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Old 06-08-2014, 03:14 PM   #1
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Just completed my TV upgrade.

I took about 9" off of the cabinet and rebuilt about 50%, new back and bottom. The bottom is a trap door so you can have easy access to the wires. I ended up not using the bracket I bought, so I can return and save $75.Click image for larger version

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Great job! Wish I had your carpentry skills.
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Wow. Very nice indeed. Shortening the cabinet makes it look factory done.
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Good job leighty6!

I just completed a similar project except I put hinges on the TV so it could swing out and expose the area behind the TV for storage. However, Iím not 100% happy with it. I like what you did and may redo mine a bit. However, I have a few questions if you don't mind. How is the bottom trap door held in place? Is the compartment ventilated? Where are the TV's speakers? On the bottom like mine? The TV looks like it is held in place by the 4 screws in that back? Is it supported any where else?

And, was the old TV as heavy as mine to get out of there? I mean it was Oh My Gosh moment when the old TV was being removed?
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Getting rid of my headknocker was one of my favorite upgrades. Better tv, less headaches and much more spacious feel.

Great work
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First of all, yes the Tv's weighed a ton. Glade to get rid of all that weight. I current have it held with one screw in the from center. I was going to put a latch, but I am just going to leave the brass/gold screw since it looks fine. Not ventilated, just small lights in the bottom. The TV is a 32" Phillips with wifi, and the speakers on the bottom. Speakers are not covered and sound great. The bottom on the Tv rest on the bottom lip and I built the cabinet to fit tight around the Tv. The tv is very sucre with the screws in the plywood and with the design of cabinet. I also did the TV in the Bedroom. The key is finding a TV that fits the space well. I took my tape measure to the store and measure the case on the displays.
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Here is what I did to the bedroom TV. Found a Viso TV that fit inside the cabinet. I used the old face frame to make a box to hold a DVD player.Click image for larger version

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First of all, yes the Tv's weighed a ton. Glade to get rid of all that weight. .... The key is finding a TV that fits the space well. I took my tape measure to the store and measure the case on the displays.
We did the same thing. Drove the salesman crazy! I remember my wife and I lowering the old TV from the overhead compartment. As that boat anchor was heading toward the floor all I could hear was "shoot shoot shoot this thing is heavy."

I just noticed two things. First you are new on this forum, so I wanted to say a belated welcome to iRV2. Secondly I see you are a Bluegrass State resident. Which end of this fine state do you live? We are just east of Lexington.
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I just replaced my factory installed Sony 32" 720p Bravia with a 40" Sony Full HD 1080p Bravia, which fit in the same space. The older one had a 3" border and the new one was full width 3/4" border. Newer has a far superior picture and many more features. With my Blu-ray now every detail is apparent.
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We live in Fort Thomas, KY, just across the river from Cincinnati. We used to live in Versailles, KY.
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