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Topic # 30995 28-Feb-2009 20:10
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Need some help/advice:

LCD mounted on the wall with a nice tilt/pan mount :)
I can install a power outlet so that its kinda hidden behind the TV, so whats the best way to run the HDMI cables in the wall so they are hidded and look good when coming out of the wall.

Hope that makes sense!

Andy - Dunedin

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  Reply # 198583 1-Mar-2009 07:00
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Hi, PDL were meant to be coming out with a HDMI mech, not seen any sign of it yet you can get Keystone based mechs. what I normally do is install a flush box, get a single hole PDL mech plate, dont fit any mech and bring all the cables through it, a HDMI connector will just fit through, so install it first then any other cables.

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  Reply # 198584 1-Mar-2009 08:18
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If you already have Cat 5e or above internally wired you can get extenders for them to HDMI...
read about it a while ago and cant say i have first hand knowledge....
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  Reply # 198585 1-Mar-2009 08:29
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Thanks Cyril, any chance of a link or picture to what your talking about?

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  Reply # 198592 1-Mar-2009 10:38
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Hi, just a standard PDL single hole mech plate like this will let you poke the head of a HDMI cable through (just), once through there is enough room for a few extra cables should you need them (a component +audio for example). I assume this cable is actually behind the TV so its not in full view and largely obscured by the TV itself, or is this below or above the TV, that would look akward.

Otherwise you can use a keystone clip in a pdl plate or a genuine keystone plate and one of these.

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  Reply # 199207 4-Mar-2009 14:08
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HDMI flush plates are avaiable here http://www.rapalloav.co.nz/products.php?cat=25 planning on using them myself but haven't yet.

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  Reply # 199488 5-Mar-2009 21:07
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Drill a hole in a PDL blanking and then cut it in half with the thinnist blade you can, put it around the cable and pop it into the place and it will fill the hole nicely.

I have done that with a few cables where there was no mech for them - if you want something a bit classier looking get a permanant connection unit like used for towel rails etc and cut one of them, but the hole in the blank is fine IMO.

Perm connections also have a clamp, but its being a while since I have seen one, so no idea how it would be with cutting it.




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