Flatrscreen TV Lift Ideas

Re: Flatrscreen TV Lift Ideas

PostBy: spc On: Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:37 pm

I don't know, cut into that beautiful woodwork & you will need an access panel, all for a 17" LCD. I love a good challenge too but is the reward worth the work involved? Wait until they come out with a pull down OLED display shade. :)
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Re: Flatrscreen TV Lift Ideas

PostBy: Devil505 On: Mon Mar 10, 2008 4:02 pm

spc wrote:I don't know, cut into that beautiful woodwork & you will need an access panel, all for a 17" LCD. I love a good challenge too but is the reward worth the work involved? Wait until they come out with a pull down OLED display shade. :)


You made me think......Perhaps I was to eager to kill an ant with nulear weapons......I'm now trying to find an articulating wall mount that will let me lift & swivel the TV to accomplish my goals. (I sure did like the idea of a motorized lift though, but it does seem like alot more work & $$$ than is needed)

Thanks for the slap in the face!!! I needed that.
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Re: Flatrscreen TV Lift Ideas

PostBy: Dallas On: Mon Mar 10, 2008 4:21 pm

I kinda liked spc. s idea. You could use a "pull down" and a projector TV. Hell, you could even project it on the wall.
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Re: Flatrscreen TV Lift Ideas

PostBy: Devil505 On: Mon Mar 10, 2008 4:52 pm

Dallas wrote:I kinda liked spc. s idea. You could use a "pull down" and a projector TV. Hell, you could even project it on the wall.


I have a projector in the basement family room & it is great....in a dark room. Living room is way to bright & I only need a little screen to watch news, CSPAN, etc upstairs. Sports, movies, etc we watch downstairs where the room is toasty warm from the Harman & the TV Screen size is over 8' wide. I already have the tv (17" lcd) ....all I need to do is mount it (somehow) on the divider wall.
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Re: Flatrscreen TV Lift Ideas

PostBy: spc On: Mon Mar 10, 2008 5:19 pm

Mount a nice big flat screen over your fireplace. If of course your able to see it from the kitchen. Splurge :D
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Re: Flatrscreen TV Lift Ideas

PostBy: Devil505 On: Mon Mar 10, 2008 7:16 pm

OK...Now the thread changes from TV Lifts to any kind of mechanism that will allow me to raise & lower the TV about 2' & then swivel. (to face the living room) I checked my local C. City & they have plenty of mounts that swivel & twist but none that raise & lower. Tomorrow I will head out to Home Depot & look for something that:
1. I can attach to the Kitchen wall, about 3' off the floor. (just below the ledge)
2. Can be raised & strong enougfh to hold a 17"TV (probably like 12 lbs)
3. Can swivel to face the living room, once raised.
This should be a much easier device to build/assemble
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Re: Flatrscreen TV Lift Ideas

PostBy: Adamiscold On: Tue Mar 11, 2008 8:19 am

I know they have ones that swivel and extend out so you can view it in multiple rooms at once. They seem to extend a couple of feet away from the wall. But not sure if I've seen any that raise and lower that haven't been motorized? If you're looking to hide it you could always (2x6 boards would be best) install it between two studs in your wall and then cover it with a painting or something? Then you could simple pull it out and tilt or aim it where ever you want to view it. They have motorized painting mover's on one of the links in my other post. Just a thought. Of course then you'll want a bigger tv so it would be easier to view from anywhere in those rooms :)
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Re: Flatrscreen TV Lift Ideas

PostBy: Devil505 On: Tue Mar 11, 2008 3:59 pm

Almost embarrased to show you how I solved the problem.......Just sat the TV on the ledge!! (We'll swivel it to watch in the kitchen & take it off the ledge & put it on the kitchen floor when House Beautiful comes to visit! :D
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Re: Flatrscreen TV Lift Ideas

PostBy: Dallas On: Tue Mar 11, 2008 4:53 pm

I see you took my advice ... "KISS" :!:
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Re: Flatrscreen TV Lift Ideas

PostBy: Adamiscold On: Tue Mar 11, 2008 6:09 pm

Devil5052 wrote:Almost embarrased to show you how I solved the problem.......Just sat the TV on the ledge!! (We'll swivel it to watch in the kitchen & take it off the ledge & put it on the kitchen floor when House Beautiful comes to visit! :D



:lol: Well, that will give you the most bang for your buck.
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Re: Flatrscreen TV Lift Ideas

PostBy: spc On: Tue Mar 11, 2008 6:30 pm

:idea: :doh: :bop:
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Re: Flatrscreen TV Lift Ideas

PostBy: Devil505 On: Tue Mar 11, 2008 6:54 pm

I thought I was all set but my wife hates the look of it on the counter! :(
Now I'm either just gonna get rid of my wife (she doesn't know how to work the coalstove anyway) or figure out a way to raise & lower the TV. Now thinking of a telescoping p;ole type affair (maybe eletrical;y driven) that will raise/lower the set about 24". (I'll just cut a simple nitch in the shelf on the kitchen side) Anyone want a 60 year old wife? (she's a good cook!)
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Re: Flatrscreen TV Lift Ideas

PostBy: Adamiscold On: Wed Mar 12, 2008 8:07 am

Devil5052 wrote: Anyone want a 60 year old wife? (she's a good cook!)


:lol:



You know you could always build a little wooden case around it that would enable you manually life the tv into place. Wouldn't be as cool, but it be the second cheapest solution to your problem.
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