Evolution

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  1. HoTTdog

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    I would like to talk about evolution. Like the dinosaur before it, the CRT is dead and is now replaced by flat-screen technology in the competing shapes of Plasma and LCD (yuck). Now it seems to me that the only reason these flat screens were developed was a result of an aesthetic imperative to mount them on the wall like a picture. And IMHO this is where they should be deployed. My PW8 is mounted thus and I can only gasp at its infinite beauty. It's even better when its switched on! I can't see the point in a plasma television sitting on a stand like a CRT.

    However, I can undertsand why this has happened and the reason is that the associated media boxes (DVD, Amp, Sky, TV-Drive etc) have not evolved from their nautral habitat; namely the shelves of the stand holding the CRT.

    Isn't somebody missing a trick here? Why can't I get my various media boxes in the same thickness as my plasma and then I wouldn't have to compromise the aesthetic by having to install a stand to hold them? I think only B&O have made any attempt to address this issue.

    Does this irritate anybody else or am I just picky?
     
  2. MaryJane

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    Yep, I agree with you.

    I've just bought my first plasma and it's for the very reasons you stated that I bought a shelved glass plasma table rather than wallmount.

    I'd love to have it hanging on the wall, but what's the point when you still need a table/stand for the VCR/DVD/Digi Box/PS2/Gamecube etc.!!!:)
     
  3. HoTTdog

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    Welcome to the forum MaryJane :)
     
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    Firstly welcome to the forums..

    My plasma is wall mounted for a couple of reasons...

    1. being wall mounted, it cannot be accidentally knocked over and damaged...

    2. It i shigher then a normal TV; more of a cinematic expereince.

    The boxes can be moved away from the plasma, and just a cable or two used to connect it.

    When I have my room refurbsihed soon, the electronics will dissappear behind a wooden cupboard.

    adrian
     
  5. HoTTdog

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    That all dpends on the layout of your room/ability to cable away from the panel.

    How does that work for the remote?

    Cheers :)
     
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    the plan is to have speaker grill material covering the door; this will aid ventilation of the units and allow IR to pass through.

    For a couple of das I had the material over the units, and the Pronto seemed to work still.

    For more information, click on my setup in my signature file.

    Adrian
     

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