Since bathroom televisions appeared on the scene they have been reserved for the wealthy few and five star boutique hotel suites. They were a luxurious and expensive amenity requiring complex installation, offering very few options and mediocre video and sound quality.
Today, the television is a practical and relatively inexpensive upgrade when compared to in-floor radiant heat, Italian marble counters, hydrotherapy tubs and steam shower systems used in many master bath suites. Fog free, waterproof or water-resistant televisions allow viewing in the moist bathroom or kitchen environment. Wall mount, recessed and wall mirror mount are among the options available for the consumer.
All-weather televisions have gained popularity in recent years, especially with the trend of outdoor rooms. Patios, terraces and decks have become incorporated as important everyday living and entertaining spaces, adding usable square footage to the home. More advanced materials, the ability to fully seal components, and greatly improved wireless technologies have accommodated the consumer demands to watch their favourite programmes while at home, from any room, inside or out. Kitchen and bathroom televisions are the next natural step towards whole home integration. People are spending more time entertaining at home. Luxurious amenities are in demand. As a result of the changing landscape, they are more affordable.
Waterproof Bathroom Televisions
Bathroom televisions employ heated screens to prevent fogging in the most humid environment. Rigorously tested for safety and effectiveness, waterproof televisions are designed and fitted for mirrors, the bathroom’s wet wall or in the kitchen. Standard features include a slim profile, blur free viewing and twin cone ceiling or wall mount waterproof speakers. Many waterproof tv’s offer upgrades including waterproof remotes, touch screen technology, integrated waterproof speakers and high quality screens.
HD and IPTV
There are also models that are HD ready and IPTV capable. The various screen sizes range from 15 to 26 inches. Finishes tend to vary slightly from manufacturer to manufacturer, but most include, black, white and mirror polished.
When shopping for bathroom and shower televisions, decide which are most important options and where the unit will be located to narrow the list of choices. Before purchasing a waterproof television, ask questions to insure it is a quality product. Is it fog free? Where is it manufactured? What is the warranty and can it be extended? Is it easy to install, or does it require professional installation? Selecting the right model for your needs will ensure you are satisfied with the purchase. Installed correctly, it will be a worthwhile investment, with your home’s re-sale value increasing.