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Outdoor TV – a “Bright” Idea

Outdoor TV – a “Bright” Idea

Summer in West Michigan. We can’t wait to get out of the house to enjoy the outdoors, starting in our own backyard! Whether you’re entertaining friends under your covered patio, experiencing the splash from your teenager’s famous cannonball poolside or catching our Detroit Tigers’ or Lions’ game at your outdoor bar, a well-placed television is a great source of enjoyment. All the sun and splashing, however, can take a toll on the TV, so it’s important that the display be specifically designed to stand up to what mother nature, and rowdy teenagers, can dish out! We have just the thing!

When weatherproof TVs hit the market a few years ago, they offered a brighter screen to compensate for excessive sunny conditions and were sealed from environmental factors, but they were somewhat bulky. Not anymore! Today’s outdoor LEDs are sleek and offer anti-reflective and anti-glare features for optimal image quality that compensates for extreme brightness as well as low light levels. Not only do these weatherproof TVs look good, but they’re built to withstand our extreme Michigan temperatures, resist moisture and seal out pesky insects, dust, and dirt that could compromise the lifespan of an ordinary indoor unit, not to mention voiding its warranty.

Another advantage to purpose-built outdoor TVs is their durability and safety. Outdoor TVs are built tough. They have durable exteriors and tempered safety glass for years of safe enjoyment and reliability, unlike indoor units that could pose an increased risk of electrical shock or fire hazard if used outside. 

Not only are weatherproof TVs a great solution for your home’s covered porches and sunny patios, but they’re exceptional on-board yachts as well. They don’t care about getting wet and, when not in use, there are attractive dust covers made specifically to keep them clean.

To complement your weatherproof TV, choices in outdoor audio are numerous. Like purpose-built TVs, outdoor speakers and subwoofers feature weather-resistant materials. Their electronic components are sealed from moisture and their cones are made of specialized materials, but their sound performance is uncompromised. They are designed to cover extensive outdoor expanses with even sound dispersion, some even providing full 360° coverage. And the design choices are endless with speakers created to resemble natural stones or sleek landscape spotlights as well as subterranean subwoofers that are installed underground. Outdoor-rated soundbars also offer a great audio solution for TV viewing. Many weather-resistant accessories are also available including wireless gear, seals for cable cover doors and even remote controls!

So, maximize your viewing experience and enjoyment of your outdoor living space no matter the weather. Call us today to schedule a complimentary in-home, and on-patio consultation. We’d love to show you your choices in outdoor living!