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If you’ve ever thought about lugging your living room TV outside so that you could watch it from the comfort of your patio, we have some words of caution: Although a regular TV won’t short-circuit the minute you bring it outside, it’s more fragile than you might expect—and it’s certainly not built to withstand the elements over the long term. The good news is, if you’re looking for something more permanent, you can buy a weatherproof TV—from companies like Furrion, Séura, and SunBrite—that is designed for use outdoors.But outdoor TVs generally cost more than their indoor counterparts. Are they worth the investment? We spent several weeks testing the latest outdoor TV from SunBrite to find out.

What’s the difference between an outdoor TV and a regular TV?

Outdoor TVs wrap a standard LCD/LED panel in a considerable amount of weatherproofing. The goal is to create a TV that can live outside for years throughout variegated periods of “rain, snow, dust, dirt, insects, extreme temperatures, and UV rays,” according to SunBrite. Typically they have extra-durable screens and come equipped with thicker, more reliably reinforced power cables, as well as screw-sealed media bays to protect sensitive AV connections. Even the remote controls have screw-sealed battery compartments. SunBrite claims that its TVs can last for years even in the most extreme climate, be it Death Valley–esque or an all-year winter wonderland.

In contrast, regular indoor TVs are designed to function in more limited temperature ranges, which are usually listed on the TV spec sheet or in the owner’s manual. Some have wider ranges than others—but even those models lack weatherproofing to protect the screen, cabinet, and ports. Just a couple of days in excessively moist air can cause issues for a standard TV. If you’ve ever had to leave your TV in storage during a move and noticed “clouding” on the screen when you first powered it back up (until the moisture evaporated), you know what I’m talking about. Even if you live in an ideal weather environment and your space poses no risk of damage from roughhousing or backyard sports, indoor TVs are simply not designed for more than brief outdoor use, especially because their AV connections (HDMI inputs, USB ports, and the like) are open and exposed to the elements (read: insects and dust). Even a TV tucked away safely on a covered and screened-in patio will occasionally get pelted by wind-blown rain and is still vulnerable to humidity and temperature extremes.

Although any outdoor TV is better suited to prolonged time in the great outdoors than an indoor TV, outdoor models historically have lagged behind in picture quality and features, especially considering what you’re paying for one. To put the cost into perspective: The 55-inch version of SunBrite’s second-generation Veranda TV still retails for roughly $2,200 and doesn’t even include Wi-Fi support—and you can forget about premium picture-enhancing technologies like a mini-LED backlight or color-boosting quantum dots. For less money, you can buy one of the best indoor LCD/LED TVs we’ve tested, the Samsung QN90A, at an even larger screen size. In other words, the weatherproofing aspects are no small part of what you’re paying for.

Those tides are changing, though, as more brand-name TV manufacturers venture into the great outdoors. Samsung launched its Terrace lifestyle line of smart TVs, and you can find weatherized LG TVs online, but at a glance neither of those options saves you money compared with the specialty outdoor TV brands like Furrion or SunBrite. And again, these outdoor models generally don’t offer the best TV performance that the manufacturer has to offer. Very recently, Element and Roku partnered to create an outdoor TV that’s notably cheaper than the average option, and we look forward to seeing how it compares in performance and ruggedness.

If you’re wondering if there’s a way to DIY your own outdoor TV, there is—but it’s not necessarily any more affordable unless you’re extraordinarily handy and can build a weatherproof enclosure yourself. Some companies sell outdoor enclosure shields for non-outdoor TVs to sit in, but such contraptions can be almost as expensive as an outdoor TV (and require that you already own a TV to permanently install within them). Basic weatherproof covers can provide some protection from water, dust, and bugs, but only when the TV is not in use.

How to shop for an outdoor TV

The first thing to ask yourself when shopping for an outdoor TV is: Where do you plan to put the TV, and how bright is that area? Outdoor TVs usually come in one of three varieties: full sun, partial sun/partial shade, and full shade. The difference between the types primarily comes down to image brightness. A TV that’s operating in full or partial sun needs to be a lot brighter than a TV that’s placed on a fully shaded patio—and they all need to be brighter than the one that sits in a light-controlled living room. You should see a noticeable difference in brightness between a full-sun TV and a full-shade TV, and a noticeable increase in price to go along with it. This is another primary reason indoor TVs are usually not suitable for outdoor use: Even if you could safely install a premium OLED TV outdoors, it wouldn’t be bright enough to look its best when competing with all that sunlight.

