Best Kitchen & Bathroom TVs to Keep You Entertained in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update November 10, 2017
Cooking takes time and it’s easy to get bored while waiting for a meal to come out. Well, it will never happen again with a kitchen & bathroom TV! These small and portable TVs are easily mounted to the wall and moisture-resistant to keep you entertained throughout the whole process. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS

The Cello C16230F is a perfect combination of a TV and DVD player in one unit. With this versatile TV set, you can watch your favourite movies or TV shows in your kitchen or bathroom in widescreen format without missing an episode.

CONS

The viewing angles are not very wide.

OUR VERDICT

The Cello C16230F is a low-cost television with plenty of high-tech features, making it the best solution for your kitchen or bathroom. The 12V adapter makes it perfect for using in caravans, HGV vehicles, or mobile homes.

detailed parameters
Diagonal

15.6″

Display Resolution

1366 x 768

Refresh Rate

60Hz

Features

Built-in digital Freeview channels

Built-in DVD player

USB – record digital TV and play media files from other devices

HDMI input for your external devices and consoles

Can be wall mounted (75mm x 75mm bracket not included)

Interface

1 x Aerial, 1 x Scart, 1 x YpbPr, 1 x VGA, 1 x PC Audio, 1 x AV, 1 x USB, 1 x CI 

Supported Formats

DVDs, CDs, MP3s, JPEGs, full DivX support

Sound

2 x 2.5W

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The screen rotates a full 270 degrees for a comfortable viewing angle from different positions. A digital clock on the front of the unit displays the time. With the Visua VSKTV102, you can also enjoy FM Radio or Digital Radio via Freeview.

CONS

A user guide is not clear enough.

OUR VERDICT

The VSLTV102 is a perfect kitchen unit that folds down for watching and tucks out of sight under any cabinet with a magnetic clasp when not in use. The television has a convenient control panel that allows access to the menu without a remote.

detailed parameters
Diagonal

10.2″

Display Resolution

1280 x 720

Refresh Rate

~ 60Hz

Features

Built-in DVD player

USB – record digital TV and play media files from other devices

Dual Tuners Digital Freeview (DVB-T)

Analogue and digital radio via Freeview

Interface

1 x HMDI, 1x PC (VGA), 2 x USB, 1 x SD Card slot, 1 x Headphone socket, 1 x Scart, CVBS inputs

Supported Formats

CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, MP4, VCD, DVD, DVD+/-R, DVD+/-RW, JPEG

Sound

2 x 3W

Warranty

30-day money back guarantee

PROS

The LG 24MT48S has a USB AutoRun function which allows media content from USB stick to run automatically when the monitor is turned on. The Virtual Surround gives powerful and vivid sound effects that flow all around you to fully immerse you in the action.

CONS

A remote is a bit inconvenient to use when it comes to using Smart content.

OUR VERDICT

Although this TV occupies minimal space, it has a screen large enough to be seen from any angle in the kitchen or bathroom. The TV has a wide range of features and supports a great variety of media formats. It boasts an impressive contrast ratio for a crystal-clear picture quality. You can expand your entertainment options with Game and Cinema modes.

detailed parameters
Diagonal

24″

Display Resolution

1366 x 768

Refresh Rate

56 ~ 75Hz

Features

Smart TV

Wi-Fi

Automatic display resolution

Smart Energy Saving

Motion Eye Care

Sleep Timer Setting

VESA wall mount (75mm x 75mm)

Interface

2 x HDMI, 2 x USB, 1 x LAN, 1 x RCA, 1 x CI slot, 1 x Optical, 1 x Composite, 1 x Component, 1 x Headphone socket

Supported Formats

Divx, AVI, WMV, ASF, 3GP, 3GP2, MP4, M4V, MOV, MKV, MP3, AAC, WMA, OGG, M4A, JPG, BMP, PNG

Sound

2 x 5W

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The August DTV905 has an AV-in and Out that allows you to use all the features of this model on a full-size TV set. You can use an HDMI cable for connecting your laptop to an HDTV. So, this TV can be used as a portable multimedia player.

CONS

The TV cannot be mounted to a wall.

