Best Small TVs for Kitchen & Bathroom

Review & Comparison, Last Update December 30, 2016
Cooking takes time and it’s easy to get bored while waiting for a meal to come out. Well, it never will be again with a Kitchen & Bathroom TV! These small and portable TVs are easily mounted to the wall and moisture-resistant to keep entertaining you and function well! ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Diagonal
Resolution
Refresh Rate
Special Features
Interfaces
Backlight
Audio
Format Support
Tuners
 
PROS
High data processing speed and good sound quality will give you endless pleasure from watching your favorite movies and TV shows. Moreover, due to the Motion Rate 60 and Eco Sensor technology, you receive a clear picture which will adjust brightness according to the indoor light intensity.
CONS
The absence of power indicator.
OUR VERDICT
An elegant kitchen TV with a minimal set of functions. A light sensor of the screen adjusts the picture on a screen according to the outdoor lighting.
detailed parameters
Diagonal
24" (28")
Resolution
720р
Refresh Rate
60 Hz
Special Features
Wide Color Enhancer, Eco Sensor, Motion Rate 60
Interfaces
2x HDMI, 1x USB, 1x Optical Digitial Out, 1x Component, 1x Composite
Backlight
LED (Edge-Lit)
Audio
3W x 2
Format Support
AVI, MP4, MKV, MP3, JPG, BMP, PNG
Tuners
ATSC, Clear QAM
PROS
This kitchen TV has a USB port to charge your smartphone or tablet. Moreover, the package includes all the necessary tools for TV installation. Finally, time is always displayed on a small upper LCD screen.
CONS
The efficiency of speakers might seem rather low.
OUR VERDICT
Sylvania TV is a perfect device for installation on a kitchen cupboard. This TV will provide you with vivid pictures and an option to adjust the display the way you like.
detailed parameters
Diagonal
10.2"
Resolution
1024p
Refresh Rate
~60 Hz
Special Features
DVD Player, Bluetooth, FM Radio, Battery Back-up
Interfaces
1x HDMI, 1x LINE IN, 1x Antenna, 1x USB slot, 1x DC 12V, 1x USB update, 1x FM Antenna, 1x Composite video-yellow, 1x Composite audio - red, 1x Composite audio - white
Backlight
LED
Audio
2W x 2
Format Support
CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, MP4, VCD, DVD, DVD+/-R, DVD+/-RW, JPEG
Tuners
ATSC, NTSC
PROS
In spite of its relatively small size, the TV has a really loud audio system. Proscan TV is made from high-quality materials. If you have any questions concerning your purchase, Proscan company provides the excellent 24/7 customer support.
CONS
The TV doesn't have a USB port for external media.
OUR VERDICT
It's a good variant of compact TV which has the Full HD resolution and is capable of playing videos or music from optical discs thanks to the built-in DVD player.
detailed parameters
Diagonal
15" (19", 22", 24", 32", 40")
Resolution
1080р
Refresh Rate
60 Hz
Special Features
DVD Player
Interfaces
1x RF Input, 1x HDMI, 1x AV AUDIO, 1x PC AUDIO, 1x PC-RGB Input, 1x Component AUDIO, 1x Composite Video Input
Backlight
LED
Audio
8W x 2
Format Support
DVD, DVD-R/+R, DVD-RW/+RW, VCD, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, AVI, MKV, MP3, JPG
Tuners
ATSC, QAM, NTSC
PROS
Smart Energy Saving program allows you to control power consumption within any TV mode. You can use this device as a monitor for your PC. Due to the light weight, you can easily mount it to a wall in any room.
CONS
A white cabinet of the television may get stained rather quickly.
OUR VERDICT
This TV is very compact, but it encompasses modern technologies and boasts a relatively low price. It is ideal for use in small kitchens.
detailed parameters
Diagonal
24" (22", 28")
Resolution
720р
Refresh Rate
60 Hz
Special Features
ENERGY STAR Qualified Technology
Interfaces
1x DMI, 1x USB, 1x RF, 1x RCA, 1x Composite
Backlight
LED (Direct)
Audio
5W x 2
Format Support
AVI, MP4, TS, MKV, JPEG, JPS, MPO, AAC, MP2, OGG, MP3, PCM, WMA
Tuners
ATSC, NTSC
PROS
This stylish pearl white TV set will suit almost any interior. Additionally, thanks to a built-in battery, it can continuously work for 4 hours.
CONS
No HDMI port.
OUR VERDICT
This BEX TV set is ideal for using in bathrooms due to a high level of water-resistance.
detailed parameters
Diagonal
9"
Resolution
N/A
Refresh Rate
N/A
Special Features
DVD Player
Interfaces
1x USB slot, 1x Micro SD slot, 1x Antenna
Backlight
N/A
Audio
N/A
Format Support
CD, CD-R, DVD, DVD-R, WMA, MP3, JPEG
Tuners
N/A

