Mirrored televisions are similar to regular televisions, except that the image on the screen is reversed. This means that if you stand in front of a mirrored tv and look at it, you will see yourself as if you were looking in a mirror. Hidden tv's are often used in stores and other public places, as they can help to make the space seem bigger. They can also be used to show promotional videos or advertisements.
When we see a conventional mirror that transforms into a TV with a screen in the middle, it's truly remarkable. When you don't need a TV, it's also nice to have a whole mirror surface.
This type of television is also known as a Magic Mirror TV, and it is becoming increasingly popular in a variety of settings, including luxury living rooms, baths, kitchens, and swimming pools.
What is a mirror TV?
A mirror tv is a screen that is placed behind a semi-transparent mirror. When the TV is off, it looks just like a regular mirror. Hence the name ‘mirror TV’. The typical standard TV mirror sizes range from 15 to 55 inches.
What mirror type is used for the mirrored TV’s?
Of course, this screen fading effect is the result of ordinary physics, not magic. When the screen is off, it reflects some of the incident light to create a mirror illusion, but when the screen is on, it transmits the light from the screen hidden behind the mirror surface to allow the picture to be seen.
What is behind the mirror?
A conventional consumer TV mounted on a frame behind the mirror can be used, or a unique design TV made specifically for this application. Consumer televisions are less expensive and have a more familiar interface and remote control, however they are not built for this type of installation, and the following issues may arise: Because it's impossible to match the frame and mirror back perfectly and minimise gaps, some sections of the TV can be seen through a semi-transparent mirror; the brightness of a standard consumer TV is relatively low, especially for small sizes like 19" or 21.5".
Mirror TV technology basics
The mirror transmission rate (T) or reflectance rate (R = 1- T) and screen brightness are the most significant factors to consider when purchasing a mirror television.
Because R (reflectance rate) + T (transmission rate) = 1, the more reflectance we require for flawless mirror performance when the screen is turned off, the less transmission we obtain for TV performance when the screen is turned on. Normally, the transmission rate (T) ranges from 0,3 to 0,7, and the rate (R) ranges from 0,7 to 0,3.
The most essential parameter of the Mirror TV is the screen brightness. Assume that a normal PC monitor is placed behind a semi-transparent mirror with a 0.5% transmission rate. The screen's original brightness is around 200 cd/m2, but when it's positioned behind the mirror, it's only 50 percent bright: *0,5 = 200 cd/m2 = 100 cd/m2. It's really against the law to watch TV in natural light. For optimum Mirror TV performance, manufacturers employ the brightest panels possible.
Is a mirrored TV right for you?
If you are considering purchasing a mirrored television, it is important to keep in mind the pros and cons. Mirrored televisions can be a unique and stylish addition to your home, but they may not be right for everyone.
Some people prefer mirrored televisions because they find them more interesting to look at. Others find them confusing, as it can be difficult to figure out what is happening on the screen. Mirrored televisions are also more reflective than regular televisions, which can cause problems if there is a lot of light in the room.
Mirror televisions are not inexpensive. A proper installation will set you back at least a few thousand pounds. What you wind up with, though, is more than a party trick. Large flat screens are sometimes a major impediment to a pleasing space layout from the aspect of interior design. Hide your TV in plain sight can be the answer your room is looking for.
Ultimately, it is up to the individual to decide whether or not a mirrored TV is right for them.