Full-sun models also fetch a higher price due to the coatings necessary to protect their chassis and screen. They not only need to be able to physically withstand natural wear and tear from repeated exposure to sunlight but also to mitigate reflectivity from a variety of ambient light sources. (If you’d like to read a bit more about the different types of outdoor TVs, you can find good guides at BBQGuys and CableTV.com.)

Beyond the location question, you should decide in advance what sources you plan to watch on the outdoor TV. Do you plan to stream video, and if so, do you want a TV with built-in streaming capabilities, or will you attach a streaming stick? Although pretty much all indoor TVs are smart TVs, don’t assume that the outdoor TV you’re considering has built-in streaming. Only recently have we started to see outdoor TVs with built-in streaming and Wi-Fi support—and that’s a huge step forward. In years past, you’d need to run a cable or satellite signal to the TV outdoors, set up a weatherproof spot for a set-top box or game console, or at the very least provide the TV with a dedicated streaming device. Of course, the caveat to the streaming approach is that you need strong enough Wi-Fi coverage to reach your installation spot outdoors, and that may require purchasing a better router, a mesh network, or a range extender.

If you plan to connect external sources, make sure to pick an outdoor TV with enough HDMI inputs to accommodate all of them. Connectivity is another area in which outdoor TVs have lagged behind their indoor counterparts. Will you need a powered USB port to run a streaming stick? An Ethernet port for wired internet? Do you plan to attach external speakers via analog, digital, or HDMI ARC ports? Keep in mind that any source devices you expect to use, whether they’re streaming devices or video game consoles, will also be subject to the rigors of outdoor use and need to be protected against threats like moisture and dust—unless you’re keeping the source components indoors and just running cables outside to the TV, in which case you’ll need a remote system that can control them through walls.

What we learned from testing SunBrite’s new outdoor TV

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SunBrite sent me the Veranda 3, the company’s new-for-2022 full-shade LCD TV. It has a 4K resolution, a 120 Hz refresh rate, and support for high dynamic range video. This is also SunBrite’s first-ever TV with built-in Wi-Fi support, and it comes equipped with the Android TV smart platform. The Veranda 3 is available in 55- and 65-inch sizes right now, with a 75-inch option coming soon. The 55-inch Veranda 3 will run you just under $3,000, putting it within the same general price range as the highest-performance indoor TVs we’ve tested.

One thing to know about this specific outdoor TV is that it isn’t available with a traditional tabletop stand. Because it’s intended for permanent outdoor installation, SunBrite ships it with a tamperproof mount, allowing it to be installed on a wall or to hang from a ceiling but not to be placed upon a TV stand or table. Since I currently rent my home, I had to improvise, mounting the Veranda 3 in a swiveling height-adjustable mount with a glass base that I could move around. It worked, but the attached stand made it difficult for me to open the media bay, so I don’t recommend going this route yourself. This design choice is a tacit reminder that outdoor TVs are not intended for renters or apartment dwellers who can’t permanently install a wall mount or don’t have a private outdoor viewing space.

The first thing I noticed about the TV itself was that it was considerably slimmer than previous SunBrite TVs I’d tested. I was able to heft it out of its box and mount it onto the stand by myself. Although the TV is still solidly built to withstand the elements, it’s nice to see SunBrite find the engineering means to shrink the previously chunky chassis into something that’s more in line with the appearance of modern 4K televisions.

As on past models, the Veranda 3’s media bay is a screw-sealed compartment with a small access hole for cables, helping to ensure that the only thing getting into your TV is a digital video signal. I was also pleased to find that the port selection feels refreshingly modern. Like most brand-name TVs, this model gives you four HDMI inputs (two HDMI 2.0, two HDMI 2.1, one with eARC), as well as the standard USB, S/PDIF, LAN, and legacy options for composite/component AV connections.

Since I don’t have a private backyard/patio area, I primarily tested the Veranda 3 in my garage with the door open to mimic the type of shaded patio area for which the Veranda 3 is designed. In this location, I had mixed results with the built-in Android TV streaming. The TV was still able to receive a Wi-Fi signal from my router and stream content, but it wasn’t nearly as snappy as it was when I tested it indoors, and it struggled to play content in 4K resolution most of the time. This isn’t solely a fault of the Veranda 3, but it is another drawback to consider if you’re interested in a smart outdoor TV. You might end up needing to buy and install a mesh-networking kit to ensure sufficient wireless coverage.

