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

By Jos ยท 14 replies
Apr 17, 2012
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  1. 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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  2. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,144   +1,651

    That looks like a 60's retro piece of furniture.
    captaincranky likes this.
  3. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 996   +93

    That's a little frightening.
  4. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,834   +436

    uhhhh... no thanks!
  5. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,552   +437

    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.
  6. mario

    mario Ex-TS Developer Posts: 398   +17

    "60's retro piece of furniture" that sounds cool to me ;)
  7. killeriii

    killeriii TS Enthusiast Posts: 213   +14

    I like it. Very retro.
    Would be good for non-tech savvy people.
  8. howzz1854

    howzz1854 TS Evangelist Posts: 611   +94

    that is retarded. not unless if the components are upgradable.
  9. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,590   +2,414

    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.
  10. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 4,601   +3,211

    Better still, it comes in three colors - cyan, purple and pink - chose one you like!!!!
  11. avoidz

    avoidz TS Guru Posts: 461   +59

    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.
  12. tengeta

    tengeta TS Enthusiast Posts: 610

    SNGX1275 likes this.
  13. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,696   +432

    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.
  14. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,552   +437

    Liked the Futurama mention.

    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.
  15. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 15,175   +4,121

    Spot on. So unless this this piece has a lid you can lift to reveal a crappy record changer, with a crappy ceramic cartridge, they can keep it.

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