Originally Posted by Orangepeel
That is/was a scary amount of wires in the old TV cabinet! How did you decide to mount your new TV in that space? Did you do a long mount arm to the back or did you finish off the front of the box and mount to that?
I cannot tell you how scary it was. There was high voltage mixed in with low voltage... The first thing was to remove all the electronics, TV, Stereo, old Satellite receiver, etc etc.. once removed it was fairly easy to start to pull wires out. I had a huge trash barrel of junk.
As for mounting, I cut four 2" by 2" pieces of wood, and set them inside the cabinet so the piece of MDF we had cut would fit flush with the cabinet face. Liquid nails and screws hold everything tight and out of sight. The bracket, we chose is fixed and its mounted directly to the MDF. The wood scroll covers up screw holes the previous owner felt were needed. We reinstalled the original face plate, hung the TV on the bracket and snapped the picture
I ended up replacing the 12 volt, 5 amp power supply that operates the KVH satellite receiver. And yes, the KVH was able to be reprogrammed to Dish and works well with the 211 receiver.