The TV that Samsung doesn't want you to see – and why that's a good thing

By Anna Shelswell-White 27-03-2018

We’ll admit that TVs in interior photos have always been a long-standing gripe of ours here, at House and Home. Yep, it’s definitely up there with toilet seats being left up and crinkly linens, when we're looking for the perfect real home to feature. We're guessing that avid Insta-users taking part in the #myhouseandhome challenge, are nodding their heads in agreement, right now.

From tuning in to see Dermot work his magic on homes around the country, to watching Deirdre, Patrick and Hugh critique homeowners’ unique styles, there’s no doubt we still love a bit of telly, though. In fact, Room to Improve has drawn in the highest amount of viewers for RTE, this year. Over a whopping 700,000 people were glued to Daniel and Majella's overhaul.

But what happens when the show's over? The irony is that tellies aren’t pretty. I think many of you would agree that, as they get larger and our homes become more intelligent, the latest tech can create unwanted focal points. Their function is essential, but seeing them, when they're off, certainly isn’t.

This month, Samsung unveiled some new innovations that could make interior design lovers rejoice. Following the launch of The Frame last year, which let homeowners display photographs and prints like framed works of art, this new launch has gone one step further – blending the TV in to the wall. The new QLED TV has Ambient Mode, an "invisible" connection, meaning no more messy wires, and it can even control your smart home. Pretty impressive.


Fancy seeing Ambient Mode in action? Check out this short video from the First Look launch at the New York Stock Exchange. It's not hard to see that it's much better than a big, black rectangle commanding a room.


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