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Need Bathroom TV recommendation

Hi, building a new home and have power and cable hookup about 6.5ft high on a far wall opposite of tub and above one of the two vanities in the bathroom. Sorry, don't have a drawing but its a fairly big bathroom and I am not concerned with fog or getting some special TV that is moisture rated. With that being said I would like to do something bigger than 24" but less than a 32". In other words a 27-28" is probably what I am looking at. Both LG and Samsung make a 28" HD LCD but they have terrible specs. Even though a TV speaker doesn't produce great sound it's better than nothing and it's centralized. I have seen some nice 4K monitors in the 27-28" range but none of them have integrated speakers. It's bad enough I have to deal with a larger than normal cable box….
Has anyone installed a TV in the bathroom and found any good solutions? Thanks!
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Why would anyone worry about TV specs etc of a TV that's going to sit in a bathroom and watched what, a few minutes on average a day? I wouldn't spend more energy worry about it.

I say just grab a TV that fits your size needs and budget and mount it, then just enjoy.
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A tv on a bathroom? Wtf. You spend that much time in a bathroom? Or is it just for porn :O

I saw some android bathroom mirrors that I would like to install to see the weather or trafic insites while shaving. But a tv thats odd.

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in a bathroom you want a TV/Monitor that is OK with condensation and/or high humidity .. if not it will turn into a brick very quickly.

I would use some sort of outdoor panel (maybe a touch from ELO running on 12V) and connect everything to a computer (could be a tiny NUC or compute stick located outside of the bathroom in a cabinet) .

My cable TV plan enables me to watch all my channels with a computer or mobile device, so a 2.4Ghz/Bluetooth remote (or the touchscreen) would make operation easy
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Why would anyone worry about TV specs etc of a TV that's going to sit in a bathroom and watched what, a few minutes on average a day? I wouldn't spend more energy worry about it.

I say just grab a TV that fits your size needs and budget and mount it, then just enjoy.
Some of us obviously spend a bit more time than others smelling clean, taking care of our teeth, protecting our skin, etc etc etc lol.
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Ok, Okay glad everyone is enjoying this post.... So, attached is a picture. I will have a huge tub in the bathroom and it will be facing the TV.. so thats why I care. 2nd, I am interested in the picture quality because...."WE ARE IN AN A/V FORUM"?? "We" obviously care about video quality..... So @dolbyman do you still think I need a special TV with this much room between the tub?

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But what about water and steam?
Common sense says you need to find an outdoor (weather proof) rated TV.
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Common sense?? It's 16ft x 8ft bathroom not a 4x4 sauna??
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Common sense?? It's 16ft x 8ft bathroom not a 4x4 sauna??
Is the bathroom going to be vented with the lights going on? All it takes is someone to forget to turn on the fans and the moisture builds up and good bye tv. My dad is a now retired fireman, and he's seen electrical fires where people have done exactly as you have done, not buying a weatherproof tv and the moisture can ruin electronics or actually create enough condensation that it could start a fire.

16'x8' is big, but still small enough that moisture can build up. I'd rather pony up a few extra $$$ and go with a weatherproof tv and have a piece of mind, rather than potentially in 1-2yrs have to replace the tv because it fried

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Is the bathroom going to be vented with the lights going on? All it takes is someone to forget to turn on the fans and the moisture builds up and good bye tv. My dad is a now retired fireman, and he's seen electrical fires where people have done exactly as you have done, not buying a weatherproof tv and the moisture can ruin electronics or actually create enough condensation that it could start a fire.

16'x8' is big, but still small enough that moisture can build up. I'd rather pony up a few extra $$$ and go with a weatherproof tv and have a piece of mind, rather than potentially in 1-2yrs have to replace the tv because it fried
Thanks for your response. I appreciate your experience (your Dads). I will research but we aren't talking a couple hundred. It appears this sealed waterproof TV is going to cost around a grand! The TV I was looking at was around $250. 4 times the price is a little ridiculous. I grew up going to home shows every year. My Mom worked for a custom builder and never did I see a special TV in the bathroom. Once again, its not in the shower stall and the tub is in an open area that measures 16x8 (9ft ceiling) as I stated earlier. There are two exhaust fans in the bathroom. One directly in the shower area and one in the toilet stall.
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I have a 19" in my bathroom. It is just a cheap tv from Best Buy. Works great. I ran cat 6 cable from my HWS using the component output & then another converter at the tv end. Also have the antenna coax running to it. Now I have hd in the bathroom.

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