Wall-mounted televisions have become the norm now that they come with enormous screens. Resting such flatscreen or curved TVs on a cabinet simply takes too much space, so it only makes sense to mount them flush against the wall.
If you are a minimalist, chances are you also have your big screen wall-mounted, giving you more living room space for additional home decor. However, if you find that one Sky Q box hooked up to your TV and the dangling wires eyesore, we have a few remedies to share with you in this guide.
Where to Put Sky Box with Wall Mounted TV?
There are a handful of ways you can place your Sky Q box right next to your wall mounted TV, and most of them are relatively straightforward. We have featured a few solutions that you may find suitable for your living room setup.
1. Q-View SQMB Wall Mount Bracket for Sky Q Mini
The Q-View SQMB bracket allows you to mount your Sky Q Mini flush against the wall instead of protruding far from it. The sleek mount is made out of a single aluminum piece and has a black powder-coated finish. It almost blends with the Sky Q Mini box when seen from a distance.
You can wall-mount your Sky Q Mini box in three different orientations with the bracket. The countersunk mounting holes ensure a flush installation. You can slide the Sky set-top box in and out of the enclosure without accidentally damaging it. Furthermore, the bracket’s minimal design prevents the media device from overheating.
The Q-View SQMB bracket is supplied with all the necessary fixing hardware, including countersunk screws, drywall anchors, and hook-and-loop fasteners. No matter the bracket’s orientation, you always have easy access to the I/O of the Sky Q Mini box. Fixing it right next to the wall-mounted TV also makes up for hassle-free cable management.
For only £22, the Q-View SQMB bracket for the Sky Q Mini makes your entertainment setup a bit more appealing to the eye.
2. Q-View SQB Wall Mount Bracket for Sky Q (1TB/older 2 TB)
If you have a Sky Q box with DVR functionality, the previous bracket won’t be able to hold it in place. Instead, you need the Q-View SQB bracket to wall mount it, which is designed with the Sky Q 1 TB and the older 2 TB model in mind.
Like the Sky Q Mini bracket, this one lets you wall-mount the bulkier Sky Q box in three orientations and sit flat against the surface. It comes with proper mounting hardware you can use to secure the bracket on either brick wall or drywall.
The slide-in design and cleverly cut holes ensure maximum airflow and provide unrestricted access to the video/audio/power/USB ports, card slot, and physical buttons on the Sky Q box. The bracket’s stealthy powder-coated steel enclosure makes the wall-mounted Sky Q box not look too out of place.
Considering that the Q-View SQB bracket ships with correct fixing screws and is easy to install, the £27 price tag is reasonable. However, it’s worth noting that you need either the touch remote or the new voice remote if you plan to use the bracket to mount the Sky Q box behind your TV. Due to the visible obstruction, the IR-based remote won’t work at all.
3. Q-View SQ2WB Wall Mount Bracket for new Sky Q (2 TB)
The newer 2 TB Sky Q model (ES240) doesn’t share the same dimensions as the older variant, so you will need a mount specifically designed for it. The Q-View SQ2WB bracket is one of them.
Structurally, the following bracket for the new Sky Q 2 TB boxes is similar to the previous two solutions, with obstructed access to the ports, card slot, and buttons. It even has the same metal construction with a dark powder-coated finish, and the mounting holes are flush with the bracket’s surface.
The only difference is that it comes with a separate mount for the new Sky Q box’s external power brick. Additionally, you get all the proper screws and fasteners you need to wall-mount your 2 TB Sky Q box safely and securely at the bottom or next to your television.
You can buy the Q-View SQ2WB wall mount bracket from Amazon UK. The plastic variant of the bracket is half the price, but it’s less sturdy than the one made out of aluminum.
What about Floating Shelves?
All the wall mount brackets featured above are ideal for fixing Sky set-top boxes next to wall-mounted flatscreen and curved TVs. However, you can also install a floating shelf and put your Sky box (and other media devices) on it to minimize clutter.
We particularly find the Goldline Sky box floating shelf appealing due to its minimalistic glossy finish, sturdy column, and two toughened clear glass tops. Both glass surfaces have a large area (350 x 300 mm) and 10 kgs of max load capacity, so you can put your streaming media players and smaller home decors right alongside the regular Sky Q or Sky Q Mini box.
You can install the shelf close to your TV without any issues. Plus, the hollow space in the middle of the column allows you to run the cables through the back of the shelf for cleaner cable management. The included installation kit also makes it easy to fit on the wall.
If you are looking for something classy, this white multi-function wall-mounted floating shelf is an attractive option at £44. It’s entirely made out of a thick synthetic-fiber material and has two compartments. You can place not only your Sky Q box and other media devices on it but also books, statues, picture frames, vases, etc. It can handle up to 40 kgs of weight. The small gap at the back of the shelf also helps conceal the cables.
Finally, the WALI CS201-1 floating wall mounted shelf is for those who are on a limited budget. It’s moderately priced at £23, but it has a strengthened tempered glass (380 x 280 mm) and a metal bar that supports up to 8 kgs of items. The height of the glass shelf is also adjustable, and it leaves enough clearance in the back for hiding the cables.
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Mounting your Sky Q box to the wall saves a lot of space on your furniture, and it gives your home entertainment setup a bit more flair. This guide showcases a couple of products you can purchase to put your Sky set-top box close to your wall-mounted TV.
We have provided buy links to every wall mount and bracket listed above, which should redirect you to the product page on Amazon UK.