What Is It

Nowadays, modern TVs are truly high-tech devices, thanks to which you can not only watch shows and movies but also surf the Internet and share data with other devices. Kitchen & bathroom TVs are in no way different from the standard ones. As a matter of fact, they’re smart devices, which can either stream a digital signal from some external data sources or broadcast the aired TV channels. However, the engineering factors of these devices have to be on the higher level so that they can be used for quite a long period of time. We have tested many of such devices and shortlisted 5 best of them to help you pick the best kitchen & bathroom TV.

If you need a wide-screened, curved, compact, car TV or just a multifunctional one, we can recommend you such reviews like 3D TVs & Smart TVs, Big Screen LED TVs, Curved TVs, and Portable TVs.

What Features to Compare

Display Features

First of all, when buying a kitchen & bathroom TV, you should pay attention to the display features. We should emphasize that they depend on space of the room, where your TV will be placed because it directly impacts the choice of diagonal. The best option for a kitchen is a medium-size screen from 19 inches and bigger. The next essential aspects are screen resolution and refresh rate, which are the key parameters for video playback quality. As for display resolution, 720p means that the picture on a screen will be flipping 50 or 60 times per second. Therefore, it will be minimum 24 and maximum 60 times per second for 1080p. In case, when the refresh rate is 120 Hz, it means that the TV includes a frame duplication technology. The high refresh rate affects picture quality; consequently, the higher the refresh rate is, the clearer and more accurate picture you will see on the screen. The modern LCD TVs are equipped with LED lighting, nonetheless, each of them has its own characteristics, impacting the picture quality. There are 2 major types of LED lighting: back and side. The back one is rarely used, as it’s placed on the backside of the panel and makes the device a lot thicker. Today side lighting is more common (no need to mention this one is placed on the sides of the panel) such a design provides the high level of the clarity and contrast.

Performance Capabilities

The next important point you should pay attention to is the performance capabilities. Lots of modern TVs have Internet access and Smart TV capabilities. There are several ways to get access to the Internet, using the Ethernet connection or Wi-Fi. It is better when your TV offers both options. The Smart TV technology provides you with the access to the Internet and to the abundance of apps that help you watch your favorite movies and shows online. Apart from that, you should consider connection interfaces. Whether you are going to use them or not, you will decide later, but it is better when you have such opportunities. If you're planning to transfer data from your laptop, PC or flash drive, consequently, your TV should be equipped with HDMI and USB ports. The presence of a composite log-in/log-off RCA and AV increases capabilities of your TV big time, allowing for connecting an antenna or an auxiliary video/audio device. The additional advantage of any TV is a built-in digital tuner, which allows your TV to receive the high-quality off-the-air signal.

Features and Audio

Consider additional features and audio option your kitchen and bathroom TV offers. If you’re looking for a TV to use in a bathroom, you will surely need to pay attention to its water resistance level. The device and all the accessories must be sealed well to prevent water from penetrating the television cabinet. Today, the water resistance level for bathroom TVs must be no less than IP65; it provides effective protection from moisture and water. Another important point is the sound the TV can produce. It goes without saying that there are lots of side sounds in the kitchen and bathroom, like a noise of water and so on. Therefore, the sound of the TV should be loud enough. The maximum power of the TV speaker is 5 Watts, so if you have 2 speakers, you will have a total power of 10 Watts. Also, we would like to draw your attention to the design of the device. The TV should fit in the interior of your room. This aspect isn’t essential for choosing a kitchen & bathroom TV, nevertheless, this point should also be highlighted.

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Review of Samsung UN24H4000 24-Inch 720p LED TV

Samsung UN24H4000 24-Inch 720p LED TV

Samsung UN24H4000 24-Inch 720p LED TV

Display Features

This model is a perfect choice for a bedroom, kitchen, and even bathroom. The screen of Samsung UN24H4000 is pretty wide (24 inches). Besides, the 720p resolution allows you to watch different content in high quality. The refresh rate is only 60 Hz, but it is enough to create a natural and clear picture even in fast-moving videos. In addition, the wide range of colors on the screen allows you to dip into a movie or feel yourself in the wilderness while watching nature documentaries. Moreover, a special sensing system adapts the picture according to the lighting in your room. What is more, the side Edge-Lit backlighting guarantees the high level of energy efficiency.

