Originally Posted by Piobaire
The only type I accept. If the answer is "yes" it will mean all large wall mirrors used around mantels, focus walls, etc. are horrible, correct? I can also accept that. No answer will impact my eventual decision of either obtaining one or where I place it.
No, it won't mean that. Mirrors can be antique, etched, have special frames etc. We have a mirror with a one off burnt antique frame in the foyer, and I like that while if it functioned as a mirror rather than an exhibition of the frame I would not. So it wouldn't mean that.
That said, I don't like televisions in public areas. I think they signal a lot of what is wrong with our world today. The idea of having a television morph into a mirror is even worse since it is an exhibition of shame, of knowing it shouldn't be there but not being able to help oneself. On top of that, it would likely be a shitty mirror and be in the shape of a TV rather than one conducive to being a mirror. So I would hate, and I would judge, but it wouldn't make me reject a house completely just like I like some houses with TVs in the living room.
FWIW, I have, for my own house, rejected putting anything above a mantle.