I have a multi-use family room that I need to install a modest 46" LCD with speakers. Only catch it must be concealed when not in use to satisfy the home design supervisor. She does not want to see a black screen 'taking the life out of the room'.
Anyone have a photos or ideas that will not cost more than a few K?
I don't have any photos but I've seen a great creston system that lowered a large oil painting complete with frame over a 60" plasma screen in one of the show homes across the street (home builder was Birkholz of Edmonton in the SW side).
To be honest. As budget as it gets for hiding a screen. Curtains? Or if you could put in a cut in your wall to flush mount the tv, you could just put a painting over it and manually remove the painting if you needed to use the TV.
Yes there are motorized systems, and some very cool "tricks". But at a certain $ it sorta starts to get to the point where is it worth it.. My .02 though.
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You can also use a lift system to have it rise out of a credenza. Lots of folks sell these lift systems, mostly for bedroom use.
Seriously thought about this and priced one from a company that looked good on the website. I have a problem with buying what amounts to a piece of furniture sight unseen, with no return options. Also, the AV space in these cabinets seems quite limited.
Originally Posted by Neurorad
Several companies make frames/mounts with retractable art.
Yes, I am thinking about this one. Anybody have any experience with this company or similar? Downside I could see would be viewing in a frame that is not adjustable for angles. On the other hand it would go well with the room. I have an antique cabinet that I am modifying to hold the av gear. Goal is to walk into the room and not notice the technology.