New Plasma - Wall Mounted! (Pics)

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by David02, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. David02

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    I just wanted to post a few pics of my new plasma now that I have finished wall mounting it.

    I mounted it and ran all the wires myself, and it came out looking great. This was my first time doing it, so I really took my time with it. I don't think a professional installer could have done any better though.

    42" Panasonic TH-42PZ77U mounted with a Peerless tilting mount. Power Bridge was used for the juice, and a single HDMI cable was run behind the wall using 2 HDMI wall plates connected to a Onkyo TX-SR605 A/V reciever.

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    One question... can I use a standard 2-3' PC power cable instead of the 6' power cable that came with the TV? The way I have it bunched up in there interferes with the tilting mechanism.
     
  2. IceMurder

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    :cool: looks good man, and idk an answer to your question sorry :o
     
  3. amill94

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    Yes, as long as it's a gauge similar to that of the factory cable. Don't want to use anything alot smaller. Looks pretty good, mabye a bit high...how many inches off the floor is the bottom of the tv?
     
  4. Pineapple Devil

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    pics of hdmi wall plates?
     
  5. David02

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    It's positioned in the dead center of that wall. The cielings are 9'.

    As it is now, it's slightly above eye level when sitting down. I did it that high because behind the main seating area is our dining room. Our dining room table is a pub table that seats 6. We wanted to be able to view the TV from there also.

    There is some amount of vertical adjustment to the mount. I may tweak the height after I've watched it for a while.

    Pineapple - I don't have any pics of the wall plate, but these are the ones I used.
    http://www.monoprice.com/products/p...=10425&cs_id=1042501&p_id=2730&seq=1&format=2
     
  6. popsnbeer

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    looks good man. Monoprice FTW. Very clean looking.
     
  7. StealthMode

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    Nice setup. How do you like your TV? I'm thinking of getting a Panny this summer.
     
  8. David02

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    It's great man! I know it's not the absolute best TV out there, but I got a great deal on it. Besides... this is my first HDTV, so I just wanted an inexpensive way to get some experience with HD technology.

    Overall, I think the functionality and the picture quality are very good. I love the HDMI connectivity, built in SD card reader and anti-glare screen on this model.

    Panny has a lot to choose from, and it's really easy to get caught up trying to decide between all the different variations from model to model. They are all really good reliable TV's though so I really don't think you can go wrong with any Panasonic plasma.
     
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    I fucking love my pz77u :coold: Looks good wall mounted. I have mine in an oak TV stand I built. Almost too small for my room, but it will be good until I can get a 50-60" :o

    Pics of the install itself? IE - Running the wires, wall plates, etc...
     
  10. mojito

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    not his, but same set. mount if from costco, $199


    wall as we found it when we moved in
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    3' extension
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  11. Original

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    :werd: i bought a panny as my first flat screen and LOVE IT! i won't buy another plasma that's not panny. you can't go wrong :hs:

    as for the wall mount.. looks really good, thinking about wall mounting my next lcd 37" :coolugh:
     
  12. David02

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    Way to revive my 8 month old thread!

    Not much has changed with my setup. Added a HSU STF-2 subwoofer, and a PS3.
     
  13. Chitown B

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    unless you go Pioneer :)

    but Panny's are a solid #2 for sure. Had my parents get the PX80
     
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    I never whored out pics of my TV while I was in here before, allow me to do so now...

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    just a question for you guys, how do you run cables behind the wall?

    i saw a thread in here once where some guy tore apart the wall and used the room behind it, but what if the wall is against the outside of the house?
     
  16. mojito

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    :rofl:

    cut hole behind where the tv will be, and behind the entertainment center. drop cable from top hole down, grab it from the bottom.

    if you are running between rooms, then its more complicated and needs attic or crawl space access
     
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    dont have the money :o
     
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    ah, i was thinking the latter part. but i guess i could try to set it up so everything is stuck to the receiver on the bottom.

    thanks!
     
  19. eof

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    I got this stand yesterday...

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    Should be good.
     
  20. shiba

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    I run a piece of string first and use it to pull the cords through. it lets me do all my strings at once and keeps it from snagging.


     
  21. Keysersozeh

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    Where did you get this console? This is very much what I am looking for.
     
  22. Original

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    personally i think these stands are ideal, especially if you dont want a hole in your wall.

    or at least a strip that goes down the wall like this:

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  23. David02

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    I agree, those stands are great if you are wanting to do a very simple install that hides the majority of the wires.

    However, there is one drawback to those... the metal frame.
    I like the way they look, but every one that I have seen will rattle at high volumes.
     
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    The cabinet itself? I built it out of 3/4" sheets of Oak plywood.
     
  25. Keysersozeh

    Keysersozeh The Devil Himself

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    I really like that.. :bowdown: to do you doing it yourself.
     

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