ATV on the wall???

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  1. macfan1970 macrumors newbie

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    Hi
    I'd like to attach the 1st ATV to the wall under LCD
    Would it be harmful to ATV working there vertically?
    Thanks!!!
     
  2. bobdard macrumors regular

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    The only concern I would have is heat dissipation. But I guess the rubber bottom doesn't really help even if it's on a table/stand sitting normally. I wouldn't think it would cause a problem. Just a guess though.
     
  3. macfan1970 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    don't worry about it :)
    it'll be hanging on the wall and there will be a gap in between...
     
  4. miklovo macrumors member

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    Heat would be my only concern too because that thing probably gets hotter than my daughters easy bake oven but if flat screens can take the heat of being hung above a fireplace I can't see why putting your :apple:TV below it would be an issue.

    Hope you're going in wall with all the wiring though because that would look kinda twanky all exposed..IMO...
     
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    Twanky, indeed - especially since turning the logo on the cover right-way-round will force the cables out the top. ;)
     
  6. macfan1970 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    LCD is just on the wall, wires inside...
    there is no place for ATV so the idea is to fix it below LCD
    Luckily all the connections are on the top of ATV so it will be invisible
    And the most important ...the logo beneath LCD :):):)
    Hope the hot from ATV won't melt LCD :)
     
  7. miklovo macrumors member

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    Oooooo....so you're talking about puttin it right below the LCD.. Like tucking the cords that will be sticking out the top behind the bottom of your LCD screen??

    With no gap, that may get real hot....I don't know.
     
  8. bpaluzzi macrumors 6502a

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    Isn't the remote receiver on the front of the ATV? Might have problems with that facing down.

    Or are you going to be using it exclusively with iPad/iPod/iPhone Remote app?

    b
     
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  10. pMad macrumors regular

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    I thought about doing this, but had real problems getting the sensor to pick up the remote.

    My solution, the ATV2 is low profile, only .9 inches, so, I'm attaching an "L" bracket to the back of the TV and the top of the ATV2 with the ATV2 sticking out barely blow the bottom of my TV.
     
  11. matt1540 macrumors newbie

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    Use your Iphone or Ipad as the remote.
    I have my Atv hidden in the master bedroom closet with wires running to the TV mounted on the wall on the other side.

    I have set up both my phone and wife's iphone to work as remotes.
     
  12. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

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    Have you done this yet and if you have do you have a picture. I was thinking about doing the same thing. The wife wanted me to cut a hole in the wall and make a shelf for it to set on.
     
  13. pMad macrumors regular

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    I took it down to paint the wall. I'll post some photos this weekend.
     
  14. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

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    Great thanks, and have you had any trouble with using the remote, line of sight and all.
     
  15. pMad macrumors regular

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    No trouble.

    Here is the photo.

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  16. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

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    Thanks for the pict, so it is mounted above the TV
     
  17. pMad macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I originally had it at the bottom, but when I was rehanging it, I realized that because the TV leans away from the wall at the top, I'd have a better fit.

    All I did is buy a metal "L" bracket and attach it to both the rear of the TV and the underside of the ATV2 using heavy duty velcro.

    So far it has worked like a charm.
     

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