What Makes an Outdoor TV Different?
- Waterproof versus Water Resistant. These two terms mean two very different things. A device that is waterproof means that it’s impervious to water and can even operate while submerged, whereas a device that is water resistant is able to resist water intrusion to some degree – but can not be submerged.
- Don’t forget to make sure that the remote is also waterproof. Keep in mind that a waterproof TV can also be power washed, which you will undoubtedly be doing at least a few times a year if you live in an area prone to dust.
- The best place to mount an outdoor TV will always be in a protected area that is not in direct sunlight.
- Think about purchasing a full-motion mount for a wider range of viewing areas.
- TV mounts need to be all-weather too! A regular mount is meant for indoor use and can fail under extreme temperatures and will likely rust outdoors.
- Just like everything else placed outside, make sure your cables are rated for outdoor use.