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Topic # 228567 12-Jan-2018 09:05
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Hi team, I want to get two tvs mounted in an extenstion what plugs should I have behind the tvs?.

In the electrical plan I wanted a double power point behind the tv for the tv and Apple TV , and was thinking to also have a double switch plate for sky and free view and a flush box to run the hdmi cables in the walls for hdmi cords and internet. The electrician has said that I should run the tv cord through the wall as TV will have left and right cord sides and the plug may not fit behind the tv mount. I mounted a tv in the bedroom and found the plug only just reaches the PowerPoint on the outside of the wall so don’t want the risk of the cord being too short hiden in the wall.

Any suggestions would be really appreciated, what do most people have behind their wall mounted tvs? Cheers

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  Reply # 1937538 12-Jan-2018 09:21
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I have a double plug up behind the TV and a double plug at ground level. Wish I'd put in a 4 plug at ground level. You don't need to run power down a conduit that way.

 

 

 

Run a very wide conduit, or run two or three of them. I ran a piece of pipe an inch wide behind my TV and ran out of space really quickly.





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  Reply # 1937540 12-Jan-2018 09:24
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If possible, recess the sockets into a box in the wall behind the TV. That way when you put the bracket on the wall, you wont have clearance issues and can then get the TV closer to the wall.


 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1937557 12-Jan-2018 10:07
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timmmay:

I have a double plug up behind the TV and a double plug at ground level. Wish I'd put in a 4 plug at ground level. You don't need to run power down a conduit that way.


 


Run a very wide conduit, or run two or three of them. I ran a piece of pipe an inch wide behind my TV and ran out of space really quickly.



Good advice thank you was looking at 4 plugs at bottom 2 on top but then thought mabey get a surge protector instead. Is it better to get a four plug instead? . I was going to use just a brush wall cover like this https://www.bunnings.com.au/deta-white-brush-wall-cover-plate_p4430713 and just drop all the cables through . Is it better to have 2 of these?

@Trig42, thank you will look at ressessed plugs as well to get more clearance

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  Reply # 1937559 12-Jan-2018 10:08
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Wall plate is fine, but without a pipe it can be difficult to get cables to the right place. I need about ten plugs for my AV system so you'll probably need to use a multibox anyway.





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  Reply # 1937663 12-Jan-2018 13:08
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Thank guys will look at a channel as we to make it easier for the cables

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  Reply # 1937748 12-Jan-2018 16:24
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What about Ethernet?

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  Reply # 1937753 12-Jan-2018 17:04
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I did this

 

 

 

 

The power in the recessed box is controlled by the extra switch in the lower plug, so the power for the TV can be cycled without sticking your hand behind the TV.

 

Also have two Ethernet + two coax in the recessed box.

 

 

 

Matt




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  Reply # 1937789 12-Jan-2018 18:31
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PANiCnz: What about Ethernet?


I was going to put 4 Ethernet ports at the bottom and run it up the channel. Not fussed on Ethernet for TV but must for apple TV. Having one near TV might be handy for apple TV though



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  Reply # 1943841 20-Jan-2018 07:34
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I did this



 


The power in the recessed box is controlled by the extra switch in the lower plug, so the power for the TV can be cycled without sticking your hand behind the TV.


Also have two Ethernet + two coax in the recessed box.


 


Matt



Did you put in channel in the wall for your flush box? Do you find you have enough power points for your set up or do you run a multi box ? Cheers

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  Reply # 1944411 21-Jan-2018 14:35
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Stu1:Did you put in channel in the wall for your flush box? Do you find you have enough power points for your set up or do you run a multi box ? Cheers

 

No, I left draw wires in the wall though.

 

Power is only for TV, with a spare.  The lower power point is behind a book shelf.

 

Ethernet and coax go back to a central cabinet of sorts.

 

HDMI and Optical are routed to another part of the lounge.

 

 

I still use a power strip here. But there is a lot to power here.

 

Recevier

 

Sky

 

Xbox

 

Apple TV

 

A lamp

 

Hue Hub

 

Infra red blaster

 

Harmony Hub

 

Switch

 

Subwoofer.

 

 

 

I think Power strips are unavoidable.




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  Reply # 1947050 26-Jan-2018 11:08
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Wow that's impressive. Thank as guys thank you for all the help appreciate it

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  Reply # 1947543 27-Jan-2018 14:38
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I just got a box from Aliexpress for about $66 US. It has an HDMI out. As inputs it has 3x HDMI, 2 x Component, 2 x Composite, 1 x VGA. It also has a remote control for switching inputs as well as a manual selector.

 

It arrived yesterday so I haven't tested it yet. I'm using that to simplify a cabling issue like the one you face. All I will have to do is run a power cable, antenna cable and 1 HDMI cable to the TV. I won't have to run more, or get behind it whenever I want to plug or unplug something. I think that will simplify things quite a bit. Plus let me connect several bits of legacy kit with only composite/component video (eg a PS2 console etc), as newer TVs seem to have dropped most of these inputs.

 

I also think it will be tidier than running a bucket load of cables to the TV.


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