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How to wall mount a large tv and hide the cables?

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goingtobefree Wed 10-Sep-14 20:10:19

It looks so nice on some of the photos I have seen and was wondering how to do it.

Thefishewife Wed 10-Sep-14 20:21:43

Ahh we have just done this grin

We have a old redundant chimney Brest so it's all tucked away in their an electrician should be able to advise you

NickNacks Wed 10-Sep-14 20:34:33

Ours is in the corner of the room. We have run plastic trunking down the corner and painted it the same colour of the walls.

goingtobefree Fri 12-Sep-14 22:05:28

We don't have plaster wall or chimney Brest, going to get an electrician to have a look at it.
Will update soon

roneik Fri 12-Sep-14 22:24:22

I have a smart tv and I just love the random wires , in fact I might go and buy a ruddy great roll of cable from b& q and just spread it around the room to be different from all the prolls. I have life insurance by the way, so tripping on it is not a major issue. In fact it would save the government 200 squids in winter fuel allowance. So there you go even us boomers can dco our bit to get the country out of the you know what . In am going now

Fluffycloudland77 Sat 13-Sep-14 11:13:21

Dh knocked a hole in the wall after trailing the wires behind a fireplace surround & fitted a socket under the bracket.

There was much swearing.

PigletJohn Sat 13-Sep-14 17:58:18

you can use white PVC mini-trunking. It can be painted to match the wall (preferably before fitting). The cover snaps off to add or remove cables.

If it is vertical and centred on the TV it looks quite neat.

You could also chase out the wall and put in oval conduit and replaster, if you are good at chasing and plastering and don't mind gritty dust.

EmGee Sun 14-Sep-14 07:29:44

We had someone come in and make holes in the wall for the all the wiring (from dvd player too). The TV socket/aerial was also moved to be behind the TV. All well and good until we came to sell our property and had to have a plasterer come in and refill the holes, an electrician to move the socket/aerial back and the painter to repaint wall.

Cost a fair bit in the end and I will be persuading DH to put our TV on a standard TV stand rather than on the wall of our new house!

Mum4Fergus Sun 14-Sep-14 23:47:20

What's behind wall that TV will be going on to? My last house it was the under stairs cupboard so we just passed all the wires through and everything sat on a unit in the cupboard. Not so easy in this house though...BiL is a Sky engineer and all round genius at house stuff! He installed a false wall,for all intents and purposes it just looks like a chimney breast,it is hinged and everything sits behind it smile

IHeartKingThistle Sun 14-Sep-14 23:52:34

We built a false wall but we were having that done for the fireplace anyway. TV on a hinged/swivel bracket.

Ooh and also the false wall is painted soft black - looks amazing and sort of hides the TV when it's not on.

ShakeYourTailFeathers Mon 15-Sep-14 18:18:26

I guess it depends what your wall is made of - we have drywall so DH made a hole behind the tv(s) and fished down to the socket below.

if it's brick i'd imagine you'd have to chip a channel into the wall and then fill and repaint it afterwards.

goingtobefree Tue 16-Sep-14 08:17:47

Yes it is a brick wall, we have decided to get a small tv cabinet to keep below the TV and do a mini trunking as piglet suggested.
It is all to much for me, our last TV was nearly 17 years old and I was waiting till the work in the house was finished. We bought a 1970s house which has not been touched since then to renovate. The TV was a present from my dad who surprised us all by buying it and delivered it to our house.
Took a little getting used to this massive
55 inch TV and it was his suggestion that it would be nice to wall mount it.

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