‘M3-SM’ SURFACE MOUNTED Flip-Around w/ Picture Frame (Motorized)

USD $3,550.00USD $5,149.00


This is our Surface Mounted model, if you’re interested in our Built-in Flip-Around model click here.

Interested in hiding a TV behind artwork or a mirror?  Our award-winning* MOTORIZED Flip-Around TV mount is a great option! Choose from various picture frames or use one of our “extender” frames to attach a picture frame from your local frame shop.  You can install your own artwork or order artwork from us. Or, you can use a mirror.  This TV mount adjusts to fit most TVs.  Refer to the recommended TV specs for specifics. You can also give us a call with the TV model number, and we’ll check it for you.  Contact us to discuss your project.  We’ve got you covered with access to knowledgeable designers & technical support.


Recommended steps to learn about our Flip-Around TV Mount 

  • Watch Installation Overview VIDEO – (Note: This video is meant to prime you with a basic understanding of the installation process. Refer to your model’s instructions book for specific details)
  • Refer to the installation instructions.  Click on the Drawings & Manuals tab above.
  • Contact us to discuss your project.  We are knowledgeable and are happy to guide you through each step.

Key Features

  • Unmatched design/tech support!  Call, text, email, or VIDEO CHAT with tech support!
  • The adjustable wall stud mounting brackets slide left and right to align with your studs.
  • Install up to 6 cables (3 per arm)
  • Sizes available for 40″ to 75″ TVs (Refer to recommended TV specs.)
  • Robust motors; powerful and built to last.  Internal springs counter the weight of the TV and panel so the motors operate at a fraction of their capacity.
  • Tied and true product!  In production since 2013, solid construction, diligent quality control, complete instructions, and knowledgeable tech support.  We’re confident you will not be disappointed.
  • Quality construction. Made of heavy-duty steel. Pivot points feature lubricant impregnated bearings for low maintenance.  Durable powder-coated finish.
  • Every product is tested prior to shipment.
  • Well thought out design.  If something doesn’t seem right, there’s probably an adjustment to correct it.   Send us a video or set up a video call and we’ll walk you through exactly what to do to address whatever you’re encountering.
  • Install artwork or a mirror.  Easy to install or replace artwork at any time. (See “Artwork” tab)
  • Install a 3rd party picture frame (see our “extender” frame) or choose from one of our beautiful picture frames. (See  “Picture Frame” tab)
  • With our Smart Controller option, you can control through your smartphone, Alexa, Google Home, and more.  You can also integrate this controller with your home automation systems via contact closure.  Additionally, this controller includes a button that can be mounted behind your cover in a way that allows you to trigger the Flip-Around to open by pressing on the bottom of your cover panel.
  • Wireless RF Controller option: Control with a 3 button wireless RF remote (open, close, stop)

Installation Instructions

The Flip-Around mounts are designed to fit various sizes of TVs (see the maximum dimensions specified below).  If you have any questions or if your TV falls outside these dimensions please feel free to call 1-208-287-8882, click the Live Help box in the lower right corner of your screen, or send us an email.

Maximum TELEVISION Dimensions & Weight              
TV Mount Model #

Screen Size

Width (Max.)

Height (Max.)

Depth (Max.)

M3-43-7 up to 43 38.3 23.0 Please





M3-50-7 up to 50 44.5 26.0
M3-55-822 up to 55 49.0 28.6
M3-65-832 up to 65 57.75 33.3
 M3-75-832 up to 75 66.7 38.3

Note Regarding TV Depth:

The Maximum TV Depth varies depending on 1) the picture frame you choose and 2) shape of your TV.  Meaning, where is the TV is thickest?  Tapered TVs can be thicker than flat TVs.  There are detailed guidelines in the instruction (links to which can be found under the “Drawings & Manuals” tab above).  You’re welcome to give us a call or email us with your model number and we’ll check it for you.

How’s the Artwork or Mirror work?

How’s the artwork installed? Install artwork or mirror in the picture frame just like a standard picture frame.  Lay the artwork in the frame then use the supplied hardware to hold it in place.    

