(Credit: IKEA Screenshot: Chris Matyszczyk/CNET)
It's a problem that has plagued the monied for decades.
How do you ensure that your TV goes well with your furniture? How do you find a cabinet upon which your TV might perch with regal grace? And how do you deal with all those cables?
This problem has been affecting me this week, as my TV -- as well as the surround sound, speakers, woofers, and everything else -- was fitted by three hairy men who sniffed a lot, and I have no idea how to take it apart in order to change the furniture around it.
Galloping to my aid in IKEA.
It is launching something called the Uppleva. This is a TV that's built in with the cabinet on which it stands.
Actually, there seem to be several different cabinet designs that happily fit your brand new, many-sized LED TV. It's truly made for those who want no trouble. There are no cables. And the TV has a DVD and Blu-Ray player, as well as being Wi-Fi enabled.
As you watch the promotional video, a few questions might scoot across your brow.
Who makes this TV and is it any good? Doesn't the remote control look a lot like a Wii? And, perhaps, wouldn't it be fun if Apple got into furniture design?
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