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Pre Wiring for a TV

16 years ago

I am a low tech type of guy. I am currently refinishing my basement and studding it out now. Finished the electric wiring and wanted to prewire for a LCD/Plasma TV for the wall. I have done research but get confused. Any recommendations? One site said to prewire using 6 coax cables!!! Is this really needed? Also, do you really need to buy the TV first to find out how it mounts? Or does regular spaced studding work OK. Do the studs need to be dead on somewhere for the TV to hang from a bracket? And what about an electric box...where should that go? I read that you can run the regular plug from the TV behind the wall and pop it out at the regular floor area outlet...seems to be a big code violation.

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