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Well, it finally happened. I’ve been waiting years (3 and a half years to be exact) to update my living room to a Samsung Frame TV, but I’ve never gotten to the point where it feels truly complete. Let me first say that it was worth the wait.
I think almost everyone I know who loves interior design admires the genius of Samsung. “Is it art or television?” frame tv. Luckily we were able to put it in the dining room. This is what I insisted on when we moved into our house and created an open plan kitchen dining area. I also knew there was no other TV I wanted in the living room. It’s dramatic. But once you realize how easily your TV can blend into your surroundings, rather than having a “big black box” sucking the life out of a room, you’ll never go back.
Very carries a wide range of whole-home appliances with a variety of TVs, so we were thrilled when we were asked if we’d like to review the latest 2020 version of Frame TV.
You can read our review of the previous model of Samsung Frame TV here.
For those of you who don’t know about the Samsung The Frame 2020 43-inch QLED 4K HDR Smart TV, let us introduce you to this amazing technology. Many of us (myself included) have struggled for years with how to visually erase the big black box in our living rooms. House it in a unit, build an intricate slide-out device, paint the walls dark to “hide” it, or simply realize that it’s just one of those things in every living room. give up.
In fact, you rarely see inspiring living room photos even in professional lifestyle magazines and many home remodeling programs. If you think it’s because you want to give people the impression that watching TV isn’t somehow enjoyable, that’s actually not the case. In fact, stylists hate them. A dazzling black box sucking in light in the corner of a beautifully decorated space can ruin the overall design, so before taking photos or recording videos, simply remove the black box from the space. . Television, by its very nature, is a truly ugly beast, and we’ve just had to deal with that fact for years.
Samsung came in like a knight in shining armor and completely redesigned the entire concept of what a television actually looks like. Somehow, they’ve managed to incorporate incredible technology with QLED picture quality and a myriad of clever smart TV features (which are easily accessible while using the TV). similarly The TV simply becomes part of the fabric of the room, becoming a beautiful piece in its own right, displaying a work of art that fits into almost any style of space imaginable, from the sleekest contemporary to the most artful maximalist. An idea that can be done.
Sharing how Frame TV, cleverly hidden within a gallery wall, completely changed the look and feel of our entire room, and why it should actually be on your own wishlist too I wanted to.
Let’s start with the before photo. You may have noticed that you hardly ever look at this side of the living room. No matter what I actually did to this wall, it always just looked a little sad, so I decided to ignore it for a bit since I wanted to eventually put a frame TV on this wall. (As you can see, there seems to be a cacophony of wires behind and below the TV, and every time I see it, my disgust grows even more!)
I decided to create a gallery on my wall so that I could easily blend the Frame TV with the surrounding artwork (all of which I already had, and I gathered some of my favorite pieces around the house). only!). My first step was to use kraft paper cut to the same dimensions as the TV.
As a side note, in our house, we always moved this sideboard on the wall a little to the right. This will put the TV directly in front of the sofa. With the TV now part of the gallery and no longer having to sit on top of the sideboard, I was finally able to move the sideboard to the center of the wall and hang the TV right where it was. Best placed instead. After determining the placement of the TV, I simply built a gallery wall around it, using some larger pieces to fill in the space, and smaller framed artwork to fill in some of the gaps.
If you’re decorating your own gallery wall, start by cutting out frames to size on craft paper, then use white tack to position each piece, moving them around until you find a visually pleasing arrangement. Masu. Once you’re happy with the layout, secure the photo hanger with nails. This eliminates the need to drill numerous holes in the wall.
Installing the new 2020 model is easier than ever and literally took Wayne about 20 minutes. The older version came with a much larger wall bracket, but the 2020 model only comes with two smaller brackets. In fact, it’s so small that at first I thought the bracket wasn’t even included in the box. Silly me, I didn’t know it was possible to hang a TV on something so simple and sophisticated. The new style of bracket means it’s installed closer to the wall than ever before, really creating and recreating the idea of simply hanging a piece of art on the wall.
A wall template is also included so you know exactly where you need to drill holes in your wall. Nothing is left to us here, so the whole process is incredibly efficient and quick.
Once the bracket was in place, all I had to do was slide the TV onto the bracket. Within minutes, only his one tiny, barely visible wire was dangling where there used to be many wires. The wires just plug into the Connect Box, which is a hub that can be hidden in the sideboard or the cabinet underneath, and other boxes and game consoles (his Skybox and Playstation at home) plug into the same Connect Box. is. All wires are hidden and nothing else is visible. I told you he was a genius!
I was pleased with the new look and excitedly checked out some of the latest features of the 2020 Frame TV models that I had never experienced before. Art mode is, of course, my favorite feature of the frame, giving you access to hundreds of different artworks across all genres, as well as allowing you to change and select mounts for completely different looks.
The latest version of Frame TV also offers a variety of mounting options, from low-profile and stylish to a wide range of contemporary styles in a variety of colors. You get access to 100 styles for free, but an Art Store subscription (which I already had!) gives you even more options. Perfect for anyone who loves changing the look and feel of a room with just a few clicks.
We’ve also added an Ambient Mode feature with some really clever moving style images. My favorite image (shown above) features what appears to be a moving light casting a shadow within the frame. It just looks like some kind of expensive art installation on the wall. It also has the ability to display the current time, temperature, and weather, as well as the ability to display softly moving abstract designs and slow-moving images, which are nice additions that are a little different from still images.
Of course, that’s not all. Samsung has included all of your favorite features, including streaming services available on your remote control. Browse Netflix and Amazon Prime with the click of a button. You can also use voice control to summon music from Spotify and connect to Alexa, Google Assistant, and Bixby.
However, there are also many apps available for download. My current favorite is TikTok. It’s super easy to install (just log in to your phone and scan the QR code that appears on your screen), and within minutes you’ll be viewing all your favorite home decor and DIY accounts on a bright, big screen. became. screen. It’s so much more fun to see all kinds of renovation ideas and home decorating inspiration in a larger size than on your phone.
Of course, it goes without saying that the TV viewing quality is incredibly good. Images are incredibly realistic thanks to Crystal Processor 4K delivering Ultra HD resolution. QLED image technology is supported by dual LED backlighting for 100% color coverage, and Quantum HDR with HDR10+ produces incredible levels of detail, brightness, and contrast. So as much as I’m excited about its beauty and great design, Wayne is also excited about the technology and image quality.
With the new Frame TV, we feel like Samsung has done just about everything you could want in a TV, and more. The remote also comes with a solar panel for charging (yes!) in minimal packaging. I also love that you shared suggestions on how to reuse cardboard packaging, from desk organizers to side tables, but my favorite is, of course. – Cat house!
We decided to give them a challenge and build this out of the cardboard box the frame came in. Meisha was of course very uncooperative and she refused to go inside like a normal cat, but I think she was having fun nonetheless. Ha! (They say you should never work with children or animals, that’s why…)
I was already impressed with The Frame TV, but this further solidifies why I feel this is a great investment for anyone who loves quality technology as well as good design in every room of their home. I did. I’m already considering his third smaller version for the bedroom.
A big thank you to Very for sponsoring this post and allowing me to review this beautiful technology. If you want your own Samsung Frame TV, be sure to check out all the sizes available on our website.