use these for any cables running up to the TV: http://www.monoprice.com/products/produ ... 1&format=2 Should allow you to fish through additional cables in the future assuming the wall isn't insulated and there's no other obstructions inside. Basically have one behind the TV, and another behind the cabinet or whatever where your AV equipment will be. I'm assuming you'll have a cabinet directly below the wall mounted TV, otherwise it'll be a bitch to do through the wall since you'll have to go through studs.

And at each speaker location (roughly): http://www.monoprice.com/products/produ ... 1&format=2
And close to where the receiver is intended to go: http://www.monoprice.com/products/produ ... 1&format=2

Monoprice sells a wide variety of cables designed for use in-the-wall for pretty cheap as well.

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Hmm ok. Something to consider. So, how have plasma tvs evolved...if it all since their haydays? I was looking at them and they do have great pictures and fairly inexpensive. There was a time when I wouldnt touch them with a 10 1/2 ft pole


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I would personally go with a 3D RGB-LED-backlit LCD, but that's just me.

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Post Re: HT cable management ideas
jdrom wrote:
I would personally go with a 3D RGB-LED-backlit LCD, but that's just me.



Please splain. Are you saying an LED? LCD? Is there really a difference in these 2? And what is it exactly?

And the reason I was considering a Plasma was because of the glass screen instead of the LCD because of a certain grand daughter who may hurl a projectile at any given time. :hand:


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LED LCD is the proper terminology I believe. There is no LED TV, although it's marketed as such, it still has a LCD panel on top of it to show the picture. The LED's are just to illuminate the LCD panel, just like CCFL's did for all these years. For whatever reason though, marketing wise they've decided to separate these into improperly named categories. It should be CCFL LCD and LED LCD, rather than LCD and LED.

There are OLED TV's which remove the need for backlighting as each pixel produces it's own light. These are extremely expensive and only come in small sizes.

I think Plasma still has a shorter lifetime and doesn't do as well in bright rooms (namely sunlight in your house). I don't think a Plasma would help prevent damage by much if your grand daughter throws a Wiimote into it. It's going to do damage regardless IMO.

LED LCDs have the benefit of being incredibly thin and thus blending in more so with your wife's decor ;)

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Ok....I get it now after reading up on it all. Seems they feel that if they label them as "LED" tvs then they can jack up the prices. Which they did.

Anyways I looking at this one while Im sitting here on the floor in my living room which has no furniture.

Just a first glance for now.
However, downgrading from a 65" to 60" is hard to take.
http://store.sony.com/webapp/wcs/stores ... 1666304795


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Should be good, I only have Sony's in my house.

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wires are using for different purpose in offices for PC cable management for business and office management.
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