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Thread: Low, or lower-end audio. Or middle. But not high.

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    I guess I need to get myself to a store that sells TVs and ask this question, or maybe someone here could suggest a forum where such things are discussed?

    I've seen HDTVs mounted flush or nearly flush to walls for a long time now but never had a place for one at home, until now. All the inputs on the back of our TV come out of the back of the TV, toward the wall. From testing the flexibility of the cables, it looks like our TV will need to stand at least three inches away from the wall to allow the cables to come up from below and bend 90 degrees to plug in.

    That would look terrible and can't be right. What am I missing here? Do I need to find some 90-degree adapters to get the TV closer to the wall? Or do people cut holes in the drywall behind the TV and run the cables that way?

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    All the cables that come out of my circa 2009 Panasonic plasma come out parallel to the wall, so it could be as close to the wall as the mount/thickness of the TV allow.

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    A neighbor told my wife the same thing - the cables come out of the bottom of her TV. Hmm. We have two HDTVs and all the jacks are on the back of both, and both are newer than 2009. I'd guess one is maybe four years old and the other is three, give or take a year, maybe. The newer one, a Sony, is a smart TV that has wifi, and that was a new feature when that TV was new - whatever year that was.

    I did a little googling about this and found some instructions on how to mount a TV on a wall, but the sites I've found with just a quick search talked more about how to find studs and get everything level (I can do those things) but glossed over the specifics of cable routing. "Put the cables inside a plastic channel and paint it to match the wall" is about as technical as the sites I've seen so far have gotten.

    I'll have to drop by a Best Buy (shudder) or similar store and ask for advice. Thanks for your comment, TB.

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    At least for my TV, it's got a breakout box that plugs in parallel to the wall - the TV extends slightly in the back and has a socket for the breakout box on the side of that extension. Then HDMI cables go into that. Our previous one had most of the ports on the back that would point towards the wall, but one port was like this one, where it came in from the side. That said, both were a little bit newer than that, the previous one I think was about 2011, the newest one is 2017.

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    If you buy a wall mount that will give you a few inches to play with.

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