As far as picture quality goes, I’ll admit it: If this were an indoor TV, I’d be disappointed. Yes, it’s a 4K HDR TV with quantum-dot color, but it won’t win any home theater contests for its contrast and color accuracy. But it’s not an indoor TV, and there are aspects of this TV’s picture quality—namely, some oversharpening and brightened shadow tones that would look bad in a living room—that are necessary evils to help the picture maintain visibility outdoors. I could do without some of the compression artifacts I saw during streaming, and videophiles might not be able to ignore some of the TV’s flaws. Indoors, the way the Veranda 3 operates is technically wrong, as its black levels are set incorrectly and its color temperature is too cool. In a shaded outdoor spot with the solar system’s central star as a competing light source, however, the Veranda 3 looks just fine.

My ability to clearly see the screen waned considerably depending on the sunlight outside my garage (when the door was open). When fully shaded (as intended), the Veranda 3 offered solid picture quality. When the sun shone in at certain angles, however, the TV wasn’t always easy to see. Because I had mounted the Veranda 3 on a stand, the TV was easy enough for me to move back into the shade when sunlight intruded. Most buyers will permanently install theirs, however, and should consider how the sun’s position in the sky will affect the TV’s visibility throughout the day. If the sunlight in your area is truly unpredictable, you should aim for a partial-shade/partial-sun model. Because the Veranda 3 is a full-shade model, it needs to sit in a predictably shady spot—and you can expect other full-shade outdoor TVs to have similar requirements.

The Veranda 3’s speakers played quite loud, though that didn’t guarantee clarity or richness. Just as with indoor TVs, we recommend pairing your outdoor TV with an external sound system. You could hunt down an outdoor soundbar (yes, they do exist), or you might consider a pair of outdoor speakers or a good weatherproof Bluetooth speaker.

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Our environmental stress tests

During my 10-year career as a TV reviewer, I’ve now tested four SunBrite TVs and put them through a variety of stress tests. I’ve thrown snowballs at their screens, kicked kickballs into their chassis, and even played video games on them during a rainstorm. All of them stood up to the hazing.

I really wanted to test the Veranda 3 in heavy rain, as a “just in case” measure. But that wasn’t likely to happen in my Southern California climate, so I did what any diligent reviewer would do: I put the TV in my shower. The Veranda 3 took up the entire shower, but it just fit. I screwed its media bay shut, plugged it in, and set it to play Wirecutter’s TikTok channel via the Android TV platform. After several minutes of watching the Veranda 3 endure pounding water of varying temperatures, I’m happy to report that the TV kept right on playing. It was immensely nerve-racking (at first, and then kind of cool) to watch the water pool along the top seam and drip down the front and back of the TV. The Veranda 3 didn’t balk.

Of course, water is just one potential threat. Heat and dust are also concerns. My garage isn’t particularly dusty, but it isn’t clean: Because it’s a shared space, it holds multiple cars, bicycles, a motorbike, and some storage cubbies that haven’t been aired out in far too long. There are also no cooling or humidifying systems, so on some days during my tests, the temperatures got into dry, stuffy 80-degree territory. And although San Diego isn’t rife with insects, we have houseflies, ants, and other crawlers like anywhere else. These aren’t conditions I would ever subject a traditional TV to, but I had no concerns about heat, moisture, dust, or insects while the Veranda 3 sat outdoors in those conditions for several days. I only wish I had a large enough freezer to test it in lower temperatures, but SunBrite does guarantee operation in conditions from -24 °F to 104 °F, and installation in environments from -24 °F to 140 °F.

One thing to note is that, like most other outdoor TV makers, SunBrite gives its TVs an IP rating of IP55, while the included remotes are rated IP56. SunBrite also extends a full guarantee against rain, snow, dust, insects, humidity, and salt air.

Should you buy an outdoor TV?

If I had to boil my experience down, this is what I would advise: Don’t buy an outdoor TV unless you’re certain you’ll use it regularly and you’re willing to plan around it—to give serious thought to how to accommodate its locational and electrical necessities to ensure that you’re getting your full value from it—and unless you’re prepared to pay for the maximum level of brightness that your space will need.

