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I had a custom entertainment center built around my 55" Mitsubishi RPTV five years ago. Seemed like a great idea at the time. It's time to replace the tv and I would like to build a stand for my Pioneer 5080HD and use the existing mask. The dimensions of the existing opening in the mask will fit the Pioneer and the speaker cloth will hide the stand that I build. Ideally I would just build a base and put the Pioneer and stand on top of that but the tv sits back several inches from the edge of the stand. I need to mount the 5080 so that it is flush with the mask, like a RPTV. I was hoping to find some large L-brackets that I could mount to the plasma and the stand I build. Has anyone done a conversion like this. I'm open to any suggestions.

 

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seems to me the simplest solution would be to use some L brackets on the sides and run a couple of cross beams to mount the new flat screen to with a standard wall mount. That would let you determine the depth and keep the screen flush with the existing cabinetry. Then just build out a face/frame around it. You could also add shelving for additional equipment, speakers, or whatever, just set them behind the face as well, unattached to the facing.


And something to consider. I'd have the facing/framework hinged to allow for easy access when needed later on.
 

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I wouldn't wall mount in this case. My thoughts are to build a stand and 2 small brackets just to keep the TV from moving away from the frame. I don't know how easy it is to get in behind your unit but if you can't then use a small amount of double sided tape at either end. You don't need much if it's sitting on a stand at the right height. You seem like a handy guy you can use the existing plasma stand and build something new so the front of the stand is flush with the trim and a bit more behind. Add some weight to the rear as well to balance the plasma.


This is an example. http://www.audio-video-furniture.com...Vista-9950.htm


BTW very nice entertainment unit. Cheers.

M
 

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Thanks for the input. I will probably remove the factory stand from the Pioneer and then attach the panel to a standard wall mount like rmm64 suggested. Then find a way to attach the wall mount to the stand that I build. That's the part that I'm unclear on how to do. The mask/frame will just slide back in place hiding the stand. The frame is just attached to the built-in with velcro tabs for easy access. Thanks again for the suggestions.
 
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