The glass monster in the salon finally gets replaced with an LCD TV
Due to the number of pictures, I'm splitting this up into two parts. Part 1 is removal of the old TV, Part 2 is installing the new LCD
Part 1 | Part 2
Our latest project was to finally relieve our salon of the heavy and bulky Sony 27" television and replace it with a modern LCD model which is DTV ready. As I got into the project I thought it would be a great time to also upgrade the sound system from a faux surround sound to a real Dolby Digital 5.1 system.
- Removing the Sony was going to be difficult. I've had it out before and it was a real bear to get it loose
- Actually getting the Sony out the door was going to be 'fun' - since I was working by myself, I used my Kubota loader bucket
- Cabinet work was going to be required - the cabinet opening needed to be widened by about 1/2" on each side which sounds easy, but it wasn't
- How to install the articulated TV mount was going to take quite a bit of planning
- And finally how to deal with the rear surround speakers
What I used:
- Hitachi 32" LCD TV model number L32A403 720p (purchased from Newegg.com)
- Sony Home Theatre & DVD player model DAV-HDX589W (purchased from Costco)
- BYTECC BT-2337TSX-BK Full Motion 2-Arm Extended Wall Mount (purchased from Newegg.com
Let's get started...
Removing the old TV:
Finally out the door into the loader bucket!
Let's get the Winegard video switch out of the way for later cabling activity
The switch box is difficult to move/remove thanks to the Velcro-like stuff on the bottom!
Ready now for some new challenges - installing the new TV!
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