Wet, Wild, and Totally Watchable!

Wet, Wild, and Totally Watchable!

It’s summer time and the livin’s easy. If you want to entertain more outdoors this season, then you’re gonna need some charcoal, a selection of frosty beverages and a good outdoor TV! As you begin your quest for an outdoor television, inevitably you’ll find they are more expensive than their indoor brethren. But for good reason: Outdoor TVs are designed with the intent to stand up to Mother Nature and all she has to throw at them. With these few tips on buying—and getting the most out of—an outdoor TV you’ll be well on your way to having the backyard that everyone wants to visit this summer to watch Wimbledon or the Summer Olympics. We’re here to help get you ready for serious outdoor action! Don’t put an indoor TV outdoors Never, ever, put indoor TVs outdoors. Indoor TVs are meant to be in light-controlled environments. Therefore, they won’t stand a chance against direct and often indirect natural sunlight and will falter when wet like the Wicked Witch of the West. Outdoor TVs are made to be much brighter than indoor models, performing better in sunny situations. While we always recommend a bit of shade, a TV built for the great outdoors offers a better experience, with some even marketed as “direct-sun” tolerant. Look for other features like rust-proof exteriors and all-weather back compartments that house devices like a streaming player (Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, or Chromecast, for example), protecting them from water and temperature extremes. Speaking of which, you’ll want to check the TV’s ability to function at various temperatures. Some models are operational from -24...