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Choice of HDMI Wall Plate

NuklearNik

Standard Member
Looking at the variety of wall plates available would somebody please explain the difference between those which are quite simply a coupler mounted in a plate and those which use some circuitry, or at least a pcb, between the two sockets? What are the advantages/disadvantages of each approach? The price range is significant too, anywhere from £6 to £50. Welcome the thoughts of the assembled crowds. Thanks
 

Joe Fernand

Distinguished Member
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Hello NuklearNik

Whilst they look quite neat where possible its best to avoid a 'connected' Faceplate and instead go for the Brush style plates that let you push pre terminated cables through a hole in the face plate.

If you insist on using a connected Faceplate you need to factor in the total cable length (to the Faceplate + from the Faceplate) when deciding on a Passive or Active (with inbuilt extender) Faceplate.

Test everything before you bolt it in place - a nice 'looking' install doesn't always play ball when you try and use it when it comes to HDMI!!!

Joe
 

thecount

Standard Member
could you point me in the direction of such a faceplate you would recommend? my electrician has run a hdmi cable and its just sticking out of the wall at the moment! need o tidy it up somehow!
 

Joe Fernand

Distinguished Member
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We usually have single and double gang 'brush' plates in stock - give the office a shout (after 10.00).

Joe
 

thecount

Standard Member
having a problem where we can't get the Hdmi cable through the metal cage which usually gets screwed to the breeze blocks - any ideas? I think the large Hdmi plug ends are a bit on the wide side and the electrician won't cut them larger as he says it also needs a grommet?
 

Joe Fernand

Distinguished Member
AVForums Sponsor
Shoot the Spark :)

If he/she cant cut the metal box use a plastic back box instead - if you cant get a large enough grommet use tape to protect the cable from sharp edges on the box! !!!

Joe
 

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