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how to install LCD TV on Tiki Hut
xtreme11
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Posted: 2012-02-01 6:56 pm   Permalink

Hi All,

I am having a hard time figuring out the best way to install a 27" LCD TV on my 10 x 10 tiki hut. Does anyone have experience installing a TV on their hut? I was thinking about purchasing a bracket that swivels and tilts however I would like advice on the proper area to install and how to install etc...

Thank you!
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JOHN-O
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From: Dogtown, USA
Posted: 2012-02-01 7:07 pm   Permalink

You're joking right ??

21st-century home entertainment technology is not an appropriate aesthetic for a true Tiki bar/hut.

Don't you want to escape from the modern world ?? That's the beauty of Tiki.


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xtreme11
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Posted: 2012-02-01 7:13 pm   Permalink

You're absolutely right and I respect your comments! I only want a TV to watch my favorite sports team when my kids hijack the TV inside.

 
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RevBambooBen
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Posted: 2012-02-01 8:17 pm   Permalink

Awesome!

You have any white walls ?


 
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xtreme11
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Posted: 2012-02-01 8:28 pm   Permalink

No walls - TV and mount would need to be installed directly on the hut like what you see on this link http://www.palmhuts.com/tikihuts/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/IMG_2145.jpg

I just don't know what type of brackets to use or what else I should keep in consideration for doing it proper.

I would appreciate your guidance.

Thanks!
-Xtreme11


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Chuck Tatum is Tiki
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Posted: 2012-02-02 03:33 am   Permalink

Looks like you will need a Ceiling / Under Cabinet Mounts for Flat Panel Displays type bracket
look here for all types available:
http://www.monoprice.com/products/subdepartment.asp?c_id=109&cp_id=10828

But remember you will be mocked for putting a God forsaken "Devil Box" in a Tiki Bar!


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bongofury
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Joined: Oct 15, 2002
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From: Ventura County
Posted: 2012-02-02 5:30 pm   Permalink

Don't let the naysayers scare you off! You can have a TV in your bar and still keep a vintage vibe. I don't have pictures but I'm sure someone does....Don The Beachcomber in Huntington Beach has an old school black & white 12" tube TV behind the bar showing vintage surf films. I think Kirby's Rumpus Room has one too. Frankie"s Tiki Room in Las Vegas and Forbidden Island in Alameda have TVs behind the bar showing great old Polynesian and surf films but not sure what kind of TVs they have.

My plan was to do like DTB as I have an old 12" tube B&W TV and plenty of old surf and Polynesian VHS stuff to show. Unfortunately our bar is already loaded and I could not find a place for the TV. So while this may not be exactly what you are trying to accomplish here is what we did.

I took a vintage suitcase from Goodwill and used just the front half to save room. I found an inexpensive 23" LED TV to fit inside the suitcase. I installed a full articulating mount for the TV and attached the TV. to it. Then I took the suitcase, cut out for the screen, finished the opening with automotive edge trim and attached it to the TV. Hid the cables behind bamboo to the Blue Ray Wi Fi player. I need to finish the box for the player but I can also watch Netflix movies (like Jivarro and Jungle Heat) without the cable( I installed cable to the bar 6 years ago but it isn't near where we put the TV) Here are some pics...

When we are not watching the TV it is covered by a travel map







The DVD player










By using 1/2 of the suicase it has a narrower profile
















I recommend showing South Seas Drive In (see Tiki Magazine reviews) type movies or vintage surf films when you are entertaining in Tiki Style. Otherwise watch what ever you want.







Sitting at the bar the TV works fine against the wall. When sitting (or lying) on the couch I can just swing it out for better viewing as seen in the last photo. Paint your walls in earth tones or cover with some type of tropical matting. Let me know if you want me to make one for you with the other half of the suitcase.

I would like to see how others have added a TV to their bar. Aloha





 
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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2012-02-02 6:36 pm   Permalink

TV in a suitcase...I love it!!! What a splendid idea. If I had the money I would snag a Predicta TV for my lounge. They look awesome, would show retro TV shows but no sports...LOL

http://www.predicta.com/index.shtml
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Chuck Tatum is Tiki
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Posted: 2012-02-02 6:59 pm   Permalink

Actually a cool idea Bongo, but are you having any heat issues with that enclosure?

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RevBambooBen
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Posted: 2012-02-02 7:49 pm   Permalink

Looks like it's a front Chuck. I'm guessing no back for vent.

Cool Beans BoNgO!!!!!!!!!!
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bongofury
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Posted: 2012-02-02 7:54 pm   Permalink

Not sure how much heat an LED TV puts out but there doesn't seem to be much. Info said that if it is run for 5 hours a day every day it will only use an average of $9.00 of electricity per year. Since it is just 1/2 a suitcase, the whole back is open and it does not seal against the wall.

 
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Chuck Tatum is Tiki
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Posted: 2012-02-02 8:52 pm   Permalink

In that case "WE" shall allow you to use the suitcase mount
but we shall be watching and waiting......for....something.......soooo...


 
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Polynesiac
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Posted: 2012-02-03 08:01 am   Permalink

Great idea Bongo! This post came right at the time I was thinking about how to hide a TV in our tikified guest bedroom. I have a small house and don't want to take up critical storage space inside of a cabinet. I thought about a wall mounted enclosure, but attaching the enclosure to the mount or the TV is a great idea! The enclosure moves with the TV!

Ron - are you using the TV's speakers or do you have it connected to a surround sound in the bar? If you are using the TV's speakers, does your enclosure effect the sound quality?
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Unga Bunga
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Posted: 2012-02-03 10:08 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-02-02 17:30, bongofury wrote:
Don't let the naysayers scare you off!


Hi Xtreme,
Yes, please excuse our self-ordained Tiki police.
They mean well (sometimes).

Bongo has a tv in his bar?
I have lost all respect of the man. (great framing Bongo!)

Tonight I have on Hawaiian Tropics Bikini Contest (greatest hits)
(Not Tiki you say? Don't care, so go fuck yourself.)








 
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Johnny Dollar
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Posted: 2012-02-03 10:13 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-02-03 10:08, Unga Bunga wrote:
Hawaiian Tropics Bikini Contest (greatest _its?)



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