I'm re-mounting the 42" Panasonic plasma on the wall above the fireplace.
All the important cable entries are to the back of the TV and so a right
sod to get at when the TV is on the wall because of the limited room
between TV and wall.
Between 75mm and 90mm depending on which connection so just enough for a
stiff cable to bend, but not a lot extra to line it up and fit it.
I've just measured my fist in "grasping" position and the distance from
the back of the hand to the finger tips is about 75mm - much the same as a
clenched fist - so not a lot of space with my sized hands.
I can't really fit all the cables prior to mounting because they will be
coming through a hole in the wall roughly mid way to the back of the TV
and the connections are to one side.
I suppose I could stand the TV on some very high supports before lifting
it onto the brackets, but if I want to modify the cable connections at all
then I would presumably have to lift the whole thing off again which is a
two person job.
I could space the TV further out from the wall (plenty of spare 18mm OSB
and quite a bit of other sheet material to space the bracket out from the
wall) and this seems to be the most obvious option - bring the TV further
out without compromising the strength of the bracket. Just need longer
So - how far out from the wall looks acceptable for a 42" TV?
How do others manage the cable connections (as most TVs seem to have the
permanent connections at the rear, and temporary connections like PC, AVI
and SD card on one side for easy access) on wall mounted systems?
Windows 8.1 on PCSpecialist box