Under Cabinet TV
by Dr. John Luton
If you’ve searched high and low for an Under Cabinet TV, then search no more – I can definitely help you find what you’re looking for. Don’t waste any more of your time checking site after site – only to come up short in the great deals department.
Under Cabinet TV ~ A Welcome Addition to the World of Mass Communication
As a teacher of mass communication, I have a tremendous interest in all things related to television technology. Plus, I’ve been around a while – how long, I won’t say. Let’s just say 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.
Okay – enough reminiscing! Let’s talk about those wonderful little TVs that fit conveniently underneath a cabinet either in your kitchen or garage. An Under Cabinet TV makes it possible for you to cook dinner or attend to some other task without having to miss one minute of your favorite TV shows!
Some Things to Think About Before You Buy Your Under Cabinet TV
Before you start shelling out your hard-earned bucks to purchase an Under Cabinet TV, there are a few important concerns you won’t want to ignore. Since I talk about this stuff every day with my students, let me address a couple of their “Under Cabinet TV” questions and share some of our answers. Maybe you’ve been wondering about some of the same things.
Luton’s “Under Cabinet TV Questions” – and Answers!
· How much can I expect to pay for an Under Cabinet TV?
As you might expect, the price of an Under Cabinet TV set – like most everything else – depends on the usual factors: brand name, size, bells and whistles, etc. Probably the cheapest way to get an Under Cabinet TV is to use a portable set that doesn’t attach beneath your kitchen cabinet. That’s technically an Under Cabinet TV, but probably not what you’re looking for.
If you want one of the models that attaches beneath the cabinet and has a flip down screen – what I usually think of when I hear the phrase “Under Cabinet TV” – you can find a small screen version (say a 6.4 inch) for less than $300.
If you’re willing (and able) 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.
Models with larger screen sizes are available (say 15 - 20 inches), but these don’t attach or offer flip down screens. They’re mounted on a stand. An Under Cabinet TV like this will cost anywhere from $500 to $1000. There are more expensive versions (and larger ones too), but at this point you’re starting to run competition with the set in your living room!
· What kind of reception can I get on an Under Cabinet TV?
This question raises a concern that people sometimes don’t think about. In order to get the most out of your new Under Cabinet 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 Cabinet TV under a cabinet in the kitchen.
But it can be done. Just make sure to handle the wiring task in a way that is both safe and aesthetically appealing. Then, of course, you’ll get great reception. Rely solely on the TV’s antenna – not so great! If you’re going to spring for a new Under Cabinet TV, do it right.
You’ll be glad you did!
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