What is Mirror TV? How does it work?
What is MIRROR TV?
It is amazing to see a normal mirror suddenly transform into a TV with a screen at the center. It's wonderful to have a full mirror surface even if you don't use a TV.
This TV is also known as Magic Mirror TV. It's becoming increasingly popular in many areas, including luxury living rooms, bathrooms, kitchens and pools.
As an experienced manufacturer of this product, we would like to share the most important technical details and issues in the article. We hope you find it useful.
What is TV in the Mirror and how does it work. This article will discuss specific technology and terms used to describe TVs that look like mirrors. They are also known as Mirror TVs, Magic Mirrors and Vanishing TVs.
1. What is MIRROR TV?
Mirror TV is a semi-transparent screen that's placed behind a mirror. The screen appears just like a mirror with the screen off, and it is easy to see when the screen's on. Magic Mirror TV is often called Magic Mirror TV because of this disappearing feature. Most TV sizes (or screen sizes) available on the market range from 15 to 55 inches. There are two types of design available for the structure.
Mirror TVs of standard design (for installation in-wall or on the wall). These TVs come as an "all-in box" set and are suitable for standard installation. They have fixed sizes of the mirror and screen.
Custom design Mirror TVs. These TVs can be customized to fit the exact interior of a customer. Mirror glass is custom made to fit the specific size of your interior.
2. WHAT MIRROR TYPE IS USERED FOR MIRROR TV PRODUCTION
This screen disappearing effect works because of simple physics and no magic. Mirror TV production uses a semi-transparent mirrortype. It reflects some of the incident light to create a mirror effect, but transmits it to the screen behind the mirror to allow the image to be seen when it is on. See item 4 for more technical details.
3. What's the secret behind the MIRROR?
A regular consumer TV can be mounted behind a mirror, or a specially designed TV for this purpose. Although consumer TV is cheaper and has a more popular interface and remote control, it is not designed for this type of installation. Some parts of the TV may be visible through semi-transparent mirrors. This is because it's hard to fit the mirror and frame back accurately and avoid gaps. The brightness of regular consumer TVs is extremely high, especially for smaller sizes like 19" and 21.5". It's better to ensure that the special TV behind the mirror is a high-quality one. This type of TV usually comes with a metal heat dissipation box and is sealed to the mirror. Waterproof grade is also common. High brightness LCD/LED panels are chosen to maintain good image performance in daylight.
Magic Mirror TV
4.TECHNOLOGY BASICS OR WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT? IF YOU CHOOSE A MIRROR TELEVISION
When choosing a mirror TV, it is important to consider the mirror transmission rate (T), or reflectance rate (1 T) as well as the brightness of the screen.
It's always a balance between transmission and reflectance. R (reflectance) + T = 1. The more reflectance we need for mirror performance is ON, the less transmission we get for TV performance on the other hand. Normal transmission rate (T), varies between 0,3 and 0,7, and R from 0,7 up to 0,3.
The most important parameter for Mirror TV is its brightness. Let's say we place a regular monitor on top of a semi-transparent mirror at 0,5 transmission speed. The original brightness of the screen is around 200 cd/m2, but the screen will only be 50% brighter when placed behind the mirror. It is illegal to view TV in ambient daylight. For Mirror TV performance, manufacturers use the brightest panels.
Even if you have a good idea of the exact T and R for mirror TV production, we recommend that you test the actual performance (or video review) in order to verify the real effect. Another problem that can arise when T is too high is the possibility of seeing parts of the internal structure of the TV. This could cause your mirror to look distorted when the screen is not in use. There are also color shift issues depending on the LCD panel type. The factory should adjust the parameters of the panel to achieve the best possible working effect.