Originally Posted by War Eagle CT
Tomorrow's my big day!! My friend brought up the point as to how they would get the wires through the wall past any studs without tearing out all my sheetrock. Does anyone know how that works?
I just remodeled my front living room. New sheetrock, insulation, paint, furniture, etc. I have a 60" Panasonic plasma that was in my back family room which was replaced with the 80" sharp. It got too much glare from my windows so I moved it to the newly remodeled front living room. I had to run HDMI's and add a plug behind the plasma.
For me it was fairly easy as there were no walls, just bare studs, but I did have a fire break (believe it's called that) I had to get through. Basically all I did was cut a channel. I used a sawzall and made a few cuts to the fire break. Then I used a chisel to get the wood out. Hung the sheetrock and fished the HDMI's. Simple as that. If you have sheetrock already up and you have to go through a fire break, your going to have to remove some sheetrock. Not that big of a deal, but just other steps that have to be done.
I would suggest that if you do not plan to run a surround system amp and only use the HDMI's from your TV, run the same amount of HDMI cables as your TV has, NOW. If you don't, you will have to fish other HDMI's later and you will kick yourself for not doing it now. If you run a surround system amp, it only needs one from your set. Also, run any extra wires you think you might need like component, audio cables, etc. Running these cables now, assures you that when the time comes when you want to add something later (BR player, PS3, video camera), you have what you need ready to go. An alternative to spending $$$ on cables that will not be used now is running some kite string or something similar. Run a few of them so if you need to fish anything through, the string is already there.
The plasma I talked about earlier was ran though a Denon 7.1 amp in the back living room. I decided it was not necessary for all that in the front living room so I ran two HDMI cables. That's all the plasma had.
Here are two pics.
The newly remodeled front living room with 60" plasma.
The back living room with the 80".