OUR VERDICT

This TV is undoubtedly one of the smallest and most compact, portable TVs in the market. The built-in rechargeable battery allows you to watch your favourite movies or TV shows without connecting to a wall outlet. It's very convenient when using both at home and while travelling.

detailed parameters
Diagonal

9"

Display Resolution

800 x 480

Refresh Rate

~ 60Hz

Features

Internal 7.4V, 2200mAh rechargeable battery

Freeview TV for the UK and HD TNT / DVB TV for other countries

Real-time & scheduled TV recording via USB port, 7 day EPG

Interface

1 x USB port, 1 x AV In/Out, 1 x HDMI Out, 1 x Antenna in, 1 x Headphone socket

Supported Formats

MP3, WAV, JPEG, MPEG4, AVI

Sound

2 x 1.5W

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The TV has VESA wall mounts (100x100mm) which allows you to choose from a large number of mounts. You can choose Eternity television with a built-in DVD player but without Smart TV feature according to your multimedia needs.

CONS

The Smart TV functions are a bit slow to load.

OUR VERDICT

The Eternity ETE-236 is an optimal choice for those who need a good TV without any extra features. The TV provides users with tangible benefits,  it's easy to use and the fast USB 2.0 ports allow you to playback any compatible music, video or photo files. 

detailed parameters
Diagonal

23.6"

Display Resolution

1366 x 768

Refresh Rate

60Hz

Features

Smart TV

Wi-Fi

Miracast

USB Media player

VESA 100 x 100 mm

Interface

2 x HDMI, 1 x USB, 1 x SCART, 1 x RJ45 LAN/Ethernet, 1 x Mini Composite/Video & L/R Audio shared for Composite/Video & Component/YPbPr, 1 x Mini Component/YPbPr

Supported Formats

MPEG-1, MPEG-2, Xvid, MJPEG, HEVC, H.263/H.264, AVS/AVS+, VC1, VP8/VP9, Motion JPEG, JPG, JPEG, BPM, PNG

Sound

2 x 3W

Warranty

1 year

What Is a Kitchen & Bathroom TV?

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 reviewed 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. If you happen to come by a model that features a 120Hz refresh rate, it means that the TV includes a frame duplication technology. A 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 that this one is placed on the sides of the panel) since this kind of design provides higher levels of 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 features. 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 favourite 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, 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 a high-quality off-the-air signal.

Features and Audio

Consider additional features and audio options 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 liquid. 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 the 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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Cello C16230F

Designed by Cello With Versatility in Mind

Do you want to catch the latest breaking news while you are taking your makeup off or watch your favourite TV show while preparing dinner? The Cello C16230F kitchen and bathroom TV will satisfy all of your needs. You can use it in your motorhome, caravan, truck, or boat during the summer. In the winter you can install it in your kitchen, which is often the hub of household life, where the whole family gathers for dinner or in your bathroom, which is often your private retreat from the outside world. This versatile small-screen TV combines excellent power saving qualities with a modern, ultra-slim design. It's fully wall mountable with standard VESA fittings (75 x 75). The TV has a widescreen resolution of 1366 x 768 and a stereo NICAM digital sound. A built-in DVD player is an attractive option to save money and avoid the hassle of connecting all of the wires. DVDs slide into the right side of the unit and the device auto-plays MP3s, CDs, DVDs, JPEGs with DivX support. The integrated digital tuner provides the ability to view over 40 channels without any subscription plan. Invisible speakers are embedded into the LED for a wider sound field and enhanced audio. It comes complete with the 12 volt and the 240-volt power supplies. The TV set is supplied with remote control, full instructions, UK-based customer helpline and email facilities.

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Plenty of Connectivity Options

This stunning TV set is packed with convenient features and gives plenty of connectivity options for all your multimedia needs. An HDMI socket for Blu-ray, aerial socket, common interface connector for Pay-per-view television, VGA, PS4, XBox and Wii consoles. Also, it has a separate audio input to allow the computer to use the 12V TVs speaker system, an audio output for headphones or an amplifier, and the 12V DC input. This TV set has a slim LED panel with crystal clear picture quality and an HDMI input for all the newest HD equipment. HDMI accepts high definition signals from external devices like Sky box or game consoles. The Cello C16230F has auto digital and analogue set up tuner and runs on NTSC, Secam, or PAL. The USB input allows you to record digital TV channels or view media downloaded via your computer. You can record your favourite programs to a portable hard drive or a USB stick while you are watching or using the program guide, so you’ll never miss an episode. Also, you can plug in your recorded films, music, or photos to enjoy when away in your truck or motorhome. What's more, this model can be used as a digital photo frame to bring your treasured photos and memories to life.

