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post #1 of 10 Old 03-01-2011, 03:18 PM - Thread Starter
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Is there a remote control operated device that would allow me to open some cabinet doors? I used to have the TV in my bedroom on top of my dresser so it was no problem. I now have a new dresser and the TV is behind closed doors. I have to manually open the doors to watch TV which isn't ideal. It would be much easier to push a button on my Harmony remote and have the doors open and then have my TV turn on.

I browsed but I'm not sure if this thing exists or what it may be called.
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you would need an actuator and relay to trigger it either it be serial based or ir or rf
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You might as well be speaking Greek. lol

Is this something that's hard or expensive to do? I'd like to be able to program a "Watch TV" button on my Harmony remote and have the cabinet doors open and then have the TV turn on.

I'm guessing there are no commercial products available?
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U will have to look this stuff up through high-end dealers me thinks. Hope budget is not a big consideration.

Whatever u get, IMHO, gotta be SILENT, no annoying whirring motor as the doors moves.
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If you have a wife... see if you can program her to do that
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If you have a wife... see if you can program her to do that
They make ones that are programmable? My is not....I already upgraded once, can't afford to upgrade again.
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I'm guessing there is no reasonably priced option for me. That stinks. Surely there's a need for this somewhere.
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I'm guessing there is no reasonably priced option for me. That stinks. Surely there's a need for this somewhere.

As others have said, not likely in a price range you'd likely find acceptable (nor would most of us). Reason being that the number of options are too great to make a simple solution that would work for "everyone's furniture".

Other thing working against you is that TV-inside-the-dresser/armoire has been replaced with flat-panel-on-the-wall. That would be a cheaper option, even if you have to sell/replace the TV.


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I know this thread is a bit stale but I have the same question. Though my location isn't a bedroom and I don't care how load the opener is or how it looks. I'm looking for some sort of opener for panel that'll conceal an amp rack that'll be installed in a non-temperature controlled environment, basically outdoor temps. In the summer door can always be open but in the winter (I live in the northeast) I'll need to have this little box a bit heated so the components don't get too cold. Thus the need for a remote trigger door opener.

Short of a mini-garage door opener which would be complete overkill (though tempting...) does anyone make something that'll take a 10" x 60" plywood panel and move it from vertical to horizontal?

Any help greatly appreciated!!!
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if DIY is an option, check out this link on linear actuator application, with sources for 120V models.

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