Flat screen TVs have really opened up the possibilities of where you can have your boob tube. In the past, there were limited locations you could fit a thick CRT, but the mere inches of depth a flat screen needs you can put and LCD or plasma virtually anywhere. Most people opt to mount their TVs, but what if you don't have enough wall space? Or what if the wall you want to mount to is angled in comparison to where your seating arrangements are? Yes, I know it's a rare problem, but even rare problems have solutions.
Media Décor has engineered a motorized mount that angles your TV just so when you're watching it and then puts it flush against the wall when you're not. A Crestron touchpanel remote controls the TV's channels and it's movement...
Media Décor also added a painted canvas that covers the flat screen sitting in a wooden frame when the TV isn't in use.
For the guest bedroom pictured, all the clients movies were ripped onto the hard drive of a Kaleidescape media server in the family room. The Crestron video distribution system streams the movie from the server to a Kaleidescape receiver hidden in a closet near the guest bedroom.Instead of hogging shelf space in the closet, the rack of components was installed within a cabinet built into the wall behind the shelves.
photos: Electronic House