Originally Posted by RichB
The inputs are 7 inches from the bottom but the HDMI cable mount up so if the connectors are long and the cable stiff, it takes some doing to go up. You can get right angle or stress relief HDMI adapters make the turn.
Rich - thanks! Did you by chance measure from the edge of the panel to the HDMI connections? This would tell me where to cut a new hole in the wall horizontally.
FWIW, I am hesitant to use the stress relief cables only due to my current setup which seems to give me noticeable HDMI sparkles/dropouts. These are fairly noticeable during the opening scene of The Dark Knight, using a Pio BDP-51FD Blu-ray player. I also notice when using my Toshiba HD-XA2 (tested w/ Corpse Bride last night). Below is the HDMI chain from my amp to my Hitachi:Pio BD player =>
HDMI cable =>Onkyo =>
HDMI cable =>
lower wall plate with stress relief =>
HDMI cable inside wall =>
upper wall plate with stress relief =>
HDMI cable =>
As I was readying my current TV for removal off the bracket tonight, last night I plugged the HDMI cable straight from the Onkyo to the TV, and the sparkles/dropouts pretty much disappeared. So my preference with the Pio would be to have a minimum # of connections between Onkyo and Pio.
My external HDMI cables are Monoprice 28ga
, the internal wall HDMI cable is BJC Series 2
. My two dual-HDMI wall plates
are also from Monoprice.Any other suggestions for HDMI cables to prevent sparkles/dropouts??