Explainer: 8 ingenious ways to hide your HDTV

  • Auton

    Any home decorating show will tell you that TVs can be a real eyesore in a living space (and that wood paneling you have in the den really has to go). Fortunately, there are plenty of products on the market that can help you disguise the TV without sacrificing convenience. In fact, with these gadgets and contraptions, it seems as though you could have secret TVs just about anywhere.

  • Reversica Gyre cabinet

    Reversica

    Anyone who has ever wished they could have a secret room hidden behind a bookshelf in their home will surely love the Reversica Gyre Cabinet. All it takes is a gentle push and you can manually rotate a cabinet filled with books and knick-knacks to reveal an HDTV, one up to 50 inches in size. Sure, it isn't quite the same as having a secret room for crimefighting, relaxing or just crying alone in the dark, but it's as close as many of us will ever get. Priced to order - Reversica

  • Skloib TV Drehturm cabinet

    Skloib

    The fireplace should be the focal point of a room, not the TV. With that in mind, an Austrian company named Skloib created the Drehturm cabinet. The entire unit is mounted on a pole and can be rotated to reveal a TV on one side and a fireplace on the other. It's also a pretty good space saver when you think about it — fireplace, TV stand and stripper pole, all in one. Pricing not available - Skloib

  • Under-the-bed TV lift

    Auton

    What's that sound? Is that a hideous monster under your bed? Actually, you fell asleep and now Larry King is on the TV — under you. So I guess the answer is yes. Thanks to the Dream Machine lift from Auton, you can summon your TV with the push of a button and it will slide out from underneath the bed and emerge front and center, ready for viewing. $13,999 to $22,999 - Auton (Be sure to check out the video)

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  • VisionArt

    VisionArt

    VisionArt not only hides your HDTV, it actually makes the room more decorative for it. That's because it conceals the TV behind framed fine-art prints. Units come with a remote that can retract the canvas at the push of a button, as well as control the TV. You can even get models that add high-performance speaker systems into the mix. My only question is, can you turn the TV on while the canvas is covering it, in order to convince guests that your painting is haunted? $5,000 to $13,000 - VisionArt

  • TV Trak-Kit

    Trak-Kit

    Another way to hide your TV is to put it on rails with the Trak-Kit. All of the cords are embedded inside the rail, so you can easily slide it around the room and rotate the screen to get the best angle. When not in use, you can slide the entire TV out of the way — even into a specially designed closet or storage area. So the TV is tucked out of the way, but now you have a bulky rail system suspended from the ceiling to deal with. One problem at a time, one problem at a time. Custom pricing - Trak-Kit

  • Mirror TV

    Hidden Television

    Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the biggest TV addict of them all? The answer to that question is the person who owns a TV mounted behind a two-way mirror. The idea, of course, is that you are only able to see the TV when it's on. It's also a great multitasking tool for the super vain. Now you can watch yourself watching TV. Custom pricing - Hidden Television

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  • Ceiling Fiip Down

    Auton

    At this point, I'm starting to think that the goal here is to hide TVs in every corner of the house. So why not have one popping out of the ceiling? That's the point behind the Flip Down from Auton. All it takes is 11.5 inches of clearance and the TV will completely disappear. All we need to do now is put a TV at the bottom of the toilet and I think our lives will be complete. Custom pricing - Auton

  • TV Flash lamp

    Denis Santachiara

    Okay, so it's not a TV at the bottom of the toilet, but one that's hidden inside lamp is almost as ridiculous. This concept from designer Denis Santachiara can conceal a TV up to 23-inches in size behind a lampshade. When not in use, it functions just like a normal lamp. Pricing not available - Denis Santachiara via Nerd Approved

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