After several weeks of using SunBrite’s Veranda 3, I can confirm that it did exactly what it claims to do from a weatherproofing standpoint. I can also confirm that one of the category’s biggest drawbacks—the lack of smart features—looks to have been solved, at least in the case of the Veranda 3. But I still don’t know that I’d spend almost $3,000 on this TV unless I had a dedicated shaded patio where I could enjoy it as comfortably as I can view a TV in my living room, and with good access to Wi-Fi. If you want to host the occasional outdoor movie night, a projector and screen will give you a bigger, more impressive experience, without the hassles of permanent installation.

I can’t say definitively whether an outdoor TV is right for your home or budget, but I can say that the newest models seem to justify their price tags in ways that older models did not.

This article was edited by Adrienne Maxwell and Grant Clauser.

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Watching television outdoors is a great way to soak up the sun when it’s warm and enjoy your favorite entertainment without having to leave the comfort of your home. Phone, laptop, and traditional screens often have glare and can be easily damaged by the elements, so why not consider an outdoor TV? With outdoor televisions being fairly new to the market, however, it can be difficult to determine which model will be a good investment.

In this article, we’ll discuss all the details you need to know before investing in an outdoor television of your own, including our top picks for the finest outdoor TVs of 2023. We’ve considered various factors, such as size, resolution, brightness, and durability to ensure that you get the most out of your outdoor entertainment. So, if you’re ready to take your backyard to the next level, keep reading to learn more about the most popular outdoor TVs available.

Best Overall: SunBrite Veranda 2 Series Outdoor TV

Most Premium: Samsung The Terrace Full Sun Outdoor TV

Best Value: Kuvasong Smart Outdoor TV

Best Smart Features: Sylvox Deck Pro Series Smart Outdoor TV

Ideal for Small Spaces: Furrion Aurora Partial Sun Outdoor TV

Reviewing the Top Outdoor TVs of 2023

SunBrite Veranda 2 Series Outdoor TV – Best Overall

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List Price: $1,999. 99

The SunBrite Veranda 2 Series Outdoor TV is our top pick overall due to its impressive rugged design, astounding picture quality and reasonable price. This next-generation model features a premium 4K ultra HD HDR 55-inch screen with direct LED backlight, making it up to 50% brighter than indoor TVs to deliver a breathtaking and vivid picture in any outdoor environment. It’s designed for permanent outdoor installation thanks to its rugged aluminum case built to provide ultimate protection against rain, snow, extreme temperatures, dust, and salt.

Ideal for those who prefer not to rely on indoor televisions when hosting gatherings in their backyard, this outdoor TV has built-in speakers and a generous media bay to accommodate popular streaming devices. The connectivity options are expansive too, with HDMI, SB, and HDMI ARC inputs as well as both IR and IP control. With its bright picture, versatile compatibility, and durable construction, this is the best overall choice for an economical and permanent outdoor TV that can withstand the elements.

  • Excellent picture quality even on sunny days
  • Impressive sound quality plus external speaker options
  • Solid metal build with cable-sealing back door
  • Easy setup and connection of streaming devices
  • Streaming devices must be purchased separately
  • External speakers are required for surround sound

Samsung The Terrace Full Sun Outdoor TV – Most Premium

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List Price: $9,999.99

What sets this outdoor TV apart is its highest 1,500+ nit level brightness rating and premium features that offer a clear and immersive viewing experience in any weather condition. Thanks to its optimized QLED picture with direct-sun protection, you can view your favorite entertainment in clarity despite any harsh conditions or bright sunlight. Its QLED 4K resolution provides a crisp image with authentic color and rich contrast. The 65-inch anti-glare screen boasts a wide viewing angle to ensure that you get the best view from wherever you’re sitting. It’s fully weather-resistant with an IP55 rating designed for extreme temperatures and resistance to water and dust.

This model is powered by Tizen so you can quickly access your favorite streaming services directly from it. Plus, it’s equipped with Alexa capabilities so you can control your TV with a simple voice command. This great combination of features and durability makes this an excellent option if you’re looking for a high-quality outdoor TV that provides everything you need to enjoy your entertainment in any weather condition.

