I don't think anyone has mentioned it yet, but in some of my catalogs
lately I've seen remote operated motorized TV lifts. If I recall
correctly some of them were hydraulic and promised smooth jar-free
Of course, I don't know how much money you want to spend. I can't
remember how much they were except that I looked at the price, got a
good belly laugh out of it and then figured, well if I had the money
for a huge flatscreen plasma tv, I guess I wouldn't bat an eye at the
cost of the remote lifter.
I guess it would boil down to how much fun would it be to push a button
have your scope rise out of the furniture like a James Bond gizmo. "Hey
honey! Check this out!"