Fold-out HDTV pulls out from under the bed

There's very clearly some stop-motion animation going on in this video, indicating pretty strongly this isn't a purely automated solution, but it's still incredible: a pull-out HDTV that folds up and slides under the bed when not in use. There's a lot of problems with the idea, of course — notice that the television has no cables attached to it — but it's still sleeker than mounting a plasma above your bureau. The Coolest Bed In The World [Liveleak via Slippery Brick]
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11 Responses to Fold-out HDTV pulls out from under the bed

  1. Rob Beschizza says:

    I suspected stop motion, or at least a lot of speeding up, as soon as I saw it. The weight of a TV would make that thing a death trap if it moved that fast in real life!

  2. dafoink says:

    The cat would love to lay on that.

  3. RedShirt77 says:

    You could change the channels with your toes and keep your blue ray player under your pillow.

  4. crimeshark says:

    Or you could have the TV simply rise up vertically from a foot-board. A friend of mine was over a guy’s house and he had his HD TV rigged to lower electrically as soon as you turned it off. Way cool.

  5. lordshipriot says:

    Looks like there may be cables hooked up that run through one of the support arms. You can get a decent view of them at the 14 second mark. Now I don’t think the cables would last a long time, but with an IR repeater could talk to devices under the bed no problem.

  6. Anonymous says:

    This video clip is well over a year old…

  7. Gary61 says:

    Here’s an idea:
    mount the flat screen HORIZONTALLY in the ceiling, just above a 2-way mirror mounted on the ceiling.
    When not watching Iron Man in HD, the mirror is just a mirror, and can be used to watch ‘other things’.

  8. lurobi says:

    Its surely has some cuts in it – but they did a pretty good job of making the sun stand still through that window on the right if this is stop-motion

  9. dculberson says:

    Wow, I don’t know.. if that’s stop motion then they’re incredibly good at it. It even has a bounce-bounce at the end of the rotation before folding back down. It’s absolutely possible, but something tells me the people hawking a folding HDTV stand probably aren’t that well versed in stop motion principles.

    I’m willing to say it’s probably actually motorized and just really, really expensive and dangerous.

  10. RikF says:

    Just don’t get overzealous with the sex when the screen is underneath – you wouldn’t want to crack that screen…

  11. Anonymous says:

    (dunnright00 aka anonymous)

    Uhm, where have you guys been? This video is at least two years old, maybe older.

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