  • Superior picture quality and brightness
  • Durable and built to withstand the elements
  • Smart TV with many different apps
  • Good sound quality and Bluetooth capability
  • Heavy construction requiring heavy-duty mount
  • Direct sunlight can diminish visibility

Kuvasong Smart Outdoor TV – Best Value

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List Price: $1,799. 99

Sold with an external 40W soundbar and tiltable, swiveling wall mount, the Kuvasong Smart Outdoor TV offers a remarkable value for the price. The true 1500 nits high brightness LED panel is great for covered outdoor areas exposed to partial sunlight. This model can automatically reduce glare and enhance images so each viewer has an optimal view from any angle. This 65-inch TV is compatible with five input modes, including optical input, coax, USB, AUX, and Bluetooth. It also comes with a full-motion TV mount for easy setup.

This outdoor TV is fully compatible with an ATSC+NTSC TV system as it comes with three HDMI ports, three USB ports, RJ45, WIFI, AV-in, and an optical out port for other external devices. It’s also plug-and-play with most smart streaming devices and has built-in access to Netflix, YouTube, VUDU, and Screencast. Its convenient features, anti-glare technology, and included accessories make this outdoor TV an incredible value for its price.

  • Bright picture display in partial sunlight
  • Included soundbar provides excellent sound quality
  • Built-in WiFi and access to streaming channels
  • Great value relative to features and performance
  • Not rated for completely open outdoor areas
  • Poor sound quality and clarity without soundbar

Sylvox Deck Pro Series Smart Outdoor TV – Best Smart Features

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List Price: $2,599. 00

The Sylvox Deck Pro Series Smart Outdoor TV packs an impressive amount of built-in entertainment features into one model with superior picture quality. It runs on Android 11.0 and comes pre-loaded with over 700,000 movies and shows that are intelligently organized for easy access. This pick also has a built-in Chromecast so you can easily stream movies, TV shows, and photos from your Android or iOS device. It’s compatible with Google Assistant so you can use voice commands to find movies, play music and easily control the TV’s features. It’s also equipped with HDMIx3, USBx2, RJ45, TV, and AV interfaces along with 2.4G & 5G WiFi and Bluetooth capabilities.

This outdoor TV’s 4K ultra high definition 65-inch screen and high dynamic range deliver stunning detail and remarkable visuals in bright and accurate colors for an immersive viewing experience. This commercial-grade model features a unique waterproof design and cooling technology to withstand long-term use in any outdoor location. This weatherproof option offers a ton of content packed into stunning picture quality to make any movie or show feel like a true theater experience.

  • High-quality picture brightness and accurate colors
  • All weather encasing and metal frame durability
  • Over 700,000 shows are easy to access
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, Chromecast, and Google Assistant ready
  • Installation can be complicated for novice users
  • Sound quality lacking to external speaker needs

Furrion Aurora Partial Sun Outdoor TV – Ideal for Small Spaces

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List Price: $1,177.00

The Furrion Aurora Partial Sun Outdoor TV is the perfect entertainment companion for smaller outdoor spaces in your home. It’s built for partially shaded outdoor living areas such as patios, backyards, and porches. Its 750-nit brightness provides clear pictures in low and bright light alike while its anti-glare display ensures good visibility in any outdoor lighting condition. Built with weatherproof IP54 housing, this model can withstand rain, snow, UV rays, dirt, salt, and humidity. This 43-inch outdoor TV also includes adaptive brightness technology to adjust the brightness automatically to match shifting outdoor light conditions.

For extra protection against the elements, a secure weather-tight media bay seals out moisture to keep all of your connections safe. This pick has multiple media inputs including HDMI, USB, and AV as well as three HDMI ports and two 5V USB ports. It also comes with an IP67-rated magnetic and waterproof remote control. From its high-quality visuals to its reliable weatherproofing and connectivity options, this outdoor TV offers everything you need for a reliable outdoor entertainment experience.

  • Ultra-bright picture even in lower light conditions
  • Adaptive brightness adapts to changing lighting conditions
  • Weatherproof housing to withstand the elements
  • Easy to operate with included remote control
  • Sound quality lacking unless soundbar is purchased
  • Installation can be difficult and time-consuming

Buying Guide: Outdoor TVs

Outdoor entertainment has never been more accessible with the latest outdoor televisions. Outdoor TVs are great for enjoying entertainment while hosting a backyard BBQ, having a pool party, or just enjoying a sunny day. With the right outdoor TV, you can enjoy picture-perfect visuals and immersive sound quality even in extreme weather conditions. Here’s a comprehensive buyer’s guide covering the most important factors to evaluate to select the right outdoor TV for your needs.

