Before you start reading this I want to make is really clear that you cannot just pick up your indoor TV and take it outside and plug it in. Well, okay you can, but your TV will break. Condensation will probably get to it first, although most of the outdoor elements will cause your TV considerable harm. Basically, if you want your indoor TV to survive outside, you need to read this (I’ll be fast, I promise).
Okay, now that that’s straight, I want to make it very clear that if you are thinking about setting up a TV outside, say on your patio or veranda, maybe by the pool, an indoor TV is a great option.
I say this because purpose built outdoor TV’s are expensive. They are harder to source than standard TVs, come in limited sizes, limited display types and they are really expensive (it’s worth saying twice). For example. The 32 inch SunBriteTV is priced at USD $1,500. Or if you want to go bigger, the SunBrite 46 inch is USD $4,300.
Are Outdoor TV’s Good Value for Money?
Many purpose-built outdoor TV’s don’t perform well with sun glare and are missing things, like base stands. For that price, you would expect to get outstanding picture quality, but actually, all you are paying for is the weather proofing.
The biggest problem with enclosed TV’s is overheating. Like all electronic devices when they are running they generate heat. Part of the reason that flat TV screens have been so successful is that there is very little inside them to cool. LED screens especially generate less heat.
The same principle applies to older style computers. Much of the bulk of a computer body, and TV body, was in fans that cool during run time. As technology capabilities advance and we have access to indoor temperature control, the need for cooling fans has diminished. The trick for outdoor TV’s is providing enough ventilation to keep the system running in natural conditions while still maintaining the beauty and convenience of a flat screen.
Outdoor Television Options
When it comes to outdoor televisions, there is another option. The option to take your indoor TV (the size, display and brand you like best), encase it in a SealTV enclosure, and mount it on your wall – outside.
A SealTV enclosure provides all the features and abilities of a purpose built outdoor TV, in that it protects your TV screen and TVs components from light, heat, water, weather, dust and insects, only it costs a fraction of the price.
The SealTV enclosure has built in cooling fans to ensure your TV can breathe inside its protective casing without overheating, even if you leave it running 24/7, which you might like to do if you are looking to install a TV in a commercial setting, like a hotel beer garden.
It has a generous temperature protection capacity so if you are living in alpine areas or the central desert, your TV will be able to withstand the elements.
The SealTV enclosure also protects your TV from shock, fire, theft and vandalism.
This is an Australian made, Australian built and Australian designed solution to having an affordable, durable and attractive TV outside. Australian’s know how to enjoy great weather and have great backyard space that might not be getting the attention it deserves. We want to make sure everyone who wants the fun, style and flexibility of an outdoor TV is able to access options that get them there.
If you were put off buying an outdoor TV because of the price, or you were concerned about the damage the outside elements would cause to an indoor TV, this is the solution you have been looking for to give you the best of both worlds and greater entertainment options for your family, clients and guests. Contact us today for a quote.