Narrow TVs that can go quite flush to the wall? :)

Hi, we'd like to get a TV for the bedroom that sits as close to the wall as possible since my wife wants to cover it up with a painting or something. We have a Samsung Frame downstairs at the moment which does nice and flush to the wall, but it's also a lot of extra money to pay when it's going to be covered up anyway (we won't be using the Frame's picture/always on feature). Any recommendations please?

Her only requirement is that it sits flush to the wall, my main requirement would be that it has reasonably good software - I'm open to getting another Samsung but the software is so bad.

Thank you

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  • Emmia
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    edited 22 November 2023 at 7:57AM
    So every time you want to watch TV in bed, you need to take a painting off the wall, put that somewhere... Then put the painting back after you finish watching TV.

    Sounds really faffy to me. 

    perhaps a slim cupboard where you just open and close the doors to watch / hide the TV would be an option?

    I think although they're pricier, if you want a painting I'd just get another Samsung frame...


  • blizeH
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    Emmia said:
    So every time you want to watch TV in bed, you need to take a painting off the wall, put that somewhere... Then put the painting back after you finish watching TV.

    Sounds really faffy to me. 

    perhaps a slim cupboard where you just open and close the doors to watch / hide the TV would be an option?

    I think although they're pricier, if you want a painting I'd just get another Samsung frame...


    Thank you, yep it sounds very faffy to me too. Unfortunately my wife wants to do the same with the Samsung Frame in the living room anyway  :s
  • Emmia
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    edited 22 November 2023 at 9:32AM
    blizeH said:
    Emmia said:
    So every time you want to watch TV in bed, you need to take a painting off the wall, put that somewhere... Then put the painting back after you finish watching TV.

    Sounds really faffy to me. 

    perhaps a slim cupboard where you just open and close the doors to watch / hide the TV would be an option?

    I think although they're pricier, if you want a painting I'd just get another Samsung frame...


    Thank you, yep it sounds very faffy to me too. Unfortunately my wife wants to do the same with the Samsung Frame in the living room anyway  :s
    Will your wife be putting the painting back on the wall, and taking it off each time... Or will you be doing that?

    Why exactly does she want to do this (what's wrong with the frame?)

    If your wife doesn't like the "TV" aspect have you thought about a projector instead? But, you need plain smooth white walls and a blank space to project onto... So that would mean no painting and no TV box
  • DullGreyGuy
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    Emmia said:
    blizeH said:
    Emmia said:
    So every time you want to watch TV in bed, you need to take a painting off the wall, put that somewhere... Then put the painting back after you finish watching TV.

    Sounds really faffy to me. 

    perhaps a slim cupboard where you just open and close the doors to watch / hide the TV would be an option?

    I think although they're pricier, if you want a painting I'd just get another Samsung frame...


    Thank you, yep it sounds very faffy to me too. Unfortunately my wife wants to do the same with the Samsung Frame in the living room anyway  :s
    Will your wife be putting the painting back on the wall, and taking it off each time... Or will you be doing that?

    Why exactly does she want to do this (what's wrong with the frame?)

    If your wife doesn't like the "TV" aspect have you thought about a projector instead? But, you need plain smooth white walls and a blank space to project onto... So that would mean no painting and no TV box
    Or more commonly you have a projector screen that comes down in front of TV/painting... you will never get close to the best a projector can give just projecting onto a plaster wall.

    There are various motorised options, that will lift/drop either a painting infront or the TV itself if you had a suitably sized cabinet below but these things are niche market and so typically fairly expensive for what they are.

    Have had to look into the same as the Mrs doesn't like the TV being the focal point of the lounge but does like it being in the right place when watching on either the TV or the projector screen that drops in front of it for some 120" action. 
  • Emmia
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    edited 22 November 2023 at 10:11AM
    Emmia said:
    blizeH said:
    Emmia said:
    So every time you want to watch TV in bed, you need to take a painting off the wall, put that somewhere... Then put the painting back after you finish watching TV.

    Sounds really faffy to me. 

    perhaps a slim cupboard where you just open and close the doors to watch / hide the TV would be an option?

    I think although they're pricier, if you want a painting I'd just get another Samsung frame...


    Thank you, yep it sounds very faffy to me too. Unfortunately my wife wants to do the same with the Samsung Frame in the living room anyway  :s
    Will your wife be putting the painting back on the wall, and taking it off each time... Or will you be doing that?

    Why exactly does she want to do this (what's wrong with the frame?)

    If your wife doesn't like the "TV" aspect have you thought about a projector instead? But, you need plain smooth white walls and a blank space to project onto... So that would mean no painting and no TV box
    Or more commonly you have a projector screen that comes down in front of TV/painting... you will never get close to the best a projector can give just projecting onto a plaster wall.

    There are various motorised options, that will lift/drop either a painting infront or the TV itself if you had a suitably sized cabinet below but these things are niche market and so typically fairly expensive for what they are.

    Have had to look into the same as the Mrs doesn't like the TV being the focal point of the lounge but does like it being in the right place when watching on either the TV or the projector screen that drops in front of it for some 120" action. 
    We just have a white painted wall, no drop-down screen and it's fine - you do need a smooth wall though.

    The difficult bit is where you put the projector, and how you connect it up to the various "boxes" sound system etc.
  • blizeH
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    edited 22 November 2023 at 10:50AM
    Thanks so much guys, we had a quote of around £3k to fit a projector in the living room that really put me off (that along with the room needing to be dark) but I’ve since realised we can get an okay one for a fraction of that. Will suggest a projector to my wife, nothing wrong with the Frame per se, just my wife doesn’t like the way it looks & thinks it’s wasteful to leave it on.

    So btw yes, we will need to constantly open/move the picture that’s going over the top of the TV
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