Last month we used the awkward nook in our bedroom to add an electric fireplace. We’ve actually had a TV in this little corner for the past couple years, but with such an improvement in that space, we knew we wanted something that would feel like part of the design – not just something threw in there so we could watch it. After lots of research, we decided to buy the Samsung Frame TV, and have had so many questions about it we wanted to give an honest, unsolicited review for anyone curious about it.
And since one of the most common questions we received was, “Why did you choose that TV?” We’ll start there.
The reason we chose this TV is because it blends seamlessly into the room, and there are a few key features that make it so. And the best part is that the No Gap Wall Mount is included with the TV – you don’t have to pay more for it.
Another great aspect to the art is the TV’s automatic color adjustments. The TV reads the ambient light in the room and automatically adjusts the brightness and contrast to keep the image looking as close to real art as possible.
According to Samsung, the Frame operates on around 30% of typical energy consumption when in art mode, depending on the ambient light in the room and the brightness of the screen.
But the TV also detects motion in the room and turns the screen to standby when nobody is around.
There is a single, slim cable that runs from the TV to this box that transfers the image signal as well as power. That includes things like sound systems, Blu-Ray players, gaming consoles etc.. To keep cable clutter minimal, you’ll want to plan for somewhere this box can hide.
For us, we made the back section of our mantle removable, and the box sits right inside there. You can hide it somewhere and, as long as the radio signal from the remote can reach it, it’ll work great.