mirror tv for bathroom

tcjohnssonMarch 19, 2008

I'm building a smarthome and I was thinking about installing "tv-mirrors" in the bathrooms. I am aware of a couple manufacturers but the prices are ridiculous - over $2,000. I was wondering if anyone has managed to find a less expensive turnkey alternative or if anyone has built their own tv mirrors using a good LCD tv and two-way mirror. Any advice is appreciated!

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regus_patoff

here's some info on TV mirrors (let more light through than 2 way mirrors)

TV Mirrors on eBay

    Bookmark   March 19, 2008 at 8:23AM
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tcjohnsson

Thanks but those are just mirrors - no tv. I can't imagine paying $500+ (incl shipping) just for a two way mirror. If that company was smart, they would integrate a tv into the mirror and sell as a package - for about $800-$900. The tv wouldn't cost more than $250. A nice sleek package would be worth $900.

    Bookmark   March 19, 2008 at 8:31AM
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regus_patoff

but, this way, YOU can choose any type and style of TV, LCD, plasma, size, brand ect.

just think about trying to get the mirror TV serviced. carry-in ? to who ?

    Bookmark   March 19, 2008 at 9:14PM
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tcjohnsson

True... but my concerns would be with fogging, moisture, sound (blocked speakers), etc. True mirror tvs are IP64 or better and offer side-firing speakers or speakers through the mirror themselves. So while a DIY version is an option, even doing it well could result in problems. I think a well-designed, reliable version could be built and sold at a sub-$1,000 price and they would sell relatively well. As data becomes more and more important, the tv could be used for more things than just tv. The possibilities are endless.

    Bookmark   March 19, 2008 at 9:55PM
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tcjohnsson

True... but my concerns would be with fogging, moisture, sound (blocked speakers), etc. True mirror tvs are IP64 or better and offer side-firing speakers or speakers through the mirror themselves. So while a DIY version is an option, even doing it well could result in problems. I think a well-designed, reliable version could be built and sold at a sub-$1,000 price and they would sell relatively well. As data becomes more and more important, the tv could be used for more things than just tv. The possibilities are endless.

    Bookmark   March 19, 2008 at 10:06PM
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dt1234

i am interested in this too. did you find anything out?

    Bookmark   April 30, 2008 at 12:28AM
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tcjohnsson

Bump... to see if anyone else has one in their bathroom

    Bookmark   February 28, 2009 at 6:00PM
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