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Old 2007-11-25, 03:14 PM
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Default Electric outlet behind the TV

My builder is charging nearly 110 bucks just to increase the height of the TV electric outlet to 5 feet from ground (the standard height is a few inches above the ground). When the TV is mounted, the electric outlet will be right behind it. I don't intend to have a TV stand underneath the TV. I like the look of bare wall with just TV on it.

Is it worthwhile to get this upgrade? I don't understand how moving the height of the outlet increases the cost by 100 bucks or so? Can an electric outlet be provided behind the TV later on?

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Old 2007-11-25, 04:02 PM
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That is the price of doing something custom. Otherwise outlets go where they need to be in order to meet spacing requirements from the OEC.

If you do not plan on having any sort of stand underneath, where do you plan on placing any components you wish to use? DVD player, digital cable or satellite box, etc..
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Old 2007-11-25, 05:00 PM
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Hi Greg,

I have had the builder install an outlet and cable above the firelplace, and will have an hdmi cable run from this outlet to a hub in a corner of the room where i will have all of my components. (surround sound has also been wired to this corner)

Do u see any issues with this set-up? how much do u charge to mount a tv above the fireplace (i tried to PM u.. but the system doesn't seem to be accepting PM's today)
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Old 2007-11-25, 05:23 PM
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If you plan on mounting a TV on the wall or above the fireplace, there is no real point to putting a cable outlet behind your TV if you have a digital cable box or satellite receiver.

You will still need to run all the needed cabling between the cable box and the TV itself, such as HDMI or component.

If you are just going to watch standard definition analogue TV, then putting a cable outlet behind the TV is fine.

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If you plan on mounting a TV on the wall or above the fireplace, there is no real point to putting a cable outlet behind your TV if you have a digital cable box or satellite receiver.

You will still need to run all the needed cabling between the cable box and the TV itself, such as HDMI or component.

okay i think i unerstand.
- I need the electrical outlet behind the tv for power. (but not cable)
- the hdmi will run behind the wall to connect the tv down to the components.
- the cable jack can/should be down by the components in the corner - right?
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Old 2007-11-25, 06:55 PM
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okay i think i unerstand.
- I need the electrical outlet behind the tv for power. (but not cable)
- the hdmi will run behind the wall to connect the tv down to the components.
- the cable jack can/should be down by the components in the corner - right?
That sounds right yes.
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If you do not plan on having any sort of stand underneath, where do you plan on placing any components you wish to use? DVD player, digital cable or satellite box, etc..
I have a 17 x 11 room (Family room) thats on the first floor which I want to convert into a dedicated home theater room. The thing is I want to achieve a very slick look in this room with no sight of components anywhere in this room. I also have a small 10X11 room (Bedroom 3) on the other end of the house, which I will be converting into a study room. This is where I want to have all the components (A/V receiver, DVD player, etc). The floor plan of the second floor is attached below.

The problem with this setup is how would you get your remote to operate the receiver etc which are in a completely different room. Through a little bit of research I found that this can be achieved using Niles RCA3 IR kit (nilesaudio.com). I got to know about this through this website http://www.popularmechanics.com/tech...o/4227440.html

In the article above, the stand with all the components was directly behind the wall where TV will be. In my case this is not so easy as the study room where I want all my components to be will be on the other end of the house. Since both the rooms are on the first floor, I was thinking of running the cables through the atic and using the Niles IR kit to be able to control all the equipment.

Greg, do you think this is achievable? I know before the dry wall is up it should be pretty easy. But in case the builder doesn't allow me to do this, how hard is this after all the drywalls are up? If its too big a hassle, then I guess I'll just stick with standard setup of having a TV stand right underneath with all the components.
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I have a 17 x 11 room (Family room) thats on the first floor which I want to convert into a dedicated home theater room. I also have a small 10X11 room (Bedroom 3) on the other end of the house
I'm confused here. The images you attached show a 17x11 family room on the second floor along with the bedroom 3.

Also, if you have all your components in another room at the other end of the house, you will need to go there to drop your DVD in and then go back to the other room to watch it.

As for cabling, anything can be done post drywall, but some drywall may have to be broken to pull wire down from the attic. It's also more difficult on exterior walls that have insulation and vapour barrier, and more difficult again if the roof pitch will not allow you to drill through the top plate.

Redirecting IR is not a problem. I use Russound SafIR redirectors.

If you would like to get into the details of all this, please contact me directly, and we'll design something for you.

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