Up until the creation of streaming media players and soundbars there was no need for this adapter. Now when you look at a tv on a wall, up in corner of a bar in an airport or anywhere do you think that adding that media player with all cords hidden is just a snap? I thought so until I had to do it. Nearly everyone that bought and installed a apple tv or a roku that has seen the product wishes they would have had it before they went through all of the work of installing it and figuring out how to hide the power cord or the HDMI cord. Sure they could put it in the cabinet where the cable box is but now they have to buy a significantly longer HDMI cord and fish it through the walls. Are you foresighted enough to have an extra HDMI cord installed just waiting for something that wasn't even invented at the time you put your tv on the wall?
I've also attached a pic of the most common kit that is used for mounting a tv against the wall. I only see one outlet!!
In regards to HTF expert saying he couldn't use this because of 3 prong and hiding 6 feet of cord behind the TV. The Roku wire you see in the pic was 8ft long and it was easily hidden behind the tv. And yes the outlet created is a 3 prong outlet. Imagine how much cord you could hide if you snugged up the power bar directly under the TV? Really?
Edited by wheresthewires.com, June 27 2013 - 01:48 PM.