Video for Outdoor Living

Adding video to Outdoor Living Spaces is exploding. Most people are adding TV’s but there are a few that are adding screens and projectors to create outdoor movie theaters. In addition to selecting the proper TV, be sure to plan for the location and control of your video components and the strength of your Wi-Fi for steaming video. Some people install indoor TV’s in their outdoor Living Spaces, thinking when the TV goes bad, it is cheaper to replace. Caution, bad things happen when you use any product in a manner that it wasn’t designed for. Weatherproof TV’s offer protection against snow, rain, insects, and humidity; have weatherproof cable connections; and offer valid warranties for  outdoor use. In selecting your outdoor TV, placement is critical. There are different models for different amount of direct light. Sunbrite, the leading outdoor TV manufacturer offers 3 different models. The Veranda is designed for fully shaded areas, the Signature for partial sunlight, and the Pro for direct sunlight.

When mounting your new outdoor TV, only use weatherproof brackets. Sunbrite, the leading manufacturer of outdoor TV’s, offers mounts that are primed with a dependable powder coating, as well as two layers of a durable, corrosion-resistant coating for added protection against scratches. Sunbrite brackets are made of stainless steel hardware, which means you’ll never have to worry about rust for safe outdoor mounting designed to last years.  Additionally, you should add a duct cover for your TV. A weatherproof dust cover will help protect your new outdoor TV and keep it clean and looking new. Another major consideration for outdoor video is the location of your components such as cable/sat boxes and DVD players. These devices need to be placed in weatherproof space and can remain inside. Whether in a weatherproof container or remaining indoors, controlling your components needs to be addressed. Most remote are IR and their signals do not pass through walls. This issue can easily be resolved with the addition of an IR repeater kit.

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