Originally Posted by brazosdog02
Im in the process of having a media room done, I have power at the TV level and some sort of orange conduit at tv level run to AV equipment level. These are all 'on the wall', they are not recessed at all. Is it necessary to use recessed 'boxes' like I see in some installs? Also, if I don't use a power bridge, how do I go about surge protecting the TV if its plugged in behind it? Just want to get some insight since the installers have done this so far and I am still at 'stud' stage...no drywall yet.
Much easier to use a recessed outlet for both power and low-volt cables. The ultra-thin TVs almost require it to get that flush with the wall. If it's under construction now, do it right, you'll be happier later when you try to make it all work.
A recessed outlet, especially one not facing outwards, make it easier to add a surge protector. There are "built-in" outlet surge protectors (can't vouch for them), too.
Look at the Arlington TV Box line, especially the newer 8x10" box which has the outlet at a right angle to the wall surface: