How do I Hide Cords to a Flat Panel Wall Mount TV?

Flat panel televisions' appeal largely rests upon their clean, uncluttered appearance. In the past, large floor-standing televisions did the work of hiding the connected cables through their sheer bulk and size. Flat panels, especially those wall-mounted, do not have this trait. Hiding the wires leading to the flat panel is therefore a top priority to anyone wanting to maintain a clean and cable-free installation. Do-it-yourself wire molding kits are available to hide these wires, regardless of the type of environment.

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Channel kits hide unsightly flat panel wiring.

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Measure from the middle of the back of the flat panel to the middle of the equipment rack or stand.

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Cut the channel kit, following the measurements. Make the cut(s) using a pair of scissors or saw.

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Pop off the cover of the channel kit. Press the cabling leading to the flat panel into the channel.

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Remove the film protecting the adhesive strip from the back of the channel kit. Double-check your alignment with the wall and television/equipment rack. Press the channel to the wall.

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Snap the channel kit's cover over the lower section housing the wires. Paint or stain the kit, if desired.