NEWS: A 57in waterproof LCD for the bathroom?

We had to laugh when the latest email from Aquavision landed in our email box. The company has decided that what the world apparently needs is a mammoth 57in in-wall, waterproof LCD TV.

Now given the size of the average British bathroom, the mind boggles as to how most of us would actually accommodate the thing. Clearly it's aimed at premiership footballers and City slickers, not mere mortals like us.

The TV can be installed in bathrooms and swimming pools (although presumably not underwater), or in the living room for the more conventionally minded.

Snappily called the AVF 57-4LCD, it has Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution, analogue and digital tuners, two HDMI inputs and a claimed 2,073,000 pixels. Oh, and two remote controls, one of which is waterproof.

What's more, when the TV is off, it turns into a mirror. Handy for that early morning shave or applying your makeup.

Given that our offices are located by the Thames, we'll be ringing the PR company to ask for one to try out on the river. Only kidding.

If you want to see the AVF 57-4LCD for real, it'll be on show at ISE (Integrated Systems Europe) show in Amsterdam from January 29-31.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.