TV options have grown tremendously in the past few years as new technologies have emerged and older ones have been vastly improved. While many accept the look of a TV on a wall, others bemoan it. There are solutions for all.
1. Regular wall-mounted TV’s. There are multiple options, sizes and price points.
2. Projection TV’s: these days the quality has improved so notably that they are clearly visible projected on a screen or wall in full daylight.
3. Retractable TV mounts: these allow you to place a TV on a wall and angle the TV towards you when watching, allowing for more placement options.
4. Furniture mounted concealed TV’s: cabinets with a hydraulic system allow a TV to rise from a cabinet and disappear when not in use.
5. Ceiling mounted TV’s: These lie flush within the ceiling and then angle down when in use.
6. Floor mounted concealed TV: a high-tech automated arm raises the TV concealed in the floor.
7. Under-bed mounts: a mechanism houses the TV under a bed and it emerges from the foot and rises with a hydraulic arm when in use.
8. TV on a stand. Several attractive variations of this exist at multiple price levels.
9. Mirror TV’s. Tech allows. a TV to be mounted within a bathroom (or other) mirror and disappear when not in use.
10. Room divider see-through TV. LG has revealed a new technology in TV options for the home, a TV with a transparent screen, the world’s first wireless transparent OLED TV, with a 77-inch OLED (organic light-emitting diode) screen, a technology used in lighting that facilitates digital displays on products including TV’s and smartphones. Thanks to its transparency, the TV does not need to be placed against the wall like a traditional screen. (DEZEEN)
11. Rollable TV’s. Yup, a TV that rolls up into a low-lying cabinet that maintains your view when placed in front of a window.
12. TV as art? The FRAME TV by Samsung appears as if it were an art piece in a gallery-style frame when not in use.
Naturally, some of these are very expensive options, but often these are cheaper solutions than blocking a view. In a world where real estate can cost $1,000-plus per square foot, the cost of a TV should be weighed up against the space savings…..