Please Do not Mount Your TV The place You Poop


There are many good locations to mount your TV, however there are additionally a couple of locations the place mounting a TV is just not the most effective concept. The toilet is a kind of locations. The truth is, it is simply in regards to the worst surroundings for any sort of electronics, not to mention a TV.  However in the event you’re so hooked on a present you are streaming that you do not wish to hit pause even for a loo break, you could suppose mounting a TV above the tub or bathroom is an effective answer. It is not. Actually. Simply do not. 

However in the event you completely should, mounting a TV within the toilet is technically doable, so long as you realize what you are entering into. Here is what you want to know earlier than you begin watching Nationwide Treasure throughout your morning constitutional. 

Toilet TV (doo)do’s and don’ts

This toilet is nicer than my complete home.


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A rest room is a foul place for a TV. Two of the worst issues for digital devices are moisture and warmth. The latter can be one of many the explanation why we do not suggest putting a TV above a fire. Even in case you have a big, well-ventilated toilet, it is possible rather more humid than a typical lounge. 

For instance, here is what Samsung has to say about toilet TVs:

On the whole, you shouldn’t put your Samsung TV in extraordinarily sizzling, chilly, humid or dusty locations. Consequently, we suggest that you don’t set up your Samsung TV in a rest room or another room with excessive humidity.

Here is the related part in LG proprietor’s guide for its 2022 LED LCDs:

Don’t place the TV and/or distant management within the following environments: 
– An space with excessive humidity reminiscent of a rest room. 
– Close to kitchen counters or humidifiers the place they will simply be uncovered to steam or oil. 
– Don’t expose to dripping or splashing and don’t place objects crammed with liquids, reminiscent of vases, cups, and so on. on or over the equipment (e.g., on cabinets above the unit).

In any other case, this will likely lead to fireplace, electrical shock, combustion/ explosion, malfunction or product deformation.

Sony’s TV guarantee, for its half, would not cowl “contact with liquid, warmth, humidity or perspiration,” all of that are just about par for the lavatory course.

Will humidity destroy the TV immediately? Most likely not, and that is a part of the issue. You will possible hear or learn loads of anecdotal tales about how somebody put a daily TV of their toilet and it was “superb.” Nonetheless, these individuals most likely will not comply with up with how the TV later died “for no purpose.” 

To compound the issue most individuals will wish to put the TV the place it is simply viewable from the bathtub or bathe, particularly up out of the way in which. Sadly warmth and steam rise, particularly when drawn ceiling-ward by a rest room fan.

A bathroom with a bowl-like tub in the center

I may tub right here.


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There are waterproof TVs designed for high-humidity areas however, as you’d guess, they’re costlier than common fashions. In addition they do not function names you’d acknowledge: Elecsung, Soulaca, Haocrown and others. Many have streaming apps inbuilt. Some even double as a mirror when turned off. We have not examined any of those fashions, however they price at the very least three or 4 occasions as a lot as customary TVs of comparable measurement.

Additionally, be cautious of any lists on websites like Greatest Purchase or Amazon that appear to counsel “toilet TVs.” These are crammed with regular, small TVs that should not be in a rest room. 

Issues to think about for a loo TV

A predominantly white bathroom

Add a fridge and I believe I may reside right here.


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Like different waterproof gear, for instance headphones and Bluetooth audio system, waterproof TVs ought to have an IP ranking. For instance, “IP66-Licensed Waterproof” means it is sealed in opposition to mud and jets of water aimed instantly on the system. 

Voice management could be a plus, for certain, however do not count on waterproof TVs to have the identical options as a typical TV. For that matter, their sensible TV interfaces are possible worse than you are used to, and won’t have all of the streaming companies you’d need. Test person opinions fastidiously, if yow will discover any.

What’s not necessary? Decision. Don’t be concerned if the TV is 1080p or 720p. With small TVs you are not prone to see a lot of a distinction, if any. 

A tub/shower combo with a screen installed

Higher hope it is splash-proof.


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It is also value checking to see in case your Wi-Fi is as much as the duty. The sign could be sturdy sufficient to surf the net whilst you’re enshrined in your throne, however streaming video is one other story. You most likely need not get any new gear, simply give your present Wi-Fi a tuneup.

Test native constructing codes for any particular rules for putting in or mounting {an electrical} system in your toilet. You can too mount a TV within the wall, however that is nicely past the scope of this information and sure not one thing for the common DIYer. 

Alternate choices (tablets, sensible shows and extra)

A bathroom with tub, shower and screen, among other fixtures

Completely pure towel placement.


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Possibly you do not want a “TV.” Sensible residence shows just like the Amazon Echo Present and Google Nest Hub can match nearly wherever. They will run Netflix and another streaming companies. You will not get full TV performance, nor are they waterproof, however they’re low-cost and much simpler to slot in your toilet. Simply preserve them away from the bathtub. 

One other chance is an easy waterproof Bluetooth speaker. I’ve had considered one of these in my bathe for years. Definitely not a TV, however you possibly can take heed to music, information or podcasts. They’ve the additional advantage of being cheap and, after all, moveable. 

A bathtub with a mirrored screen mounted on the wall at one end

Mirror mirror on the wall, play for me The Gilded Age.


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A standard possibility is a pill, often with the addition of some form of stand or bathtub tray. Definitely dangerous for an often-expensive system, however it’s simpler than mounting a TV in someplace that is primarily a short lived sauna.

It is also value noting that almost all mid- and high-end telephones are waterproof. Most tablets should not. So in the event you can deal with a smaller display, it is positively a safer bath-time possibility.

‘Toilet TV, you are the one’

Greater than ever, all of us want a spot to loosen up. I’ve a detailed buddy with an especially tense job who winds down after a protracted day by watching reveals on a pill whereas soaking within the tub. I completely get it. 

Completely mounting a TV in your toilet, nonetheless, ought to be approached with warning. These should not good environments for electronics to reside in, as evidenced by the warnings and warranties of producers. 

With a TV that is designed for it, or one thing cheap you do not thoughts changing recurrently, they’re definitely higher than holding your telephone with one hand and your toothbrush within the different.


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