Hey guys, it’s been a while since my last post here. During the past few months, I’ve been working on my newest project called Espresso. I’ve always felt that the TV market needs an evolution, so this one was done with much passion. My most recent project (Soma) was by far the least well received… So in the Espresso, I tried to improve upon the constructive criticisms you guys provided.
Well, thanks for the help so far. I’ll probably be moving to 3D and much a much different genre in my next piece of work, so I hope you’ll enjoy this final chapter.
PS: BTW, the presentation may look a bit choppy; previously, I made my work to be enhanced for web viewing, but this time, I made it for print.
PS2: This was actually created for an LG design competition but I removed the branding (& Korean text) to just show the raw design of the device.
Nice presentation. As someone who’s worked on more than a few flatscreen TV’s my critique would be to really think about the scale. Some of the surface transitions you have and details will probably look out of scale at full size. They’ll be apparent if you print it it 1:1.
kingred, NOTHING is an improvement over a good set of KEF loudspeakers. I worked with them on the next generation Reference line and got to listen to the Muons as well as the Ref series. Shocking is the only word I can use to describe the sound quality. Simply amazing. end tangent.
Love the concept. But, there is quite a bit going on on-board that to pull off that much information. And yes, I also find the “uni-cable” aggravating. It’d be great, but probably won’t be realistic for several years.
Am I correct in assuming you aren’t trying to replace standalone speakers, but replace amplifiers,tuners, etc? so your speakers plug into your monitor?
Thanks for the comments everyone! I’ll answer some of the questions:
Bebster: The unicable is pretty simple in function, as it just rewires the connections from the various ports back the the TV. It is just quite simply adding longer wires from the mainboard to the ports. I guess I should have added a diagram of how this would look from the inside.
NURB: Yes, I don’t intend to replace a nice set of true home theater speakers. I did add built in speakers but due to the nature of sound, saying that I’ll replace full sized speakers would be over kill. Ofcourse, if you’re a user that doesn’t really have audiophile ears, you can just use the built in solution.