For the regular visitors they probably already know that I did get anything extra with Guardian who is the audio/video/data/security installer that partnered with Ryan Homes in our area. For those that don't know that, yeah I'm a crazy guy going to try to do the wiring on my own (Guardian Meeting). Some may still be wondering how is that dude (me) going to hang a TV on the wall and still have it look good? Well that is a good question...
Running the audio/video/data lines seems relatively easy compared to the nasty one that people usually overlook, the electrical power connection. One cannot just run a plain old power cable in the wall because this is in violation of fire codes. That power cable can cause a fire putting everything you hold dear in serious peril. Now if you are like me that gives me pause to think about all the wires that are just laying around outside the walls waiting to inflict doom ** looks down at the power brick at his feet with all those cables ** HMM...
Having Ryan put in an extra outlet where you want to have a TV mounted makes sense, that is if you know for certain where you want that TV. Well, I would like to be in the place for a while and get the feel of it before I make a solid commitment like that. Not that it would be a huge commitment though since something could be hung over the outlet if it was decided not to put the TV in that spot. But there are so many walls to choose from!
That is where this PowerBridge solution comes in nicely, and really this is good for anyone since someone could just up and say, "Hey, I want a TV mounted in my [X] room". The PowerBridge uses a ROMEX electrical wire connection between the two wall plates which is fire code compliant and it also allows you to feed your low voltage wires through additional ports on the plates.
The reality though is that I will likely be doing this during the winter after things are settled down and the colder weather sets in. I am fine with the TV sitting on the TV stand for now since there will be so many other things to take care of after move in.
At the very least it is just another fun electrical/technology thing I found out there :-)