I have a client who is hell bent on hiding his gigantic television behind doors. I think it’s over 50 inches. My feeling is: Why? The only solution to hiding a huge component like this is something custom or semi-custom, and it will look like the proverbial media wall, any which way you slice it. Not to mention it will cost a fortune to find one that is really great looking.
If a media center is the look you are after, fine. Some people dig it. But these guys actually don’t want that look, so we are in a quandary. My feeling is that there is no good reason to hide your TV. We all have them, we all use them, and we all love them. Isn’t that the case?
So, I personally would much rather see a gigunda TV mounted on a wall beneath a gorgeous case piece, credenza or console– or even perched on top of one– than inside some store bought media center which is a repository for space fillers like picture frames and other needless accessories that otherwise would not be displayed. We all know how I feel about clutter. Sometimes you need some storage for toys, DVD’s and components; I get that. But why do you need an entire wall full of it?
There are so many awesome options to place a television atop; surely there must be one for everyone… What do you think? Should the TV be hidden from view or it ok for it come out and play??? I LOVE this credenza like a third child (well, not really, but I do really love it) ; it is pricey but it is one of my all-time favorites: