12 Tips for Installing a TV Outdoors – Tip 1, Get an Outdoor TV

12 Tips for Installing a TV Outdoors – Tip 1, Get an Outdoor TV

Beginner or pro – best tips for creating an outdoor TV & outdoor living experience Placing a TV outside can entertain, inform and keep people close to the action. It’s a crowd-pleaser for many restaurants, businesses, theme parks, stadiums, and residential homes, making installation knowledge a must for both commercial A/V pros and DIY home-owner electronics enthusiasts. And, yes, they do … they really do make specialized televisions for outdoors! These models are designed & engineered to be safer – with a better viewing experience – than their indoor cousins. Whether you’re just starting to install outdoor HD and 4K televisions and displays or consider yourself a pro, installation of outdoor electronics has a set of specific, but easy-to-follow set of rules. We asked a few audio-visual professionals for pointers, tips and other ideas about what to do and what to avoid when it comes to installing outdoor displays. 1. Indoor TVs and outdoor TVs are not the same. Ask anyone who’s installed a true outdoor television about the biggest mistake novice installers make. The first thing they blurt out is how you shouldn’t even dream of using an indoor TV in an outdoor environment. They love to talk about it, because it really is the worst possible decision for you, your client, the homeowner and especially the equipment. Sure, we know plenty of people love to drag the TV out to the backyard on a nice summer evening. And yes, it’s a cheaper solution … but it isn’t a long-term solution. If your client is looking to make a TV a permanent fixture for outdoor living, the TV...