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An HDTV question

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I really can't believe I'm even asking this... but...

The wife, yes the wife, watching QVC, YES QVC, has decided we, yes WE need a new flat screen TV!!!

The special of the day or whatever was a 46" Sharp Aquos.

My question is not going to be what TV is the best, that'll be determined with our own taste and research.

What I'm wondering is, is there any way to hook up the surround sound wirelessly?? If so, how about the satellite dish?? Where the wife, and I, would like to hang it, is on a "fake" wall that separates the kitchen / dining room area from the living room in the upstairs of a 70's style Wausau split house.

It's a wall that goes up about 10' in an area with a vaulted ceiling of about 12'. Also, there's no part of the wall that touches an outside wall.

The basement is completely finished off with sheetrock / tongue and groove on the ceiling.

I know of the easiest, most likely way to run the satellite cable, but are there other options?

Thanks.

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Is there any unfinished area in the basement? You would be suprised as to what and experienced residential electrician could fish in to that area. If it is within 20 feet of an open area in the basement it would be a piece of cake to fish in.

I just reread your post, built in the '70's, probably solid floor joists huh? Makes it harder, but not impossible.

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There are systems that come with wireless remote speakers.

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Yeah, solid joists.

The closest room that's doesn't have a finished ceiling is the utility room, and that's about 15' from where this wall that we're wanting to hang the TV on, is.

It's about another 30' of wire to run from the satellite dish, so we're getting up to around 100' or so if we run it this way.

I think the best thing, would be to run the satellite wire where it comes in, in the basement, along the wall, then up and along the backside of the ductwork (no one will see it there) and then just drill a hole straight up below the fridge and run the wire through the backside of the wall.

I can then get the wire to the sound, and then run the wires back through the wall and up the the TV and back in behind it there, all behind the fridge.

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If you have carpet, you could run it under the carpet along the baseboard.

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Nope, laminate wood.

Just put it in last year.

I suppose I COULD pull up the part in the living room, and then run the wire, and relay it, but that's going to be a hassle in itself, even though all the wires would be run in the floor.

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There is a way of running wires without exposing anything, it's called "Wall Fishing". It's not something I'd reccomend but if done correctly, it will look wonderful. I've done quite a few wall fish myself, being a former cable installer, I would be able to give you a few pointers or even assist you in the project.

If you have laminate wood, it should not be too difficult versus sheet rock.

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