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Mounting Cable boxes under a wall mounted TV

LiquidRetro 4,349 November 29, 2011 at 10:00 AM More Monoprice Deals
I am mounting some new TV's on the walls at work with some mounts I got from Monoprice and need some help on what to do with the cable boxes. Mounting the Cable box in a different room, or recessed into the wall are not options. So here is what I have.

46" TV
Mount is http://www.monoprice.com/products...1&format=2


51" TV
http://www.monoprice.com/products...1&format=2


I was thinking of maybe getting one of these 3 options monoprice offers but am open to other ideas as well if anyone has any. I thought about mounting the cable box to the back of the TV and going with an IR blaster but am a bit concerned with employees not shutting things off and want to keep this cheap if possible.

Option 1 http://www.monoprice.com/products...1&format=2 (Not sure if this will fit)

Option 2 http://www.monoprice.com/products...1&format=2 (Seems expensive, do I need the tilt if the TV tilts?)

Option 3 http://www.monoprice.com/products...1&format=2

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I would go with option 1. Only thing I would be concerned about would be if the under mount hardware would fit along with the hardware to mount the set to the wall in the Vesa holes in back of the TV. You might need some longer bolts to accommodate both pieces of hardware.
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I would go with option 1. Only thing I would be concerned about would be if the under mount hardware would fit along with the hardware to mount the set to the wall in the Vesa holes in back of the TV. You might need some longer bolts to accommodate both pieces of hardware.
I will have to see if that will fit on both of my mounts. Longer bolts will be easy if I need them.
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Option 1 http://www.monoprice.com/products...1&format=2 (Not sure if this will fit)

Option 2 http://www.monoprice.com/products...1&format=2 (Seems expensive, do I need the tilt if the TV tilts?)

Option 3 http://www.monoprice.com/products...1&format=2
Of those three options, the bottom two won't work. Those are stands for small monitors/TV's, with a shelf underneath. They look like they'll support 22" - 24" TV/monitors, not a 46 or 50" panel. The first of the three 8101, looks like it might work. For under $10, buy it and try. I would try to mount it to the wall, not the television, because if you tilt the TV, you don't want to tilt the shelf with it.

As for the TV mounts, my recommendation is to use the swivel mount only if you use a thin, 46" LED TV. If you're using a conventional LCD TV, use the sturdier, less expensive mount, or else you will get a ton of sag and trouble. I have a 55" Sony XBR on the less expensive mount you have. It's totally solid. However, be advised that you should buy your own mounting bolts, for both the wall bolts and the bolts that go into the TV. I don't trust the cheap alloys that Monoprice ships. Go to a hardware store with the bolts and buy stainless steel versions of them, and you'll have confidence. Because the TV tilts, the force on the bolts is pretty high. Go with the good stuff.
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This is a business? I would personally mount the box(es) behind the TV such that the IR receivers are pointed toward the periphery of the TV - it should be able to pick it up. Most decoder boxes should eb able to fit behind the TV without it being too far away from the wall.
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Does the cable box have a remote extender available?

Anyway, why not use a regular craft floating shelf if it works with the rest of the room?

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This is a business? I would personally mount the box(es) behind the TV such that the IR receivers are pointed toward the periphery of the TV - it should be able to pick it up. Most decoder boxes should eb able to fit behind the TV without it being too far away from the wall.
Yep. I have a break room, an exercise room and a general office area. I may have to play with this and see if I can get the remote to work this way. It would be the cheapest and cleanest way to do this.

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Does the cable box have a remote extender available?

Anyway, why not use a regular craft floating shelf if it works with the rest of the room?

The box does not have a remote extender available that I know of. If it does I will put it behind.

I had not thought of the floating shelf idea. and kind of like it. I could even paint it wall color to match.



Update: After looking more at the monoprice options nothing fit my mounting holes on so large of TV's. So I started looking at the shelfs on Amazon and came across this which is perfect when combined with some drywall mounts and zip ties for extra security http://www.amazon.com/VideoSecu-B...=pd_cp_e_3
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