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An elliptical with TV systems or other entertainment systems, such as MP3 players, phone docks, and radios, sounds to many elliptical users like the perfect way to pass the time during a strenuous workout. Finding an elliptical with TV screen included that is affordable enough for the average person to purchase, however, can be difficult. Fortunately, many elliptical users are able to find good deals on used models or alternatives to the standard built-in elliptical TV. Elliptical manufacturers have also begun taking notice of the increase in interest for ellipticals with TV screens for private users, so some searching before settling for an alternative may uncover less expensive variations on the typical health club versions.
This type of elliptical is likely to be significantly more expensive than a regular elliptical, both because of the built-in TV and because usually TVs are mainly added to top-of-the-line models of elliptical that gyms and health clubs buy frequently. These may be popular in health clubs, but are likely too expensive for private users to purchase. Check online auctions or other websites and stores that might have a used elliptical with a TV screen for a reduced price. Make sure that both the TV and the elliptical components are working soundly before purchasing used, however, as the warranty may be limited or gone altogether.
One alternative might be to purchase an elliptical with TV attachments instead of an actual TV. Users could also purchase a stand or tripod to hold the TV set in front of the elliptical, without requiring that the two be compatible. This is usually much more affordable because any elliptical, even smaller, cheaper machines, can be used in combination with the TV stand.
Some of the more well-recognized brands of workout machines have started providing more basic models of elliptical with TV screens included for the average private user who simply wants to work out at home rather than in a gym. These can be a great solution for the user who is willing to pay a price that falls between the top-of-the-line elliptical with TV screen and a less expensive elliptical with a separate TV on a stand or on an elliptical attachment. To find these, start by looking on exercise equipment company websites to find a list of elliptical models that include a TV screen, and then use a store locator to find a store you can visit to test out the machines before you decide on one.