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post #736 of 2411
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I have a 17 inch MacBook with a Netflix.

That counts as TV.
post #737 of 2411
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That counts as TV.

I think you should get a late '90s Bigscreen TV, the type that takes up an entire room.
post #738 of 2411
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I have a 17 inch MacBook with a Netflix.
I mourned the loss of the 17" from their line. Mine died and the replacement is not as good for that purpose.
post #739 of 2411
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Ceramic lidded container:

Alessi-Ovale-Container-with-Lid-by-Ronan-and-Erwan-Bouroullec.jpg

Love the way it looks. Remotes would fit. But is it wise to be tossing hard plastic remote controls into a ceramic container all the time? Is there a reason why everyone seems to keep their remotes in wicker?
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Ceramic lidded container:

Alessi-Ovale-Container-with-Lid-by-Ronan-and-Erwan-Bouroullec.jpg

Love the way it looks. Remotes would fit. But is it wise to be tossing hard plastic remote controls into a ceramic container all the time? Is there a reason why everyone seems to keep their remotes in wicker?

Sort of looks like a syringe box.

A mid-century sterling silver cigarette box would hold a remote or two comfortably.
post #741 of 2411
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I think you should get a late '90s Bigscreen TV, the type that takes up an entire room.

We have a somewhat ugly 60" LCD. In a few years we might upgrade it. Maybe when 4k becomes a real thing.
post #742 of 2411
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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.

If you effectively turn it not into a TV when not in use have you not in fact made it "go away?"
post #743 of 2411
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A mid-century sterling silver cigarette box would hold a remote or two comfortably.

Examples, please.

I would think any sort of metal would get dinged up and scratched too easily. Not sure if ceramic is any better in that regard, but seems like it would be.
post #744 of 2411
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We have a somewhat ugly 60" LCD. In a few years we might upgrade it. Maybe when 4k becomes a real thing.

That's what I am waiting for. Vox has one, he said it is ho-hum, but then again there isn't anything in that format yet to truly test it out.
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Examples, please.

I would think any sort of metal would get dinged up and scratched too easily. Not sure if ceramic is any better in that regard, but seems like it would be.

http://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/more-furniture-collectibles/tobacco-accessories/sterling-silver-18-ct-gold-cigar-box-asprey-1936/id-f_652738/
post #746 of 2411
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If you effectively turn it not into a TV when not in use have you not in fact made it "go away?"

No, I mean, become as if nothing were there at all. The wall could rotate, or the TV could get pulled up into a slot in the ceiling. Something like that.

Gome thinks he can just use a projector in a normally lit room for regular TV watching. He is wrong.
post #747 of 2411
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That's what I am waiting for. Vox has one, he said it is ho-hum, but then again there isn't anything in that format yet to truly test it out.

My sister's family just got the 4K Sony XBR. What little 4K content out there is absolutely gorgeous. The difference is real.

However, it cost them a fortune. I advised them to do it because they didn't care about price and wanted a TV that would be good another 10-15 years. 4K is going to happen--how or when exactly is all that is left to be determined.
post #748 of 2411
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Interesting. That is an idea. The only thing is that we have zero knowledge of antique-y things like that. I feel any effort of mine to procure an honest piece will result in tacky disaster.
post #749 of 2411
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Ceramic lidded container:

Alessi-Ovale-Container-with-Lid-by-Ronan-and-Erwan-Bouroullec.jpg

Love the way it looks. Remotes would fit. But is it wise to be tossing hard plastic remote controls into a ceramic container all the time? Is there a reason why everyone seems to keep their remotes in wicker?
Put a piece of flannel suiting on the bottom. Better would be the rubbery stuff that is supposed to go between rugs and the floor to keep the rug from sliding. Easy to cut to size.
post #750 of 2411
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No, I mean, become as if nothing were there at all. The wall could rotate, or the TV could get pulled up into a slot in the ceiling. Something like that.

Gome thinks he can just use a projector in a normally lit room for regular TV watching. He is wrong.

The only time I see rotating walls are in ConTrad home libraries.

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