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Accessing Wires Behind Wall Hung TV

I've never hung a large TV on the wall before and I was wondering what is the general approach for plugging everything into the TV once it's hung? I have no need for a fully articulating mount so would be looking at either a fixed or titling mount which leave very little room to access the back of the TV.

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My main TV has my oldest mount and it's just a tilt mount, no articulation. It's kinda a pain in the butt to get wires back there, especially if you have large hands. Thankfully it's something I don't do very often. This TV is only a 46", so it'd be even worse with a bigger TV.

If I were buying again, I'd probably by the full articulating mount. Sure it sticks out more from the wall, but I think it'd be worth it.

Perhaps if you had a setup with a AVR, and you'd really only have to run 1 HDMI cable. Then maybe I wouldn't worry about it more than once.
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I've never hung a large TV on the wall before and I was wondering what is the general approach for plugging everything into the TV once it's hung? I have no need for a fully articulating mount so would be looking at either a fixed or titling mount which leave very little room to access the back of the TV.

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Harry

You could either connect the wiring prior to hanging the tv (a hassle but doable with a couple of friends) or ideally run a conduit in the wall for your cabling. That of course may require opening up the wall. However, if you have access to the attic space (single story home) a conduit can be installed without opening the wall if it's not a load bearing wall. In that scenario, the only cutting of the wall would be for the j-boxes or pass-through wall plates.

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Have a friend hold the TV, plug things in then place on wall. Or take a pic of the back of the TV and think thin and get your hand behind the TV and plug it in.
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