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General => Users => Topic started by: mchapman on January 02, 2008, 03:20:30 pm

Title: Signals \ Wall Mounted TV's
Post by: mchapman on January 02, 2008, 03:20:30 pm
Hi,

How many of you guys have wall-mounted flat screen TV's with the MD mounted behind it? I am going to eventually mount one on a wall and put my MD behind it, but I am concerned about the possibility of the wireless remote signal getting blocked by the TV...any gotcha's I need to be worried about?

Thanks for any input,

Mike
Title: Re: Signals \ Wall Mounted TV's
Post by: totallymaxed on January 02, 2008, 03:25:55 pm
Hi,

How many of you guys have wall-mounted flat screen TV's with the MD mounted behind it? I am going to eventually mount one on a wall and put my MD behind it, but I am concerned about the possibility of the wireless remote signal getting blocked by the TV...any gotcha's I need to be worried about?

Thanks for any input,

Mike

We have tested this configuration with the Fiire remote & with an external IR receiver and we have seen no problems whatsoever in terms of remote control commands not being received.
Title: Re: Signals \ Wall Mounted TV's
Post by: ddamron on January 02, 2008, 03:33:22 pm
I'm running with that configuration now.. with a Fiire 1"..

The remote works fine.. wish the fiire did too.. locks up ALL the time, reboots on it's own, etc...
Title: Re: Signals \ Wall Mounted TV's
Post by: cirion on January 02, 2008, 04:18:07 pm
My bedroom MD is in the livingroom.. The fiire remote works through the wall with no problem.
Title: Re: Signals \ Wall Mounted TV's
Post by: mchapman on January 03, 2008, 03:08:22 am
Thanks for the input guys...I had some concerns with LOS but from what I am learning my concerns are groundless.

Mike
Title: Re: Signals \ Wall Mounted TV's
Post by: posde on January 03, 2008, 10:38:18 am
I thought about implementing the MD behind the panel as well, but we went a different route and added an MD below. Why? Simple. Usability. One of the things people tend bring a CD or DVD home. They don't want to walk into a closet where the server is situated to put the media into the drive. They go straight to the display, insert the media into the device and want to start watching/ hearing.

Yes, it does add "clutter" to the living room, but in my opinion, it is well worth it.

rgds
Oliver
Title: Re: Signals \ Wall Mounted TV's
Post by: RichardP on January 03, 2008, 11:49:27 am
I thought about implementing the MD behind the panel as well, but we went a different route and added an MD below. Why? Simple. Usability. One of the things people tend bring a CD or DVD home. They don't want to walk into a closet where the server is situated to put the media into the drive. They go straight to the display, insert the media into the device and want to start watching/ hearing.

Yes, it does add "clutter" to the living room, but in my opinion, it is well worth it.

rgds
Oliver

Why does MD behind the panel mean no DVD? I was thinking of tucking my MD behind a wall-mounted panel as well, but I was assuming that I could have the edge of the MD case in line with the edge of the panel, so that the button on the DVD drive could be accessed from the side and a disk inserted vertically. Is this unworkable for some reason?

Best Regards,
Richard.
Title: Re: Signals \ Wall Mounted TV's
Post by: posde on January 03, 2008, 12:24:00 pm
I did not think about such a solution.

The main problem might be, that you are getting quite far away from the wall. Make sure your connection to the wall is stable enough.

rgds
Oliver