We recently completed an installation in a Grade II Victorian Cambridgeshire home for an avid sports-fan & lover of classical music. The client wanted a discreet system that was flexible, looked and sounded great and most importantly was easy to use. The client insisted that the TV had to be mounted above a working fireplace and that the loudspeakers should be physically small but not small in sound. No cabling was to be visible and the system needed to be straightforward to use for his children (and maybe later grandchildren) and guests.
We listened, and came up with a solution using a Samsung "The Frame" 4K HDR TV and some very stylish British KEF "LSX" wireless speakers, tucked away inside adjacent bookcases. The Samsung TV has a choice of frames (or more technically, bezels) to allow it to seemlessly blend into a period home, or indeed a more modern house, depending on client tastes and adjacent furniture. We proposed a thin, walnut wood finish frame which absolutely blends seemlessly into the beautifully decorated home. Using a no-gap wall mount, the TV sits up really close to the wall. When not in use, the TV can display family photos and even wakes itself up when it senses movement in the room. Clever stuff.
The KEF wireless stereo speakers slotted into adjacent bookshelves housing neighbouring books and novels perfectly.They can stream Spotify, YouTube, BBC Sounds (and many more music services) plus they hugely improve on the TV sound and indeed most soundbars. All app-controlled from the client's iphone.
Joany the dog gave her seal of approval upon commision and she even features on the TV when her photo is displayed, which she enjoys showing to her canine friends!