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# 45395 1-Nov-2009 21:47
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I want to mount my LCD on the wall and have my HDD recorder and Home Theatre etc out of sight in a cupboard. Can anybody recommend a set up to do this. Thanks.

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  # 269173 2-Nov-2009 09:29
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Well to wall mount a TV you'll probably have to do some wiring to get a power socket located half way up the wall and power into the cupboard housing your gear. You could run wire cables back to the cupboard at the same time. Then the only remaining issue is to set up an IR repater to send signals back into the cupboard so you can control your gear without seeing it.

(Check enough ventilation for your gear in the cupboard, maybe cut some holes in the roof of it if possible)

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  # 269230 2-Nov-2009 11:30
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Are you looking for a wired or wireless solution?

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  # 269232 2-Nov-2009 11:39
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Looking for a wireless.

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  # 269402 2-Nov-2009 20:03
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slliwgd: Looking for a wireless.

There were some products launched at last year's CE show in Las Vegas but they were pretty cutting edge if you are trying to move HD video and this year's Sony XE (or is it EX ?) series TVs do this.
But if all you are after is to send analogue quality AV to the TV there are heaps of AV senders on the market that include IR control links as well.  But depending on the size and resolution of your tellie you may be disappointed by the result.

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  # 269445 2-Nov-2009 21:52
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To be honest unless you've got plenty of money you're not going to get anything that will give you decent quality. Wired is by far the best option.

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  # 269572 3-Nov-2009 12:07
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Power drills are your friend.

As Jaxson already said, you'll be running power to the TV anyway so you're pretty much committed to making some holes unless you want a lovely power cable hanging down to the wall socket. Running HDMI and a couple of other cables in the same wall cavity shouldn't be a biggie :)

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  # 269715 3-Nov-2009 18:40
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Why bother getting a nice tv if you are going to run cruddy noisy SD composite over an interference prone RF band to it?

HDMI plugs will fit thru a sensible sized hole in the studs, so run that, get an AVR that upscales any of your older sources to HDMI and then nothing else needed.


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