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Low-tech solution to a high-tech problem

Art Screen at CES 2009

The Art Screen is hiding a television, believe it or not. Launch slideshow »

With the television centric to the living room in America in the last half of the last century, America has lost some of its taste for arts. Art Screen is looking to bring art back into American homes, and it's doing it with television. No, it is not simply selling a screen saver for your TV -- that is so late 80s. They are hiding flat-panel televisions behind real works of art. As you can see in the pictures, the framing and art screen look seamless, and with the low-profile frames, as well as recessing the TV into the wall, one wouldn't notice the art was really hiding a television.

Having seen several attempts at this, I can say these are the best implementation I've seen. Best of all, they can custom print the art you choose onto actual canvas. You can even submit family photos. Now you can finally make use of those old wedding album and holiday pictures that are so often tucked away in boxes under beds and in closets.

The frames can accommodate plasma/LCD displays from 32 to 65 inches. The higher-end R-Series even allows the television to extend out past the wall tilting up and down and swiveling left or right to eliminate glare or reflection. It's one of the best ways to make your high-tech house look simple and low-tech.

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