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Old 12-05-2013, 10:37 AM   #1
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TV Replacement question.

I have seen many a thread on here about modifications to the cabinet where tube tv's are located to accommodate new tv's. My thought was to reduce the sides of the enclosure to shorten overhang and put a flat panel of wood in the opening where the tv currently is, then drill holes to correspond to the mounting bracket holes on the new tv and just hard mount to the wood panel, no shaking mount, no extra spaces to fill with fabric, no worry about where speakers are on new tv so they wont end up inside cabinet, etc.. and would make dimensions of the tv much less critical. An access port in the wood panel to run hdmi's and power through and essentially, done.

Then, if and when time comes to replace tv, just remove and bolt up new. I have an access panel under the cabinet to be able to reach wiring and mounting screws. This make sense to anyone else?

Also, as added bonus,I have a panel of finished oak out in shop from last kitchen remodel, ordered one too many and could not return, would also make me feel like I didn't totally waste that C-note.
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I have seen many a thread on here about modifications to the cabinet where tube tv's are located to accommodate new tv's. My thought was to reduce the sides of the enclosure to shorten overhang and put a flat panel of wood in the opening where the tv currently is, then drill holes to correspond to the mounting bracket holes on the new tv and just hard mount to the wood panel, no shaking mount, no extra spaces to fill with fabric, no worry about where speakers are on new tv so they wont end up inside cabinet, etc.. and would make dimensions of the tv much less critical. An access port in the wood panel to run hdmi's and power through and essentially, done.

Then, if and when time comes to replace tv, just remove and bolt up new. I have an access panel under the cabinet to be able to reach wiring and mounting screws. This make sense to anyone else?

Also, as added bonus,I have a panel of finished oak out in shop from last kitchen remodel, ordered one too many and could not return, would also make me feel like I didn't totally waste that C-note.
I have done a few LCD upgrades and can not see why that wont work for you
Like u explained u can have easy access to the 4 mounting screws and that's all that counts .Obviously one would have to be very carefull on measurments and exact mounting as to have a level and square system once bolted in place
the fact you will have a 3/4 inch exsposed side edge will make it easy to add a decorative trim for finish
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I have seen many a thread on here about modifications to the cabinet where tube tv's are located to accommodate new tv's. My thought was to reduce the sides of the enclosure to shorten overhang and put a flat panel of wood in the opening where the tv currently is, then drill holes to correspond to the mounting bracket holes on the new tv and just hard mount to the wood panel, no shaking mount, no extra spaces to fill with fabric, no worry about where speakers are on new tv so they wont end up inside cabinet, etc.. and would make dimensions of the tv much less critical. An access port in the wood panel to run hdmi's and power through and essentially, done.

Then, if and when time comes to replace tv, just remove and bolt up new. I have an access panel under the cabinet to be able to reach wiring and mounting screws. This make sense to anyone else?

Also, as added bonus,I have a panel of finished oak out in shop from last kitchen remodel, ordered one too many and could not return, would also make me feel like I didn't totally waste that C-note.
Assuming your new TV isn't too wide for the shortened space, sounds like a good option to me. You may find it's necessary to use an adapter plate to get the TV where you want it in a vertical plane ... the VESA holes on the TV are often not where you want them. You may want to stop in Walmart etc. and have a look at the back of a few TV's.
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Assuming your new TV isn't too wide for the shortened space, sounds like a good option to me. You may find it's necessary to use an adapter plate to get the TV where you want it in a vertical plane ... the VESA holes on the TV are often not where you want them. You may want to stop in Walmart etc. and have a look at the back of a few TV's.[/QUOTE]

On contrare the Tv would be wider than opening for sure but using a 3/4 inch plywood backer will negate this concern as the plywood would screw to the leading edge of the old cabinet. I have never seen a lcd/led where the factory mount holes were not square>? but iam sure its possible.Thats why I said be carefull when prefiting the tv before mounting
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I'm sure that will definitely work and not a bad idea. It all boils down to whatever YOU like.

I mounted mine flush with the outside width of the existing cabinet from a movable TV mount so I can swing it out of the way and use the inside of the cabinet for storage (like TV stuff/cd's/dvd's)
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I don’t see why your idea wouldn’t work. I hinged mine at the top so I could swing it up and use the space behind for storage of other video equipment. I used a suitcase latch at the bottom to hold it shut tightly while driving. Almost anything is possible, just take your time and think the project through.
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On contrare the Tv would be wider than opening for sure but using a 3/4 inch plywood backer will negate this concern as the plywood would screw to the leading edge of the old cabinet. I have never seen a lcd/led where the factory mount holes were not square>? but iam sure its possible.Thats why I said be carefull when prefiting the tv before mounting
Square pattern = yes. What I was referring to is the pattern location vertically ... higher or lower or centered. The pattern can be above or below the vertical center line.
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I don’t see why your idea wouldn’t work. I hinged mine at the top so I could swing it up and use the space behind for storage of other video equipment. I used a suitcase latch at the bottom to hold it shut tightly while driving. Almost anything is possible, just take your time and think the project through.
That's exactly my plan this coming March. I've already replaced the bedroom TV. Did you cut in a ventilation source somewhere for the electronics behind the TV?
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