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Wife got new bedroom furniture and with it came a huge mirror - about 65" diagonal. The mirror now sits on top of dresser where TV usually goes. Now I need to figure out a way to put a TV in the room without making it look butt ugly. So, here is what I have in mind: I will get a linear actuator, rails, etc. and raise and lower the mirror. The TV will be recessed into the wall behind the mirror. When the mirror is up, the TV will be hidden. When we want to watch TV, the mirror will be lowered behind the dresser exposing the TV. Basically standard TV lift stuff, except raising and lowering a mirror instead of a TV and also not costing arm and leg (since I will be building the system myself). Ideally, would like to work off of RF remote, but a foot switch will work if such a remote system becomes too complex or cost prohibitive.

What I need help is what is the thinnest (depth) TV I can buy that is between 32 - 42 inch. I cannot go any larger. The current TV I got is a Samsung LCD TV that I bought 5 years back, and lets say, it is a bit too fat. Prefer 1080p, but 720p will work as well. Budget wise, I would like to stay under $1000 for the whole deal. I figured that the actuator and other accessories for the lift system is going to run me about $350. That leaves me with about $650 for a TV. I can stretch it a bit higher if there is some good recommendation. Preferred depth is no more than 2".
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I can't help you with the TV part...I think your best bet would be to just go to the stores with a tape measure. (Sears usually ends up being the best buy for me when it comes to TVs)

However, have you give any though to maybe making the TV and mirror into one? I've seen them all over the Internet and I've always wanted to do it...but I doubt I will ever have a television in my bed room or any room that I'd want a mirror in.

It would probably end being cheaper than putting the mirror on rails.
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http://www.samsung.com/uk/consumer/tv-audio-video/television/led-tv/UE46D7000LUXXU

The thinnest TV I know of is the Samsung LED TV. I currently have the D7000 model and its maybe an inch think and also looks borderless. Of course they have newer models now i believe to the d8000. Samsung is your best bet at a thin TV or the vizio led
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@Vagrant - I did think about double sided mirror, but I will be looking at days worth of pouty face if I cut up a $500 mirror just after she bought it. So my only option of keeping the mirror intact is doing what I am thinking.
@ivory - I will check the samsungs out.
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