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post #1 of 7 Old 08-27-2014, 07:41 AM - Thread Starter
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hello everyone and thanks for reading. I am looking to wall mount my TV and wanted to have an outlet installed behind the TV for power. I was wondering if someone here might be able to suggest the best option for this. I found a picture of a 4 plug outlet online but i cannot seem to find the maker, does anyone know where to buy this? The link is below for the image. Thanks!
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Can't help with that particular outlet, but I've never been accused of holding back on opinions, so...

First, not sure why the box has to be 'perfect' since it is hidden behind the TV. As long as it is clean and functional, it should be form over function.

Second, and much more important, I always say that you should separate the power and the low voltage signals but at least one stud. Never put them in the same cavity as that is just asking for crosstalk issues.

Third, I have never been a fan of low voltage outlets that end in sockets. I prefer the ones that have the 'hairbrush' style where you can pass a cable through. My reasoning is that any place you insert a connector is another opportunity for a failure. Most cable issues are actually connector issues. I would much rather string a longer cable directly from the TV to the AV receiver, or BluRay player.

Take it with whatever grains of salt you choose, but the above has worked well for me.
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The original posters linked product does have the brushed pass-thru as you mention jayn_j as does the one that I linked to.

Alternatively you can do a power bridge, you really only need 2 at most actual outlets behind a tv. 2 would only be needed if you are connecting another device like a mini HTPC that you plan to hide behind tv or something like that.
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some other options

I've been using the top one with my projector for a few years now. no problems so far, but I don't really see how a digital cable is going to be affected by electrical interference. probably a different case if you're running speaker wires next to it or something analog like that

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it is the un-amplified analog signal wires that are prone to picking up the interference, like a subwoofer cable.
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I knew I came to the right place! Thank you all very much for the information and @oman321 thank you for finding the exact panel I was looking for, I'm buying it now. Thanks again everyone, tv went on the wall on Friday and now I can get the electrician out to wire some plugs!
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The powerbridge works well...I have a similar solution that I plan to wire up myself.
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