Originally Posted by Jrwashz3
If this has been previously addressed in this forum, my apologizes.
I burned out after the first 300 pages (out of 441 and counting).
Picking up my P65-C1 tomorrow.
I've already got a couple of sets of certified high speed HDMI cables (Member's Mark and Belkin) which I can use to connect. Just wondering if anyone has experience with the HDMI cable that comes with the Vizio? I know you don't have to spend a lot to get a decent cable. It's either certified high speed, or it isn't.
Just wondering about the Vizio cable before I start the install tomorrow.
Any advice appreciated.
I think I'm using it at the moment .
But I'm not sure as I'm not having HDMI problems ....
I'll be mounting on the wall next week and allthough I only plan to use a cat6 and HDMI for now , I'll be adding a couple more HDMI and an spdif and optical just in case ....
The 65 isn't THAT heavy , but a misplaced hand can cause unnesecesary pressure on the screen so I plan to do it only once
As for any advice to installing it , plan any holes in the wall cavity for cable runs in advance by using blue-tape and a measuring rule ....
For example : The bottom connections can work ok with a hole about 4" below (still hidden behind the panel) . This will give you a long enough radius to put a 90degree bend in the cable if needed , but the lower it is the less bend you need .
The weakest part of your fishing line is the knot .....
Try to put any bends as far away from the plug as you can
Alonso , vizio did it the right way by putting the mains power and data inputs on opposite sides of the panel .
Keep it that way .
Keep them separate .
Plan for the unknown , and add a couple of extra HDMI cables of you can .
Plus an optical and co-ax "back-up" .
Use different colored electrical tape to "color-code" each HDMI input , and BOTH ends of each HDMI lead
Don't use screws to long , and don't over tighten into the back of the panel .
Don't use power tools , and if you can use a split-washer and only tighten until it's "flat" .
Hope that helps .