We Turned LG’s WALLPAPER TV into a WINDOW!

We Turned LG’s WALLPAPER TV into a WINDOW!


How does one go from an idea? What if we could use the LG Signature Series OLED wallpaper TV to make a window to anywhere? To the realization of one of the coolest projects that we’ve ever done? Well, in my case, you ask your wife to do it. No one externally seems to have any idea what Yvonne actually does here, but coordinating random design and construction projects, including our most recent set upgrade, has been a much larger part of her role than anyone – including her- probably expected. And that’s not always an easy thing to deal with.>>YVONNE: Linus asked me to help with this project and gave me zero instructions for what to do or how to film this or anything.>>LINUS: Beyond make it cool and modern and have a window, but like the window’s a TV. I confess I was pretty hands-off on this one, but let’s face it: if I was in charge we all know how it would end up looking, So Yvonne brought in carpenter and super nice guy George to lend us his woodworking expertise. And after much debate, the decision was made that in order to make the TV as easy to remove as possible what we were going to do was attach it to an MDF backing with the factory mount then slide the whole thing into a hollowed out cavity using the window casing to hold it in. So step one: Go get the TV from a A roll set. We mangled the flat magnetic wall mount a little bit by over tightening it last time, but we managed to stretch it out on our MDF getting it nice and flat. That is to say, George managed to stretch it out on the MDF. My attempt to screw it on was so crooked we had to completely redo it. Then, we mounted the TV to it not entirely without mishap, traced the outline to get the exact dimensions for our window, and finally cut it out with a circular saw. A table saw might have been a bit better, but with a steady hand this should do the trick. Throughout this process, Yvonne was working on the design aspects of the office upgrade removing the mouse wall clock and Linus Media Group sign, and puttying over the incredible amount of damage the the construction glue did to the drywall. Next up: Cut out the hole. There is a little bit of room for error here because we’ll be adding a frame to make the window effect more convincing, but, if our drywall cutout isn’t truly square, we’ll end up covering part of the screen in the corners. So if there was ever a time for measure twice, cut once…this is it. Next: Some angle grinder tips from George followed by twisting out the rest of the metal studs before measuring, cutting, and adding wood framing on all four sides to friction mount the TV’s backing. So much for that work that we just did filling in this wall a few weeks ago. Now everything up until now has been done sort of on faith that it’s gonna work. If the MDF backing or the hole in the wall haven’t been cut perfectly, or the flat ribbon cable on the back of the TV doesn’t line up with our passthrough hole to carry it down to the hidden speaker bar below, we could be looking at hours of cleanup.>>GEORGE: Oh, perfect fit!>>LINUS: And it’s good! Now obviously we wouldn’t trust just friction on the backplate to hold the TV in place. I mean, come on, what is this? A channel where we drop things?>>GUY: Meet the $100 Silent Edition which…>>LINUS: It’s more like a..uh…porta- [Thud of incredibly expensive test bench, rip]>>MAX: No!! [Audience roars in shock and disappointment] LINUS: So the next step was to create a frame for the TV that’s meant to be both aesthetic, giving our recessed TV a more window like appearance, and functional, since it’s foam backed so it can sit right up snug against the glass, and it fits much tighter to hold the whole thing in. After a few test fits, it got a coat of black paint. Better to do that now rather than risk getting paint on the TV while cutting around its fine details. Now it’s time to put the TV on its MDF carrier for the lst time. Some tuck tape pull tabs here should help us get the panel out in the future if we ever decide to tear the window out and relocate it. While mounting the TV, we needed to be extra careful with the fragile flat ribbon cable, A task made especially difficult by the extension that we planned to use to hide the speaker bar away under the built-in desk. Time now then for some putty touch-ups and the final fitting of the black frame. And then we can rotate Oh, [Laughter] There we go, Yeah that works too. This is actually when I saw it for the first time and I immediately wondered: How exactly are we gonna hook up the speaker bar which also happens to have all of the inputs and outputs of the W Series OLED. But I was assured there was a plan for cutting out some of the drywall and fishing it out. They just apparently needed someone with really really small fingers to actually do it.>>GEORGE: Yes! It’s through.>>LINUS: There it goes. Moment of truth time. Having survived a drop, some bending, and the lest couple of days in a construction zone, would the TV still work? Yes! Now the second goal of this project was to make the workspace match the hyper modern design of having a super thin TV as your window. So it was time then for a custom built-in desk with a purpose-built holder for the speaker bar underneath. With a little bit of trial and error, we managed to deal with the awkward length extension giving us a completely clean look without restricting our access to I/O. Here’s how I kind of envision using the new setup: A couple shelves, some cable pass throughs, and some paint, and we’re getting pretty close to finished, but between paint drying times and waiting for a few small items, not least of which is some sexy Brandon footage to play in the window. Brandon? Sexy footage? Not cool? We’re out of stuff that we can do for right now, so stay tuned for part three, which is going to be the glammed up tour of the finished ultimate productivity setup. So thanks for watching guys, and thanks to LG for sponsoring this video. If you guys disliked it, you can hit that button, but if you liked it hit like, get subscribed, maybe consider checking out where to buy the stuff we featured at the link in the video description and while you’re down there, you can check out our t-shirt store which has cool shirts like this one as well as our community forum.