Cello C16230F in the use

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Cello C16230F
Cello C16230F
 

Visua VSKTV102

Fits in the Smallest Spaces

When you are alone in the kitchen cooking, you sometimes miss the comfort of the group and the extra voices. If you want something going on in the background, a kitchen TV is a good idea. The Visua VSLTV102 Flip Down TV/DVD works perfectly as a kitchen unit. If you lack counter space, it’s a good solution to consider. The TV is quite slim to occupy minimal counter space but has a screen large enough to be seen from any angle in the kitchen. It fits in the smallest places with a compact mounting system. The mini flip down mounting attaches to the underside of a shelf or a cupboard, so you don’t sacrifice your valuable kitchen work surface. Besides, the TV folds down when you watch it and tucks out of sight under any cabinet when not in use. Designed with style in every detail, the VSLTV102 will look great in any kitchen. It comes in satin silver, piano black, and glossy white finishes with touch-sensitive illuminated controls on the front panel. Moreover, this TV can be used as a mobile device on either 12V or 230V power supplies, ready to go with you anywhere, anytime you want. So, you can watch your favourite programs on road trips - in your motorhome, caravan, or a boat. So, you don't have to miss out on your favourite TV show while you are cooking dinner or travelling.

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Everything You Need to Keep You Entertained

When choosing a TV for the kitchen, you should make sure there are inputs and outputs for all of your connected devices. The Visua VSKTV102 has excellent connectivity with USB, HMDI, Scart, PC (VGA), SD Card slot on the side, and CVBS inputs on the back panel. The set has integrated stereo speakers, but there is also an audio output for connecting external speakers. With this 10" under-cabinet kitchen TV, you can enjoy up to 74 digital TV and radio channels, FM radio stations, analogue TV, DVDs and CDs. It uses the latest high resolution LED backlit screen that allows for flawless image quality and low power consumption. The screen rotates a full 270 degrees for comfortable viewing angle from different positions. Besides, the TV has a PVR function that allows rewinding, pausing, and recording live digital TV. The VSLTV102 comes complete with mounting hardware, 12V Adapter, 230V UK power supply, waterproof slim-line remote control, and a user guide.

Visua VSKTV102 in the use

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Visua VSKTV102
Visua VSKTV102
 

LG 24MT48S

TV and Computer Monitor in One

There are a number of TVs available today with the smart-TV functions. As a rule, they come with a 32-inch diagonal screen. But what if you want to install a small TV in the kitchen to catch a few minutes of the news or your favourite TV show while drinking your morning cup of coffee? If the kitchen is your family gathering spot, the LG 24MT48S will make your cooking chores easier as well as keep your family close. The LG TV offers a plethora of features which fit perfectly into its small design. You can mount your TV monitor to the wall and enjoy your viewing experience while saving valuable space. You can expand your entertainment options with a great variety of gaming modes like DAS mode, which reduces input lag in fast-paced games or Black Stabilizer that helps detect enemies waiting to attack you in the darkest areas. The cinema mode makes it possible to watch movies in your own space, capturing all the important moments, including some of the darker scenes.

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Excellent Performance and Connectivity Options

The LG 24MT48S TV can directly connect to Wi-Fi, so you can stream movies and games wirelessly without connecting the model with a wire. If you want to directly connect, for example, a gaming console, there are built-in HDMI ports. USB AutoRun allows media content from USB stick to run automatically when the monitor is switched on. The widescreen display has a 720p HD resolution with an impressive contrast ratio, ensuring a crystal-clear picture quality. A built-in stereo speaker offers an excellent, lifelike stereo sound experience for you to enjoy your favourite movies and games. With a Picture-in-Picture feature, you can display multiple screens simultaneously, watching TV in a sub-screen while browsing the Internet. The TV also supports Miracast for fast and easy connection of smartphones, tablets, and LG monitors without an Internet connection or wires. Using LG’s Smart Home platform, you can enjoy the most customizable Smart TV experience with the best selection of content.

