Hi there new here, great site with lots of good information!
I am looking to put my tv over my fireplace and have a clean look with no wires. I would like to build shelving into the downstairs coat closet around the corner, 10 ft behind the couches, and wanted to make sure I am on the right track. I plan on running a long HDMI cable from the tv to the closet, along with wiring the closet with appropriate HDMI, coax, speaker wire, power, etc. I plan on placing the following components in the closet:
Cable or directv box
Blue ray player
Modem and router
Room for future expansion (security system or home automation crap)
I plan on installing these to the wall for shelving:
I also am looking for IR options for the remote (maybe a programmable Logitech or something as long as it's not too pricey). I came across this when I was searching here to help with the IR range and directional problem, but does it physically need to be wired from near the tv to the closet??
Considering cooling, the house has central a/c, but this would be a coat closet off of the garage. Would it be sufficient to put a fan above or below each shelf blowing/pulling air up? Would I need an additional exhaust type fan up top to exhaust the hot air maybe into the garage?
I want to keep this as simple and clean as possible. I would definitely like to keep the closet door closed, and that complicates remote usage (closet is situated about 10feet behind the couches and a good 30 feet from the tv) as well as keeping components reasonably cool.
I am looking to see if anyone has any suggestions or changes that I should consider while removing popcorn and running wiring to the closet, as well as IR options (rather not do RF and get too complicated) and cooling considerations. Does my plan make sense or am I going off in the wrong direction?
Thanks in advance!