Review of Samsung UN24H4000 24-Inch 720p LED TV

Performance Capabilities

First of all, we should single out the existence of ConnectShare technology that helps you connect such gadgets as smartphones, tablets, etc. to the TV. You don’t need a PC or other special devices to watch your favorite movies, photos, or videos with your friends and family; you should just connect a flash drive to the USB port. Another good thing about this model is the Eco Sensor technology, which can rationally adapt the brightness, depending on the indoor lightning. The Eco Sensor measures the light intensity in the room and automatically adjusts the brightness of the picture on the TV. To connect satellite television, PC/DVD/Blu-ray players as well as digital television, you can use a standard HDMI input.

Samsung UN24H4000 24-Inch 720p LED TV in the use

Features and Audio

One of the advantages Samsung UN24H4000 bathroom and kitchen TV has are special backside holes, with the help of which you can attach the TV to the wall with a standard mount. The dimensions of a TV panel are 22.1 x 15.1 x 6.4 inches. The Dolby Digital Plus technology provides high-quality sound while watching your favorite TV shows and other content online. Furthermore, the bi-channel DTS Studio Sound technology transmits a superb stereo sound.

Detailed review of Samsung UN24H4000 24-Inch 720p LED TV

Samsung UN24H4000 24-Inch 720p LED TV
Samsung UN24H4000 24-Inch 720p LED TV
 
Review of Sylvania SKCR2706BT Under Cabinet Kitchen TV

Sylvania SKCR2706BT Under Cabinet Kitchen TV

Sylvania SKCR2706BT Under Cabinet Kitchen TV

Just Turn Bluetooth On

Comparing to other models, Sylvania TV supports a Bluetooth connection, which extends capabilities of the device. Thus, you can not only watch TV but also listen to your favorite music from your smartphone or tablet via TV speakers. All you need to do is turn Bluetooth on. After that, you need to find TV's Bluetooth name on your smartphone/tablet. Choose the name on your device and the TV and your smartphone will be paired. Once you've done it, you'll hear the sound which confirms that the pairing process is completed successfully. Now, you can turn on the music on your mobile device and listen to it via powerful TV speakers. You agree that such feature can make the cooking process a lot more pleasant, don't you?

If you want to know more about all Bluetooth functions of this TV, check out the product's manual.

Review of Sylvania SKCR2706BT Under Cabinet Kitchen TV

Somewhere the Others Can’t Reach

Taking a lot of users' opinions into account, one might think that this TV set differs from others by its ergonomic design and the way of installation. The fact is, its control panel is placed right above the screen (as opposite to usual models). The manufacturer confirms that such design allows for much more convenient installation of the set on a cupboard for example. The other point worth mentioning is a rotating screen. By rotating the screen to the left or to the right, you can change the viewing angles and achieve a clearer image. Or you can chop ingredients and watch a TV right in front of you wherever you are in the kitchen. If not in use, the screen can be simply flipped up, quite similar to a laptop!

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Bluetooth Audio Transmitter is a unique tool that can connect different devices both with and without a wireless connection. Thus, using this adapter, you can transmit an audio signal to TVs, CD/ DVD players, PCs, and other devices with no Bluetooth support.

Additional Info

User Manual


Sylvania SKCR2706BT Under Cabinet Kitchen TV
Sylvania SKCR2706BT Under Cabinet Kitchen TV
 
Review of Proscan PLEDV1520 LED TV-DVD Combo

Proscan PLEDV1520 LED TV-DVD Combo

Proscan PLEDV1520 LED TV-DVD Combo

Display Features

The 15" display of Proscan PLEDV1520 gives you a chance to watch this TV in a small kitchen or another room which isn't big. However, if this screen size doesn't fit your interior, you can get the version of this TV with the following diagonals: 15", 19",  24", 32" or 40". Watching movies on this TV is a sheer pleasure because its Full HD resolution provides a clear and realistic picture. The refresh rate of 60 Hz is sufficient for dynamic and action scenes. An additional feature you should know about is the LED backlighting, which provides high energy saving and gives you a chance to watch your favorite programs more.

Review of Proscan PLEDV1520 LED TV-DVD Combo

Performance Capabilities

Performance capabilities of this model are determined by numerous ports such as RF, HDMI, AV AUDIO, PC AUDIO, PC-RGB , Component AUDIO and Composite Video Inputs, using which you'll be able to watch photos or videos and listen to music from external media. The built-in DVD player will also be useful if you want to watch videos in DVD, DVD-R/+R, DVD-RW/+RW, VCD, CD, CD-R, CD-RW formats, listen to AVI, MKV, MP3 audio files, or show your friends some JPG pictures.

