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Aquaview 17-inch Waterproof LCD Display Review

by , Timothy Johnson February 19, 2007
  • Product Name: Aquaview 17-inch Waterproof LCD Display
  • Manufacturer: D2A USA
  • Performance Rating: StarStarStarStar
  • Value Rating: Star
  • Review Date: February 19, 2007 19:00
  • MSRP: $ 2799 (not installed)
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Specifications
Display resolution: 1280 x 768p (17” widescreen)
Contrast ratio: 500:1 (stated)
Brightness: 500 cd/m2
Viewing angle: 178º
Response time: 16ms
Color temperature adjustment (3 modes)
Screen (pixel) pitch: 0.43
Remote: Non-backlit/non-universal, wired option, water resistant option

Video Inputs
Component video (480i/p/720p/1080i)
S-video
Composite video
Antenna/CableTV input (NTSC)
VGA (RGB) input

Standard Features
Discrete IR codes
Favorite channel/Previous channel selection
Trilingual menus
Sleep timer/on-off timer/auto-off
Parental controls (w/V-chip)

Special Features
NTSC Tuner
2D Y/C comb filter
Built-in speaker amplifier
Aspect ratio adjustment (3 modes)
Sleep timer

Weight: 15.3 lbs

Warranty: 1year parts/labor
Dimensions
: 17.5” x 13” x 2.4” (445mm x 330mm x 60mm)




Pros

  • Waterproof! Works in bath or shower!
  • Built on proven LG electronics technology
  • Includes stereo speaker, backbox and remote
  • Water resistant remote control available
  • Black, white, and satin finishes available standard (mirror finish optional)

Cons

  • Very Expensive
  • Runs hot if left on for a time
  • No HDMI/DVI connectivity
  • Moderate screen glare
  • Included wireless remote not waterproof

Introduction

When we heard of the Aquaview television, we were in the process of remodeling and renovating a bathroom. Truth be told, it was a complete tear-out of the previous bathroom, including the removal and rebuilding of several walls in order to increase the size of the room. When we discovered that Aquaview had a system that allowed for a 17-inch widescreen LCD TV to be installed into a room like this without fear of water or moisture damage, we started a dialogue to find out more about the product. After some discussion, we decided that this would be a grand opportunity to install the product and work it into our remodeling plan.
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