Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Apr 2012 02:24 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "IKEA introduces UPPLEVA, a completely new range that integrates smart TV and sound system with furniture. UPPLEVA brings beauty and functionality to the living room, solving the problem of cable clutter and miss-match between TV and furniture." I'm throwing money at my screen but nothing is happening.
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Obligatory
by steampoweredlawn on Wed 18th Apr 2012 02:42 UTC
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2006-09-27

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEwzbHJNkwg

Edited 2012-04-18 02:42 UTC

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RE: Obligatory
by judgen on Wed 18th Apr 2012 03:28 UTC in reply to "Obligatory"
judgen Member since:
2006-07-12

Good one, but i for some reason like the funkis style of IKEA's affordable swedish crap. and i am going to bet that the style and functionality eill be very nice for these products as well. And i bet the tv screens itself will probably be from Samsung just as the company they aquired to start producing the TV's did, while the design of the furniture part will be their own funkis style.

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RE[2]: Obligatory
by steampoweredlawn on Wed 18th Apr 2012 03:32 UTC in reply to "RE: Obligatory"
steampoweredlawn Member since:
2006-09-27

According to CNet Asia, the LCD display is to be sourced from TCL of China.

http://asia.cnet.com/crave/meet-uppleva-ikeas-new-all-in-one-hdtv-e...

I love the execution. I hope it looks and works that good as a real product. I'm sure there's a huge market for what amounts to the iMac of entertainment centers.

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RE[3]: Obligatory
by judgen on Wed 18th Apr 2012 03:47 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Obligatory"
judgen Member since:
2006-07-12

Very interesting catch, but i find no sources in your article except "The displays are reportedly being supplied by Chinese manufacturer TCL." but as the former independent (now daughter) company of ikea used those as well for low end and smaller screens i do find it very possible. Maybe the Samsung screens will be used in some other model in the future, or the company did not renew the contract. We might never know as IKEA is almost always rather secretive about their deals.

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RE[4]: Obligatory
by steampoweredlawn on Wed 18th Apr 2012 03:49 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Obligatory"
steampoweredlawn Member since:
2006-09-27

It's not something I'd cite on Wikipedia, but it was worth mentioning.

I know absolutely nothing about the quality of TCL's products, it's possible they make high quality panels. It's equally likely that Ikea will go with a more well-known source.

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RE[5]: Obligatory
by GatoLoko on Wed 18th Apr 2012 23:44 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Obligatory"
GatoLoko Member since:
2005-11-13

I have 2 TCL TVs and they are crap. Both have USB, and both have it disabled.

One of them can't find all channels, while the other one and 4 other TVs do.

One of them somtimes refuses to turn off, and I'm forced to pull the cord.

Both "support" EPG, but only show the current show on the current channel. None of them shows the description.

Just CRAP.

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finally a high-waf TV
by jebb on Wed 18th Apr 2012 04:53 UTC
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2006-07-06

The wife-acceptance factor is high with this one... I think I'm finally gonna be able to justify an upgrade to our TV and everything that goes with it.

It's obviously not a random choice on Ikea's marketing dept's part to have a woman sell us this thing. Well played.

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Comment by Luminair
by Luminair on Wed 18th Apr 2012 05:36 UTC
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2007-03-30

junk. and wait until apple shows up! hoo-boy!

the remote is good though!

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RE: Comment by Luminair
by OSNevvs on Wed 18th Apr 2012 05:43 UTC in reply to "Comment by Luminair"
OSNevvs Member since:
2009-08-20

Not interested. I prefer high-end consumer electronics with non-disposable locally-handcrafted quality furniture.

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RE[2]: Comment by Luminair
by th3rmite on Wed 18th Apr 2012 10:59 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Luminair"
th3rmite Member since:
2006-01-08

Glad to know that you're rich.

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RE[3]: Comment by Luminair
by OSNevvs on Thu 19th Apr 2012 06:16 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Luminair"
OSNevvs Member since:
2009-08-20

Quite the opposite: rich to buy cheap disposable furniture/electronics and replace it every year. I buy pricy stuff and replace every 10 years for electronics, or never for expensive furniture! I save money because I am not rich! Different mindset.

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Meh
by Neolander on Wed 18th Apr 2012 06:45 UTC
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2010-03-08

I was waiting for the first cheap cellphone or laptop that you can build yourself ;)

Edited 2012-04-18 06:45 UTC

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RE: Meh
by xdrudis on Wed 18th Apr 2012 08:31 UTC in reply to "Meh"
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2012-01-09
RE[2]: Meh
by Neolander on Wed 18th Apr 2012 17:17 UTC in reply to "RE: Meh"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

About $700 for a mainboard alone is not what I would call cheap ;) At least not Ikea cheap.

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RE: Meh
by Alfman on Thu 19th Apr 2012 02:19 UTC in reply to "Meh"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

Neolander,

"I was waiting for the first cheap cellphone or laptop that you can build yourself."

+15 (my remaining "votes" for today)

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uppleva
by Boldie on Wed 18th Apr 2012 07:09 UTC
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2007-03-26

"Uppleva" is the Swedish word for "experience"

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RE: uppleva
by Tuxie on Wed 18th Apr 2012 08:16 UTC in reply to "uppleva"
Tuxie Member since:
2009-04-22

Yes, and I want to add that it's the verb "experience", not the noun.
To experience - Att uppleva.
An experience - En upplevelse.

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capricorn_tm
Member since:
2005-12-31

... Or it would be a most smart move from Google to drop a phone call to IKEA like right NOW? ;)

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AV furniture?
by RipisDad on Wed 18th Apr 2012 16:33 UTC
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Member since:
2012-04-09

I was not impressed with the style. Too plain, not enought places for all the hardware. I would rather have something more elegant looking than this. But for the modernists, this stuff might be great.

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This is "innovative"?
by phoenix on Wed 18th Apr 2012 23:35 UTC
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Member since:
2005-07-11

Soooo, it's a TV stand that includes the TV builtin, meaning you can't adjust anything, or swap your TV to another stand, or change anything in your livingroom without buying another complete TV-stand+TV?

Don't want cable clutter and whatnot? Get a TV stand that includes channels for the cables, and has doors on the front to hide everything behind. You know, the same as this thing does. Except now you have the flexibility of choosing your TV, optical, cable, console, audio systems separately.

IKEA has some great ideas. This isn't one of them.

Reply Score: 2