I've been perusing the boards for a while, getting ideas for setting up my room. I have a few questions that was hoping someone might have some expertise/experience on.
I'm going to mount the TV on the wall, and directly behind it is a spare room closet, so perfect place to build a cabinet for DVD, Receiver, cable box, etc.
Plan would be to put a pass thru wall panel directly behind the TV and run the power cord, HDMI, etc thru the wall into the closet on the other side where I'd install a power outlet and some type of rack system.
The questions are:
This setup will be in the family room, so also the main room in our house. While I like the idea of components out of the way, I'm wondering if I should also put everything in place to allow a new home owner to set up everything in the main room.
Should I add a home theater wall panel in the main room that would allow a receiver to hook into the speaker wiring? Should there be another pass thru wall panel to allow components to sit in the cabinet under the TV?
What are the best multi use wall panels? I'm thinking in the closet I might want something that has all of the speaker plugs, maybe an HDMI plug to go from the receiver to the TV, and then a general pass thru for any other wires that need to be run (Wii sensor bar, IR repeater, etc). Is this too much? Would I just be better served to have a hole in the wall and run all the wires without these fancy, $50-$100 wall panels?
I'll likely have more questions as I start this endeavor, but basic setup is my first one for now.
Thanks to all.