SunBriteTV Outdoor TV Installation Recommendations

SunBriteTV Outdoor TV Installation Recommendations

Installation Tips & Advice for Weatherproof TV Best Performance SunBriteTV engineers and product specialists offer the following tech insight on successfully installing your SunBriteTV weatherproof HDTV – on the patio, deck, yard, pool-side – to enjoy maximum outdoor entertaining. How do I get HD content to my SunBriteTV? “A wired installation is a reliable method to connect any source to a device,” says Larry Benson, SunBriteTV Engineer. HARD WIRE SunBriteTVs are typically utilized in situations where the video source – the cable or satellite box or a player – is located inside a house or other secure weather-safe location near the SunBriteTV. There’s HDMI and There’s Balun An HDMI cable can be used to get from the video source to your SunBriteTV outside, but only if the distance to the TV is less than 30’ (feet). If the distance to your TV is more than 30’ – for example, from your video source to your SunBriteTV on the patio or outside kitchen – then, we recommend using powered baluns. Um. What’s a balun? Basically, a balun is a transmitter-receiver device. The “connection” used for a balun is a Cat5/Cat6 network cable. We recommend using a balun as a hard-wire option for setting up your SunBriteTV for 2 reasons: The Cat5/Cat6 cable used with the balun can be cut, or customized, for your specific outdoor setting (see images below). Many baluns include an IR remote control extender – or repeater – to get IR commands from the video source hand-held remote control, through the balun system back to the video source. This allows smooth channel changes and control of your...