Water resistance

The most crucial product feature to consider when purchasing an outdoor TV is its water resistance rating. Be sure to look for the IP rating that indicates how much water a television can survive when exposed or sprayed directly at its housing. For example, an IP68 rating means the TV is dustproof and protected from water ingress up to a full immersion depth of 1.5 meters for up to 60 minutes. The highest rating available is IPX9K which indicates protection from extremely high-pressure jets of water and total submersion.


It’s essential to consider the brightness output of outdoor TVs since this will determine the picture quality when used in direct sunlight. Look for models with panel brightness levels of at least 500 nits. This will ensure a good image even in sunny conditions.


Consider your installation area to determine the size and weight of the TV that best suits your space. Look for lightweight TVs that are easy to mount but also consider your desired viewing distance and size from the seating area. Opt for a larger screen and heavier installation points for larger outdoor spaces and added stability during windy days.

Picture quality

Most outdoor TVs come with 1080p HD or 4K ultra HD resolution depending on the model. While 4K resolution is not always necessary it can be helpful if you’d like to stream movies or shows in UHD on your TV.

Sound system

For an optimal viewing experience, you must consider both your viewing environment and audio setup. Make sure to select a TV with either built-in speakers or external sound systems such as soundbars or multi-channel speakers. Opting for a sound system with a Bluetooth connection is also a good choice for streaming audio wirelessly to compatible devices such as smartphones or tablets.


Ensure your outdoor TV is built with durable materials such as metal housings or thermoplastic alloys designed to withstand extreme temperatures, dirt, humidity, and dust particles both indoors and outdoors without any issues. Also, look for models with UV protection and anti-glare coatings. This will help to keep brightness levels consistent in bright sunlight over time without visible fading from repeated exposure.


Ensure your outdoor TV has all the necessary inputs to connect any devices you may use such as streaming sticks, Blu-ray players, gaming consoles, and other content sources you plan on using. Look for HDMI inputs, USB ports, Wi-Fi support (ideal for streaming apps), Bluetooth connectivity, and other ports so you don’t need to purchase additional hardware later.

Temperature rating

When shopping for an outdoor television pay close attention to its temperature rating. This rating indicates how well a TV will handle extreme cold and heat conditions over time without causing any permanent damage to its internal components and surfaces due to exposure. Look for models with operating temperature ratings between -14 and 140 degrees Fahrenheit.

Mounting options

Make sure to look at available mounting options when selecting an outdoor TV. Choose the option that best fits your space such as tabletop stands (ideal for balconies), wall mounts (great for backyards), and pole mounts (great for patios) so you know exactly how and where you can securely mount the TV. You should also ensure any mounting hardware is made from corrosion-resistant material such as stainless steel to withstand harsh weather.


Lastly, make sure you understand the manufacturer’s warranty coverage before making a purchase so you know what to expect should any problems crop up down the road. Make sure you understand if parts replacement is covered under the warranty as well as any repair service fees.

People Also Ask

What is the best size outdoor TV for my space?

The best size outdoor TV for your space depends on the available space and the desired viewing distance. Generally, a 32-inch to 75-inch model is ideal for outdoor spaces but you may need to go larger if you have a big outdoor area or plan to sit far from the TV.

What kind of audio does an outdoor TV have?

Most outdoor TVs come with built-in speakers that provide decent sound quality. Some models may also come with external soundbars or ports compatible with outdoor speakers to give you more flexibility in terms of audio quality if desired.

What types of connections are available on outdoor TVs?

Outdoor TVs typically offer HDMI and other video connections compatible with most media devices like Blu-ray players, video game consoles, streaming devices, and more. Some models may also provide extra ports such as USB and Ethernet to connect to a home network or peripheral devices.

How do I protect an outdoor TV from extreme temperatures?

Keep your outdoor TV in a well-ventilated space and out of direct sunlight if possible. Many models are designed with temperature regulation systems that help keep internal components at safe levels in extreme temperatures. You can also extend its life by applying a weatherproof cover when not in use to protect it from direct sun exposure and other harsh weather conditions.

Will an outdoor TV work in all climates and weather conditions?

Some outdoor TVs will not hold up in all climates and weather conditions. When exposed to weather extremes over time, the TV components can break down within the unit and lead to permanent damage. It’s best to check with the manufacturer regarding the specific weather conditions their product can withstand before leaving your unit outside in extreme weather over an extended period.

Do I need special equipment to watch my outdoor TV at night?

