Wall mounted scart / aerial socket
I am in the middle of decorating my lounge and have an LCD I want to mount on the wall.
Whilst the wall is bare I want to bury the scart and aerial leads in a track in the wall.
I haven't really seen it done before and am struggling to find anything on the net describing the best way to do this.
I have been looking in vain for any type of box or socket with a female scart end thinking that I could have one at the bottom and one behind the TV and bury the wires between them in the wall, but haven't found anything other than female to female connector blocks.
Can anyone please advise on how they managed to do this, or of anywhere I can get the equipment to do it?
hey miked are related to lugnut. he just posted a very similar question on this site at this thread: http://www.diychatroom.com/f18/wall-mounted-box-wall-plates-cannot-compromise-wall-5609/
From most of what I have seen, people do not put connectors in the wall, they just hide the cables with plugmould, or run the cables down a chase inside the wall.
I agree that what you want to do would be a much cleaner installation, but I do not know where to get the stuff to do it.
You can actually get shorter 'D' plugs for devices that are plugged into a wall outlet. These are used in setups such as yours. Also, shorter jumpers are used for the A/V hookups, which are also ran from a A/V wall plate to the cabinet for all A/V equipment.
Thanks for your responses.
I had looked at the other thread as it seemed similar, but it kind of lost its way and the boxes then being reccomended didn't seem to fit my purpose.
I have now managed to find the ideal socket for what I need but unfortunately they are not pre prepared. All of the 21 wires need to be soldered and to make it more complicated some of them will need to be in reverse positions when I move from the fllor socket to the behind the tv socket!
Not sure I fancy that so I may have to go for the less tidy / visual option and just bed the wires into the wall!
Thanks again and happy New Year!
You can usually get Prewired sockets for HDMI or DVI. If not, you may want to have a A/V company do that part for you, and just finish the other part yourself. There are times when you end up contracting a portion out to someone else.
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