Videotree VideoSpa bathroom TV
Spray and display
Review Forget 3D TV and Internet-connected sets, de rigueur this season is a waterproof TV for your bathroom. Admittedly, the Videospa is primarily intended for posh hotels and overly moist gyms, but developer Videotree is also making a bit of a push into what it refers to as ‘innovative designer residential homes’.
Wet set: Videotree's VideoSpa
That’s the perfect description of Chez Reg, of course, so we were eager to take a look at this water-resistant wonder. Making a splash here is the 19in model, which is available in both black and white, and costs just under £1200. There’s also a 27in model that’s just been announced for around £2000.
There's no built-in speaker, so ensure at the audio is plumbed in
Although it’s designed to become a permanent fixture, this TV is surprisingly heavy, as the back of the unit is hemmed in by a sturdy metal frame that acts as a wall-mount and also covers up the various ports and connectors. Those connectors include a single HDMI interface, Scart, component and S-video input, Freeview tuner, headphone socket, and a VGA port for PC connectivity – for those moments when you absolutely must have a WoW leveling session in the bath.
The single HDMI connector might seem a bit miserly, but is unlikely to be much of a problem unless you’re absolutely desperate to have a DVR or games console in your bathroom as well. Just be aware that you’ll still need to wire an aerial or set-top box of some sort into your bathroom in order to feed a signal to the Videospa.
Next page: Sound thinking
Ability to play DVD's...
And a shower..
Are youse thinkin' wha I'm thinkin'?
"Bog standard" - seems appropriate ....
Wall 'em in
I've seen bog standard TVs being used before now behind sheets of glass in, erm, the gents in various places before now. I'm sure that must be much easier, and cheaper.
Given this insane price I would just opt for a mirror based TV.
Replace one wall of the shower room with one of those TV in a mirror jobbies.
The ~2K jobbies are also touchscreens so no need for a remote in a plakky bag
this beasty would come with.
Sorrt but ~1K5 to waterproof a monitor? SIck.
RE: Not a luxury any more
I was thinking to myself that a mate has a waterproof TV in his boat, it doubles up as a large GPS display, and I was pretty sure he said it cost a lot less than £1200.