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#268117 28-Feb-2020 22:52
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Might sound like a daft question, but would something like the 3M Command Hanging Strips (which you normally use for hanging pictures on the wall) not be a good (and cheap) solution, if you want to wall mount an Android TV box on the wall (behind your wall mounted TV)?
The box itself weighs approx 500g.
Has a google and looks like no one else have suggested it.

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  #2429118 28-Feb-2020 23:08
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Just make sure you have the large ones and use at least 3 or 4 of them.
I’ve routinely used them for small home theatre speakers from HTIAB systems that weigh more than that and they’ve been fine.



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  #2429119 28-Feb-2020 23:13
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Thanks.
The large one holds up to 7kg and as mentioned the box is approx 500g, so should be a nice, clean (and cheap) solution.

 
 
 
 


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  #2429127 29-Feb-2020 01:47
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Some plastics keep putting out the plasticisers which screw up adheisives over time and they go back to being gummy and will fall off. Never tried an android TV box but the 3m strips hated the plastic on some photo frame type display box that I tried sticking to the wall. You could see where the strip was on the box it changed the surface gloss as well.

 

Just make sure that you clean it all with isopropyal alcohol first, the straight stuff not the crap that bunnings pass off as it calling it a surface cleaner. I had to get a liter of it from miter 10 to get the pure stuff.





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  #2429128 29-Feb-2020 01:48
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Thanks, will follow your advise.

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  #2429131 29-Feb-2020 05:00
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My little media player has been stuck to the back of the TV using velcro for about 4 years now, but thats only about 100grams.

 

 

 

you should be fine, just follow richms' advice


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  #2429166 29-Feb-2020 10:16
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I used a sheet of aluminium bent and shaped into the right size for my Apple TV, and used the mounting bracket to attach the aluminium to the back of tv.

I recommend mounting in some fashion to the tv, as then you can have short tidy cables that don’t become hinderance if you need to take the tv off the wall.

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  #2429173 29-Feb-2020 10:37
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Just bumped into this one:

 

https://www.jaycar.co.nz/universal-media-player-tv-mount/p/CW2844

 

Seems like a very reasonable price.

 

 

 

Rookie question: Will I be able to mount it to a TV wall mount? Ideally I would like to keep it separated from the TV (in case it gets hot).

 

I've ordered this TV wall mount:

 

https://www.avsupply.co.nz/shop/perlesmith/Residential+TV+Mounts/PSLTK1.html

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #2429219 29-Feb-2020 13:11
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question is will your remote still work if its tucked right in behind?




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  #2429235 29-Feb-2020 14:02
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Just remembered that I need to mount the Logitech Harmony Hub too, so probably easier with the hanging strips on the wall.
Also, went in to Jaycar. Product discontinued

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  #2429282 29-Feb-2020 14:24
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One downside to the 3m strips is, if the box puts out enough heat to loosen the adhesive, its gonna fall off the wall.

 

 




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  #2429368 29-Feb-2020 18:28
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(Also, went in to Jaycar. Product discontinued)   I went to their website and tried to order it anyway. Worked a treat and 5 mins later I received an email, stating that I could pick it up from my local store (Glenfield). The guy who earlier the same day told me that the product was discontinued, did look at bit puzzled.

 

Hopefully by having a mount, which keeps the Android box separate from the tape, it should resolve the issue of it dropping off, when it gets hot.


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