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I'd like to move my Wii into my home theater with 106" fixed screen, but all of the wireless sensor bars I've seen are rather thick. The frame of my screen is flush to the bare wall and only protrudes out about 1/2 an inch. The bars I've seen would extend past it to make room for the batteries.

I have the Psyclone PSE6202 wireless bar which is about 1 inch thick, but it does that by putting the batteries underneath the LEDs. This is one of the thinner ones. But it is also much taller than others, being almost an inch tall. It's actually L-shaped and quite ugly.

It seems like such a silly thing, but the aesthetics of screen are totally ruined for me by having this silly bar protrude out from the wall under the screen.

If I can't find an attractive and thin option, I might even attempt to build a DIY bar right into the frame. The main issues I have with this is finding enough room inside the screen frame for the batteries and how to easily change out batteries. Maybe I should just use candles...

I'm open to suggestions if anyone has some bright ideas or has dealt with a similar problem before.

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Would something like this work? Might be slightly more disguise-able...

http://whaleboneir.com/ir_source_sale.html

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Would something like this work? Might be slightly more disguise-able...

http://whaleboneir.com/ir_source_sale.html

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Hmm, interesting.

I took apart my Psyclone bar and it is an extremely simple circuit. I think it could be easily hidden inside my screen frame if I drilled a few holes for the LEDs. I wonder if I could rig it up to use small batteries like those in your link.

Thanks for your suggestion.

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  • There is a "HD" wii bar which is USB powered. If you have no USB source, it comes with a USB to AC adapter so you can essentially plug it into any outlet.
  • You can also get a standard wii sensor bar extension cable and run that through the walls as they told me it was inwall rated.
  • Third option is "sensor eyes". I think this may work best for you.

The link is here and shows how each works. Good luck!
Not sure if any of this will fit your application but I love my TV hanging on the wall surrounded by speakers, with a wii sensor bar attached to it and LED bias lighting, with zero wires visible!!

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Dude, as someone who appreciates in-wall everything, the sensor eyes (although a tad large at 1.5" and somewhat $$) rock like Lemmy.

Nice find!

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yeah, you basically pay for the aesthetics, but tell me you wouldn't be like "Yeah, this is cool" every time you turned on the wii ? And what is $26 bux when you have a projector and awesome sound system???

Forgot to mention I have the "HD" sensor bar on that site, which plugs into the USB port of my TV. I have a powerbridge installed with outlet behind TV with a MP Y-power cable for TV power and LED lighting power. There is a mess of wires BEHIND the TV, all neatly routed and tied, but you can't see any of em from the front or side!
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Not sure how much effort this would really be to implement, but a nifty idea- project IR light onto the wall with a projector... it's invisible to the human eye, but not the Wiimote. Pretty cool concept!

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