IKEA integrates HDTV, Blu-ray and speakers into single furniture piece

Jos

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The world of consumer electronics saw an unlikely player enter the market this week, as Swedish furniture specialist IKEA announced a new all-in-one appliance that integrates an LED TV, a...

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SNGX1275

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I don't think its that bad, its a decent concept and it looks like Apple is trying to do an all in one TV... It makes a lot of sense for people who want an all in one solution. 2.1 surround is a bit disappointing - what if they made it with a center channel and 2 more wireless rear surrounds, that would work. Sort of pointless to have an HDTV with a bluray player and then rely on stereo sound.

Although, $955 for a 24" TV with internet capabilities does sound bad.
 

Steve

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that is retarded. not unless if the components are upgradable.
Most people buy a TV, speakers (if they even bother) and a player of some kind and it stays that way for many many years so the fact that most of it cannot be upgraded is no big deal.

I made the mistake of reading the comments first and then watched the video. I actually thought the design looked quite modern, I must be living in the past ;) Anyway I didn't mind it, looks clean.
 

avoidz

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She's really cute.

I think it's not a bad idea at all; I know many people who would benefit from this set up.
 

Arris

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Sony did a stand/piece of furniture with built in 5.1 speakers and whatnot ages ago ( Sony-RHT-G800-Bravia ). And other manufacturers have done similar stand/speaker/furniture units. Cables aren't so bad if you use spiral cable tidy stuff and sort it out nicely. I'm sure many "non-tech savvy" people might like this.
 

SNGX1275

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for some reason, this clip from futurama comes to mind.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEwzbHJNkwg\
Liked the Futurama mention.

Sony did a stand/piece of furniture with built in 5.1 speakers and whatnot ages ago ( Sony-RHT-G800-Bravia ). And other manufacturers have done similar stand/speaker/furniture units. Cables aren't so bad if you use spiral cable tidy stuff and sort it out nicely. I'm sure many "non-tech savvy" people might like this.
Right, I think its a decent idea. But like I said, they need 5.1 surround since they are offering an HDTV and Bluray support. Plus $955 for a 24" is crazy expensive. I doubt even Apple would even have the balls to release this (internet tv, 2.1, stand) for that kind of money.