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TV in Your Mirror: What It Is and How It Works

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April 7, 2022

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A mirror television (aka “TV in your mirror”) is one of the most innovative, space-saving solutions you can add to your home. Whether you want to upgrade your bathroom, bedroom or living room, hidden TV in mirror is an elegant way to add smart features to your space. 

But before delving into the benefits of a mirror television, let’s first examine what one is and how it works.

What Is a TV in Mirror?

A mirror TV is a translucent surface that functions as both a regular mirror and a TV. More specifically, the mirror consists of a semi-transparent glass, and a liquid-crystal display (LCD) television sits behind it. 

Using a flat-panel LCD TV is important because it combines polarizers with the light-modulating properties in liquid crystals. Polarizers are optical filters that let in light waves with specific polarizations while blocking others.

Liquid crystals don’t emit direct light but instead use back lights or reflectors to generate images on a TV. Polarizers and liquid crystals work in tandem. 

It’s vital that your TV mirror is carefully polarized so that images transfer easily through the glass. And when you turn off the television, the mirror returns to being … well, just a mirror. 

How Does a TV in Mirror Work?

So, how does a TV in mirror work? It might seem like a complex concept, but it’s actually simple. 

First, you need an HDMI cable to connect your LCD TV to the mirror. This allows for wired screen mirroring so that you can see what the TV plays through the mirror. It’s really as simple as connecting a laptop to a living room TV with an HDMI cord, which many of us have done at some point. 

Technicians most often install mirror TVs in bathrooms. You get entertainment while preparing for the day, freshening up or winding down before bed. But you can request an installation wherever a mirror TV is most useful for you. 

And just like a traditional TV, you can use a remote to control what you watch and fine-tune audio volume and acoustics. You can even install a surround sound system for optimal listening. 

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TV in Mirror From AV Smart Solutions

AV Smart Solutions provides hidden AV systems through a TV in your mirror

We offer the most useful smart home features to make your life as convenient and pleasant as possible. After all, spending time around the house can be entertaining as well as restful! 

Our TV in Mirror system mounts flush with your wall and blends seamlessly with your home décor. You won’t mess up your space’s aesthetic when incorporating our smart AV technology.

Hidden speakers give you premium sound, while your multipurpose mirror TV system delivers high-quality resolution through discreet design. Simply connect your TV to a reliable networking system and watch anything you want — whenever you want. 

[Related: Why You Should Work With a Contractor and Architect Early on in Your AV Project]

Contact AV Smart Solutions for Smart Home Features

If you’re interested in investing in a smart home, contact AV Smart Solutions. We can install a TV in Mirror system with hidden AV capabilities, as well as many other residential smart solutions for a fully integrated home. 

Call us at (425) 655-5052 or complete our inquiry form. One of our AV support specialists will be in touch!

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