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Old 01-26-2011, 09:56 PM   #1
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37" lcd install

Prior to leaving for the SW back in late Oct. I started to install a Panasonic Viera 37" in the overhead cabinet.
Several posters on this forum offered up information on how the cabinets were mounted and how much the headliner covered.
Back home now and I just put back on the final cabinet door and several trim pieces.
The tv is mounted at 15 degree downward angle and forward about 10-11" from the orginal tv. This takes some time and effort, but the results were well worth it.
Gone is the old cabinet that we bumped into on a regular basis and in its place is a unit that is well up out of the way. 2 bolts removed and the whole tv rotates down to access the wiring and MotoSat controller.
More pictures if there is any interest,,
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Old 01-27-2011, 07:09 AM   #2
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Great install....would love to see more pictures. What did you use to refinish the cabinet pieces that you replaced? What type of wood are your cabinets? Looks like you made space by narrowing the passenger side door...did you have this custom made or where you able to find a "stock" door somewhere?

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Old 01-27-2011, 08:49 AM   #3
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Good job. I just finished installing a 32 inch Samsung LED. I went with the Samsung because it fit the original space better than any of the other brands. Now I wish I had went with a 37-40 inch. The LED's are so much thinner that I could have mounted a larger TV with very little modification.

Again great Job.

Now I got to convince the wife to let me move the 32 to the bedroom and put a larger 3D up front. Going to be a tough sell since the Sharp 32 is already in the bedroom.
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Also looks great to me.
Did you replace the cabinets or modify the existing ones?

I'm also curious about the cabinet door on the right, and where you got it?

I presume the existing headliner worked when you shortened the depth on the cabinet on the right?

I'd also like to see more pictures.

Thanks for sharing this.
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To answer the question about the right side door. It is narrowed down from the orginal. I gave the frame and door to a friend who has a more woodworking equipment than I do. Any cabinet shop can slice a section off of these two pieces. Also, I purchased a 1/2 sheet of oak skinned 3/4" cabinet plywood from a millwork and had them match stain and finish the plywood. The plywood and can of stain was about $60. Having it pre finished is really not necessary and I would eliminate this step if I had it to do over. But they did get the stain match spot on.
The headliner does extend forward enough to cut the cabinets forward about 10".
Finding a way to cut the cabinet plywood that has the 15 degree vertical cut was difficult. The new framing is kiln dry fir 2x2s.
Looks like I reposted the same pictures, sorry. If there is interest I will put up more details after lunch.
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More pictures !

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Hello, I'm back.
I'm finally about to follow your lead on your TV install. A couple of questions:

1. You say the TV is "forward about 10-11" from the orginal tv." I take it you're talking about the top of the new TV. The pics don't look like it is forward of the cabinet on the drivers side. And I assume it is recessed from the orginal cabinets at the bottom, thus eliminating "TV/Shoulder Encounters?"
2. It looks like the cut off cabinet on the passenerside is still the original depth?
3. Is it possible to get a picture from the side showing how much the TV is recessed at the bottom (and what the top looks like)?
4. A picture from the bottom looking up?
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What a great job. Larger picture,and not as heavy. Nice job as well with the pictures.
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Hello, I'm back.
I'm finally about to follow your lead on your TV install. A couple of questions:

1. You say the TV is "forward about 10-11" from the orginal tv." I take it you're talking about the top of the new TV. The pics don't look like it is forward of the cabinet on the drivers side. And I assume it is recessed from the orginal cabinets at the bottom, thus eliminating "TV/Shoulder Encounters?"
2. It looks like the cut off cabinet on the passenerside is still the original depth?
3. Is it possible to get a picture from the side showing how much the TV is recessed at the bottom (and what the top looks like)?
4. A picture from the bottom looking up?
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Yes, I can take some more pictures. I will throw in some measurements also.

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Hello, I'm back.
I'm finally about to follow your lead on your TV install. A couple of questions:

1. You say the TV is "forward about 10-11" from the orginal tv." I take it you're talking about the top of the new TV. The pics don't look like it is forward of the cabinet on the drivers side. And I assume it is recessed from the orginal cabinets at the bottom, thus eliminating "TV/Shoulder Encounters?"
2. It looks like the cut off cabinet on the passenerside is still the original depth?
3. Is it possible to get a picture from the side showing how much the TV is recessed at the bottom (and what the top looks like)?
4. A picture from the bottom looking up?
Thanks

You have a PM.
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Ok, Ok,

Offered to take a call and do measuring, it is an offer to all.
I did say that I wished that I had considered putting in a 40" lcd as I am sure it would not be intrusive. The set could be tipped further than the 15 degrees that I did with the 37" install. Also, would install so that it is slanted more towards the end of the couch. Lastly, would look for a thinner set that the Panasonic Viera lcd that we used. But, all in all the 37" worked out fine.

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Beagle:

I understand that the new LED televisions work out so much better than the LCDs and plasmas because the viewing angle is not terribly important, uses much less energy, is much thinner and weighs less. That aside, I, too, would like to see the additional detail pictures.

When you get a chance......

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