The rapidly decreasing costs of flat screen televisions has resulted in bigger screens for most homes. The most used location for these to be placed, ...
The rapidly decreasing costs of flat screen televisions has resulted in bigger screens for most homes. The most used location for these to be placed, estimated at 75%, is above the fireplace in the main room of the household. The increase in the screen size has caused both designers and women have been having serious problems with a 50-70? black glass object as the centrepiece and main point of the living room.
From a distance it is only a visual or mechanical change when the television is hidden away, to most it can change the entire atmosphere of any room. Even when the display is turned off, attention is either consciously or unconsciously drawn towards the blank television screen. This is not simply a figment of peoples imaginations, it is very real, and it has a direct effect on both the decoration and atmosphere of the room.
Concealment devices are essentially custom made furniture. Due to both TV sizes and room measurements there is no single solution that works for everyone, hence why systems such as this often cost more than the TV itself. The justification is that the time, money and creative effort spent in making the room look good is not masked by trying to make a 50″ piece of black glass blend seamlessly into the room decor.
By looking into extensive market research you would see there are a number of ways to get around this problem. All with certain pros and cons. The most commonly used option is usually a plasma television lift.
A TV lift effectively combines both an item of furniture and tv stands. It provides the user the power to switch between viewing a piece of everyday furniture or viewing the plasma television. This is done using a remote controlled lifting mechanism which is fitted inside the furniture. When activated this mechanism will cause a steel lift to move which in turn will cause the TV to slowly and safely rise from the furniture and effectively turn it into a television stand. Read the rest of this entry »