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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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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.  

How to Choose the Right Outdoor TV for Your Home

A summer barbecue on the patio is a great way to enjoy an outdoor TV.

Turn to the Outdoor TV Installation Experts for Help

We love outdoor entertainment, and nothing is more enjoyable than watching an afternoon show out on the deck or a football game with friends. Outdoor entertainment is a luxury some homeowners have and many want, but installing it so it works well consistently can be complex. It’s best to leave outdoor TV installation to the experts like The Sound Room team. We would love to help advise you on how to choose the best outdoor TV for your Chesterfield, MO, home and install it for you so you can enjoy it for years to come.

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Have More Fun in the Sun with Professional Outdoor TV Installation


Make the Most of Your Backyard this Summer

Why limit the summer fun to the indoors? Take your friends and family beyond the backdoor, and enjoy everything your Chesterfield, MO, backyard has to offer. Upgraded outdoor entertainment transforms your yard and patio area into an immersive and impressive viewing space - one that could become the favorite “room” in the house!

But what does this elevated setup entail? An outdoor TV installation is crucial to take outdoor living to new heights – but which TVs can truly deliver that vivid imagery you desire even in the summer sun? Keep reading below to see which displays are the best choice for your outdoor AV system.


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