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(Daily Mail)   Do you want a TV that folds up and disappears into your floor? Do you have $400k?   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line
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2021-03-02 12:23:21 PM  
Yeah, that's going to be expensive when it breaks.
 
2021-03-02 12:26:09 PM  
That's cool, I look forward to getting one in a couple decades when the technology matures and they become the Home Theater level gear.
 
2021-03-02 12:36:31 PM  
If you are in the market for one, you have a $50,000,000 home and a garage with $50,000,000 in cars.

So... Sure, why not. I'll take 3.
 
2021-03-02 12:36:42 PM  
Strangely, they didn't show a picture of the "invisible seams."  I can't imagine why.
 
2021-03-02 12:46:02 PM  
Pretty sure they already have the equivalent of this and it's called a projector. It also won't need it's own room for when it's stowed.

That being said, I have a 76" TV and its footprint necessitates it being in a big room. It's as near as makes no difference 6 feet long.

NewportBarGuy: If you are in the market for one, you have a $50,000,000 home and a garage with $50,000,000 in cars.

So... Sure, why not. I'll take 3.


You'll have to build a new McMansion for it. Probably tear down some low income housing for good measure when you do it.
 
2021-03-02 2:38:39 PM  
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2021-03-02 2:38:40 PM  
I bet the Joneses don't have one of these!
 
2021-03-02 2:39:21 PM  
. . . and, five years in, it'll be obsolete.

I hate buying technology.
 
2021-03-02 2:40:03 PM  
Im sorry, did we really get so stupid we think that abortion of a screen is better in any way than an uhd projector?
 
2021-03-02 2:40:30 PM  
I'm still holding out for my fold-up flying car.

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2021-03-02 2:40:46 PM  
More importantly, are you willing to spend $500k to replace it in a year or two?
 
2021-03-02 2:41:35 PM  
MY TV hangs on the wall and is nicely out of the way over there, why would I want to coming out of the floor where it would be in the way?
 
2021-03-02 2:43:11 PM  
"A TV that appears as if from nowhere! That's the dream!"
 
2021-03-02 2:44:53 PM  
Look, if you're going to have a viewscreen pop up like that, you need dramatic instrumental music and a young woman in evening garb presenting it.
 
2021-03-02 2:45:22 PM  

cretinbob: Yeah, that's going to be expensive when it breaks.


People that can afford these don't have kids to break them, at least not any that live with them. They also rarely even watch tv. They just buy these things to show their rich friends what they have.

I'd rather have a dedicated home theater.
 
2021-03-02 2:45:28 PM  
I used to own an AV store. One of my customers bought the first ever Plasma TV. It was 42" and wasn't even HD. (Didn't even have 480p). He paid $40,000 for it, and had a massive custom cabinet that cost way more than that to house the TV and speakers.
 
2021-03-02 2:45:50 PM  
Show me where is the pussy magnet...
 
2021-03-02 2:46:43 PM  
No.
 
2021-03-02 2:48:00 PM  
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2021-03-02 2:48:09 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: I'm still holding out for my fold-up flying car.

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I'm still holding out for a fold-up wife.

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2021-03-02 2:54:39 PM  
shiat. If you want a TV that disappears you can get a super fancy screen that rolls down from the ceiling and a projector for about $10k.

But I guess that's not the point of this.
 
2021-03-02 2:55:35 PM  

dittybopper: OtherLittleGuy: I'm still holding out for my fold-up flying car.

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I'm still holding out for a fold-up wife.

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Found her.
 
2021-03-02 2:55:59 PM  
aren't these already a thing:
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At a much cheaper price point?

I mean, they're still a few grand.  But that's a lot less then $400k, for effectively the same functionality.
 
2021-03-02 2:56:20 PM  

stuhayes2010: MY TV hangs on the wall and is nicely out of the way over there, why would I want to coming out of the floor where it would be in the way?


I guess it takes wall space that could be used for decorations like paintings, but then why not have it come out of the ceiling near the wall? Having it come out of the floor is not better than having it on the floor as you can't use that floor space.
 
2021-03-02 2:58:39 PM  
You could just get an 1/8 of mushrooms for $30 bucks and get the same effect in an hour.
 
2021-03-02 2:58:58 PM  

SuburbanCowboy: I used to own an AV store. One of my customers bought the first ever Plasma TV. It was 42" and wasn't even HD. (Didn't even have 480p). He paid $40,000 for it, and had a massive custom cabinet that cost way more than that to house the TV and speakers.


In the 90s, we lived "Beverly Hills adjacent", and the big electronics store at the border had a massive Mistubishi CRT tv on display for a while. I think it was 65", and was first listed for $120k. After a year or two, they gave it a big markdown. I think "flat screen" still just meant the nice Sony trinitron where the CRT had a flat front surface.
 
2021-03-02 3:06:36 PM  

akya: aren't these already a thing:
[cabinet-tronix.com image 718x478]At a much cheaper price point?

I mean, they're still a few grand.  But that's a lot less then $400k, for effectively the same functionality.


Was coming to say this.

Knew a couple that had one of those and from what I recall it didn't cost much more than a regular high end entertainment center.

She thought she was an interior designer & having a TV in the room didn't match the look she was going for.

She also owned a porsche suv that she had painted copper to go with her garage color scheme,   so yes she may have been just a bit pretentious or just stupid with money.
 
2021-03-02 3:12:02 PM  
No
yes
 
2021-03-02 3:14:14 PM  
I can already see the nightmare it would create when it comes to cleaning the room. Even with maids, washing the floor would get a few drops of water down there, dust, normal shoe grime, people stepping on the seams in the floor, limited access to the bin that holds it and so on. You'd have to move fast to protect it from day to day usage.

