The 5 Must-Have Features — Buying an Outdoor Television

The 5 Must-Have Features — Buying an Outdoor Television

The holidays are upon us, so there is no better time to consider adding an outdoor television to your family’s gift wish list. An outdoor TV will add fun and entertainment to your backyard parties, family gatherings, and barbecues. Whether you are watching the big game, your favorite concert, or the ball drop in Times Square on New Year’s Eve, an outdoor TV will make every event you host more exciting for you and your guests. Adding an outdoor TV to your backyard, deck, or patio isn’t as complicated as you might think – when you know what to look for. We’re here to help you get started by explaining the five most important features to look for when you are buying an outdoor TV for your home. #1 – Rust-Free Metal Exterior Outdoor TVs need to be more durable than indoor TVs. They must withstand various weather conditions and more active environments, which means that they need more robust construction materials. Powder-coated aluminum exterior cases can provide: Increased durability and impact resistance Resistance to rust and corrosion Long-lasting protection from harsh weather conditions, without becoming brittle with outdoor exposure like many plastics #2 – Tolerance for Intense Weather Conditions The weather conditions in your local climate play a huge role in selecting the right outdoor TV. For example, if you live in the northeastern U.S., Outdoor TVs must withstand extreme cold, while in the southwest, resistance to extreme heat is paramount. Wherever you live, when selecting an outdoor TV, be sure that it has the following: Ability to withstand temperatures higher than local high averages. Several SunBriteTV outdoor...
How to Pick the Right TV for Your Deck or Patio

How to Pick the Right TV for Your Deck or Patio

Who doesn’t love getting together on the deck or patio with friends for a backyard barbecue and to watch a big game inside on a big screen?  But guests can only enjoy the fresh air outdoors during commercials or halftime, or nominate an announcer to hang out inside by the TV yelling out the play-by-play.  Many times, the chef may get stuck outside grilling while everyone else is inside enjoying the game. To improve everyone’s experience – inside and outside – the solution is to install a dedicated outdoor TV. This brings the best of both worlds to your deck or patio. This allows you to grill, eat, and visit with friends, all while keeping your eye on the game. A true outdoor TV is designed to stay outside and tolerate all kinds of weather. How do you choose the right outdoor TV? Here are some factors to consider: Which Size is Right? Outdoor TVs can range from a compact, intimate 32” up to an ‘almost like you’re sitting on the sidelines’ screen size of 75”.  When choosing a size for your outdoor install, consider the mounting location, the guest seating area, and the type of content you’re most likely to view regularly. There are some great references for size selection based on viewing distance from screen. Check CNET’s guide or Tom’s Guide for some help. Location of the Outdoor Television Deciding where to place your outdoor TV is important because it will have an impact on other considerations like size, brightness, and cost. As you decide where your TV will live, consider the location’s sun and weather exposure....