ATV Mounting tip

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by BasilFawlty, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    Recently I saw an advert (on this site as a matter of fact) for an "ATV mounting system" that lets you mount your ATV to the back of you TV. This device was, I think, $29 (plus shipping). Well, I got to thinking anout it, and decided, why not just use a couple strips of Velcro. So I secured a little bit of the stuff from a friend and put two 3 1/2" strips on the back of the ATV and the other part on a convenient spot on the back of my Sony Bravia TV. Guess what - it works like a champ! The RF still works fine because the signal bounces off the wall (not sure how this would work on a set that is not close to a wall). Anyway, it's a perfect and cheap solution if you want to mount your ATV out of site on the back of the TV. Just thought I'd pass the idea along.
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    Thank you for this idea.
     
  3. macrumors member

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    I did this around 2 months ago and totally agree with you works great.
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    Your saying if I mount this to my wall mount, behind my TV, the signal (RF) still works fine??
     
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  6. macrumors 68000

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    Maybe he meant the iOS remote app which uses wifi?
     
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    tbayrgs

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    As mikepro stated, the remote is IR but I can attest it still does work as long as you have adequate space between the wall and the TV. I have an Apple TV 2 mounted to the back of my TV mounted to the wall on our patio and am still able to use the standard Apple remote--granted, my TV is mounted in a corner immediately next to a large glass patio door so I'm guessing that facilitates the IR signal deflecting behind the TV.
     
  8. macrumors 6502

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    Hmm I will test it out.. I dont have too much room between my TV and the wall..
     

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