LCD televisions can have a thin frame that makes it easy for them to be mounted to walls. Placement options for your DVD player, cable receiver and the other boxes that you want to hook up with the television vary by the appearance you desire for them, in addition to the space at your disposal.
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One of the ways to mount your boxes near your television is to put them directly below the TV on the wall. A DVD mount with a solid base piece allows you to place a DVD player, or other digital boxes that go with your television, right on top. Attach the mount to your desired spot below the television on the wall, leaving room in the back for the cables to reach out and plug in to the television. An advantage of this method is you can point a remote in the same direction to adjust the box settings as you would to change the TV settings.
Another way to put your boxes on the wall is to place their mounts to the right or left side of the television. Attach the mount to your desired spot on either the right or left side of the television and place the boxes right on top. Make sure the boxes are facing outwards, in the same direction as the television, to ensure their settings can be easily adjusted. Make sure the box cables are far enough away from the wall to allow for easy installation and movement.
Another approach to mounting your boxes is to place them inside a previously existing opening in your wall. The boxes can have their cables attached to the television first before they are placed, display-side facing out, inside the opening. You can take this concealment a step further by nailing in a cloth or other fabric over the top of the opening. Use cable covers to hide the cables. Flip the opening's cover down when the boxes are not in use to keep them safe and out of sight.
You can also choose to use extension cords to put the boxes either in another room or against another wall that's far removed from the television's location. Attach the extension cords from the television to the boxes and move the boxes to another wall in another room. Place them on the DVD mount on the desired part of the wall, and cover them up if desired. Keep the cables and extension cord high off the ground with duct tape to prevent them from being dislodged or damaged.
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