How to Hide Flat Screen TV Wires

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How to Hide Flat Screen TV Wires
Hide TV wires during installation. (rural landscape on flat screen tv image by javarman from Fotolia.com)

A flat screen television is eye catching and fun to watch when you mount it against your wall. The disadvantage to this set-up is determining what to do with the wiring. You have cable wires, DVD wires and audio amplifier wires all running out of your television set, and the exposed wiring can quickly become an eye sore. Instead of leaving the wires out for everyone to see, consider ways to hide flat screen TV wires in a way that are easy for you to do on your own.

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Invest in a paintable cable management raceway. Attach these rectangular compartments to your wall and tuck the cables inside to hide them as they travel from your flat screen TV to your audio and video components. If you buy a paintable cable management raceway, paint it to match your wall colour, so it practically disappears against the wall.

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    Hide TV wires behind baseboards, underneath carpet and around door jambs. Push the hidden television wiring into an opening, then push it all the way through until it comes out the other end. If you have a long way to go, this technique won't work. Instead, tuck it in as you go. For example, run a cable along the baseboards and use your fingers to tuck the cable underneath.

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    Cut a hole in the wall behind your flat screen TV and push the wires through the hole. This works especially well if the room where your wiring will show is a closet or utility area. Install your electrical socket and cable connector in the room behind your TV, and all of your wires will plug into the appropriate location behind the TV in the room next door.

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