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hidden cable box?

Posted by folkman (My Page) on
Sun, Feb 2, 14 at 10:35

I'm building a fireplace wall in my bedroom. Will be fireplace, then above it a hearth then above that I will mount the flatscreen TV. I will need at least a cable box but don't know where to put it. I don;t want it sitting on the mantel. Anyone have experience where you can put these and how it then interacts with the TV? I will be building some seating under the windows to the left and right so maybe I can put it there somehow?


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RE: hidden cable box?

You can try a Logitech Harmony remote. You'll want to use an ir to rf remote like the Harmony Ultimate.

RE: hidden cable box?

How about facing up behind the tv. Temp mount and try remote.

RE: hidden cable box?

The receiver eye for the remote signals is on the front, so if it's not facing you it MAY have trouble receiving remote signals.

As far as 'interaction with the TV' all it needs is a cable from one to the other, so it may have to be longer, but other than that you can put it anywhere.

Will the hearth stick out into the room so there are side walls on it? If so you could hang it vertically on the side wall, so the front of the unit faces the room. Not invisible but out of the way.

RE: hidden cable box?

You can place the box just about anywhere. As long as you have power there and can get the incoming cable to the spot and a return wire to your options are pretty wide open.

You will need an infrared repeater system to carry the remote command to the hidden location.

Here is a link that might be useful: IR repeater system

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