Wasn't sure which forum to post this in so if this should be moved, please move it....
Anyway, my room is on the main floor of our house and the TV is going to be mounted over a fireplace. I don't think I'll have anywhere in the same room to put the components so I'm looking for other ideas. Someone from work suggested putting them in the basement directly below where the TV will be and then just running the cables up the wall. This sounds fine but I'm looking for advice on the best way to do this.
THe only components I have to worry about are: Receiver, Blu Ray Player (HDMI), HTPC (HDMI), and a Wii (composite). I may just figure out a way to attach the Wii to the back of the TV since it needs the sensor bar and things to function). My receiver is older and doesn't have any HDMI inputs so I route everything to the TV and then use the TV's Digital Audio Out to go to the Receiver.
I have room in the basement and can put the stuff anywhere I'd want to. Probably just on a shelf high up on a wall or something.
Anyway, I need to get two HDMI cables form the components up to the TV and then the Audio Out cable as well.
Just wondering if most people just have a hole in the wall with the cords coming out or if it's worth it to put in a wall plate with keystone jacks and things like that. My TV has 3 HDMI ports so I'll probably just run 3 cables in case I find a need for the 3rd one at some point.
Also, since the equipment will be in the basement, I need a way to make my remote function. I currently have a set of Terk Leapfrog extenders that I could probably use. I've also heard of ones that can go over an unused port on the HDMI cable or over Cat5 which would just have a tiny "eye" that would stick on the TV instead of having an actual device sitting on the mantle or somewhere. Any opinions on those?