When is the artwork installed?  You can install or replace artwork (or mirror) anytime without disassembling the TV mount or removing the TV.  So, you can install the TV mount and picture frame then decide on artwork later.  Simply, detach the picture frame from the TV mount, insert or replace your artwork, then re-attach the picture frame.  

What are my options?


Order mirror from us: Click here to purchase a mirror from Hidden Vision.  This option is the most simple in our opinion.  The mirror will be sized to fit your order.  It will be backed with commercial grade safety backing as well as a black border for aesthetics.  The mirror will be shipped in its own box and can be ordered at any time.     

Order mirror yourself from a local glass shop: If you choose to install a mirror from your local glass shop, it should be a 1/8 inch thick unless you talk to us first and order your TV mount with custom spring setting. The mirror should also be backed with a commercial grade safety backing.   Find mirror dimensions for your model and picture frame listed below or in your instructions.

OPTION 2: Order a High-Quality Canvas print from Hidden Vision

You can order High-Quality canvas prints from us.  Artwork ships separately and can be installed at any time after the TV and picture frame are installed so no need to rush a decision.  We stretch our canvas prints over a rigid hardboard sized to fit your picture frame. The canvas will be coated with a UV protective Coating and the back is finished with a black border so not to be an eyesore when watching TV. 

– Click here if you’d like us to print the artwork from one of these online resourcesshutterstock.comistockphoto.comuseum.org, or mycamera2canvas.com.   (NOTE: The mycamera2canvas website is slow to load.  Once you’ve selected your options from the drop-down menu, please wait, the images will appear, but it will take a minute or two.)

– Click here if you’d like us to print one of your pictures.  You can email us an image to print.

– Click here to view our selection of photography

– Click here for a blank canvas for painting

OPTION 3: Source artwork locally or use your own.

You can order artwork from a local art supplier or printer and install it anytime after the TV mount is installed.  Here’s what you want to request, “canvas, mounted on 3/16” board (preferably black in color if available).  You’ll find artwork dimension listed below as well as in your instructions booklet.   If you’d like to install something different, please contact us to discuss your options and specific product requirements. 

Artwork Dimensions for 200, 400, 986, 1540 & 1541 Series Picture Frames  
TV Mount Model # Art Width Art Height  
M3-43-7 46-3/4 25  
M3-50-7 53 28  
M3-55-8.2 57-5/8 30-7/8
M3-65-8.3 66-1/4 35-3/4
M3-75-8.2 75-3/8 40-3/4
Artwork Dimensions for LOW PROFILE (“LP”) Picture Frames   
TV Mount Model # Width Height  
M3-43-7 45-3/8 23-1/2  
M3-50-7 51-5/8 26-1/2  
M3-55-8.2 56-1/4 29-3/8  
M3-65-8.3 64-7/8 34-3/8
M3-75-8.2 74 39-1/4

OPTION 1: FINISHED all in one Picture Frames  More InfoVideo

High-end moldings ready for artwork.  Choose the finish and style that fits your taste.  No additional framing is needed.  

OPTION 2: UNFINISHED Picture Frame  More InfoVideo

Unfinished LP frame or Extender frames are available in poplar wood.     Also, keep in mind, you can rough up the surface of any of our picture frames and paint them whatever color you’d like.


This option allows you to install your own picture frame to the face of our extender frame.  (Note: There is a limit to the allowable frame thickness along the outer perimeter.  It’s a good idea to contact us to better explain the limitations)

OPTION 4: No Frame

If you’d like to build your frame from scratch you can purchase this mount without a frame.

Picture Frame Outside Dimensions
TV Mount Model # Frame Width* Frame Height* Depth
M3-43-7 48-7/8 27 “more info”
M3-50-7 55-1/8 30 profiles &
M3-55-8.2 59-5/8 32-3/4 dimensions
M3-65-8.3 68-3/8 37-3/4
M3-75-8.2 77-1/2 42-3/4
*The outside dimensions of your picture frame will vary slightly depending on your frame selection.  Call for more details.


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