Originally Posted by VOLKeith
That is a really nice room! What did you use to cover the wires on the ceiling? How is it attached?
Thanks for the compliment, appreciate that. The cables are covered with a raceway from a manufacturer called "Wiremold", part # 2300.
If you were only running an HDMI & a power cable, there's also the 2300D model, which stands for *dual* or *double*, and has a divider in the middle...might be nice to isolate the power from the video cable, but mine works fine without.
It's a surface mounted raceway for hiding cables & wires which can also be painted. It comes with a sticky tape on the bottom side, with a clear peel off adhesive cover. I screwed the stuff to my ceiling and walls instead. It comes in different sizes, but mine was one of the larger ones. Here's a blurb from the literature:The 2300B and 2300BA Series Base shall be manufactured of a rigid PVC compound.
The 2300C Series Cover shall be manufactured of a rigid PVC compound. The cover shall have a matte texture, available in ivory and white colors.
The raceway shall be a two-piece design with a base and a snap-on cover. Total width shall be
2.25" x 0.69" deep [57mm x 17.5mm] with a cross sectional area of 0.85 sq. in. [21.6mm]. The raceway base and cover sections shall have an approximate thickness of .075" [1.9mm]. The raceway base and cover shall be available in 5' [1.525m] lengths. The raceway base shall be available with and without adhesive tape backing.
There are many options for going around 90 degree corners in walls, with inside or outside turns, connecting trims to mount several together, etc. It comes in 5' lengths as mentioned above, and has a textured finish.
My wall peices are now painted, and blend in very well...the ceiling molding was left white. They also comes in smaller sizes, but given the fact that I had to run a power cord, large monoprice component cables, HDMI, and SVHS all in one, this was the size for me....and let me tell you...it JUST fit, and was a VERY tight fit at that!
I wanted to run the cables into the walls, but I had some challenges that prohibited me from doing that, won't bore anyone with details, but siffice to say, I tried!
This is a great system to surface mount cables, and looks relatively low profile when all said & done. I must admit when I was trying to get all of those cables to fit in the raceway, I was wishing I had not bought the heaviest guage monoprice models.....would have been MUCH easier with slightly smaller diameter cables.
Edit: Just snapped a quick pic of the wiremold on the wall, and added it to the gallery of snapshots....should give you an idea of the finished product:http://www.pbase.com/chia/image/71903741