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Assistance needed for small home theater setup

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#1 of 4 OFFLINE   mcook76



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Posted December 30 2010 - 06:36 AM

Hi all, just joined the forum after reading for quite a while. I was hoping I could get some assistance with an issue I have with my home theater setup. I already have a complete setup on another floor, but most of the time is spent in the living room and I find myself wanting to add a DVD/Receiver/5.1 setup to the TV above the fireplace. The only problem is....my TV is mounted above the fireplace and there are windows on each side. I can run any wires in the crawlspace under the floor, but I can't have a large rack of equipment sitting out. The mantle is also not very deep, maybe 5".

I know someone has run into this problem before and I thought the best place to ask was here. I've attached pictures for reference.

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#2 of 4 OFFLINE   Jim Mcc

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Posted December 30 2010 - 10:58 AM

Are you asking us where to put an A/V rack for the equipment? It's impossible to see from the pics. Another option is to use a soundbar and run it off the TV.

#3 of 4 OFFLINE   mcook76



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Posted December 30 2010 - 11:40 AM

Yes, more or less. I guess I would have to put a rack somewhere. I just didn't want it out in the open. Are there any suggestions for a furniture looking cabinet for AV equipment? Something that's kind of tall and narrow as opposed to short and wide.

#4 of 4 OFFLINE   ZeosPantera



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Posted December 31 2010 - 06:42 AM

We would most likely need more pictures of the rest of that area. I don't see how you could put a proper receiver near the fireplace. The corner behind the tree does not seem large enough due to the window. As far as speakers, you have plenty of room above the TV and windows to mount decent speakers for left right and center.

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