Wall-Mounted Flat Screens: Hiding the Cable Box

February 25, 2008

What I want to tackle today was one of the most asked questions after the original article, simply put: Where does the cable box go? Innocuous enough question but the answer could spiral into a lengthy conversation and I wanted to give the topic its own space, apart from the original post.

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How to: Wall mounting a LCD or Plasma

May 29, 2006

Over the weekend I helped a friend wall mount a Panasonic LCD and thought to myself, hey why not take a few pictures and post an illustrated how-to guide on this. I think it turned out quite nicely here are some before and after shots.

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Retrofit wiring solutions: Wiretracks

May 25, 2006

At the risk of opening the proverbial Pandora’s Box; I want to point out a few rather ingenious ideas for hiding wiring, in post-construction home theater applications. Wiretracks offers several different product lines to this end but the one that caught my eye was Wiretracks New Construction, which allow for pre-construction built-in wire and cable […]

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Component, DVI and HDMI over CAT-5

May 22, 2006

Now this post might not be of much interest to those of you with easily accessible, free standing home theater systems but for those of you with multi-room video needs or those wanting to add DVI/HDMI cabling to projector after the fact, take note. You might have resigned yourself to the fact that if component, […]

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Mile high screens, what’s wrong with this picture

March 20, 2006

Ok pet peeve time again. I see this all the time whether it’s in print ad’s or in pre-existing installs that we’ve inherited and it’s annoying as hell. What I’m talking about is projection screens, LCD’s, or Plasmas that are mounted way too high on the wall. I’d like to show you a few examples […]

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Inputs outputs and headaches

December 26, 2005

Undoubtedly many of the gifts our readers gave and received yesterday were home theater related, as consumer electronics topped the handy little app for determining what goes where on the back of that new surround sound receiver. Speaking of hooking up new surround receivers, you’d be surprised how useful some white vinyl tape and a […]

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Lakewood HV-4, 4” cooling fan

July 7, 2005

Yeah I know, what does a small fan have to with home theater? Well if you’ve ever tried to install a rack full of gear in an enclosed space, you already know that heat dispersion is priority one once you get 5 or 6 pieces of A/V gear bunched up together without direct ventilation. I […]

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Lights, Camera display, action!

March 25, 2005

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The invisible theater, no seriously

December 17, 2004

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How to Install an IR repeater system

November 22, 2004

How to Install an IR repeater system

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