Philips polishes mirror TV sequel

As inspired as Philips’ first mirror TV was, there was one big problem with its disguise – it still looked like an LCD from side-on. The f

As inspired as Philips’ first mirror TV was, there was one big problem with its disguise – it still looked like an LCD from side-on. The flaw didn’t escape the attention of its Dutch designers, and now the Miravision’s back in a new alcove-friendly guise.Like its predecessor, the 32in or 42in Modea Mirror TV assumes the qualities of a standard mirror when off, and turns into an HD-ready LCD when you hit the power button.The difference this time is that it comes with all the fittings, including a backing box, and the necessary airflow tech to let you sink it back into an alcove in your wall. With the 10cm thick body hidden in a recess, you’ll be left with a telly that doubles as a genuinely convincing mirror.If you don’t fancy smashing holes in your wall, the LCD will still hang up like the old version, and you can even take off the included frame and add your own without compromising the warrantee.It could act a secret window to HD Rooney this summer too – it can display both 720p and 1080i flavours of high-def, while resolution is a clarity-tastic WXGA (1366x768). The 32in and 42in Modea Mirror TVs are available at the end of the month for £2350 and £3500 respectively – to get one on your living room wall, head over to Steelcube and preorder.    Related stories:Philips' mirror TVs go large size