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Analyzing the Outdoor TV Market and Brands in 2024


Outdoor television technology has come a long way in the past decade. Today’s outdoor TVs deliver high quality picture, streaming capabilities, and greater durability than ever before. In this article, we’ll help you learn more about the outdoor TV market and what you can expect from the top outdoor TV brands we sell at The Sound Room.  

What You Can Expect from All Outdoor TVs 

Weather Resistance: This is especially important in a climate like St. Louis’. The humidity is high. The temperatures can range from extremely cold to extremely hot. Outdoor TVs are built to stay outside and plugged in year-round. They have heating and cooling features that protect them from the elements and only work if the product is plugged in. You can even rinse them off with a hose and will experience no performance issues.   

Tailored Sound Solutions: Many outdoor TVs don’t come with an internal speaker. Why? Because broadcasting sound in an outdoor environment with a built-in television speaker is a tall task. Instead, outdoor TVs utilize sound solutions tailored to the environment they’re being used in. Many customers use a sound bar to project the sound directly to viewers. Others opt to use outdoor speakers mounted to their home or deck, or even hidden in their landscaping. You can direct your music as well as your TV sounds through the same speakers, depending on what media you’re using in a given situation.   

Protection from Pests: Customers are often surprised to learn bugs are the leading cause of failure for indoor TVs used outside. TVs make an attractive home for bugs. This can cause electrical shorts and even turn your television into a fire hazard. All outdoor TVs are built specifically to keep bugs out.  

Durability: You might think that any TV used outdoors, even if they’re built for it, can only last so long. But in all our years of installing outdoor TVs in the St. Louis area, we have only sold a select few that have needed to be replaced. These units have a reputation to holding up in even the harshest conditions.  

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Frequently Asked Questions About Outdoor Audio 

Frequently Asked Questions About Outdoor Audio 

As outdoor living spaces become an integral extension of modern homes, the demand for high-quality outdoor audio systems has soared. Whether it's for entertaining guests or enjoying some personal relaxation time, investing in outdoor audio can significantly enhance your outdoor experience. In this blog, we'll address some common questions about outdoor audio systems. 

What are the differences between indoor and outdoor audio systems? 

Outdoor audio systems offer superior sound quality for outdoor spaces, durability, and often come with features specifically designed for outdoor use. They are built to withstand various weather conditions, ensuring uninterrupted performance regardless of the elements. This can give peace of mind in a region with as much climate variation as the St. Louis area! Additionally, they often incorporate advanced technology for optimal sound dispersion and clarity, delivering an immersive listening experience. 

What are some key features to look for in your outdoor audio solution? 

Consider features such as weather resistance, power handling capabilities, sound quality, and scalability. Look for speakers with robust construction, UV-resistant finishes, and waterproofing to ensure longevity, and opt for trusted brands with a reputation for delivering superior sound quality. Scalability is another essential component for accommodating different outdoor spaces, sizes, and preferences, allowing you to expand or customize your system as needed. If you’re not sure where to start, our team of experts can assess your outdoor space and make recommendations based on our decades of experience.  

What are the most popular brands in high-end outdoor audio solutions? 

Several renowned brands excel in providing high-end outdoor audio solutions, including Sonus faber, Paradigm, Bowers & Wilkins, James Loudspeaker, and Sonance. Sonus faber is acclaimed for its luxurious craftsmanship and premium sound quality, offering elegant outdoor speakers that blend seamlessly with any outdoor environment. Paradigm is known for its innovative speaker designs and exceptional performance, with a range of outdoor speakers suited for any application. Bowers & Wilkins combines cutting-edge technology with sleek aesthetics. Sonance specializes in high-fidelity outdoor audio solutions, offering an extensive selection of speakers, subwoofers, and amplifiers tailored to outdoor settings. The Sound Room offers complete lines of outdoor audio systems from all of the industry’s most trusted brands.  

How do I choose the right audio system for my outdoor space? 

