Under Counter TV
by Dr. John Luton
If you’re thinking about buying an Under Counter TV, you should read this first!
Okay, you’ve been trying to find the perfect Under Counter TV, right? Well, your search is over. You don’t need to waste any more of your time checking one site after another, only to come up short in the great deals department. I can definitely help you find what you’re looking for.
As you probably know, an Under Counter TV is the same thing as an Under Cabinet TV. While the names are slightly different, we’re still talking about the same great little devices!
An Under Counter TV ~ What a great idea!
As a university mass communication teacher, I have a keen interest in just about everything that’s related to TV technology. Plus, I’ve been around long enough to realize how good we’ve got it nowadays – technologically speaking. I cut my teeth in front of a black and white television set, and my heart still skips a beat whenever I think about my early experiences with color television. I can still remember watching “Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer” in color for the first time…
Enough reminiscing! Let’s talk about those wonderful little TVs that are small enough to fit conveniently underneath a cabinet or counter in your kitchen. With an Under Counter TV, you can cook dinner, work out in the garage, or perform a number of other tasks – without missing a single moment of your favorite TV shows!
A Couple of Things to Consider Before You Buy Your Under Counter TV
Before you start forking over wads of your hard-earned bucks to buy an Under Counter TV, there are a few important concerns you don’t want to ignore. Since I talk about this stuff every day with my students, I thought it might be a good idea to share a couple of their “Under Counter TV” questions – as well as some answers. Maybe you’ve been wondering about some of the same things.
Under Counter TV Questions and Answers
· How much does an Under Counter TV cost?
As you might expect, the price of an Under Counter TV set depends on factors like brand name, size, bells and whistles, etc. If you want a model that attaches beneath a kitchen cabinet or counter and has a flip down screen – what I usually think of when I hear the phrase “Under Counter TV” – you can find a small screen version (say a 6.4 inch) for less than $300. If you’re willing to pay a little more, you’ll be able to get something in the 10-inch screen size. These will run you $600 to $700.
Larger screen models are available (say 15 - 20 inches), but these don’t attach or offer flip down screens. They’re mounted on a stand. An Under Counter TV like this will cost anywhere from $500 to $1000. There are more expensive versions (and larger ones too), but at this point you may be starting to run some competition with the set in your living room!
· What kind of reception can I get on an Under Counter TV?
In order to get the most out of your new Under Counter TV, you’ll need to be able to hook it up to your Cable line or Satellite TV tuner. Sometimes this can be a little tricky – especially if you’re placing your Under Counter TV under a cabinet or counter in the kitchen.
But it can be done. Just make sure to do your wiring in a way that is both safe and appealing. Then, of course, you’ll get great reception. Relying solely on the TV’s antenna – not recommended! Look, if you’re going to spring for a new Under Counter TV, do it right.
You’ll be glad you did!
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