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post #721 of 2411
Remotes? Plural? For starters, you need a universal remote. That alone reduces clutter.

We have one remote and it sits in a charging station on a built-in hutch. The fact that universals do require occasional charging does create some potential storage issues, though no different than cell phones or laptops.

For everyday storage I am sure you could find an interesting box like an art obzhay to have out on your coffee table. Or your side table.

We often leave ours on the mantel because our TV is mounted above a fireplace in the den.

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post #722 of 2411
Swapping two remotes for one that requires a charging device does not seem like a positive change.
post #723 of 2411
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

I do not want that particular mirrored TV I just wanted to post a contrad version.
Oddly enough I plan to have a large mirror on one wall of our foyer too.

As to the rest I don't really disagree but that does not mean I'm not going to do it. Our public space room is very bright and large with nice outside views; it's a great place to spend time in. A TV of this nature would indeed be an attempt to hide a TV but I cannot see making us spend our TV/movie viewing time in a far smaller room with no view merely to hide the fact we indeed have a TV and actually watch it. I view furnishing homes as a compromise between taste (or in mine lack thereof), cost, and liveability.

Also, we do not turn on the TV when guests are over.

For me, there is no compromise. I only turn the TV on for the Masters.
post #724 of 2411
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We just move more chairs into the study if we want to watch a movie/TV with people.

Most of the time we just have conversations with guests and turning a TV on seems to kill any sort of interesting conversation that is happening.

Are you dressed in housecoat and velvet slippers while having said conversations?

For me, I don't mind TV's in living rooms (because that is where I have mine) and I'm not really a people person anyway so I try to have as little interaction with guests anyway. TV's in bedrooms though, that I find odd. Once we are done with the day's events, putting the kids to sleep, that is where the missus and I catch up on non-household discussions, read a book or the paper, give her the pleasure of my sexuality etc.
post #725 of 2411
Completely agree on no TV in the bedroom. Nothing good comes of it. If you want to watch TV, go into the living room (or wherever you keep your TV...) and do it.
post #726 of 2411
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Swapping two remotes for one that requires a charging device does not seem like a positive change.

I don't know how many remotes he has, but I would have four (TV, Cable, DVD/BluRay, Receiver). Also, teaching the wife/babysitter how to make it all work, what modes to be in, etc. would be brutal without it.

And charging is not a big deal; it's just a cradle you put it in, not even a plug (though obvi the cradle must be plugged in). But I'm not as monastic in my pursuit of SF nirvana as some others.
post #727 of 2411
What sort of drinks do hosts who "suggest" their guests take off their shoes serve?
post #728 of 2411
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What sort of drinks do hosts who "suggest" their guests take off their shoes serve?

http://barefootwine.com/
post #729 of 2411
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http://barefootwine.com/

With canapes inspired by the Barefoot Contessa.
post #730 of 2411
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http://barefootwine.com/

You have no idea how many bottle of this stuff my father gets from customers every year for Christmas. Yep, I drink it. nod[1].gif
post #731 of 2411
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You have no idea how many bottle of this stuff my father gets from customers every year for Christmas. Yep, I drink it. nod[1].gif

Is it their "champagne"?
post #732 of 2411
Thread Starter 
Television is like Facebook or the internet as a whole. Whether more good or bad comes out of it may be debatable, but one cannot deny its centrality in our culture. I feel like I understand others better by watching television. Particularly for us eccentrics, some token commonality with society at large is a good thing.

At any rate, I agree with Othermatt that disguising your TV as something else is worse than tasteless. It's feckless. Being ashamed of what you harmlessly enjoy is a special kind of low. That said, making your TV go away when not needed is a totally different project and would be a welcome solution. I'm not ashamed of my TV, but the room would look nicer and cleaner if it weren't there.
post #733 of 2411
You should get a Brionvega TV.
post #734 of 2411
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You should get a Brionvega TV.

We are Facebook friends. You are not allowed to look down on TV watching.
post #735 of 2411
I have a 17 inch MacBook with a Netflix.
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