Some models may require special equipment such as black light filters or glare shields to enhance nighttime viewing and reduce glare caused by ambient light.

Are special mounting brackets needed for an outdoor TV?

Yes, many outdoor TVs require special mounting brackets specifically designed to withstand the harsh weather conditions they may face outdoors. Be sure to check what type of bracket the manufacturer recommends before installation.

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Our commitment to the consumer begins with product selection and ends with the last word we write in each article. Each outdoor TV is carefully vetted quantitatively through star ratings and the number of reviews qualitatively through careful examination of reviews and the features each one has to offer. Leveraging our team of bargain hunters, we’re also always sure to keep your budget in mind while we find the best outdoor TVs on the market. Our team of experts is dedicated to accurately depicting the pros and cons of each product, translating technical product specifications into information you can understand. Our mission is to make sure you get the most bang for your buck…or, in this case, the best outdoor entertainment experience for your buck.

Don’t Buy an Outdoor TV Until you Read This!

Can my regular TV be used outdoors?

The short answer is yes and no. We’ve been testing a regular TV outdoors for over 5 years in the wettest part of the US and it still works just fine. However, we used a TV placed in an outdoor TV cabinet with a built-in TV lift mechanism. If a conventional TV is used outside and it rains then the TV will not last long, however if the TV is covered and covered properly you can avoid years of outdoor viewing as we have seen. Our testing is still ongoing but as of 2020 the regular TV we placed inside our outdoor TV cabinet still works great and we expect it to last another 5 years or more and it is located in the most humid parts of the country. – Pacific Northwest near Seattle.

So how do I use my regular TV outdoors?

You need some way to cover the TV. An open cabinet specially designed to withstand the elements and provide a great TV viewing experience is the best option. To do this, you will need a waterproof case that protects all year round. FIRGELLI designed its own outdoor TV cabinet with its own lifting mechanism for TV, which we have been selling for over 15 years. The case is not too big, it is designed to comfortably accommodate a 50-inch TV, and at the same time it is strong enough not to fall in strong winds.

How else can you watch TV outside?

Before spending thousands of dollars on an expensive waterproof patio TV, there are a few things you might want to think about.

When it comes to w If you watch TV outside, there really are only three options.

1. You can buy a TV specially designed for outdoor use.

2. Use a regular TV and hide it in a waterproof TV cabinet designed for outdoor use.

3. Use the projector and the projection surface outdoors. p.

Outdoor TVs

Let’s look at the first option. This TV is below 55 inches and can withstand great outdoor weather but requires constant screen cleaning if you can’t close it when not in use and this can be a theft problem as most people know these TVs are expensive.

Outdoor SunBriteTV Pro Series (49inches) costs $4,295.

Outdoor TV cabinet

Another option is to use a regular TV that you may already have and place it in the open Cabinet TV lift. This cabinet has the added benefit of being able to fit a regular TV up to 50″ and still be weatherproof as the cabinets are fully waterproof and stay out of sight when not in use. unlikely to be stolen. You can also make your own outdoor TV cabinet, which may have doors at the front that you open to reveal the TV, however it needs to be placed high enough to provide a decent viewing angle, allowing you to create one larger cabinet.

The FIRGELLI Outdoor TV Stand is made from the same plastic as outdoor furniture, plant pots and other outdoor equipment, and has the same texture and color to match most outdoor decor with a dark gray texture. gray stone. Below is a close-up of the cabinet finish.

This cabinet works very simply. The cabinet has a built-in TV lift mechanism that is controlled by an RF remote control (included) as well as a wired remote control. By pressing the button on these remote controls, simply lift the TV out of the cabinet. The cabinet lid also rises with the TV and provides the added benefit of providing shade for the TV.

The lid also acts as a safety device because it is held onto the mechanism with some carefully selected magnets that allow the lid to automatically come off if a child’s hand gets in the way of the lift as the TV falls back into the cabinet. If the lid is opened again after any object that has been in the way has been removed, everything will return to normal operation.

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Outdoor TV

A third and less popular option is to use a projector mounted under a table that projects a screen onto an outdoor projector screen.

The main problem with using a projector screen is that they tend to fall off in the slightest breeze, but they do work and work better in the dark because projectors aren’t great during the day. You also need to inflate or raise the screen before use.

You can also find our blog entry “5 Surprising Reasons You Need TV Elevators in Your Home”. This is an interesting read if you want to know more about your outdoor TV options.

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