Samsung's The Frame is pretty damn cool. It's a smart TV built to look like a picture frame. It comes with a black bezel (other colors are available separately), a no-gap wall mount and a collection of 100 works of art, which will show onscreen when the TV isn't doing TV things. You can also upload your own photos (giant digital photo-frame!) and mirror the screen from your mobile devices.
Of course, this being a fancy Samsung product, it sells at a premium. However, for a limited time, and while supplies last, Walmart has the 43-inch Samsung The Frame UN43LS003AFXZA 4K TV for $692.92 with in-store pickup. (With delivery, it's $699.99.) That's the lowest price I've seen by at least $150 -- and it appears this model has been discontinued, as it's no longer available from Amazon, Best Buy or Samsung proper. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page.
Although it doesn't have to be wall-mounted (it does come with feet), the idea is to install it somewhere -- over a mantel, say -- that might otherwise be used for framed artwork.
When you're not binge-watching Fleabag or Killing Eve or Barry or the like, The Frame will revert to Art Mode, showing either a single piece from the collection or making occasional changes, slideshow-style.
The screen itself offers 4K resolution, HDR10 support, voice controls and the usual array of built-in apps (Netflix, Hulu, etc.).
CNET hasn't reviewed this 2018 model, but here's a quick preview of the Samsung The Frame 2018 as well as David Katzmaier's preview of the original The Frame, which just makes me want one all the more.
Indeed, while I could never pay upwards of $1,500 for a 43-inch TV, even one that can pull this kind of cool double duty, this price feels a lot more palatable.
Of course, if you just want to enjoy art on your TV, check out the Artcast app for Apple TV, Fire TV and Roku. It costs $3-5 per month, depending on device (which is ridiculous), but that's still way cheaper than buying a whole new TV.
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