How to select the TV which is behind the mirror
What do you usually think about before you buy a TV? The answers should be price, TV type(OLED, QLED, and so on), resolution, interface, and others. It’s the same with the TV behind mirrors.
Whether you want to buy a mirror TV kit directly or DIY one by yourself, it’s very necessary to know what kind of features are the best or essential for the television which is behind the mirror. Follow the steps below and you will know how to select the television for a mirror TV.
1. Types of TV
For TV behind mirrors, the HDR TV is the best. Most of the mirror TVs in the market also use LCD television. The OLED TV is too dark when you place it behind the mirror. The QLED TV is bright enough, but the price is very high. If you think the cost is acceptable, then you can ask the manufacturer to use the QLED television.
2. Resolution of TV
The resolutions of TV are very rich and the same with their technical terms of them, such as HD, FHD, 1080P, 2K, 4K, 8K, and so on. Too many names always confuse us. However, the good news is we just need to remember the 2 most commonly used resolutions in the market. They are FHD and 4K.
FHD means the resolution is 1920 x 1080. It contains 1080P and 1080i. FHD is the most widely used resolution in the market. Most of the movies, and TV programs are FHD type.
4K means the resolution is 3840 x 2160 and so on. The 3840 x 2160 is the most commonly used 4K resolution. 4K is more and more popular and it’s the trend of the TV resolution.
For the TV behind mirrors, the conclusion is the FHD is acceptable, and 4K is better. We recommend using the 4K resolution.
The brightness is a key technical parameter for the TV behind the mirror. If the brightness is too low, you can see that the picture from the mirror is too dark when you place the television behind the mirror. This is because there is just little light from the TV screen that can pass through the mirror and then reach your eyes. For the details, please see this article: Brightness of mirror with TV
4. Contrast ratio
Most people pay little attention to the contrast ratio, but it’s an important parameter for the TV. A high contrast ratio means high picture quality. If you want to DIY a mirror TV, then you need to select high contrast ratio television. The commonly used contrast ratio is about 4000:1. In terms of TV type, the contrast ratio of OLED TV is the best and the arrangement is:
OLED TV > QLED TV > HDR TV > common LED TV
5. Backlight type
The backlight type contains CCFL and LED. The backlight is the light source for all televisions, except the OLED TV. Please use the LED TV, the CCFL is outdated technology. It’s very easy to get a LED TV, caused by most of the TVs in the market are LED type.
6. Smart function
The smart function is essential when you choose the TVs for the mirrors, especially for the mirror TVs which are installed in the bathroom, gym, and other places. There is no soul for TVs without smart functions. The smart TV means you can install or delete various APPs very easily and watch TV programs online.
Please check whether the television has the WIFI function or not before buying. If you want to watch movies online or download the APPs, then the WIFI function would be much more convenient.
7. Interface of TV behind mirrors
(if you love Samsung TV, then you can check this page to see which type of Samsung TV can be used to DIY mirror TV)
A rich interface for the TV behind mirrors is important. It means you can contact the mirror TV to various devices. For example, you can contact the mirror TV to your computer through the HDMI port or you connect it to a DVD player through the VGA port to play the movies. So what kinds of interfaces are there for most of the TVs behind mirrors? Please see the answers below.
- HDMI: 1 HDMI port is essential, 2 HDMI ports can meet the needs of daily use, and 3 HDMI ports are better.
- VGA: 1 VGA port is essential
- USB: 1 USB port is essential