100 thoughts on “We Turned LG’s WALLPAPER TV into a WINDOW!

  1. Was I the only one that thought he was going to hook it up to a camera right outside of that wall?! Please don't upgrade

  2. Damn, linus' baby momma skinny AF! Is she OK man? Jesus dude, you starving her? I could see you doin some shit like that AGAIN like back in senior year of high school.

  3. 3:51 R.I.P. Rest In Peperonies pc dat I will never get in my rich dirt life. The ones dat I will dream about and then cry dat the fact that I will never get a pc like the one he drops right now.

  4. I LOVE it ! Take an ultra hi-end, ultra-thin TV with virtually no bezel, and make it 3-4" thick (wall recess) and ADD a 3"x1" bezel ? ;-)) I -LOVE_ it ;=)) !!!

  5. seriously linus i don't have anything against people who are busy with technology because its an aspect that interests me aswell…, that being said.

    WTF DUDE don't you have any backspine in your body? you don;'t seem to have any clue about working with your hands, i know about technology but i also know how to work with my hands and whats up with those stupid "nike air jeruzalem sandals " beneath a fucking jeans your a terrible person linus really look at your shoes man, seeing the looks of this video you should be ashamed that you let your wife do the man jobs and your just wiggeling arround on your sandals, you gave a drill to a person who was cutting your plate on SANDALS ???? heard of working shoes ? plus how can you not know how to take a dimension from any object thats given ? and draw it on a plate to cut out ? i admire the fact your into the whole computer business thing and do what you like to do but take your head out of your ass man and grab some tools to work with your hands try to build a house for example maybe ? its something different then a computer with specs …, just saying you got all that money to buy computer parts but no descent shoes there is something wrong with culture these days …

  6. This is cool, but imagine the day a paintable OLED surface becomes practical. Perhaps it will take nano computers, but I have an idea I can't share because I hope to patent it.

  7. That is a resest TV we use to do that with reg TV to be flat with wall like over the fire place in 1990 no flat Screen WIndow Tv in my opinion is a see throu TV it is a window and a TV you may see one in Tokyo in a shops window facing out to the road

  8. Jesus fucking christ is no one going to talk about the hate comments Yvonne has been getting? It's really fucked up that she got comments like that for no reason whatsoever. It's really sexist, considering how most of the comments essentially said "so this bitch bosses people around bc she fucks the boss" which is truly fucked. I'm mad.

  9. If you watch this without audio for the first time like I did, you miss out in the wizardry that's supposed to convince you that a monitor mounted on a wall and a window are the same thing.

  10. Dumbest thin i have ever seen. The flatest tv building in a wall. Wtf. Build a thick tv in the wall it gives u the same effect

  11. I didn't think she was any of those things. She just looked like another person on the Linus team. I didn't have an opinion of her, just as I don't have an opinion of, say, the cameraman, or really anyone else on this channel. I'm here for the content. Not so much the people.

  12. Just make a large rectangular hole and fit a glass an Voila! I wonder whether it'd cost less than $500.

  13. That has been the dumbest project ever on this channel. It's leading the whole tvs concept ad absurdum plus you could have done the exact same thing with every other flatscreen out there with the exact same results. 🤦‍♂️

  14. Kinda cool, but from my experience, putting speakers under a desk tends to muffle the sound… waste of a good speaker. 🙁

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