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http://www.hiddentelevision.com/

Have seen in a couple of hotel rooms and bathrooms.
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http://www.hiddentelevision.com/

Have seen in a couple of hotel rooms and bathrooms.

Bu then you have an ugly mirror at a weird height on the wall.
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Separate room for TV viewing is the way to go.
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Like Piob said, the best thing to do is have a separate room for the television. But if you have to live in a tenement, maybe you could have a TV nook. Or you could pull the TV off the wall and stick it in a closet (if you have one) when company comes over.
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Separate room for TV viewing is the way to go.

Movies watching or some annoying children programs , sure. But if I want to see the news while doing other things I don't want to go to News Watching Room.
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Separate room for TV viewing is the way to go.

Nah, let's totally hang it at an awkward height over the fireplace and center the whole living space around it.
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Movies watching or some annoying children programs , sure. But if I want to see the news while doing other things I don't want to go to News Watching Room.

Sounds like you need to schedule better. I watch the news in our media room after dinner. If I wanted to listen to news I can just stream it over our in ceiling speakers anywhere in the house.
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Separate room for TV viewing is the way to go.
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Originally Posted by Ataturk View Post

Like Piob said, the best thing to do is have a separate room for the television. But if you have to live in a tenement, maybe you could have a TV nook. Or you could pull the TV off the wall and stick it in a closet (if you have one) when company comes over.

Right. Just add another room. Makes sense. Why didn't I think of that?

I will have to see about getting my tenement board to approve.
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Movies watching or some annoying children programs , sure. But if I want to see the news while doing other things I don't want to go to News Watching Room.

Duh. Didn't you hear them? Get. A. Separate. Room.
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Nah, let's totally hang it at an awkward height over the fireplace and center the whole living space around it.

Well, that's just retarded. Don't know why anyone ever thought putting a TV over the fireplace made sense.
post #5229 of 5753
"Separate room" is under the same heading as "TV that looks like a mirror." Neither one of them is going to work for you, Foo, but it's just fun to keep saying it.

You live large in Manhattan. Us plebs in flyover have to flaunt some of the few positives we have once in a while and square footage is certainly one of them.

In other news, can't remember if I posted this, but new doors going in a week from today. Looking forward to having an open door in the bedroom in the cool season as there's nothing I love more on a Saturday morning than a 40 degree bedroom.
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Nah, let's totally hang it at an awkward height over the fireplace and center the whole living space around it.

Why not pout it inside a fireplace , that way you can have fake fire crackling away when you are not watching.
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

"Separate room" is under the same heading as "TV that looks like a mirror." Neither one of them is going to work for you, Foo, but it's just fun to keep saying it.

You live large in Manhattan. Us plebs in flyover have to flaunt some of the few positives we have once in a while and square footage is certainly one of them.

In other news, can't remember if I posted this, but new doors going in a week from today. Looking forward to having an open door in the bedroom in the cool season as there's nothing I love more on a Saturday morning than a 40 degree bedroom.

Regardless of where you live, simply adding a new room or relocating all television activities to an existing room is not really a solution unless it makes sense for your lifestyle. As Medwed points out, for many, TV-watching is a more casual and regular affair that needs to more integrated with common living spaces. Otherwise, you'd find yourself sequestered to your "TV room" all the time--and then that room might as well be your living room.

But I get it--what I'm asking for is to have my cake and eat it too. I want a single living space optimized for socializing and conversation but also functions well for media and television. Right now, our living room is only slightly compromised by the presence of a TV. For the most part, the furniture is arranged as it would have been even if the TV weren't there and the TV itself is as plain and unobtrusive as possible. It helps that our aesthetic is modern and minimal, so a black rectangle floating on a white wall doesn't look so off. It would be a bigger problem if we were the sort of people who prefer a more traditional living space.
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You don't need to add a room for a nook. The idea is that you dedicate a smaller part of your living room area to the TV and set up the rest for entertaining. A TV and a little couch don't take up much space. Maybe you can do it, maybe you can't. I don't know.
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You don't need to add a room for a nook. The idea is that you dedicate a smaller part of your living room area to the TV and set up the rest for entertaining. A TV and a little couch don't take up much space. Maybe you can do it, maybe you can't. I don't know.

Eh. Theoretically I could squeeze in such space, but that would force other compromises worse than just including the TV in the living room.
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Eh. Theoretically I could squeeze in such space, but that would force other compromises worse than just including the TV in the living room.

 

Or you could become a properly cultured Manhattenite and ditch the TV.

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Well, that's just retarded. Don't know why anyone ever thought putting a TV over the fireplace made sense.

I blame HGTV.


When I was looking for houses, nearly all of the flipped houses came pre-wired to have a TV mounted over the fireplace.


Some of them had even installed electric fireplaces so that people could mount a TV over them.

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Why not pout it inside a fireplace , that way you can have fake fire crackling away when you are not watching.

You need to talk to HGTV right now, get this going. I bet 4K TVs give a great looking fake fire.
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