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Blackwall Tunnel and LG Plasma

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by bonbon2, Feb 18, 2005.

  1. bonbon2

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    I am planning on wall mounting an LG PX11 plasma that has finally arrived at John Lewis ready for my collection. I have already got an RS100 fixed wall mount ready for the job.
    I am planning on running the cables through the (external wall) along the outside and then back through to the Sky and Xbox. My only problem is that to get a scart socket through the wall I am going to have to drill a hole the size of the Blackwall Tunnel! - Well at least 50mm.
    Is there any way round this?
    I don't want to channel the wall out if I can help it as decorating etc has already been done.
     
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    My only suggestion is to buy that cable conduit stuff from b&q its around £6 for 2 metres, it slides apart and back again and had a sticker back that you can stick to your skirting boards. its actually very good for the price and I have used it to hide a thick speaker cable in my dining room. will be good for a scart cable too. :thumbsup:
     
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    Thanks, worth considering but I was hoping to hide all trace of the cables hence the through the wall option. It must be possible!
     
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    I use a diamond core drill for this, you can hire them for a reasonable amount.

    Should only take a few minutes to drill a perfect 50mm core through the wall, it is the 100mm cores that can be a challenge. :devil:

    Much neater job than trunking if you have a route through the wall to AV rack etc.

    (can be a bit of a dusty job though)

    Mark.
     
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    You'll find the problems with scart on this model are well documented, if it's too late to avoid the screen I'd avoid the scart. A component cable would be easier to thread, easier still if you do it without the plugs on, that's what pro installers do. Not a cheap way, but it works every time for me. You want audio up there as well I'd guess. Some thought and proper advice would have got around this problem, something you don't get at JL, 5 yr warranty and price match are the plus points of course... 1 way or another, with this plasma you end up with a scart or 5 phonos to fit through the wall. Must be why pro's don't install LG, unless they are good at soldering scarts of course.
     
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    well for the sake of £6 might be worth going to your local b&q and getting one anyway before you drill a huge hole, you can see how it looks against the skirt (you will be surprised how neat it looks), and even if you decide not to use it , it is only £6 and of course can be used elsewhere in the house ;)
     
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    Five year warranty and price match to £1349 is a big plus point. I know that opinion is varied on this screen but it must be an improvement on the 28" square Sanyo that it will replace!
    It may be that for an extra few hundered quid I could go one better etc but I had to set a budget and stick with it. An average plasma is better than no plasma in my book.
    Will above suggestion require less space ie smaller hole to get cables through?
     
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    DOnt be so sure it is only very recently that plasma has been able to even compete with CRT image quality (accountiong for larger size) ah well JL exchange policy should be reasonably favourable.
     
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    If after all this you still want to feed a SCART cable, then I had the same problem. I ended up taking the casing off the SCART feeding it through the whole and putting the casing back on again meaning you can make a smaller whole.

    They might be able to take my LCD but they'll never take my SCART cable !

    Richie.
     

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