LG 24MT48S in the use

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LG 24MT48S
LG 24MT48S
 

August DTV905

Ideal for a Small Moving Space

Are you looking for a TV for your caravan, motorhome, trailer, or a truck? Owning a motorhome gives you the freedom to go whenever you want. Apart from your necessities, you will also need entertainment on the road. With the August DTV905 TV, your long road trips will never be boring. The model is a portable slim-line Freeview TV that is ideal for a small moving space. You can also mount the TV to the headrest of your car seat to keep your children entertained during the journey. Due to an integrated USB port and pin sharp, 9" digital LCD screen, you can watch live TV and all your favourite digital media. It picks up the channels very fast and provides a crystal clear picture. Its cutting-edge receiver can produce an excellent transmission at motorway speeds. The built-in rechargeable battery provides up to 2.5 hours of playback time between charges which is enough to watch your favourite movies or TV shows. The August DTV905 TV is also a good option for the kitchen. It’s ideally sized for a bedside table or a kitchen cabinet.

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The Latest Technology and Exclusive Features

If you are looking for a lightweight, portable TV that doesn’t take up too much room, then this is the one for you. This versatile TV is manufactured using the latest technology and including exclusive features like Scheduled Recording and Subtitling that are usually seen on dedicated Freeview boxes or high-spec PVR. With its 9" LCD screen, you can enjoy video directly from USB sticks or use it as an MP3 player for listening to your favourite music. Since the August DTV905 has an AV input and output, you will be able to use this model with all of its features as a high-resolution monitor by attaching it with a cable to a full-size television set. The Channels menu allows you to get access to the Electronic Program Guide, manage and sort the channel order as well as enable and disable Local Channel Numbers. Besides, the TV can act as a digital photo frame, as you can plug the USB memory stick into the USB port. It comes complete with an integrated stereo speaker, earphone socket, and remote control.

August DTV905 in the use

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August DTV905
August DTV905
 

Eternity ETE-236

Designed to a Very High Standard

With a great variety of portable TVs to choose from, it’s usually a time-consuming process to decide on which one is right for you. If you have limited space or need one more television for children’s bedroom, guest room, or kitchen, the Eternity ETE-236 is a good choice. The TV is made to a high standard. It has an innovative, modern design, ultra-robust build quality, and a variety of useful features. This stylish, slim TV provides a superior sound quality and great picture. With its HD Ready 720p resolution, the TV offers rich colours and crystal-clear images no matter what device is connected to it. You can listen to 25 radio stations with the integrated Freeview HD tuner as well as watch over 60 Freeview channels and 12 Freeview HD channels. Also, you can playback your movies, photos, and music on your TV from a USB Hard Drive or a USB Memory Key. Due to its lightweight, slim design, you can hang your TV on the wall. Therefore, this space-saving TV is good value for your money and will help you enjoy your favourite movies and TV shows in the highest quality.

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A Variety of Apps and Connectivity Options

The TV is simple to set-up and offers plenty of connectivity options. With access to a variety of apps like Twitter, BBC Iplayer, Facebook, YouTube and many others via the application portal, you will stay connected from the comforts of your home. The fast USB 2.0 ports allow you to playback any compatible music, video or photo files. It has side and downward facing connectors that facilitate connection to any sort of device and makes it possible to reach any input when hanging it on the wall. You can switch between all of your devices effortlessly with multiple HDMI sockets and a great number of other inputs. The HDMI connection allows you to plug in a satellite box, a Blu-ray player, or a gaming console. The Eternity ETE-236 comes with an A energy that is ranked among the most energy-efficient TVs of its kind. Therefore, you will be able to save some money on your energy bills.

Eternity ETE-236 in the use

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Eternity ETE-236
Eternity ETE-236
 

Did you know?

A lot of technology withers away as something newer comes along. But the television is an electronic device that has stood the test of time. Without any doubt, TV has left its mark on our society. It went from the days of black and white TVs to colourful flat screens of today and the industry continues to improvise. Let’s take a look back with amazing facts about TV.

