The arrival of summer immediately brings with it the potential for fun barbecue days and movie nights spent with family and close friends. Or, on a sunny weekend when you want to catch up on your favorite show, but the weather is just too good to stay inside – don’t! Take the entertainment outside with an outdoor TV for your deck or patio so you can grill, entertain, and keep your eyes on the screen all at once. Before you start shopping, here are a few things to keep in mind.
Get an Outdoor-Specific Device
Setting up a TV on your patio or deck is not as simple as moving the old living room TV outside. Investing in an outdoor-specific television will not only help you avoid potential safety hazards, but you’ll get much better and longer use out of it. Outdoor devices like Sunbrite TVs can offer higher brightness, glare reduction, and sharper images to combat the blazing sun. Plus, they are specifically designed to hold up against rain, snow, dust, humidity, and extreme temperatures so it’s standing strong year-round.
Choose the Ideal Size
“What size TV should I get?” is an age-old question many homeowners face. While it’s tempting to assume that bigger is better, the real answer depends on a few variables. Consider where you will be mounting your TV, what the seating area around it will be like, and what kind of content you’re likely to be watching on it. Once you have your viewing area mapped out, you can make an informed decision based on the distance between the mounting area and seating. Check out this article for a helpful guide to choosing the best size.
Find the Sweet Spot
Speaking of mounting areas, let’s talk location. There are a few things to keep in mind when deciding where you’ll be putting your outdoor TV. Think about where the sun’s position will be throughout the day, and how exposed your TV will be to it. This will have an impact on how bright and glare-resistant your screen will need to be. Will your TV be mounted in a high-activity area? If it’s likely to get in the way of a backyard home run or touchdown, you might want to consider a protective tempered glass shield. Lastly, how much space for seating will you have? Remember, your TV might be where your friends and family gather around for nail-biting sports moments and relaxing dinner parties. Make sure there’s enough space for everyone to have a great view.
Perfect Your Sound
Controlling sound outside comes with its challenges. Your outdoor TV will likely require much more audio power than your indoor television, as it will be competing with neighborhood noises and outdoor elements in a less-contained environment. Rather than cranking up your speakers and risk blowing them or suffering through crackling, low-quality sound, invest in a few more strategically placed outdoor-speakers for comfortable, clear sound.
Let the Pros Handle It
Setting up your outdoor TV and audio can be intimidating and sometimes, it’s best to let the professionals handle it for you. Our team can help you design your ideal outdoor entertainment area and safely install the best devices to suit your needs.
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