December 5, 2008 For those who think that relaxing in the tub with a nice novel is a bit outdated, Aquavision will be launching the first full HD waterproof TV at ISE in Amsterdam in 2009. The new S4 HD 40-inch wall/waterproof television incorporates a true, full High Definition (1920 x 1080) LCD panel, integrated Freeview digital tuner, a component video, S-Video and analogue PC input, twin HDMI inputs, full scart connection and built-in games. The unit is also available in the Mirrorvision finish, so that when the television is off, the glass takes the form of a mirror that is perfect for shaving or putting on make-up.
A RS232 control port provides compatibility with the likes of Crestron, AMX, iLight and Systemline, enabling it to be controlled from a compatible touch panel any where in the home while two remote controls (one master and one waterproof) are provided with the TV and a hard wired control panel is available to fix on the wall. Seeking to cement their position as the market leader in waterproof in-wall televisions, Aquavision will also be announcing a new kitchen television and a vanity mirror television at the show. Even installed in steamy rooms such as bathrooms, showers and saunas, the TV will not mist up thanks to their heated screens.
Aquavision are yet to announce pricing for the S4 HD TV so stay tuned for an announcement at ISE, which runs from February 3-5, 2009.