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Neauxla
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2 way mirror TV
Anyone buy or make one of those 2 way mirrors for a TV? How clear is the TV? Which mirror glass did you use? What company did you buy from? How much was it? Was it worth it?

I'm looking at buying some glass and either DIYing it to make it look like a nice mirror for my bedroom or paying a friend of mine who is a carpenter to do it.

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re: 2 way mirror TV
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you want the new sammy


His pictures are the Samsung, about 10K for a 65".



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Neauxla
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re: 2 way mirror TV
No, I want a mirror for my bedroom that hides my TV and is a functional mirror. Not a TV that can display art.


CAD703X
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re: 2 way mirror TV
what if the art was a picture of a mirror?


Neauxla
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re: 2 way mirror TV
That doesn't show my reflection now does it?


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re: 2 way mirror TV
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what if the art was a picture of a mirror?


What if you see a Salvador Dali painting when you look in a mirror?


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Obtuse1
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re: 2 way mirror TV
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This company sells TV frames and you can get the mirrors tech added. Varies by size and type of frame but about $1350 for a frame and the mirror glass for a 56-65" TV.

ETA they also sell the glass alone.
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Neauxla
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re: 2 way mirror TV
Wish you could compare the glass from the different companies w/o having to pay out the arse for a sample.


Obtuse1
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re: 2 way mirror TV
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Wish you could compare the glass from the different companies w/o having to pay out the arse for a sample.


I did a quick search of the AVS forums but didn't see anything except a short discussion about the intro of the Samsung. You have to wade through a ton of screen mirroring threads.

I don't think there is any question the picture will be degraded, the question is how much. It is something I would do in a bathroom but for a bedroom or other more used area I would use a lift instead if it was at all feasible.


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cribbsjy
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re: 2 way mirror TV
The picture will always be subpar. To make a 2way mirror work, you need to apply mirror tinting material to the back of the mirror; I believe people usually use 50% tint. This tint will block half of the light coming from the screen at all times.

If you want a nice looking tv display that is also a mirror, then you are sol. But if you want a functioning mirror that can show programs (albeit subpar display), then this will work.


CAD703X
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re: 2 way mirror TV
this sounds like a horrible idea all the way around.

buy $2,000 TV, glue a 2way mirror in front of the screen to ruin the picture quality.


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trux83LSU
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re: 2 way mirror TV
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The picture will always be subpar. To make a 2way mirror work, you need to apply mirror tinting material to the back of the mirror; I believe people usually use 50% tint. This tint will block half of the light coming from the screen at all times.

If you want a nice looking tv display that is also a mirror, then you are sol. But if you want a functioning mirror that can show programs (albeit subpar display), then this will work.
They make a glass called mirror pane that does not use a film. It works on light differentials, so when the tv is on you see through it and when its off it looks like a mirror. The problem is you have to turn the brightness way up and it doesn't stop being reflective.

Pilkington makes a product called mirroview that is supposedly better for this application, but I've never seen it in person, just glass samples.


Neauxla
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re: 2 way mirror TV
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They make a glass called mirror pane that does not use a film. It works on light differentials, so when the tv is on you see through it and when its off it looks like a mirror. The problem is you have to turn the brightness way up and it doesn't stop being reflective.

Pilkington makes a product called mirroview that is supposedly better for this application, but I've never seen it in person, just glass samples.
Yeah I think it will only work well in dark rooms. But if it's in my bedroom, I only watch TV when I'm in bed, so I think it would work well for this application. I'm not suggesting using it for my main TV in the den.


trux83LSU
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re: 2 way mirror TV
There is a glass shop in Covington called dependable glass that sells the mirroview.


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