- 1 HIDE YOUR TV – Standard Flip-Out TV Mount for a 32″ TV with a White Picture Frame
- 2 HIDE YOUR TV – Extended Flip-Out TV mount for a 43″ Black Picture Frame
- 3 HIDDEN VISION FLIPS-OUT TV mount with an unfinished frame you can paint yourself
- 4 FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions about TV Wall Mounts
- 5 Recommendation
- 6 Conclusion
What if you could watch TV comfortably from your bed? The inventor of the Hidden Vision TV Mounts wanted to be able to lie in bed, not sit up, and still see the TV. The result is the Flip-Out TV Mount that we’ll review below.
Maybe you would like to hide your television to keep the room looking tidy, or make it seem less appealing to thieves. Either way, you have your choice of TV swivel wall mounts that accomplish this. Flip it to one side to reveal your screen. The other side features the artwork of your choice, or even a mirror. When closed against the wall, the frame completely disguises the fact that you have a television or monitor inside.
Let’s take a closer look at Hidden Vision’s Flip-Around and Flip-Down TV mounts to see which ones would work best in your home.
HIDE YOUR TV – Flip-Around TV Mount for a 50″ TV with a White Picture Frame
A 50-inch television is a temptation for thieves. It’s also one of the first things a person sees when they enter a room. If you’ve ever wanted to hide your TV for protection or aesthetic purposes, Hidden Vision has the solution for you. Their 50-inch Flip-Around TV Mount completely conceals your screen, cords and all.
The TV mount uses a well-tested design that incorporates compression and gas springs and counterweights to smoothly flip between the TV side and the artwork side. Your television is secure and protected from abrupt movements. Even better, you don’t need to fuss with oiling or maintenance or replacing parts after a few years of service. These TV mounts are made to last.
Flipping a screen of this size would ordinarily take some muscle, but the Flip-Around mount swivels smoothly with almost no effort on your part. It’s not motorized, so you don’t need to hunt for a remote control to move it. Check out how smoothly it works in below video.
Hidden Vision says that their TV mounts are simple enough to install that you don’t need to call a contractor. There are just four bolts to sink into the studs behind the sheetrock in your walls. You can also install to brick or concrete walls although you might need to use different bolts.
The one thing we noticed is that although you can hide cables inside the frame of the mount, you’ll probably want a power outlet behind it. That step may require a professional electrician to wire it up. Some owners have cleverly disguised cables that emerge to reach an outlet located away from the frame.
Since one side is your TV screen, what do you place on the other side? You can place a mirror there as long as its thickness doesn’t surpass 1/8-inch so it doesn’t add a lot of weight. Hidden Vision recommends that the back of the mirror have a protective layer of safety mesh.
Instead of a mirror, you can insert any art print or photo you wish into the frame. It’s up to you to decide what you would like.
If you have questions about their products, Hidden Vision has a support hotline available to answer questions by phone. They offer a 60-day satisfaction guarantee and a 1-year limited warranty on each of the TV wall mounts covered in this review.
If you happen to have a smaller screen, or wish to lie in bed and watch a TV suspended above you, take a look at the other Hidden Vision TV Mount models below.
HIDE YOUR TV – Standard Flip-Out TV Mount for a 32″ TV with a White Picture Frame
If you look at this Standard Flip-Out TV Mount and compare it to the Flip-Around TV Mount, you can see that this one can remain in the extended position to allow someone lying in a bed to watch TV overhead. Imagine playing video games laying down or even surfing the Internet.
The only downside is that the Flip-Out TV Mount doesn’t completely flip around the TV so you can view it from another position. It’s not like the Flip-Around that offers 180-degree movement.
Again, this TV wall mount is easy to install. It comes with everything you need to attach it to the wall. Hidden Vision recommends driving the four bolts into wall studs to support the weight of the frame and the screen.
On one side is your TV, and on the other is the artwork of your choice. You can also place a mirror there as long as it isn’t thicker than 1/8-inch. All your cables can be hidden inside the picture frame.
But wait, maybe the Standard Flip-Out mount doesn’t open up far enough for you to watch TV comfortably from your bed. That’s no problem—Hidden Vision has an Extended Flip-Out mount, too.
HIDE YOUR TV – Extended Flip-Out TV mount for a 43″ Black Picture Frame
The Hidden Vision Extended Flip-Out TV Mount won the CES Innovation Award in 2012. It’s a little different from the Standard Flip-Out mount because it has longer arms to suspend your screen farther from the wall. The distance from the bottom of your TV screen to the wall now reaches 57 inches so you can sit comfortably or lay down in bed and watch TV.
You may have noticed that Hidden Vision has a variety of frame sizes and colors to accommodate the size of your TV as well as the interior design of your home. But did you know you can also customize your frame even more? Check out the model below.
HIDDEN VISION FLIPS-OUT TV mount with an unfinished frame you can paint yourself
Our last review is for the 40-inch Flip-Out Mount with an unfinished frame. It’s the same Standard Flip-Out TV Mount, but you can paint or decorate the frame to your liking. You could even completely disguise the frame as a part of your wall if you wished.
Just as before, the TV mount is made to be simple enough that one person can install it alone. All the cables can hide inside the frame, out of your way. The frame is well-balanced with counterweights and springs in order to make its operation smooth and safe.
Still have questions about TV swivel mounts? Take a look below as we provide some answers.
FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions about TV Wall Mounts
Thanks to Hidden Vision for helping us with the answers to your burning questions.
Q: How likely is the Flip-Out TV Mount to fall on me in bed?
A: Not likely at all as long as you install the lag bolts into studs, not into sheetrock. If you have brick or cement walls, you’ll need masonry bolts or screws of an appropriate size and strength.
Q: How are power cords and cables actually hidden?
A: The arms of the TV wall mounts hide the cords and cables by holding them in place with straps.
Q: Is the screen tilt something I can adjust?
A: Only on the Hidden Vision Flip-Around and Standard Flip-Out can you adjust the tilt. The Extended Flip-Out is fixed in place.
Q: Where can I buy artwork or a mirror for the frame?
A: Purchase or make your own art. A professional framing shop can help you mount it, or you can insert it yourself.
Q: How thick are the frames?
A: The average thickness of the TV mount wall frames is three inches. Some are thinner, some are a little thicker.
Q: How much do the TV wall mounts weigh?
A: Each TV wall mount including the frame and arms weighs about 30 pounds.
Q: Is there a special way I should open and close the TV wall mount?
A: The frames and arms are rigid and strong. You can open and close the TV wall mount by grasping the side or bottom, it doesn’t matter.
If your purpose is to hide a TV in the living room, family room, office, or anywhere there isn’t a bed, you’ll appreciate the Hidden Vision Flip-Around TV Mount.
If you’re considering a TV mount for your bedroom, you can get a Flip-Around and mount it on the wall opposite your bed. Or else you can buy either the Standard or Extended Flip-Out mount to place the screen right above your bed for convenient viewing.
Choosing between the Standard and Extended Flip-Out models is easy enough if you can envision how you prefer to watch TV (seated or laying down). Take into account the size of your TV as well. Remember that the Standard Flip-Out can be adjusted a little bit with regards to tilt, but the Extended Flip-Out cannot.
We hope you this review helped you select the perfect TV wall mount for your home. Visit us soon for more reviews on products you’ll love!
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