5 Things You Didn't Know about Outdoor TVs

October 30, 2018 9:50:27 AM PDT

Welcome to the 21st century. We have phones that fit in the palm of our hands, speakers that we can converse with, and we also have TVs that can go outside.

Wait, what?

Yup. You read that correctly. While watching TV is often thought of as a strictly indoor activity, that just isn’t the case anymore. If you didn’t know that outdoor TVs existed – or just want to learn more about them – we put this list together to help you get acquainted with their features, and see just what they can offer homes of all shapes and sizes.

 

1. Outdoor TVs Are Weatherproof

What’s one main difference between outdoor and indoor TVs? Well, that whole “outside” element, and all the other elements that come along with it.

Rain, sleet, snow, hail, storms, harsh sun, you name it. Outdoor TVs are made to withstand it all, something that your regular, run-of-the-mill indoor TV wouldn’t be able to do. Outdoor TVs have everything from protective gaskets to temperature sensors and fan airflow systems.  

 

2. All-Weather Warriors

Not only can outdoor TVs withstand anything that Mother Nature throws at them, you can also purchase them for different conditions, depending where you are going to set it up. If you want an outdoor TV that can sit outside in full shade, you can do that. But, if you want one that is going to be in some sun – or even complete sunlight – you can also purchase TVs that will work for those situations, as well.

No matter where outside you want to put a TV, there’s a model that will work for you. Give us a call today, and we can help you live life on the outside.

 

3. One Size Doesn’t Fit All

While indoor TVs come in all shapes and sizes, some people may have the impression that a wide selection is only available to indoor sets.

Nope. Try again. 

Outdoor TVs come in sizes that you are probably familiar with: 32”, 42”, 55”, and even up to 75”. No matter what size you are looking for, you’ll be able to find an outdoor set that will meet your needs.

 

4. Speaker speaker, on the wall

While indoor TVs come with speakers built-in, outdoor TVs do not.

Now, at first this might seem like a negative, but who really wants to use the substandard speakers?

Instead, this gives you an opportunity: Now you can get a nice outdoor soundbar! Given you’ll be outdoors anyways and you’ll be competing with more ambient noise, you’ll want something that is able to provide ample amps. Especially when cars are driving by and the neighbor kids keep yelling as they play baseball instead of being normal and sitting and watching TV instead.

 

5. How Outdoor TVs Work Outside

Of course, putting a TV outside means that it must deal with some factors that an indoor TV might not. There are more, well, bugs, snakes, spiders, and other pests outside than in your house -- at least hopefully.

Have no fear, though: Outdoor sets can have a watertight cable entry system, so there’s no room for insects to decide that your brand-new TV would make a good second home. You’ll be able to sleep soundly knowing that your outdoor TV set is perfect for entertaining outdoors, without having to suffer from any of the negative effects from its placement.  

 

If you have more questions about outdoor TVs – or are ready to make the jump into entertainment that isn’t incased between four walls – give us a call today! We’ll get you set up with a perfect outdoor TV set in no time at all.

 

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