Adding Video to Your Outdoor Living Space
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. There are some people installing indoor TV’s in their outdoor Living Spaces, thinking when the TV goes bad, it is cheaper to replace. I strongly caution against this, 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. Next week we will review accessories for outdoor TV’s.