Motorized TV lift in cabinet

ewand

Member
hi all - my better half has decided she'd like our living room to be redesigned, and has engaged the services of a friend who is an interior designer. Now the designer has suggested coming up with a mechanism to hide the TV (a 55" OLED LG) so it is not so dominant in the room (in her words).

Has anyone got experience of this kind of thing for a main living room, rather than a cabinet at the end of the bed or in an RV etc?

A bit of searching online and it looks like this kind of thing might be feasible - VEVOR 800mm Motorised Tv Lift With Mount Bracket & Wireless Controller For 26"-60" | VEVOR UK

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We'll have a cabinet custom made to fit an alcove in the room and there are a variety of gotchas I can see right away - I'd imagine the mechanism, bracket and TV panel are going to be 200mm deep (or more), meaning if the cabinet is going to be big enough to handle an AV amp, Bluray, Xbox etc, then it'll be pretty deep. And the ideal would be to have the screen be mounted so it can be angled into the room rather than be flat against the wall, which this thing won't do without adding more bracketry to it.

I'm starting to think having the TV wall mounted so it can at least be pushed flat back against the wall could be a suitable alternative...
 
This is what we had installed in our lounge approx 18 months ago.

Obviously you'd need the opposite mechanism to push it up rather than lower it down....
 

ewand

Member
Thanks for the response! I've a feeling I might just go with TV on a bracket, as the size of unit to accommodate it would be so big, it would dominate the room even more than a big screen does ...
 

KelvinS1965

Distinguished Member
I put one in my living room about 5-6 years ago. I have an acoustically transparent projector screen behind my TV so I lower the TV when I want to watch on the projector: The TV lift was much cheaper than an acoustically transparent drop down screen.

You need to buy the right size/drop to allow for the TV's own height so that it fully disappears from view when not in use.

There are more details in my build thread, but I can't remember what page:
When Worlds collide: The dedicated living room cinema (Updated May 2020)

If you look carefully you can see the slot cut in the oak top for the TV to drop into:

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Then when I'm watching a film, or in your case when the TV is off (I usually pull out black side curtains, etc to further darken the room, but this shows the TV slot better):

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This was during the build:
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I can't remember the make of mine, but I got it off eBay/Amazon after I did some research on the different brands. I can have a look into it later this week if needed. I have a feeling the brand name began with 'T' though I could be wrong.

Good luck. :)
 

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