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  Reply # 194943 9-Feb-2009 17:41
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When I did mine, I chose to hang it high.  We dont spend hours upon hours watching the tv so high suited us.  I chased the wall (cut a hole at each nog) and then routed a channel in the nog.  I have a house that has a raised floor and I am able to get underneath the house, this meant I could run wires up from the bottom.

To do the power I cut the 3 prong plug off a jug cord and ran it through the wall from the top down. Then wired on a new plug when I was underneath the house.

My DVD, AMP and 360 are stored in a nook that I cut into the side of the fireplace, our fireplace was boxed in and there was a massive void as the chimney went upward.  I have made sure to not attach anything to the chimney and to be safe have gone twice the distance from the chimney as the original building.

I made my own RCA cables etc and ran them at the same time as I put the tv on the wall,

A bit of plastering and painting and it looks mint.

My advice get some mates to hold the TV against the wall and mark where you think it looks best (get the wifes opinion too)  and make sure that the tv is level!!!!!


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  Reply # 194963 9-Feb-2009 19:12
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I do AV installs amoung other things, for a living and have found that pretty much in all situations a centre of screen around 1.1-1.2m off the floor always ends up the right height. Lots of folk seem to think they should have them way high, I try to talk them down, but there is always excuses like fireplaces (waiting to cook the panel) or some irrational wife factor. I have gone back and canvased many of the clients who insisted on putting them way high, invariably they admit I was right, much above 1.2m and you end up craning your neck.

Its not an exact science, ymmv.

Cyril

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 194979 9-Feb-2009 20:25
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Ok, I just measured mine and it is 108cm from the floor.... still feels high though.

mdf

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  Reply # 194995 9-Feb-2009 22:07
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Top of ours is approx 115cm of the floor - which we pretty much arrived at when comparing it to the stand and cabinet it used to be on and looked about right when sitting. It does look pretty strange hanging on the wall at that height when you walk past it though. But we have friends that have it much higher (about 1.8m off the floor) and while it looks great on the wall not so good for TV watching (great for playing Guitar Hero / Rock Band though!).

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  Reply # 195030 10-Feb-2009 02:27
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bazzer: Getting a bit off topic now, but that's not the point for me.  I'm trying to keep the power stuff away from the rest of the equipment, so I was going to house the power board in the adjacent room and run all the power cables though to there.  There must  be a legal way to do it?  It can't be any worse than the mass of cables most people have under their computer/AV equipment.

So, no legal way of putting my power cables through to the other side of the wall?

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  Reply # 195032 10-Feb-2009 02:48
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Make the hole large enough to pass the plug thru so its not becoming fixed wiring was what I was told to do - easy for a figure 8 - not so for something with a fixed power cable with the stupidly oversized NZ plug on it.

From what I have being told, if something is fixed to the wall and needs tools to remove it, then it should not be powered from a plug - I know it was intended to cover heated towel rails and extractor fans, but my non-usual sparky I was asking didnt know what the hell it meant for tvs and projectors which are not normally on keyhole mounts so are in theory a fixed appliance so need a permanant connection unit.




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  Reply # 195061 10-Feb-2009 08:49
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richms: Make the hole large enough to pass the plug thru so its not becoming fixed wiring was what I was told to do - easy for a figure 8 - not so for something with a fixed power cable with the stupidly oversized NZ plug on it.

From what I have being told, if something is fixed to the wall and needs tools to remove it, then it should not be powered from a plug - I know it was intended to cover heated towel rails and extractor fans, but my non-usual sparky I was asking didnt know what the hell it meant for tvs and projectors which are not normally on keyhole mounts so are in theory a fixed appliance so need a permanant connection unit.

So if the hole is behind my cabinet and I make it big enough to put the plugs through, that would be OK?  I already have a hole big enough, I was just going to use some pipe to define the hole and maybe some kind of cover to pretty it up a little.

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