Even in this age, with electronics and home automation technologies becoming more and more intuitive and user-friendly, we still face the familiar problem of concealing all of those cables. But there are various practical and attractive ways of hiding your TV cables. This helps you relax and enjoy your favourite series in a tidy living room.
Check out our cable management tips below, which will hopefully point you in the right direction!
The well-known HDMI cable provides a digital audio and video connection from your equipment to your TV. Examples of equipment that connects to your TV via an HDMI cable include:
Game console (e.g. X-box or Playstation)
A UTP cable is useful for connecting your equipment to the internet. Especially if you often use streaming services. Examples include your Smart TV, Apple TV or network receiver.
In many cases, a coax cable is used to connect your TV and/or set-top box to your cable TV network.
Here's a simple way it can be done... Do you live in an existing building? Then there's a good chance that the power outlets are not in the ideal place for your TV. A practical, easy and quick solution is a surface-mounted cable cover.
It is very useful to have a wide cable cover placed in the wall behind where the TV will be and where your media box will be located. Nowadays, there are wide, square designs that you can cover neatly with plasterwork.
It is also possible to use a PVC tube of a suitable size for this. This can come out of the wall at a 90 degree angle at both ends.
Tip: use an end cap during installation to prevent the holes from being sealed with plaster.
If your electrical system has not yet been installed, we recommended first working out how many devices need to be connected to the outlet. Don't forget that USB-powered equipment (which is becoming increasingly common) is also equipped with a power adapter. It is also possible to use a multi-socket extension cord, of course. But this means that you have even more cables to conceal!
Are you virtually certain that your TV needs to be mounted in a fixed position on the wall? Then placing an outlet directly behind the TV is a convenient solution. This means that you don't have to route the TV's electrical cable through a cable cover. Make sure that the TV does not have any protrusions at outlet height, otherwise it may be difficult to use the outlet.
In addition, it is also useful to know what kind of TV mount you intend to purchase. It may be that the hole pattern for the TV mount is in the centre. In which case, the power outlet needs to be located in a different position!
Tip: have you considered making a 'cable plan'?
Making an outline of your potential set-up provides an overview and simplifies your cable management.
Here's a simple way it can be done... Do you live in an existing building? Then there's a good chance that the power outlets are not in the ideal place for your TV.
A practical, easy and quick solution is a surface-mounted cable cover.
Even though a range of exterior covers to conceal cables are widely available, they are usually made of plastic. These cable covers are not only flimsy, but are difficult to secure to walls, especially when you have plaster walls.
Vogel's offers a high-quality aluminium cable cover for up to 6 cables, including an HDMI cable, power cord or internet cable. This means you can easily conceal the cables for your speakers, other equipment and games console, in addition to your TV connection.
The aluminium cable cover can be quickly mounted on all different types of walls, and is designed to match any Vogel's TV mount. The elegant TVA 7000 cable cover is available in white and black, and if desired, can be painted to match your existing decor.
When installing a TV on a mount, one of the main issues is hiding the TV cables from view. This is one of the aspects we take into account when developing our TV brackets. Our solution is to equip our full-motion TV brackets with the Cable Inlay System (CIS®), Vogel's patented cable routing system. With this system, rather than travelling along the arms, the cables pass through the support arms from the wall to your TV. As a result, the cables are both invisible and well protected.
With a dedicated space behind our TV stand (TVS 3695 and 3690), you easily hide away the TV cables. It immediately creates a tidy and clean look. Furthermore, you can easily reach it again and the cables are protected.
With our best-selling SIGNATURE DesignMount and the motorised TV Wall Mount SIGNATURE MotionMount, a cover plate for the back of your TV is included as a standard. Both of the SIGNATURE TV mounts feature special cable holders, allowing you to store up to 4 metres of cable behind the cover plate.
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