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GIMME: Samsung’s The Frame TV a work of art
The Frame is designed to look like an artwork on your wall when it’s not in TV mode
The kitchen may be the heart of the home — but these days, I’d argue, the TV is often the focal or gathering point. Even if binge-watching series is as close as you get to a hobby, you may want a huge TV that doesn’t dominate the room when it’s not in use. For this, you couldn’t do better than Samsung’s The Frame TV. The Frame is designed to look like an artwork on your wall when it’s not in TV mode. It achieves this camouflage in a few clever ways. The standard thin bezel looks like a black frame, and this can be altered with interchangeable pieces that snap on and off with magnets, so you can mimic the look of a wooden or white frame, for example. When in this art-display mode, the screen can also be set to display a colour-customised virtual mounting board around the art. A built-in brightness sensor adjusts to the light in the room, allowing the frame to mimic a real painting rather than a harsh back-lit electronic display. The Frame comes with more than 100 artworks from variou...