I am in the in the planning phase of mounting my 50" plasma in my living room. The wall the TV is going on is an exterior wall (it should have insulation) and the interior side is already finished so I don't have full access for running new electrical. I am thinking of running the wires behind the wall from the tv down to the bottom of the wall and having them come out at the bottom and running them outside the wall along the baseboard to the reciever/cable box/etc. This way I don't need to punch holes in the drywall and run the wires through the studs.
For running the low voltage wires I will get two face plates that allow me to run the HDMI cables through the wall. But running the electrical to behind the TV is trickier. I found a kit (Recessed Pro Power Kit w/Straight Blade Inlet White) that seems to be designed for this situation. Is there a way to get this myself without buying the whole kit? I don't need the low voltage lines to run next to the electrical, and I would like to actually have a normal outlet behind the TV (so I can plug 2 devices into it) instead of just one like in the kit.
For the outlet behind the TV I can just use a normal outlet but I don't know how or what to use for the other "outlet" the gets the power initially. I don't want to buy the $50 kit above just for that piece.
EDIT: While there are other eletrical outlets on this wall, none are below were I want to mount the TV so I can't reach them without going through studs. However this is an exterior wall on the first floor, I can get to the bottom of the wall from my unfinished basement. Initially I liked the product I linked from Monoprice because it would still allow me to run my TV through me APC surge protector. However I have found some in wall surge protectors (like this) so if I run power from the basement I could install one of those.