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Upright Multimedia Piano Is Certainly An Original Place To Stash Your LCD TV

Mediano Piano (Images courtesy Craft Line)
By Andrew Liszewski

It’s an issue that’s plagued old-timey wild west theme towns for years. You want to keep the saloon looking authentic, with an upright piany in the corner, but at the same time you want to appeal to today’s tech-savvy tourists. Well an Italian company called Craft Line has come up with the perfect solution with this upright piano called the Mediano that features a hidden mechanism to hide and raise or lower an LCD TV.

Unfortunately the engineering bits that make it possible mean the piano bits have to go, so it’s no longer playable unless you swap out the keys with an electronic Casio or Korg or something. There’s also ample storage for other multimedia gear like DVD players or game consoles, and even a box of Kleenex for when your musician friends come over and see what monstrosity you had created from an innocent piano.

[ Craft Line Mediano (translated) ] VIA [ Born Rich ]

TV Armor Is A Must-Have For Parents With LCD Or Plasma TVs


By Chris Scott Barr

Remember back when the Nintendo Wii came out, how there were reports of idiots tossing their Wiimotes through their fancy TVs? Well that sort of thing is still an issue for people with LCD and Plasma TVs, and not just from flying game controllers. Since the screens are easily harmed, one company has decided to specialize in protecting these expensive pieces of equipment.

TV Armor is a simple way to prevent objects from impacting (and thus ruining) the screen of your HDTV. The solution is about as low-tech as it gets, consisting of a thin layer ( ¼-inch)of acrylic held on by Velcro straps. The acrylic is considered optical-grade so that it won’t reduce the quality of the image.

The TV Armor won’t win any awards in the looks department, but it isn’t hideous by any means. The acrylic blends in rather well, and the Velcro straps are barely visible. You’ll need to set back $69-$289 depending on the size of your TV. It’s a little salty, but far less than you paid for your fancy-pants TV no doubt.

[ TV Armor ] VIA [ Technabob ]

Samsung Now Producing Edge-lit LED Backlit LCD Panels


by Shane McGlaun

I guess I’m old fashioned when it comes to my LCD and plasma TVs. I don’t really care how thin the screen is and I don’t really care how much power the things sucks down. All I really want from my TV is a massive screen and a great picture. If the lights in my house dim when I turn the beast on, I am fine with that.

I guess there are some out there who like thin screens, and if you are going to wall mount the set, I can see the benefit of thin screens. Samsung has announced that it is now in production with new edge-lit LED backlit LCD TV panels that will be offered in 40-inch, 46-inch, and 55-inch sizes.

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