First and foremost, it’s important to find an expert that you trust to provide guidance for your space and the way you hope to use it. They’ll begin by assessing the size of your outdoor area, desired sound quality, and aesthetic preferences, considering factors like speaker placement, coverage area, and zoning options to create your ideal environment. Audio professionals and experienced dealers like The Sound Room can provide personalized recommendations based on your needs and budget. 

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Everything You Need to Know About Outdoor TVs


As the weather begins to warm up each year, we see a growing number of customers looking into outdoor entertainment components. The television is often the centerpiece of any outdoor entertainment space, and customers have many questions about using TVs outside. In this article, we break down the most frequent questions we get from customers about outdoor TVs and provide clear answers to help you make well-informed product decisions.

Can a regular TV be used for outdoors?

Short term? Yes. Long term? No. Temporarily, an indoor TV will function outdoors. So if it’s a one-time situation in mild temperature and weather conditions and you want to have a TV outdoors for an afternoon, you could technically use any TV. But if you plan to watch television outdoors more frequently or you plan to keep the TV outside full time, you should not use a regular indoor TV. It is not designed to stand up to outdoor conditions and will fail much sooner.

Are outdoor TVs waterproof or just water resistant?

You’ll need to do some research. Some outdoor TVs are designed to be completely waterproof. They could withstand a direct downpour of rain and still function normally. Others are water resistant. They will stand up to wet weather better than your indoor TV, but are not made to withstand constant direct precipitation. Water resistant TVs will work fine under a covered porch, but if your TV will not be covered and protected from rain, you should go with a waterproof model. 

Are outdoor TVs more expensive than indoor TVs?

Typically, outdoor TV models will be more expensive than comparable indoor TVs. Why? It comes down to features. Outdoor TVs feature specialized design and weather-resistance that creates additional expense. But they will also last much longer than a regular indoor TV in an outdoor environment.  

Do I need a special mounting bracket for an outdoor TV?

Yes. Most TV mounts are made of metal. So it’s important to select a TV mount that is rated to stand up to weather, or you will deal with rust and corrosion that will deteriorate the materials and require you to replace the mount. If you’re investing in an outdoor TV, it’s also smart to invest in a mount made for outdoor use.  

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Wired vs. Wireless Outdoor Speakers: Choosing the Best Option


As the weather improves, many people begin considering upgrades to their outdoor living space. Whether you’re spending long evenings on the patio, hosting a barbecue, or simply enjoying music under the stars, outdoor speakers can enhance your outdoor experience.

When it comes to choosing the right outdoor speakers, one of the first questions is whether to go with wired speakers or wireless Bluetooth speakers. This blog addresses the primary differences between the two and helps determine which option might best suit your needs.

Wired Speakers: The Reliable Choice

Wired outdoor speakers connect directly to your audio source using cables. They provide a much more stable and reliable connection, as well as superior audio quality. Here are some of the top considerations for wired speakers:

1.       Stability and Reliability: Wired speakers offer a significantly more stable and reliable connection compared to their wireless Bluetooth counterparts. Since they are physically connected to the audio source, you won't encounter issues such as interference or signal loss.

2.       Sound Quality: Wired speakers often deliver clearer audio without the potential for wireless transmission limitations, including Bluetooth interference. You’ll experience crisp, clear audio quality in your entire outdoor space.

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Outdoor TV vs. Indoor TV: What’s the Difference?


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.  

4 Must-Have Tech Solutions for the Best Outdoor Entertainment System

A luxurious roofed outdoor area with a Sunbrite TV.

Create the Perfect Oasis for Fun and Relaxation in the Middle of Nature!

Everyone loves a good party. And now that the weather is warmer and friendlier, throwing an outdoor party is a great way to spend time with friends and family. However, to host the best backyard gatherings, you need a high-end outdoor entertainment system that takes music and fun to every corner of your outdoor spaces. 

In this article, we will dive into the technology solutions you just can’t miss if you want to create the best outdoor living space in the St Louis, MO, Metro area. Take a look!


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