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Running cables out across carpet..

10-05-2007, 03:38 AM
Not sure if this is the proper forum, if not, please just delete..

Question: If I want to set-up the TV, speakers, stand, etc, out in the middle of the room, bringing it all closer to the viewing area (sort of bi-secting the room, making it a HT room within a room), any suggestions for running the cables out to the equipment from the AV/center over at the wall...My 52" Sony will be about 13' away if I Don't do this, and 9' from the viewing position if I DO. Any suggestions for getting the cables (neatly) out to the TV, etc, from the AV Center?..
Thanks in advance guys!..Tom

10-05-2007, 06:56 AM
Are you just asking the best way to bury the speaker wire under the carpet going to your SS speakers? If so, I would do it rite. If you have a friend that installs carpet (like I had :yippee: ), have him pull the carpet up and bury the wire in the pad.This way, you won't fell it when you walk on it. Then re-stretch/install the carpet back over. Or you can just remove the base boards and run the wire that way if the speakers are going to be near the walls. Either way, wire thickness (guage) will play a role on the ease of this.. You did not list the model of your A/V receiver so not sure. But if it is 1 that upconverts all the inputs to the single HDMI output going to the TV, you are in good shape. That way, all you need to bury is a single 15 - 20 ft. HDMI cable going from receiver to your TV and run all components to your receiver. The Onkyo TX-SR605 is a good example of this...

10-05-2007, 09:17 AM
Or you could use a big persian type rug over your exisiting carpeting. That would make the seperate room effect even more prononunced.

10-05-2007, 01:44 PM
I was thinking of setting up the AV and such in empty 3-dimensional space . . . . then building a new house around the setup to hide the wiring.

10-05-2007, 03:14 PM
What about seeing the rear of all your equipment?? You must not be married.

13 ft for a 50" television is fine. It will still look good. And most likely look a lot better than your equipment sitting in the middle of the room. Aside from interconnects, are you thinkng about hiding a power cord under your carpet? Ugh....:-/