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Take Outdoor Entertainment To The Next Level

Spring is right around the corner, and you can’t stop thinking about being able to be outdoors in the sunshine.  Kick up your outdoor entertainment to the next level by installing a television outdoors.  Think of all the practical applications: watching the ballgame outside, showing a slideshow for an anniversary party, or just being able to watch your favorite show while catching some rays.  Here are some tips to ensure that your outdoor viewing area goes up without a hitch since electrical devices and precipitation do not go well together.

Protection Options

There are a few protection options available for you to use when it comes to bringing a television outdoors into your backyard.  You certainly do not want to deal with the hassle of trying to bring it in and out when you want to watch outside as not only do you have to worry about wrestling it into proper position, but the chances of having an accident will go up every time you handle it.  You have two protection options: a weatherproof television or a weatherproof container for the television.  There are weatherproof televisions on the market from a company called Sunbrite TV.  You can also purchase weatherproof boxes that are meant to hold your television outdoors, such as the TV Shield.

Unique Outdoor Issues

You will have to troubleshoot some unique outdoor issues that wouldn’t crop up indoors.  Both the sun and rain can impact how your television works outdoors.  You will need to find some way to keep glare and the sunshine from being an issue.  Creating a shaded area for your outdoor viewing area is a great way to cope with the sunshine either causing glare on the screen or being hit full force in the face with sunlight while trying to watch your screen.  The main trouble with rain after you find the right protection solution is that your cords and cables will also need to be waterproof.  It may be prudent to use a service that offers wireless cable without a box, and be sure that any power cords or outlets used are meant for indoor/outdoor usage.  WiFi televisions that already have apps installed may also be a good option for your outdoor entertainment.

In the spring and summer months, backyards are often just as busy for a family as the living room in the colder months.  There are some really smart ways that you can get your fun in the sun while keeping up with your favorite programs.  The right protection, waterproofing, and placement can make this a very pleasant warm weather upgrade to your home.

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