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    LCD TV wall mounting?

    has anyone had a flat panel TV professionally installed in their house with in wall wiring? if so what company did it for you, and roughly how much did you end up paying? i have a 40" LCD i'm looking to get mounted above my fireplace.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stinkyman View Post
    has anyone had a flat panel TV professionally installed in their house with in wall wiring? if so what company did it for you, and roughly how much did you end up paying? i have a 40" LCD i'm looking to get mounted above my fireplace.
    thanks, seth
    I'm getting a 46 in two weeks. I plan on doing the wall mount myself and am having a friend do the wire work. He's a licensed elec. so he'll run the power to the TV, and he'll also fish some wires for me so I can be wireless.

    Buying faceplates is wicked expensive, so I suggest making your own. Fry's has most of the parts you need, though they will require some engineering to get them down to a single plate or two (they sell them all on individual plates, but they can be disassembled and remounted on blank faces from Lowe's).

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    Do some research and think this one through. Viewing angles are not natural if you put it above a fireplace. Most experts agree that your eye level should be 2/3 of the way up the screen. The "tv above the fireplace" is a fad in my opinion that won't pan out long term (neck pains from watching in an unnatural manner).
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    that is true. we just bought new couches and the viewing angle really wouldn;t be that bad. but i could see how i could get annoying. i am in an apt, otherwise i would do the install by myself if i had attic room or more play room to work with.

    and just for anyone who ever needs anything for HD TV / wiring/ anything... go to www.monoprice.com they have amazing prices on HD cables, wall mounts, basically a FRY's electronics with family dollar prices.... you can get perfectly good HDMI cables from them for as low as $2.75! i have ordered from them before and had great experiences.

    anyways here is a pic of my living room situation
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    I'd love to put the TV lower at our place, but unless we put ours in front of the fireplace it's the only place in the livingroom to put a TV.

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    Oh, and you are in an apartment, screw spending money on pro wiring.

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    and now that you made me really think about it, it would kinda be a pain in the ass to look that high to watch TV or whatever. i am now thinking about mounting the TV to the wall directly behind it just a little bit higher than it's sitting now. and have the ,media sources up on the shelf above it. that would make everything much easier to run wires and would still make more space in the living room. i could basically do it myself that way.
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    this is Austin - you don't really need a fireplace. put the TV in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jodemeister View Post
    this is Austin - you don't really need a fireplace. put the TV in there.
    i think that is the best advice i've gotten all week!
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    not the cheapest way to go, but this will clear up the wiring, with the exception of power.

    http://www.gefen.com/kvm/dproduct.jsp?prod_id=4318

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    Quote Originally Posted by big-n-slow View Post
    not the cheapest way to go, but this will clear up the wiring, with the exception of power.

    http://www.gefen.com/kvm/dproduct.jsp?prod_id=4318
    yeah ummmmm..... about that............. no thanks...............

    i don;t like wires all over the place but i can put up with them for $1000
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    for mounting over the fireplace, be sure to buy a wall mount with a tilt function to correct the off-axis viewing problem. if you buy a larger mount, you can more easily center the tv if the studs are not in the best mounting location.

    have your electrician pull extra cables or string for future devices that you might want to connect.

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