So looking for input, thoughts, and to share this concept with the group. My idea here is to build a coffee table to match the low-level of most of my living room furniture. I also don’t want to settle for a screen the size of a my wallet. Instead I want the screen to encompass the vast majority of the table itself with just a sleek glossy border and a fully flush surface. I’m looking to get the full span of a 42” screen in the table. Another piece of design criteria is that it should look contiguous with the room when in function AND not in operation. For that reason, I’ve sketched the below concept. I’m planning on using the same principle in a reflector telescope to reduce the distance required from the camera aperture to the acrylic screen without exceeding an angle that would cause too much distortion. I realize a few complications with this idea;
1) There will likely be a blind spot to contend with, but as this is mostly an aesthetic piece, I’m not sure I particularly care.
2) Ambient light interference. Since the table will have open sides, quite a bit of ambient light will be included. I’m not sure if by carefully adjusting the aperture, I can prevent as much incident light as possible.
Any thoughts on the idea or subject would be greatly appreciated.