How to Choose an Outdoor Television
With temperatures warming up and our clocks springing forward this weekend, you may be planning to spend more time outdoors. Adding an outdoor television to your exterior space is a great way to enjoy that extra daylight and the warmer evenings with your family and friends. But how do you choose the right television? Below you'll find some categories to consider when choosing an outdoor TV.
Sunny vs Shady
Depending on where you want to install your tv, brightness will make a big difference when choosing an outdoor television. Outdoor TVs are geared a bit differently, with many of them built specifically for either full sun, partial sun/shade, or full shade scenarios. Check the display brightness on each TV, and you'll find most are between 400 and 2000 nits. The higher the number, the brighter the screen, and the easier it will be to view in the sun. Seura has some great options for both applications.
Temperature & The Elements
Similar to the category above, outdoor TVs are built to withstand extremely hot and cold temperatures so that you can use your outdoor media spaces all year round. Depending on where you live, the placement of the sun, and your local temperatures, you may need an Outdoor TV with more temperature protection than others. Some models boast an operating temperature range from -24° F to 140° F. Most importantly, don't try to use an indoor-rated TV outside. Outdoor TVs are made to be fully weatherproof from rain, snow, and sun; and even then, it's a great idea to invest in a TV cover.
Sound and Control
While many brands offer fantastic soundbars, you may want to consider how to integrate your TV with your existing system. A few strategically placed outdoor speakers can help you get great TV audio and allow you to incorporate music when the TV is off. In addition, using the same audio system as the rest of your home can make the transition from inside to outside feel seamless. Finally, if you use a control system for technology inside the home, incorporating your new outdoor technology will make life much easier.
If you're interested in setting up a new outdoor entertainment area, contact BRAVAS. We're here to help!