Then again, if you could afford that plus the installation, you could hire a professional cleaning crew to come in and do your whole house a few times a week.
 
2021-03-02 3:16:53 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: dittybopper: OtherLittleGuy: I'm still holding out for my fold-up flying car.

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I'm still holding out for a fold-up wife.

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Found her.


Awesome!  I'm surprised it took 3 minutes

/that's what she said
 
2021-03-02 3:24:34 PM  
I have a 92" projector screen that automatically rolls up into a housing hanging from my ceiling. It was a LOT cheaper than $400k. Like, more than 400 times cheaper.

Granted my projector only does 1080p/60Hz but it's fine for movies and shows, and the occasional video game.
 
2021-03-02 3:34:14 PM  
I'll wait until November when Walmart will have them as a Black Friday special for $400.
 
2021-03-02 3:35:59 PM  

lifeslammer: Im sorry, did we really get so stupid we think that abortion of a screen is better in any way than an uhd projector?


Brightness.  Black levels.  At that price it doesn't matter, but the UST projectors out there and under 20k aren't in that arena.
 
2021-03-02 4:10:41 PM  
They have see through TVs that can act as windows when they aren't on.  I'd like a house where I could have a 165 inch version of that as a picture window (on a window facing away from any neighborhood kids who might hit a baseball through it, of course.)

/Actually, what I really want is a TV that can send picture and sound to two different locations depending on the viewing angle.  Finally everyone can sit around the living room without VR goggles on and talk, and watch the movie they want.

//Just kidding.  I live alone and haven't had anyone over for a movie in years.
 
2021-03-02 4:11:25 PM  

Chthonic Echoes: . . . and, five years in, it'll be obsolete.

I hate buying technology.


As Seen on TV isle at Walgreens, $19.95
 
2021-03-02 4:11:26 PM  
For that money you can buy 1000+ flat TVs and just have the help toss it in the trash when you're done watching for the night.
 
2021-03-02 4:20:06 PM  
This is actually a serious rip-off, but not for the reasons you are thinking.

That 165" screen is only 4K. The super-sized screens being produced have been 8k for many years now. It is already outdated.
 
2021-03-02 4:36:44 PM  

NewportBarGuy: If you are in the market for one, you have a $50,000,000 home and a garage with $50,000,000 in cars.

So... Sure, why not. I'll take 3.


And if you have all that space, you don't need it. $400K to save a little room space? Nope.
 
2021-03-02 4:39:23 PM  

rewind2846: cretinbob: Yeah, that's going to be expensive when it breaks.

People that can afford these don't have kids to break them, at least not any that live with them. They also rarely even watch tv. They just buy these things to show their rich friends what they have.

I'd rather have a dedicated home theater.


This. If you have the money for this, and the home that can cope with a huge hole dug into the floor, then you'll have a dedicated home cinema room with a bigger screen fixed to the wall and proper sound, lighting and seating.
 
2021-03-02 4:46:43 PM  
Great use for foldable screen tech, 80% of the time your TV is turned off and taking up space.
 
2021-03-02 4:58:03 PM  

Cormee: Great use for foldable screen tech, 80% of the time your TV is turned off and taking up space.


Valuable wall space?
 
2021-03-02 5:15:49 PM  

mjbok: Cormee: Great use for foldable screen tech, 80% of the time your TV is turned off and taking up space.

Valuable wall space?


In my line of sight. I'd much rather look at a wall, than a large black rectangle and a wall.
 
2021-03-02 5:18:11 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: dittybopper: OtherLittleGuy: I'm still holding out for my fold-up flying car.

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I'm still holding out for a fold-up wife.

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Found her.


Too flat.

I once knew a contortionist from the Philippines, but didn't want to marry a Manila folder.
 
2021-03-02 5:46:50 PM  
I have a hard enough time finding the remote, now my TV is going to disappear too?
 
2021-03-02 6:12:22 PM  
Visitors may be surprised when they see a black column slowly and silently rising from the floor

I've seen that film. Apparently he was supposed to be fixing the cable.
 
2021-03-02 6:30:36 PM  
That's not a world's first for anything other than that particular design.  They literally have TVs that roll up, and all you would need to do is install it on the floor to have a comparable system.

LG has an OLED that does it for $87k.
 
2021-03-02 6:52:09 PM  
Two types of people in the world when it comes to such things, folks that invite you to watch TV with them and they have the TV rise up out of the floor and people who tell you how much they paid to have the TV rise up out of the floor.

Same with watches
 
2021-03-02 6:52:23 PM  

OccamsWhiskers: SuburbanCowboy: I used to own an AV store. One of my customers bought the first ever Plasma TV. It was 42" and wasn't even HD. (Didn't even have 480p). He paid $40,000 for it, and had a massive custom cabinet that cost way more than that to house the TV and speakers.

In the 90s, we lived "Beverly Hills adjacent", and the big electronics store at the border had a massive Mistubishi CRT tv on display for a while. I think it was 65", and was first listed for $120k. After a year or two, they gave it a big markdown. I think "flat screen" still just meant the nice Sony trinitron where the CRT had a flat front surface.


I have a friend who worked in the broadcast biz. He had the biggest Sony Trinitron I have ever seen. 36" at least. Took two people to lift it up onto the reinforced table. When he moved he couldn't give it away. Nice picture, though. He was responsible for the signal going out, so it was important for him to be able to see the detail.
 
2021-03-02 7:23:44 PM  
I'll wait until I see it in the next Batman movie.
 
2021-03-02 9:26:08 PM  
My $200 TV can disapear into my $500 TV cabinet.  When the TV breaks it costs me only $200 to fix.
 
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