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60" or70" living room recessed tv design plan. Fully dry walled no wires and covered sub

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Hey guys doing some renos and currently have a china cabinet in this location that's 68" wide and 9 feet tall I want to remove the cabinet and install the tv either a 60 or 70 in 16" in the wall.

Here is what I have there now
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I want to do this but with a cabinet or shelf below to put my electronics bellow
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This is with a shelf
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With black glass top insert that follows the line of the inside walls
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This is with the sub in the centre behind a cloth grill so it is hidden the sides will be wide and banked so pushes sound out also beside the centre sub tub will be tinted glass doors where all the electronics are stored.
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I was also thinking of making a shelf the whole width of the opening and having one big grill over it with the sub in the shelf and the sub hidden.


Any thoughts ideas welcome smile.gif
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Anyone
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what are you planning for the main speakers?
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Is that alcove only 16" deep? Not sure from your description. Might be a squeeze for the electronics if that's all the space you've got.

Do you have access from the backside? If you can wire from behind and steal some space from the back wall stud bays you might make it work.

What are your performance expectations? Over the top hi-fi or do you just want to seriously improve on typical tv sound?
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I can't tell from the photos, but unless your viewing position is centered on the alcove, you may have issues with viewing angles: A 70" TV will be approx. 60 inches wide - leaving a 4" space at either side of your 68" alcove - if you place it on the rear wall (like your drawings suggest) only a head-on seating position will have an uninterrupted view of the screen (which may not be an issue for you, depending on the room).

Wires will be easy to conceal.

As Big said, you don't mention adding any main speakers (or even a soundbar) - is that the plan? You have enough room to put in speakers that will really elevate the audio performance over the TV's internal drivers.
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Originally Posted by petew View Post

Is that alcove only 16" deep? Not sure from your description. Might be a squeeze for the electronics if that's all the space you've got.

Do you have access from the backside? If you can wire from behind and steal some space from the back wall stud bays you might make it work.

What are your performance expectations? Over the top hi-fi or do you just want to seriously improve on typical tv sound?

My Denon receiver is 19" deep... plus 5 inches for HDMI cables to have proper bend radius.  I'd be worried about fitting any kind of useful components in that shelf.  Even my Blu-ray player wouldn't fit with an HDMI cable plugged in.

Even if you can just barely get all the cables in there you can't wire it in the shelf so you would have to have slack to wire it out of the shelf.. then you have to account for all that wire which makes it even harder to fit the receiver back in..

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I can't tell from the photos, but unless your viewing position is centered on the alcove, you may have issues with viewing angles: A 70" TV will be approx. 60 inches wide - leaving a 4" space at either side of your 68" alcove - if you place it on the rear wall (like your drawings suggest) only a head-on seating position will have an uninterrupted view of the screen (which may not be an issue for you, depending on the room).

That was my first thought as well. I'd be curious in seeing a drawing or some pictures of the room. smile.gif
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