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How to get cables past a timber nogging when wall mounting your LCD TV

How to get cables past a timber noggings when wall mounting your LCD TV

There are a hand full of TV cables which are left exposed once mounting a TV onto a wall, these cables consist of power cable, coax antenna cable, HDMI cables & RCA cables. Often my customers choose the option of hiding all of their TV and media units cables through the wall as having them exposed is unsightly.

Today I’m going to show you how to get cables past a timber nogging when wall mounting your LCD TV onto the wall to achieve a clean professional look.

In a common TV Wall mounting situation, the timber noggings are normally 450mm or 600mm apart.   They are normally then halfway up the wall between the floor and ceiling.

Below is a diagram showing the timber studs which the tv wall bracket will be crewed to and the timber noggins which can prevent the cables being threaded through the wall.

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Once we are ready to Mount the TV to the wall, we have to drill a hole in the timber nogging to pass the cables through.   To achieve this, we have to cut a hole in the gyprock to expose the timber to gain access to drill the hole.

Below is the step by step guide on how to hide the cables when mounting a TV wall bracket (power cable, coax antenna cable, HDMI cables & RCA cables) through the wall.

Step 1 

During a TV installation job where I am mounting a TV to a wall and concealing the TV cables, I use masking take to mark out the timber studs and noggings behind the gyprock wall.

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Step 2

Using a high quality stud finder I have accurately found the studs and noggings

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Step 3

I have now marked out the flap that I need to cut out.

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Step 4

Here is an example of how I have cut the flap and exposed the timber nogging

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Step 5

Using a 32mm drill bit I then proceed drilling through the timber.

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Step 6

The hole is now drilled and I can thread the TV cables through

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Step 7

During this stage of the TV installation, the TV cables can now be threaded through

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Step 8

Now I carefully close the flap back down to patch up the hole which has been created.

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Step 9

The patch has now been sanded and painted over.

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Overall I think it comes up well with little or no indication that we have cut into the wall.

If you would like your tv wall mounted contact Peter from That TV Guy on 0401 202 087. 

Peter has been doing tv setups, installations and wall mounting in the Northern Beaches Sydney and North Shore Sydney for the last 14 years.

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Television installation Dee Why Northern Beaches

Television installation Dee Why Northern Beaches

With this Television installation Dee Why Northern Beaches we had to mount the customers Sony 50in LCD TV onto the wall with the swivel tv bracket supplied by the customer.

Television installation Dee Why Northern Beaches

The customer had the builder and electrician chase the wall out so that the Playstation 3 was located in the cabinet to the right and with the antenna, HDMI cable for the PS3 and power point behind the TV.

That TV Guy is your local TV installer.   Give Peter a call on 0401202087.  Peter has been servicing the Northern Beaches and North Shore for 12 years.





Worst television technologies

Worst television technologies

HD has been around for 15-odd years, and during that time TV makers have introduced numerous technologies and extras to try to get you to buy a new tv. Here my least favourite.

The HDTV market is now fully mature. Just about everybody owns at least one, and often three or four. For the most part we’re happy with our high-definition televisions, but that doesn’t mean we get the best picture available or use the extras and doo-dads we paid for.

Presented below, in no particular order, are the HDTV technologies I consider largely useless, unhelpful and even downright harmful to picture quality. Most of them seem to exist merely to fill out an already overstuffed features list, however, so they’ll be with us for awhile longer.



Almost nobody uses the 3D feature on their TVs, even if they happen to own the glasses. Most people use it once then don’t bother to use it again. It’s such a well-known flop that Toshiba have dropped it entirely. I wouldn’t be surprised to see other TV makers do the same soon.


Curved screens

Curved TVs are a gimmick, at least at their current incarnations of sizes and seating distances. When i have viewed them I count even notice any difference . And the kicker is that curved LED TVs cost significantly more than flat ones.



What’s wrong with extra resolution, you ask? First off, it’s almost impossible to discern the difference between HD and 4K at standard seating distances. But even worse, spending bandwidth and bits on that extra resolution means there’s less to devote to things that actually improve picture quality.



LCD is the most successful HDTV display technology, killing off CRT, rear-projection and now plasma, and pushing OLED further down the road. But LCD and “LED TVs” generally offer worse picture quality than plasma or OLED. They suffer insurmountable off-angle issues and require convoluted, often flawed local dimming and video-processing schemes to produce a decent picture. Too bad there’s no real alternative right now.


Edge-lit LED

These sets sell like gangbusters thanks to their slim profiles, but most have worse picture uniformity, including brighter edges and corners, than direct-lit LED-based LCD TVs.


Soap-opera effect

The artificial smoothing introduced by many TVs can usually be turned off, but in most models it’s on by default. In addition to making films look like they were shot with camcorders, it can introduce artifacts like blurring and haloing.


Glossy screens

Can you shave by the reflection of your TV screen? Then a window or lamp in your room is likely to be a bright distraction. Many such shiny screens do improve contrast, but compared to matte versions they don’t perform as well overall in bright rooms. But they do sell better on the showroom floor, proving once again that people like shiny things.


HDCP copy protection

Designed to prevent piracy (previously Macrovision), HDCP’s only real effect is to inconvenience users who all-too-often encounter blank or snowy screens as the result of a failed “handshake.” And it’s not going away anytime soon.


Bloated smart TV suites

Cruddy games, lame apps you’ll never use and sub-par Web browsers litter the oft-overcrowded interfaces of many of today’s smart TVs. In most cases you’ll just ignore them, but sometimes they impede access to the services you’ll actually use, such as Netflix, ABC iView and SBS on Demand. Especially compared to Apple TV, most smart TVs can offer too much crap!


Voice and gesture control

Talking and waving to your TV might seem like a revolution worthy of “Minority Report,” but the reality is you’ll almost never use these features either. Clicking a button on a remote is almost always going to be a better way to get things done, and with smart predictive text, even keyword searches are usually easier via virtual keyboards than via voice.

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TV Installer Northern Beaches

TV Installer Northern Beaches

This TV Installer Northern Beaches  job was in Dee Why Northern Beaches Sydney.   The customer had just moved into her new unit from downsizing from the family home in Collaroy Plateau.  She wanted the tv wall mounted so that the tv could not fall over and harm her young daughter.    The wall mounting of the Panasonic plasma television was relatively straight forward and simple.  Since the plasma tv is one of the older plasmas a Digital Set Top box is required to watch digital tv.   We also added a Sony DVD player and an amplifier may be added in the future.

TV Installer Northern Beaches


For all your audio visual needs and advice don’t hesitate to call Peter from That TV Guy.   Your local tv expert. 0401 202 087.