HolidayBuyer's Guide

Fully loaded media bed is heaven defined

A retractable 32-inch Sony HDTV and computerized massage are just for starters.

Photo by Hollandia

While we will always remain faithful to the TV bar as our favorite media furnishing (with the LCD pool table a close second), we must admit that this multimedia bed will turn more than a few heads.

It's not the first TV bed we've seen, but Hollandia's "Platinum-Luxe Elite" is more than a place to lie down and watch Seinfeld reruns--it's an entire "sleep system" with a boatload of built-in electronics, according to BornRich, including a retractable 32-inch Sony Bravia HDTV in its footboard, a five-disc DVD/CD changer, iPod docking station, five-speaker surround sound, a subwoofer underneath, and a computer-controlled massage mattress that pulsates to the rhythms of the music being played. It's like the "Music Power Bed" on steroids.

All of this is wrapped in a stylish but durable Italian-designed fabric that's even pet-proof, the company says, so you can put away that special Dirt Devil cleaning machine. Although we've never been to Holland, we'd move there in a heartbeat for the furniture alone.