I want to mount my TV on the wall but I'm not sure what to do with the set top box. I have Comcast and the set top box doubles as DVR as well. I don't think I can mount it behind the TV because I need a line of sight for the remote. I was thinking about getting a separate DVR - is there a way to use the TV remote to change the channels and control the DVR?

I'm going to put an electrical and cox outlets behind where the TV will be mounted.

What do people usually do in that situation?

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    You can get an IR Remote Extender that will let you mount the DVR behind the TV while still letting it be controllable by the remote. – Johnny Aug 11 '15 at 1:18
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    Most people install the DVR below the TV in a console, or somewhere on the same wall. Then they route the cables through the wall, to the TV. – Tester101 Aug 11 '15 at 1:18
  • You can also get a universal remote control with RF controls (radio frequency, no line-of-sight required) that include an IR blaster (infra-red, used by standard controls, requiring line-of sight), placed near the DVR/cable box and that converts the RF back to IR. – bib Aug 11 '15 at 1:38
  • I thought about putting in a small cabinet, but I rather not if possible. A remote extender is a good idea if it works. – ventsyv Aug 11 '15 at 1:40
  • I've used a cheap remote extender; it worked... – keshlam Aug 11 '15 at 2:23

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