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Hi,


Finally i ordered 42PWD7Y from VA (should get it by Mon). Now the tougher part of getting it installed with all the wires in the wall. i am planning to get it installed over the fireplace (as i know being the very popular place). Also also upgraded my home theater by buying the Denon 3805, Denon 2200, and Montor Audio radius 225 (five of them). I'll be using my older Energy sub for now.


And now i have few questions:


1. Where do i buy quality componet cablle for inwall installation, how do i end it over the wall plate ?? Which brand name ??

I am also going to get wired for DVI (for future use only). So where do i get quality DVI cable from ?? Also how do i end the DVI cable on the wall plate ??

How do i get the power outlet to the top of the fireplace ?? Which brand name ??


2. Can anybody tell me how much it might cost for doing the in wall wiring ?? (yeah i can call some electrician and get the estimate, but i am just looking for ballpark figure to plan for it).


3. Which calibration DVD i should get ??


4. In addition what else i need to be carefull about ??


Now for setting it up i am sure i'll get the standard welcome email ... :) .... I'll definitely need that .....


thanks

achy ...
 

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Fireplace is tough. I wanted to do it but it was too much work. If it's a masonry fireplace like mine, you can't just run wire behind the drywall, there's a fireplace chimney there. You can mount the plasma on the masonry using the right screws, just not comfortable in making holes in the chimney myself. Some people build a false wall over the fireplace to mount the plasma display and run the wires through.


If you get past that problem, the best way is to have an electrician run a big 2"+ conduit so you can pull cables from the plasma to the stack of equipment at will. You don't want to rely on knowing in advance every cable you may need. You are saying DVI but the TV you got doesn't have DVI and what if the world goes to HDMI next year? What about a computer connection? To many what ifs, you need flexibility to change. Power is the easiest thing for an electrician to run and you should have an outlet right where the plasma is.


A few years back at CES the big thing was bluetooth enabled displays. Just plug it in the wall and the DVD, STB, and anything else connected via bluetooth. Don't know what happened but it apparently didn't make it to the stores. The big think last year was a couple of companies make very thin flat wire for component, power, DVi or anything you want. Basically you spray glue on the wall and cable and press it on. Put special terminals at the end for the connectors and smooth over it with drywall compound and spray texture on (if your walls are textured). Looked like a great idea, specially in your situation.
 

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Thanks for the reply.


First of all my wall is sheetrock on top of the fireplace with some space between them (already verified that). So i'll be able to run the wires through the wall.


The question i have is where do i get the cables and wallplates from ?? And which calibration dvd is a must for panny 42ED set ??


thanks

achy
 
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