  • John Logie Baird was the first person to create live pictures. He made technological history when the human face was first transmitted on October 30, 1925. This invention inspired lots of technologies that define modern life. In fact, many inventors made a contribution in designing the TV system we know today, including Philo Farnsworth and Leon Theremin.
  • The word “television” was coined by Constantin Perskyi, the Russian scientist and came into the English language in 1907. The abbreviation “TV” didn't come into use until 1948.
  • Zenith invented the remote control in 1950. It was connected to a TV set by a wire, and wireless remote controls were created in 1955.
  • In 1967 BBC2 broadcasted first coloured pictures during Wimbledon. By mid-1968, almost every BBC2 program was in colour. In six months, colour TV hit BBC1. By 1969 the ITV and BBC began to regularly broadcast in colour.
  • The video cassette recorder was launched in 1963 in the UK. It was a real breakthrough that allowed users to record their favourite TV shows. The videos recorded only up to 20 minutes, but another decade signified a global success for the technology.
  • Television became popular after the end of World War II. In 1948 over 1 million of Americans owned televisions in their homes.
  • The first TV commercial was broadcasted during the game between the Philadelphia Phillies and Brooklyn Dodgers in 1941. It was the commercial for a clock made by Bulova Corporation which lasted for about 20 seconds.
  • In 1982 Sony manufactured the Sony Watchman FD-210, the first pocket-sized TV with a tiny 5cm grayscale display.
  • In 2012 Panasonic manufactured a huge 152-inch display back, with a price tag of £600,000.
  • The number of households who owned a colour TV license reached 12 million by the early 70s.
  • According to the recent research, the average adult spends about ten years of their life watching TV.
  • The inventor of the modern television Philo Farnsworth would not let his children watch television.

FAQ:

Q: What is a Smart TV?
A: The term “Smart TV” denotes any TV, which can connect to the Internet to access streaming services and display a range of digital content.

Q: How does a smart TV connect to the Internet?
A: A smart TV connects to your home network by using a wired Ethernet connection or integrated Wi-Fi. Some televisions support the newest 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard for streaming movies.

Q: Do smart TVs have other advantages aside from apps?
A: Yes, smart TVs do provide other potential benefits. They tend to have more powerful processors and online connections than regular TV sets. Besides, some manufacturers add extra features like casual games that are now common on smart TVs. Many TVs offer basic voice recognition to search content on various search engines and gesture recognition to switch between screens. Also, many sets allow you to share or mirror videos and pictures from connected smartphones on big screens. Smart TVs also have significantly improved integrated sound systems.

Q: Can I surf the Internet on my smart TV?
A: Some smart TVs allow you to surf the web. To do that they need a special browser which is compatible with all the HTML standards used by websites to convert and display these websites on a large screen.

Q: What channels are available on Freeview?
A: Although Freeview provides fewer channels than cable and satellite TV, the 95% of the nation's favourite programs are available. You get 70 TV channels - including the ITV, BBC 1, BBC 2, Channel 4 and Channel 5 plus over 30 radio stations.

Q: What is the difference between bathroom TVs and regular TVs?
A: Bathroom TVs are waterproof, being completely protected from moisture and thus safe to use within your bathroom. Due to the magic mirror technology, the TV appears as a mirror panel when turned off and the picture shines through when turned on. As for connections, kitchen & bathroom TVs have all of the connectors and ports that you can expect from a regular TV, including a built-in Freeview HD tuner and HDMI input.

Q: How do you prevent a bathroom TV screen from steaming up with condensation?
A: All bathroom TVs have heated screen technology. The screen heats up when turned on and prevent condensation from building up.

Q: Can the TV be controlled without the remote?
A: No, it cannot. Since the TV has no touch control panel, the only way to control the TV is by using a remote control.

Q: Can my TV be wall mounted?
A: The majority of TVs are wall mountable. There are holes on the rear side of the unit where the wall mounting bracket can be fitted.

Q: Is it simple to install a TV?
A: As a rule, the TV comes complete with everything you need for both in-the-wall and on-the-wall installation, including fixtures and fittings, power lead, brackets and installation instructions. However, the help of a professional is recommended in order to avoid any kind of potential issues.


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6. Rebekah Zaveloff Glued to the Tube: 14 Ways to Put a TV in the Kitchen, Houzz. July 22, 2015.

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