Originally Posted by Angus99
I'm looking hard at the 5060 (again) but I have a difficult mounting problem. There is one -- and only one -- place in my house this screen can go. Specifically, it has to be mounted in -- not on -- the wall, with the narrow lip of the bezel & glass being the only part of the screen that will actually be in the same room as the viewer. The rest of the panel will be embedded in the wall. I will have to trim two studs back a couple inches (no structural issues with that) and have a custom mount made to attach the panel to the studs. As for cooling issues, the other side of the wall is the basement steps which can be opened and a grill put over it for ventilation.
If this sounds vaguely familiar to anyone, I posted a question like it a month or so ago on a mounting thread, but got only "it ought'a work" replies. I'd really appreciate hearing from someone who's done it this way or seen it done.
I added a half-bath downstairs and overbuilt it in size to possibly accomodate a relative moving in(thank goodness that did not transpire!
). I am now using that wall to flush-mount a plasma and electric fireplace. AV components will also be recessed.
I had marked out dimensions for the 8UK, but have elected to not go that route because I sold my Pioneer 5330HD(almost 4 yrs old and not one thing wrong with it) and I am not as patient as others. I cannot justify the additional $1k+ for the Elite, so I will be ordering the 5060.
I have access to both sides of said wall. This makes construction 10x easier. I had already run dedicated power to that site. My original thought was to simply allow the monitor to rest on itself secured by some kind of backstrap. I have since nixed that idea in favor of creating another "wall" behind it so as to attach the monitor to a wall mounting brace. No one has confirmed to me that allowing the plasma to support its own weight was a bad idea- I just want to be safe.
Most likely I will build the "back" wall first. I will then trace the monitor from the backside and cut and stud accordingly. This should allow for the smallest of trim pieces. The room is painted a dark navy, save the ceiling. This should also help the monitor "hide" in the wall. I'm one of those folks who photo-chronicles everything- habit picked up from modifying my S2000.
If you haven't begun/completed your undertaking, I'd be happy to share what I come up with. I am by no stretch any kind of master carpenter or finish man, but with the wall accessible from both sides, I should be able to accomplish my goal.
At this time, I'd also like to thank all those who have taken time to share their time, knowledge, experience, and passion for HT. Through research, especially here, I am at peace with my soon-to-be newly purchased Pioneer.
Now, how soon do i replace my Denon 3300-series avr and Yamaha dvd player?