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The back of my entertainment system is a disaster of wires. My blood pressure goes up everytime I go back there. Does anyone have any specific product suggestions as to what can help me clean the clutter.
 

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How about a pic?


What kind of wires are you talking about? speaker cable, interconnects, etc.


The first way is to get rid of reduntant connections (ie: if everything can be connected with HDMI, do so as it eliminates separate A/V interconnects).


Also, having excessively long cabling makes things look messy as well...I try and use the shortest possible with proper routing.


The quickest and easiest way is simply to use zip-ties to bind appropriate cables together.
 

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I will post a pic when i get home but we are talking about a LCD TV HDMI, Pioneer Elite with 5.1 wired speakers, xbox 360 hdmi, hd dvd player hdmi, WD TV HDMI + Hard drive USB 2.0, digital cable box hdmi, plus all the power cables for everything. It feels like everytime i spend 3 hours re-wiring everything to clean up, Its a mess again by the time I get done...
 

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Get yourself some velcro ties available at HD or Lowes for about 5 bucks. They are better that the zip ties as you can reuse them and dont need to snip them when you need to adjust or add something new.
 

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Originally Posted by Johnsteph10 /forum/post/15509339


The first way is to get rid of reduntant connections (ie: if everything can be connected with HDMI, do so as it eliminates separate A/V interconnects).


Also, having excessively long cabling makes things look messy as well...I try and use the shortest possible with proper routing.


The quickest and easiest way is simply to use zip-ties to bind appropriate cables together.

Great suggestions...short-as-possible cable lengths are good practice on a number of levels. I try to avoid zip-ties though, unless it's a *permanent* install...it sucks to have to clip 'em all off to add something later. I like the idea of small velcro straps instead...easier to add or subtract if you need to.


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The straps I mention come with a set of black and a set grey straps. Probably about 20 straps all together.
 

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I have this on my equipment rack, from belkin:



It worked great for my vertical rack. You may need more than one, but it works great and holding everything in place. You can snap the back on and off all you need to, to move things around. The tabs position everything in place.


You can pick it up at big river:
http://www.amazon.com/Belkin-Compone...555946&sr=1-12
 
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