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Old 05-01-07, 12:36 PM
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Amazing new wire product

Anyone tried this yet? Its flat wire that you can stick to the wall and paint over.

"...Flatwire is so flat you can stick it on the wall and paint over it, and its manufacturer says you can't even tell it's there. Now you can get a variety of types of wiring in this ultra-flat format, including high-voltage electrical, low-voltage lighting, Cat5e, coaxial cable, speaker wire, component video and HDMI/DVI."

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Old 05-01-07, 01:04 PM
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Flat wire isn't new. Just do a Google search.
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Old 05-01-07, 01:32 PM
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I hear you can even cut a tin can with it. Now how much would you pay?

If I hadn't run the wire in the walls, I would have probably found this worth buying. I wonder how well it does over textured walls. Most people don't have flat walls.
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Old 05-01-07, 02:24 PM
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the problem i see with this stuff is turns. you have to turn it at some point. if you run it along the wall and need to raise or lower it before, during or after the run you are screwed.
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"To make a turn, fold the wire back and then over itself as in the diagram below. Press as smooth and flat as possible."

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I always thought it was cool for us projector folks, but the wire was always too expensive for me. I just deal with ugly wires pinned to the wall and hidden as best I can for now. I'm poor.
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Old 05-02-07, 01:30 AM
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Well, regardless if this is has been around for a while, the applications for it are very specific. Most of us just buy your typical cable and make room for it. Either we drill holes, use duct tape, run the cables under a carpet, under a floor, whatever. It's an interesting product, but is technically more prone to contamination, and is overpriced. Those are two cons. But the 3rd con, is probably the deal breaker. It's very proprietary. You can't "shop around" for prices on extensions or go to your local computer store to grab a cable for a quick fix.
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Old 05-02-07, 10:55 AM
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I've used flat wires for years but those are even thinner. I think the asking price is ridiculous. I bet Monoprice will come out with a cheaper version eventually.
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They don't make this stuff thick enough for me.
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