Proscan PLEDV1520 LED TV-DVD Combo in the use

Features and Audio

If you don't have enough space for a TV but you can't cook without watching your favorite TV channels, you should think of buying Proscan PLEDV1520 as it can be mounted on a wall, saving precious space in your kitchen or another room. Also, pay attention to the sound quality - the TV has two built-in speakers (8W each). As you can see, these speakers boast one of the highest power rates among small kitchen and bathroom TVs. You will surely hear the sound well when cooking or chatting in the kitchen or while taking a bath.

Detailed review of Proscan PLEDV1520 LED TV-DVD Combo

Proscan PLEDV1520 LED TV-DVD Combo
Proscan PLEDV1520 LED TV-DVD Combo
 
Review of LG Electronics 24LF4520-WU LED TV

LG Electronics 24LF4520-WU LED TV

LG Electronics 24LF4520-WU LED TV

Display Features

Like its rival models, LG Electronics 24LF4520 LED TV has a 24-inch screen, which is perfect for a large kitchen. It goes without saying that the panel is based on LCD technology and boasts the LED lighting (Direct LED type). Such a combination ensures high-level clarity, uniform illumination, and excellent display brightness. Moreover, the TV has the 720p resolution and the standard refresh rate of 60 Hz, so the unit displays dynamic videos pretty well.

Performance Capabilities

This kitchen & bathroom TV uses the LG-developed Triple XD™ Engine for rendering and displaying the picture. Moreover, Real Cinema 24p technology allows you to enjoy every movie without any image distortion. Besides, you can use your TV as an additional PC monitor, and play the data stored on USB storage devices; the following formats are supported JPEG, JPS, MPO, AAC, MP2, OGG, MP3, PCM, WMA. Due to the Component Video In, Composite In (AV), HDMI и USB 2.0 inputs, you can easily connect peripheral devices.

Features and Audio

The model belongs to the A+ energy saving class and has an ENERGY STAR Qualified logo, which means higher energy efficiency in comparison with the competing models. In all, the device helps you save about 20-30% on electricity bills. The display of this fantastic TV has the following dimensions: 21.9 x 15.30 x 5.3 inches (with a stand), nevertheless, if you attach it to the wall, the thickness will be diminished to 2.1 inches. As for sound, a bi-channel audio system with the power output of 10W provides you with a decent audio playback. A sound processing is entrusted to the Dolby Digital Decoder technology. In addition, the TV is fitted with the Clear Voice II technology, so you won't miss any word of your favorite movie characters even with the tap water running.

LG Electronics 24LF4520-WU LED TV
LG Electronics 24LF4520-WU LED TV
 
Review of BEX Waterproof Bathing TV & DVD player

BEX Waterproof Bathing TV & DVD player

BEX Waterproof Bathing TV & DVD player

Small but Reliable

Having compared BEX TV set with other models, one can say for sure that it is one of the most durable kitchen and bathroom TVs. Moreover, it has the highest level of water-resistance (IPX6 international standard). Ingress Protection Rating, or IP, is a classification system to determine the level of device's resistance to moisture, dust, and penetration of solid substance. The level of protection is checked by special tests which show whether liquid or other substances can get to the vital parts of a device (such as wires or microchips) through a protective cover. BEX TV’s water-resistance level (which is 6) means that this TV set can be protected even from the sea waves and strong stream of water. Moreover, if any liquid reaches the important parts of the device, it won't affect the operation. Taking two important features of the given model into account – small size and high level of water-resistance – the manufacturer claims that bathroom will be the best place to use this TV.

Review of BEX Waterproof Bathing TV & DVD player

Entire 4 Hours

While searching for the information about BEX TV set, we discovered that there is one more outstanding peculiarity apart from its water-resistance level - a built-in battery. Why is it important? First of all, other TVs don't have any additional power sources. Secondly, the battery allows you to watch anything you want on TV even if the electricity gets cut off. Just imagine what an advantage it is - you'll be able to watch your favorite program while others will think what to do without electricity. By the way, you can watch BEX TV set in your garden without any extension cables. That's really useful!

BEX Waterproof Bathing TV & DVD player in the use

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If you get an amazing Spy Hidden Camera, you'll be able to use your TV set not only for watching your favorite channels. Instead, you can attach the camera to observe your front or backyard, and it will send the picture to your TV automatically. Thus, it will be convenient for you to watch what's happening outside. Moreover, the camera has a dark zone detection function that performs an automatic color adjustment.

Detailed review of BEX Waterproof Bathing TV & DVD player

BEX Waterproof Bathing TV & DVD player
BEX Waterproof Bathing TV & DVD player
 

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