Outdoor entertainment is quickly becoming one of the most popular home upgrade considerations. It makes sense. When the weather is nice, there’s no better place to be than outdoors. But you shouldn’t have to choose between fresh air and watching your favorite team play or taking in a movie. For that reason, we see a growing number of people adding home video and audio technology to their patio or pool area.
But before you lay down money on a new television for your outdoor space, you should know that most standard TVs are manufactured for indoor applications. If you’re considering using an indoor TV for your outdoor space, this article explores five things you need to consider first.
Outdoor TVs are Built to Withstand St. Louis’ Bi-Polar Weather
When it comes to weather, St. Louis has something for everyone. We can experience days of blistering hot temperatures and bright direct sunlight. But we’re also no strangers to sub-freezing temperatures, snow, and ice. Thunderstorms also bring battering rain and relentless winds, sometimes with little to no warning. And sometimes we get to experience it all in the same week!
A traditional indoor TV is not built to withstand all of that. Outdoor TVs, on the other hand, are built to last in the elements, with weatherproof enclosures designed to keep the internal components of the TV safe from weather-related moisture and extreme temperatures.
Outdoor TVs are Designed to Perform in Bright Light
If you have a TV outdoors, you’re probably not dreaming of enjoying it under overcast skies. The whole point of a TV in the yard is to get the best of both worlds—sunshine and entertainment. But sunlight can be a real problem when it comes to viewing a screen. Today’s sophisticated outdoor TVs are designed to adapt brightness and clarity to whatever weather you’re experiencing. Some models have brightness capabilities up to 3 times stronger than what a traditional indoor TV offers, for perfect picture clarity even on the sunniest days.