Now that you wall mounted your TV, how do you HIDE the Cable Box?

You finally did it, you hired a TV Installation Pro or used your DIY skills and wall mounted your TV.  Feels better, doesn’t it?  Sleek and clean…oh wait, you still have your cords, cable box and components all over the place?  Wall mounting your TV isn’t the only solution to create the professional home theater setup you are looking for…it’s really just the start.

Next is to deal with the TV components.  You could purchase a horizontal wall mounted component shelf, but they are limited on how much weight they can handle being horizontal - some are even made of a flimsy plastic.  Besides, you still have to look at it!  So, how do you hide that ugly cable box?! 

At HIDEit Mounts, we specialize in hiding your TV components BEHIND your TV.  We started with wall mounts for game consoles but quickly realized that our customers wanted a cable box wall mount, too.  Though Motorola and Scientific Atlanta make cable boxes and DVR receivers for many of the big companies like DISH, Comcast, Time Warner, U-verse and FiOS, they don’t make them a consistent size - DirecTV makes their own satellite receivers and still have a variety of sizes available!  We knew the best solution would be something that could work for all of them so we worked tirelessly to create an adjustable component wall mount.  Now, we offer a complete line of Universal Mounts that will hold any cable box available.


Which TV Mount Should You Buy?

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At HIDEit Mounts, we don’t make or sell TV Wall Mounts…at least not right now.  However, we are often asked which TV Mounts work best with our Component Wall Mounts.

There are a few types of TV Wall Mounts available.  If you aren’t trying to HIDE your A/V components behind your TV, then you can buy a Flat Mount TV Bracket.  These are very close to the wall and don’t allow for any movement.  

If you are looking to mount only a few components that are thin and small like a Roku and Apple TV which are less than 1” deep, then you can likely use a Tilting TV Wall Mount or a Tilt/Swivel Mount since most can extend more than 1.5” when fully tilted.

But, if you want to wall mount larger components like a PS4 at 2” deep, a cable box at 2.5-3” deep plus some small devices, you need a Fully Articulating Wall Mount.  Full Articulating Wall Mounts allow you to pull the TV away from the wall, swivel from left to right, and tilt up and down.  These TV mounts offer the most space behind the TV for your peripheral equipment and the bonus is that you can adjust them to maximize your view.  I like to pull the TV out further when we have a movie night - it’s the free way to make your TV feel bigger!

Once you have decided between Flat, Tilt, Tilt/Swivel and Articulating, search for a TV mount that takes up a small wall footprint.  The space that the mount itself takes up on the wall will minimize the amount of space you have for your components.  No big deal if you are only mounting a few things, but if you have a handful of components, the wall mount’s footprint becomes more important.

Last, make sure that the mount you are purchasing works with the size of your TV.  If you opt for one that is VESA compliant (most are), installation should be pretty straightforward.


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Take a look at our growing line of Universal Mounts.  We have a mount for most devices so just measure it and choose the size that is right for you! 


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Unfortunate news about Xbox One

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At HIDEit Mounts, we have built our business around the devices that connect to our TVs from game consoles to digital media players.  For years, game consoles have been able to be placed either horizontal or vertical.  That vertical orientation is crucial for our mounts since they are designed for saving space elsewhere and taking advantage of unused wall space.


Well...the Xbox One was designed to be placed horizontal ONLY.  According to Microsoft, the Xbox One can experience damage to the disk drive if placed vertically and if you place it vertical, you do so at your own risk.  All Xbox 360 consoles, Nintendo consoles, and PlayStation 3 and 4 consoles have been designed for either horizontal or vertical orientation so why the change?  According to Microsoft, the issue is their slot loading drive...yet even consoles like the PS3 and PS4 which have similar drives, have no problem with being placed vertically.  Microsoft claims that only 20% of Xbox customers place their consoles vertically...given our business, I think that number is growing.  Even still, what about that 20% of us?!


It's a shame that Xbox didn't see that being vertically challenged would pose a problem!  I suppose if you don't intend on using discs with your Xbox One, maybe you could take advantage of our products...but you would still be doing so at your own risk.  And, watch out putting it in a cabinet since the heat concerns with the Xbox One are just as bad as they have been with previous Xbox consoles.  For us, this renders the Xbox One nearly useless.


For all of our customers that have anxiously awaited an Xbox One HIDEit Mount, we are very sorry to deliver this news.  Seems like we aren't the only ones who are disappointed.  Check out: MaximumPC


Black Friday through Cyber Monday - Save on Amazon

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Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!  Here's a little something extra to be thankful for...15% off ALL HIDEit Mounts on Amazon!  

Visit the HIDEit Mounts Amazon Store between Midnight (Pacific) on Black Friday until Midnight (Pacific) on CyberMonday. 

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Don't forget, the Uni-M works for the new PS4. More sizes of HIDEit Universal Mounts (Xbox ONE, Original Xbox 360, Classic PS3, cable/satellite boxes) are COMING SOON!


Need a PS4 Wall Mount? Save $5 through 11/18!

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We got our hands on a PS4 this morning at midnight and are thrilled to officially announce that our Uni-M works perfectly with the PlayStation 4.  

If you pre-ordered your PS4 or were one of the lucky few to snag an extra one last night, order your Uni-M for PlayStation 4 by Monday 11/18 and save $5.  

Use Coupon Code PS4LAUNCH when you purchase your Uni-M Adjustable PS4 Mount.


HIDEit Mounts - Customer Reviews

A few months ago we added an app to our online store thanks to Yotpo that allows our valuable customers to provide their feedback on our products. 

Thanks to our amazing customers, we have some incredible reviews for our prospective customers to read.  We are thrilled that so many of our customers love our products and so many have given us 5 stars!

If you are on the fence about HIDEit Mounts, please read the reviews.  They are from real customers - check out Yotpo and you'll see that it's all legit!

We would like to thank our loyal customers!!!  We wouldn't have been able to build this company without you!  We heart you!


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Xbox One and Xbox 360 Redesign

Today at E3, Xbox announced another new Xbox 360 console that is smaller and has a more modern, sleek design.  It resembles the new Xbox One and claims to be quieter than the existing Xbox 360 console. 

Not much else has been announced about this redesigned Xbox 360 so we assume that the specs, aside from general console size, will remain the same.  If you are still waiting to buy an Xbox, which to choose?!



That depends on what you are looking for - incredible gaming machine or all-in-one home theater and communications command center.  The Xbox One seems to do it all - if only it could wash the dishes for me!  Is Xbox One the way of the future?  Change between a game, a movie, cable TV and the internet just by talking to Kinect...sounds pretty sci-fi to me!  Microsoft has done an incredible job at updating our level of multi-tasking ability, even when "relaxing" in front of the TV!  Here's more on the Xbox One: Microsoft Come Clean

Xbox did announce a number of games exclusive to the Xbox One.  Not sure if this is smart or if it will just make the new Xbox 360 sales lag.  But, Xbox 360 will still allow you to play used games.  Guess we need to wait to hear more about the new Xbox 360 which is supposed to be available today.'s not yet available on the Microsoft website nor any of the major big-box retailers.  Perhaps they are sitting on shelves at some...but, not at our local Gamestop nor Best Buy.  We love you Xbox, but you just keep on teasing us!