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Old 05-29-2013, 08:31 AM   #11
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I gave up after the THIRD RCA piece of crap DVD/AM/FM Surround sound died. Never liked the junk in ceiling speakers and the worthless RCA subwoofer. Now that I've got that off my chest...Installed a Samsung sound bar below the TV with a wireless subwoofer that I put behind the couch. Cost us about $260 on sale at BestBuy. Also bought a BluRay DVD player and installed in the cabinet, along with the Directv receiver, below the TV. So much better. Can actually hear the TV when the livingroom a/c is on high.
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:47 AM   #12
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I gave up after the THIRD RCA piece of crap DVD/AM/FM Surround sound died. Never liked the junk in ceiling speakers and the worthless RCA subwoofer. Now that I've got that off my chest...Installed a Samsung sound bar below the TV with a wireless subwoofer that I put behind the couch. Cost us about $260 on sale at BestBuy. Also bought a BluRay DVD player and installed in the cabinet, along with the Directv receiver, below the TV. So much better. Can actually hear the TV when the livingroom a/c is on high.
OK. I like this. Keep going. With the sound bar did you need some sort of power amp or receiver? Or is the sound bar powered? From the DVD player up to the TV did you run HDMI cable and how easy was that? This wireless sub you mention, who does that work?

This may be another option I was not even thinking about.
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Old 05-29-2013, 12:38 PM   #13
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I installed a Vizio powered Soundbar/wireless Subwoofer, bought re-furbed at BestBuy.com for $89.00. Works beautifully, and fits perfectly under the 32" Vizio over the dash.
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Old 05-29-2013, 03:52 PM   #14
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I installed a Vizio powered Soundbar/wireless Subwoofer, bought re-furbed at BestBuy.com for $89.00. Works beautifully, and fits perfectly under the 32" Vizio over the dash.

Hey, Freds342, you replaced the old TV over the dash in you 2005 GT with a Vizio? Did you do the work? Do you have pics?

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Old 05-29-2013, 05:22 PM   #15
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Hey, Freds342, you replaced the old TV over the dash in you 2005 GT with a Vizio? Did you do the work? Do you have pics?

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Piece of cake. The hardest part was removing the 80-lb. tube model that was in there!

Once I got it out, I framed in 2x4's just deep enough to allow a 3/4" piece of birch-faced plywood. Mounted the plywood using a piano hinge and slide latch, so I could access the cabling behind, and drilled holes for the power, HDMI, and audio cables. I used a solid mount for the TV. It has a limited amount of motion (about 15-degrees on both axes) for strength.

I originally centered the TV on the plywood, but had to move it up an inch or so when I added the sound bar. Still looks great.

I did the same with the rear TV, going from the 19" tube to a 23" Vizio, and got an extra linen closet to boot!

I ain't got no stinkin' pictures, but could take some if the description isn't sufficient.
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Old 05-29-2013, 05:56 PM   #16
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OK. I like this. Keep going. With the sound bar did you need some sort of power amp or receiver? Or is the sound bar powered? From the DVD player up to the TV did you run HDMI cable and how easy was that? This wireless sub you mention, who does that work?

This may be another option I was not even thinking about.
Totally self contained. The subwoofer is blutooth linked to the soundbar and the soundbar does all the setup. The Bluray player is hooked to the TV via a HDMI cable run thru the back of the cabinet. I use nothing in the overhead compartment that came with the MH except the switch for the ant/cable settings and the sat dish control is located up there.
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I went on to Best Buy. I think I am going to trash the whole system. I like the sound bar and wireless woofer idea. I am thinking I could do the sound bar and mount it under the TV that is hanging with some sort of bracket. Then put the sub where the current sub is up front as that doesn't really matter. Then at the same time add a Blu Ray/DVD player in the glass compartment under the counter. Only issue may be running a HDMI cable from the cabinet up to the TV and the mounting of the sound bar.

I then think I am just going to add two car speakers in pre-made boxes up front (driver and passenger footwell) and run them off the head unit so the whole system will be a little more traditional.
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I went on to Best Buy. I think I am going to trash the whole system. I like the sound bar and wireless woofer idea. I am thinking I could do the sound bar and mount it under the TV that is hanging with some sort of bracket. Then put the sub where the current sub is up front as that doesn't really matter. Then at the same time addition a Blu Ray/DVD player in the glass compartment under the counter. Only issue may be running a HDMI cable from the cabinet up to the TV and the mounting of the sound bar.

I then think I am just going to add two car speakers in pre-made boxes up front (driver and passenger footwell) and run them off the head unit so the whole system will be a little more traditional.
I ran an HDMI cable from the cabinet under the counter up to theTV. There is a PVC pipe that runs up the wall from the AV cabinet under the counter to the area behind the TV. If you remove the bottom screws on the TV mount and loosen the top screws you can swing the TV out far enough to get to the wires behind the TV without removing the TV from the wall. The bottom of the PVC pipe comes out where the cable wires come out of the wall in the back of the AV cabinet. I ran a fish up the PVC pipe and then pulled the HDMI cable through. It's tight but it will fit. Make sure you buy a long enough cable. It's a longer run than it looks. I put in a 6 foot cable and it was just barely long enough.
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I ran an HDMI cable from the cabinet under the counter up to theTV. There is a PVC pipe that runs up the wall from the AV cabinet under the counter to the area behind the TV. If you remove the bottom screws on the TV mount and loosen the top screws you can swing the TV out far enough to get to the wires behind the TV without removing the TV from the wall. The bottom of the PVC pipe comes out where the cable wires come out of the wall in the back of the AV cabinet. I ran a fish up the PVC pipe and then pulled the HDMI cable through. It's tight but it will fit. Make sure you buy a long enough cable. It's a longer run than it looks. I put in a 6 foot cable and it was just barely long enough.
Awesome. Thanks. That sounds doable.
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Old 05-31-2013, 06:51 PM   #20
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TigerDirect.com has the Viizio Soundbar with Bluetooth Wireless Subwoofer on sale right now for $89.

It's the same one that I have, and it works beautifully
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