wall mounting a plasma tv

#1
Help! Does anyone know how to mount a flatscreen tv on the wall without having to hack chunks out of the wall to hide the wires (Don't think DHE would be too impressed if I did that) or have the wires trailing up the wall? :?
 
#3
Easy - but not as flash as i was hoping for. I'm a gadget nut and was hoping to find out if anyone knew of any wireless gadgets that can do the job
 
#5
winny said:
Help! Does anyone know how to mount a flatscreen tv on the wall without having to hack chunks out of the wall to hide the wires (Don't think DHE would be too impressed if I did that) or have the wires trailing up the wall? :?
A mate of mine made two holes and threaded the wires through the wall cavity. It looks ok, but in a MQ I would go for the ducting unless you are an accomplished plasterer and decorator.
 
#9
Cymru_am_Byth said:
The Lord Flasheart said:
For true wireless, you would need some sort of wireless power supply. If you find one, let me know!
Wireless power supply?

Ever heard of Batteries?
For a plasma TV???

Im guessing he's on about a large flat screen so an unsightly 12V car battery might look a little untidy hanging off the wall.
 
#10
I'd go for feeding the wiring through the cavity. If you keep the hole as small as possible, it wont be anymore difficult to fill and repair before you march out than the holes you make for the mounting brackets.
 
#12
What is on the other side of the wall, if it is something that can be hidden then simply drill the hole right the way though the wall and run the leads up the other face of the wall hopefully out of sight.
 
#13
winny said:
I'm a gadget nut and was hoping to find out if anyone knew of any wireless gadgets that can do the job
Not a very good one then are you?

Seriously though, for space saving you can get a Wireless Scart AV Sender from Maplins that will transmit TV, VCR, DVD, anything with a scart out socket, to your plasma screen. This takes up the least space of any wireless sender/receiver on the market, and even operates the remote facilities on Sky+ etc if the box is in a different room. (I have one upstairs on the back of a wall mounted 15''LCD, plastic trunking, perfick)

Even this needs power though, so IMHO, the only way to set this up without having to "hack chunks out of the wall to hide the wires", is perhaps to get a big wall unit and fit it into that!



Not only will you have power cables, but what about the speaker cables etc!!



Have you considered asking the DHE for a false ceiling through their contractors at a good price?



At the very worse, all you'll need to do on handover is take it down, fill in the holes and get the FiL to repaint the room!

Good Luck!
 
#15
http://www.splashpower.com/Products/Technology.html
Just place any device that incorporates a SplashModule™ power receiver on the SplashPad and power up.
Having had a SplashModule toothbrush, again the downside is that the recharging pad needs to be plugged into the mains.
All well and good if you are using this technology for a car were there is space to hold the large batteries required, or for a toothbrush/iron where the short times between placing them back on charge are acceptable, but as TLF said earlier,

" For a plasma TV???
Im guessing he's on about a large flat screen so an unsightly 12V car battery might look a little untidy hanging off the wall."

Back to square 1, unless you have a large flat battery pack on the back of the TV, (more weight = more boltage required for TV shelf = more wall hacking!) but still no good for winny and his recent purchase.

Just hope World cup matches don't run into extra time in the future or you'll have to run the power lead to the TV anyway!!!!!

 
#16
Sorridstroker said:
The Lord Flasheart said:
For true wireless, you would need some sort of wireless power supply. If you find one, let me know!
funny you should say that.

It isn't too far away 8O

scary I know (being a sparky myself)

http://www.splashpower.com/Products/Technology.html

they are developing said device for Larger appliences too.


edited for typo
Almost twenty years ago, the Canadians used a microwave system to transmit power to an aircraft in flight. Longterm, the plan is to either fly solar cells in orbit, or base them on the moon, and transmit the power back to Earth via microwave.
 
#17
There is only two ways to do this - either feed behind cavity or riddle out channel and fill in after cables are in. Remember you need power which is always quite a thick cable. If you have to mount a bracket that will leave enough damage to repair, then you may as well go the whole hog. If you are in Scotland I have a mate who has a company that does this for £50 per hour. They normally take no more than an hour. PM me if you like.
 
#18
This Splashpower solution, being an induction field, is it going to be safe to walk through? Or would it erase all your video tapes, sterilise you and make you glow?

If you're mounting hte screen on the wall you are already doing a fair amount of work, why not put a cupboard underneath the screen to hide the wires, and store DVDs etc? A few cunningly placed pictures on top completes the effect.

Jobs a good one.
 
#19
OK, lets just go back to the start before getting all mixed up in technology.

Will the walls in the MQ be strong enough to hold up the TV or will you wake up one morning to find a large pile of plaster and broken TV?
 
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