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NFT: Indoor vs Outdoor TV

ManningLobsItBurressAlone : 11/24/2021 9:54 pm
With Black Friday around the corner I’m looking to target a TV that will be primarily used outdoors above a fireplace. The area will be covered from above from things like direct rain, but open to the other elements. I’ve heard from friends and read that it’s best to just go with a regular indoor TV due to the cost (can go through 10 of them to equal the cost of 1 outdoor TV). I’m located on Long Island for weather purposes.

If I were to go outdoor TV, I’m between the Sunbrite or the Samsung Terrace. If I were to use a regular TV, I’d just pick up a TCL which I have in the living room and love.

Any advice/recommendations from others that have used either TV, or have a similar setup?
I just bought a Hisense  
superspynyg : 11/24/2021 9:56 pm : link
I have a new screened in deck and I wanted a tv but it’s not worth paying a $2000 for out door.
If the outdoor space is covered, then I'd just get the indoor tv  
Scyber : 11/24/2021 10:31 pm : link
They also sell covers that you can put over the TV when not in use, I'd imagine that would help prolong the life.

TVs rarely last more than 10 years now. For the cost of one of the outdoor TVs, you could replace it with a new cheap TV every ~2 years. And get the added benefit of any new technology in a few years time (8k?).

FWIW, I'm a fan of TCL myself. I believe the 6-series TVs from TCL provide a very good bang for you buck.
Go with an indoor TV....that has a bright image  
George from PA : 11/25/2021 5:22 am : link
As glare and lighting could be an issue.

A plexi cover would add life.
bobc : 11/25/2021 3:04 pm : link
I went through 2 indoor TVs outside in my screened in Lania
Never from direct rain but i think the humidity did them in. I went with a sunbight and love it. It is not a smart TV so you will need a Roku or something like it to get everything you might want. thought the cost was reasonable for it too. the cost on outdoor TVs has gone down considerably I bought it on Amazon and got the extended coverage offered there at half the price Best Buy offered. When i went to Sunbright Website i saw no extended warranties offered and with this being my 3rd one i took the coverage
I've had good luck  
Dr. D : 11/25/2021 11:10 pm : link
with indoor TVs, even used. Had 1 for $100 last about 8 yrs (i mainly watch sports via directv by pool so i don't need a smart TV).

I think 1 key is to turn it on fairly regularly to get rid of moisture.
Use an indoor one  
bhill410 : 11/26/2021 3:51 am : link
And put a cover on it. Haven’t had any issues yet but it’s also only been a year. I’ll probably bring it inside around Xmas or if a cold snap is on horizon since I guess that’s recommended
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