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Civic_Bryan
2012-01-25, 02:40 PM
I am in the process of doing a semi home theater setup in my basement,and was wandering if I could get your guys input on where to hang my tv. The wall is 96" tall by 140" wide but in top left corner there is a spot where the duct work comes into play. The tv will be a 60" and there will be 3 speakers around the tv. 2 to the sides and one below. Here is the wall..

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m275/civic_bryan/IMAG0287.jpg

BuddyLee
2012-01-25, 02:42 PM
I am in the process of doing a semi home theater setup in my basement,and was wandering if I could get your guys input on where to hang my tv. The wall is 96" tall by 140" wide but in top left corner there is a spot where the duct work comes into play. The tv will be a 60" and there will be 3 speakers around the tv. 2 to the sides and one below. Here is the wall..

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m275/civic_bryan/IMAG0287.jpg

I'd center the TV horizontally and vertically.

Civic_Bryan
2012-01-28, 10:13 PM
This is my new home theater setup, and I just thought I would share.. What's everyone's opinion on painting the wire hiders? Sould I leave them white to match trim (trim not on yet) and outlet covers or paint black to match the wall?

Products that I went with:

60" Samsung 3d plasma
Monster Hdp 1800 power center
Integra receiver
Paradigm ct110 speakers and sub
And for now ps3 for blu ray player

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m275/civic_bryan/IMAG0290.jpg

BuddyLee
2012-01-28, 11:21 PM
This is my new home theater setup, and I just thought I would share.. What's everyone's opinion on painting the wire hiders? Sould I leave them white to match trim (trim not on yet) and outlet covers or paint black to match the wall?

Products that I went with:

60" Samsung 3d plasma
Monster Hdp 1800 power center
Integra receiver
Paradigm ct110 speakers and sub
And for now ps3 for blu ray player

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m275/civic_bryan/IMAG0290.jpg

I think the white wire hiders look terrible. Id probably do whatever I could to blend them in.

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Civic_Bryan
2012-01-29, 12:11 AM
Ya I'll prolly just paint them black to blend better with the walls...

BuddyLee
2012-01-29, 01:01 AM
Ya I'll prolly just paint them black to blend better with the walls...

Was the drywall there prior to your build?

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doomi
2012-01-29, 01:13 AM
Was the drywall there prior to your build?

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Even if it was it would be easy as fuck to fish the wires. Would take 20 minutes total unless there is a horizontal 2x4 brace behind that vertical run.

If you don't want to do the in-wall route, I'd definitely paint them black.

BuddyLee
2012-01-29, 08:22 AM
I would have done everything in wall and used specialized wall plates

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The Lox
2012-01-29, 10:39 AM
Paint them for sure...

Mantooth
2012-01-29, 11:13 AM
Definitely paint them or snake the wires through the wall. The latter will look 1,000 times cleaner and more professional.

Looks like a nice setup, though.

doomi
2012-01-29, 11:32 AM
I would have done everything in wall and used specialized wall plates

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I'm not big on specialized wall plates because they are quite a bit more pricey and standards change... requiring you to buy new wall plates.

I like to use these (or a double gang one if you need more room) with a low voltage mounting bracket.

http://upload.offensivex.com/images/39974.jpg

Civic_Bryan
2012-01-29, 12:28 PM
Yes the wall was already there, and the studs run vertical along the entire wall, that's why I didn't attempt to fish wires through the wall. I didn't want to use the wire hiders but they worked with the setup that I had to work with. Thanks for your guys input

acvw_insanity
2012-01-29, 05:06 PM
Just paint it all and be done. The white stands out too much.

BuddyLee
2012-01-29, 06:02 PM
I'm not big on specialized wall plates because they are quite a bit more pricey and standards change... requiring you to buy new wall plates.

I like to use these (or a double gang one if you need more room) with a low voltage mounting bracket.

http://upload.offensivex.com/images/39974.jpg

That would be my second choice. I'd still prefer to plug something right into a wall jack. Looks so much more professional

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doomi
2012-01-29, 09:20 PM
That would be my second choice. I'd still prefer to plug something right into a wall jack. Looks so much more professional

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I suppose. All of my wall plates are hidden either behind a TV or behind whatever is holding my components... So I've never had to worry too much.

69Mach351
2012-01-30, 08:08 AM
I would try painting them first. If you don't like them, its not like you would be out a lot of time or money.

Civic_Bryan
2012-02-05, 12:14 PM
Finished product
http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m275/civic_bryan/IMAG0294.jpg

acvw_insanity
2012-02-05, 10:42 PM
I would tone down the color of the outlet covers..... besides that looks much better painted.