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Steve Crowe 05-18-2012 07:31 AM

Worst DIY Installs Ever Part 7
By CE Pro Editors
We round up some of the worst electronics kludges you will ever see.

If you think you've cleaned up a bad install, think again.

We've rounded up the worst electronics kludges from the good folks at There, I Fixed It. You may have seen the website on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."

Sure most, if not all, of these people would never think about hiring a CE pro, but it helps prove the value of an installer, and the photos are fun to look at.



We're always looking for more bad installs, so snap a photo and send it to us if you come across one.

Click here to continue.

SteveCS 05-18-2012 08:00 AM

Maybe it's just a matter of perspective, but in some of these pix I see a clever use of free material that's just hanging around.

Veeper 05-18-2012 09:59 AM

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Originally Posted by SteveCS View Post

Maybe it's just a matter of perspective, but in some of these pix I see a clever use of free material that's just hanging around.

Agreed.

I'm not sure what purpose it serves to rag on some of those setups. Yeah some of them are pretty funny, but like the ipad stand... that could be some dude's project that he's going to sell as a "Handyman's stand" or something. It's obvious, like the comment, that the photo was taking in a lightbox.

Why the elitist approach?

Oh no! Some dude with beer cans all over his floor put rubber bands around his remotes. The beer cans all over the floor should tell you something, so why treat it like it's a big joke?

MrBobb 05-18-2012 06:27 PM

LOL. As long as the guy's wife doesn't complain! Zero aesthetic, 100% functional.

Reddig 05-18-2012 09:47 PM

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Originally Posted by SteveCS View Post

Maybe it's just a matter of perspective, but in some of these pix I see a clever use of free material that's just hanging around.

Lol rite! That's what I was thinking.

MrBobb 05-18-2012 11:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Reddig View Post

Lol rite! That's what I was thinking.

Seriously, this forum has an Ultra-High-End section, maybe what we really should have is an El-Cheapo-Guide-to-AVS.

Reddig 05-19-2012 01:58 PM

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Originally Posted by MrBobb View Post

Seriously, this forum has an Ultra-High-End section, maybe what we really should have is an El-Cheapo-Guide-to-AVS.

Lol it'd only be fair. Be some interesting reads.

Customgamer1 05-19-2012 02:40 PM

I kind of like the hammer stand for the Ipad.

Would be cool to put in your garage when you have your ipad out there while looking stuff up on how to fix whatever out there!

I bet it would hold my Xoom nicely!

robn1 05-19-2012 09:30 PM

"If your working TV sits on top of your non-working TV, you might be a redneck."

EJ 05-20-2012 11:47 PM

My Father-In-Law hates to throw away anything. While dating, they had a 19" Magnavox tv sitting on top of a barely working 19" console. I don't mean just a console tv...I mean a 6' long piece of furniture, complete with built-in speakers and a flip up top with a turntable, radio and 8-track!

He did keep some cool gear, including the 1st television they owned, a still working '50s RCA TV.

Hans Gruber 05-21-2012 05:17 PM

My personal favorite is the flush mounted RPTV fitted into the wall. You go to the dining room and see 30" of the back end as some big monolith. It was by far the greatest fail of them all.


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