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#1 dellboy13

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Posted 21 April 2016 - 05:52 AM

Hi All
I'm trying to not go overboard with luxurys or gadgets for the house, mainly because the 'money pit' (working name of the house) is costing the same as the uk national deficit.
One luxury I have started thinking of is a TV sunk into a stud walk in the bathroom, something like a 22".
Has anybody installed one of these before?
Have people gone for a proper bathroom TV or stuck a TVs behind a sealed glass panel with the TV in a vented void?

#2 SteamyTea

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Posted 21 April 2016 - 06:09 AM

Watching TV before sleeping is not meant to be a good idea.
Have you thought of a radio instead. My Tesco DAB one cost 20 quid, tunes into Radio 4 and 4E, does not register on the energy monitor and is loud enough.
I also find a good book entertaining, got one on Quantum Physics at the moment. £4 from the cheapy bookshop :D

Edited by SteamyTea, 21 April 2016 - 06:11 AM.


#3 Barney12

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Posted 21 April 2016 - 06:39 AM

Fitted these in the bathrooms of our barn conversion.
http://tilevision.tv
Work extremely well and look smart but they are a lot of money for what they are.
In reality they were very rarely switched on!!
Unless you're someone who likes to spend a long time soaking in the bath or sitting on the throne contemplating the world :) I'd save your money.

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Posted 21 April 2016 - 06:41 AM

I had a bathroom tv in the old house - it had the mirror finish but although it looked good when off, it was hard to see when it was on due to reflections. Also, the evenings with me relaxing in the bath watching it never materialised and it only ever had CBeebies on it!

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Posted 21 April 2016 - 06:51 AM

In gadget terms, something that makes her happy is far more important than something that makes you happy. Mine's so overjoyed at the thought of a central vac taking all the dust into the garage where she never has to deal with it, she's promised not to hoover up pencils.

Who wants the tv?

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Posted 21 April 2016 - 07:12 AM

My main thought behind it all comes at the end of the day after working on the house all day with the thought of just soaking in the bath watching the tv blocking out the noise of the kids, bliss. Then in the morning I think of the cost and might just stick to the Sonos but my mind keeps going back to it!

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Posted 21 April 2016 - 07:17 AM

I'm pretty certain Costco were selling bathroom TV's. Might be worth a look if you're a member or i can next time I'm in there :)

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Posted 21 April 2016 - 07:22 AM

My friend had the same idea when they were planning the new house. I suggested that they get an iPad (other tablets are available) and a waterproof case. He got to keep a lot of the schedules and plans on the iPad when he was on site and she got a portable TV for the bath once the build was over. They have Virgin Media so can stream a lot of channels to the iPad or they can use the catch-up facility of the various channels apps. Both were very pleased they went with this to the extent they are now getting his and hers tablets.

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Posted 21 April 2016 - 03:01 PM

View Postdellboy13, on 21 April 2016 - 07:12 AM, said:

My main thought behind it all comes at the end of the day after working on the house all day with the thought of just soaking in the bath watching the tv blocking out the noise of the kids, bliss. Then in the morning I think of the cost and might just stick to the Sonos but my mind keeps going back to it!
I used to have my JVC hifi in the bathroom ( 12v feed :P ) and every Friday and Saturday after work I had a 2 hour soak with a nice bottle of white wine in a bucket of ice. Music was my relief, still is, so if a tv is yours then fit one and enjoy it. :). You only live once ;)
Regards, Nick.

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Posted 21 April 2016 - 03:04 PM

View PostSiochair, on 21 April 2016 - 07:22 AM, said:

My friend had the same idea when they were planning the new house. I suggested that they get an iPad (other tablets are available) and a waterproof case. He got to keep a lot of the schedules and plans on the iPad when he was on site and she got a portable TV for the bath once the build was over. They have Virgin Media so can stream a lot of channels to the iPad or they can use the catch-up facility of the various channels apps. Both were very pleased they went with this to the extent they are now getting his and hers tablets.
:wub:
Can't let your arms float if they're holding an iPad, but I like the compromise :)
Bluetooth speakers in the bathroom ceiling will be my next 'upgrade'.
Regards, Nick.


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Posted 21 April 2016 - 07:00 PM

Can't watch Johnny Vaughn on a DAB radio! :lol:

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Posted 21 April 2016 - 08:13 PM

View PostNickfromwales, on 21 April 2016 - 03:04 PM, said:

:wub:
Can't let your arms float if they're holding an iPad, but I like the compromise :)
Bluetooth speakers in the bathroom ceiling will be my next 'upgrade'.
Regards, Nick.
https://www.flightst...dQSHhoC6bnw_wcB
;) pretty much gonna be my solution

#13 Nickfromwales

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Posted 22 April 2016 - 08:20 AM

View PostConstructionChannel, on 21 April 2016 - 08:13 PM, said:


https://www.flightst...dQSHhoC6bnw_wcB
;) pretty much gonna be my solution
You just KNOW that's gonna fall off :blink:
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#14 Barney12

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Posted 22 April 2016 - 08:27 AM

View PostNickfromwales, on 22 April 2016 - 08:20 AM, said:

You just KNOW that's gonna fall off :blink:
:unsure:

Come on thats not fair Ed's clearly thought this through. He will use all his builder knowhow......

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Posted 22 April 2016 - 09:16 AM

Using an iPad as a nailer
https://itunes.apple...1081799022?mt=8

#16 Nickfromwales

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Posted 22 April 2016 - 02:11 PM

View PostBarney12, on 22 April 2016 - 08:27 AM, said:



Come on thats not fair Ed's clearly thought this through. He will use all his builder knowhow......

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No, it would be a clipped head ring shank ;)
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#17 Barney12

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Posted 22 April 2016 - 02:13 PM

View PostNickfromwales, on 22 April 2016 - 02:11 PM, said:

No, it would be a clipped head ring shank ;)
:D

That sounds like a private part body piercing to me!
and NO Ed we don't need a video :D

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Posted 22 April 2016 - 04:05 PM

View PostBarney12, on 22 April 2016 - 02:13 PM, said:

and NO Ed we don't need a video :D

There is a difference between want and need :P

#19 Nickfromwales

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Posted 22 April 2016 - 04:12 PM

How do you get the time?
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Posted 22 April 2016 - 04:22 PM

I've been having the same debate with my wife.

Bathroom tv seems nice but they are ridiculously expensive.

I came up with this

http://shop.samsung....0160422162106:s

18 inch tablet that you can use in the bathroom but also in the garden etc and cheaper than bathroom tv. You could also get an iPad pro.

Works best of you have sky or virgin so can stream tv to it.