tammywoodward
January 29, 2011 in Photo Questions
I love the TV above the fireplace! I'm trying to figure out how to do this in a nice clean finished look like your photo. Where do you have your cable box and dvd player? Don't the wires need to connect to the TV?
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Sheila Schmitz
Here's a recent ideabook that offered some ideas for installing flat-screen TVs cleanly into a wall like this.

Please let us know how it goes!
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mmann1578
I checked out the above referenced ideabook but nothing specifies how to hide the dvd player, cable box etc. any suggestions?
0 Likes   July 13, 2012 at 9:22PM
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Sheila Schmitz
Here's another story about one specific way to do that: Ideabook: How to Hide Your TV Cables

And this story about setting up a TV room also has some good ideas for managing all your components: Ideabook: Contractor Tips: Tune In to a Top-Notch TV Room
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Alan Kosa Interiors
My guess is that the DVD player is stored in the cabinet under the window. All per-wiring is behind the sheet rock and hidden. It pays to have an AV/Media professional install and hook it up. I recently created a niche cutout in the Sheetrock above the fireplace that allows you to conceal the arm/wall mount bracket. The finished result is clean. Good luck with your project.
1 Like   July 13, 2012 at 11:38PM
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mmann1578
Thank you all for the responses and ideas...it really helped a lot!!
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sosbeth
We just went through this! Contact a home theater installer. It is amazing what they can now do. Our components aren't even in the same room as our tv. We have a computerized whole house system that runs everything. We only have to touch the components when changing DVD's. The computer program we use is called System 4. On another note, be careful about adding a tv over a fireplace. We have found that even without a blower our gas fireplace puts off quite a bit of heat that isn't good for the tv.
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mmann1578
Wow that sounds great, thank you! Can I ask, was it expensive?
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Alan Kosa Interiors
To avoid issues of overheating LED TV's install a gas fireplace with a direct vent that activates by fan when the fire is on. Plasma TV's are more sensitive to heat. As long as the bottom of the TV is approx. 2ft from the top of the fireplace, you will be good. Also add an articulating wall mount to rotate the screen in the direction of your sight as to avoid head and eye strain. The TV over a fireplace is awesome, but research installation to avoid disappointment down the road.
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sosbeth
Yes, it was expensive but mostly because we rewired for surround sound. We are super happy with it though. We can control out heat/air, lights, and security system while we travel. Plus we don't have to look at or try to hide components within the room.
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karen paul interiors
You really need to go to a technician as there are so many options now. We no longer have to deal with boxes, wires and everything in the same place. We have been let out of prison, but please do contact a specialist or 2 first.
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