Custom-built Mirror TVs from Electronic Living are gaining traction with interior designers and architects. See them at The Home Show, proudly supported by The Sunday Mail, running from September 8-10 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.INTERIOR designers are jumping on board new technology that turns your television into a stylish mirror.Electronic Living managing director Damian Cavanagh said the Mirror TV was penetrating the high end market, but due to manufacturing now being done on home soil the mid-range market was also starting to adopt the new trend.“The cost five years ago of Mirror TVs was exponentially greater, we imported the entire product from Germany, which was very expensive,” he said.The company now imports the glass from Europe but manufactures the rest of the product in Australia.“Basically it’s a conventional LED TV and then we custom build the frame and mirror over it,” he said.The technology allows the TV to be hidden behind reflective glass, as you turn the TV on the mirror becomes clear.The assembly time is around two weeks from order and the cost starts at around $4,500 for a 32 inch television, including the mirror.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor1 hour agoCustom-built Mirror TVs from Electronic Living.Mr Cavanagh said the Mirror TVs were gaining in popularity because as TVs had become thinner, people had been buying larger models.“So it’s taking up a larger surface area on your wall and people are investing a good amount of money in interior design, so they don’t want the TV to be the dominant feature in the room,” he said.“Architects and designers are in love with it, but end consumers probably haven’t been exposed to it enough yet.“It’s also a great way to display family photos or digital artwork and is good for bedrooms, kitchen splashbacks and bathrooms as well.”Mr Cavanagh said the alternate concealing options were a TV motorised to come out of a cupboard or down from the ceiling, but both options were more expensive than the mirror.“A lot of people are building feature piece fireplace’s in their living spaces, so putting the Mirror TV above the mantel provides a nice mirror look,” he said.Electronic Living specialise in custom technology solutions for homes, with their aim to create a functional smart home, with the technology hidden away.Electronic Living will be exhibiting at The Home Show. The Home Show, proudly supported by The Sunday Mail, runs from September 8 — 10 at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.
Changes to the fixture schedule for televised games has thrown up the anomaly for the new season, although it will become the norm in the 2016-17 campaign as part of the new multi-billion pound broadcasting deal. Friday has been selected as the proposed Saturday evening kick-off was declined by West Midlands Police because of a clash with a planned English Defence League march, and United’s potential involvement in a Champions League game the following Tuesday ruled out Sunday. Press Association Aston Villa will host the Premier League’s first Friday night match when Manchester United visit on August 14. “A Saturday 5:30pm kick-off was initially suggested for this match and West Midlands Police confirmed that, under normal circumstances, that would be acceptable,” said a statement from the Premier League. “However, due to a planned English Defence League march that will take place in the region on Saturday August 15, and will require police resource, they requested that the Premier League consider avoiding scheduling the match on that date. “Manchester United’s participation in the UEFA Champions League, and a potential European match the following Tuesday, means that a Sunday slot could not be scheduled with any certainty.” The match will be shown on Sky, which will also televise champions Chelsea’s opening game at home to Swansea on August 8, with a 5.30pm kick-off time. Sunday on the opening weekend will see Arsenal at home to West Ham and Liverpool at Stoke also on television, with Manchester City’s trip to West Brom moved to the Monday evening. The new season kicks off with United hosting Tottenham at 12.45pm on August 8 live on BT Sport.