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Old 04-21-2014, 07:42 PM   #1
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I had fun adding electronics this weekend

2 new LED tv's, I have no idea how to wire into the switching box but they work great for local HD TV!
I added dimmable LEDS in the headboard. They have 300+ color combinations but I used blue and red to accent detail. I'll prolly use soft yellow for nightlight.
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Way to go... doesn't it feel great to get rid of the old tube TV's?

You probably won't be able to use the old switching box for the new TV's, changing out the switching electronics is a whole 'nuther project. You can search and find posts from others who have done it.

We don't watch much and only use the TV's for local channels and DVD's or Netflix. I took the simple way out and just placed a WiFi enabled DVD player at each of the two TV's. I also installed the Jack digital antenna where the old antenna was.

Enjoy your handy work.
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Old 04-22-2014, 03:29 AM   #4
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I used a couple of the 300 colors for effect. I'll mostly just use the led's for a low voltage night light.
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Old 04-22-2014, 01:07 PM   #5
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Remember that the switching box really controls the INPUT to your tvs.
I've replaced both front and rear TVs with new LCD/LED, and still use the switchbox. My Jack OTA antenna feeds both TVs through the switch just fine.

It will deliver cable, and antenna to the TVs. DVD players, along with Kindles, Ipods, etc, are best connected via a single HDMI cable between the device and the TV.
And with all that room behind/around them, leaving an extra HDMI cable coiled up behind the set is a pretty easy solution.

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The Blu-Ray doesn't have the threaded cable connector, it's like an RCA type cable. Oh well, another excuse to go shoppin'!
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Cool,
I recently upgraded TVs too. I kept the BOMB (Box Of Many Buttons), but also added a home AV receiver. The receiver replaced the original surround system.

I have the BOMB feed coax to the main tv and bedroom tv from either the antenna or the cable hookup at a site. I then have a bluray player providing input into the receiver. The receiver then outputs everything through HDMI to the main TV, and then the bedroom TV runs off of the BOMB output. (The receiver outputs old style rca composite output to the BOMB from BluRay so I can watch low def bluray in bedroom, not ideal).

In addition, I have an outside entertainment system. That is run off of a component cable (720P) that I run from the receiver to the TV. Unfortunately there is not a BOMB output to my outside TV, just a hookup for park cable. Reason that is an issue is I would like the antenna output out there.

I couldn't find a state of the art replacement for the BOMB, and likely wouldn't go through the hassle of rewiring coach for HDMI to use it.

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