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Looking to get a 47-55 TV for outside on the patio. It will be installed on the wall under a roof, however in the late afternoon it may get some sunlight on it. Not sure which is better in this scenario, LCD or LED? Thanks.
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Looking to get a 47-55 TV for outside on the patio. It will be installed on the wall under a roof, however in the late afternoon it may get some sunlight on it. Not sure which is better in this scenario, LCD or LED? Thanks.


Sunbrite makes LCD TV's specifically for outdoor use. They've received good reviews from HT Magazine, but they're not cheap.



http://www.sunbritetv.com/



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Looking to get a 47-55 TV for outside on the patio. It will be installed on the wall under a roof, however in the late afternoon it may get some sunlight on it. Not sure which is better in this scenario, LCD or LED? Thanks.

LED TVs are LCD TVs. Both types of TV have the exact same type of LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) screen. The only difference is that "LED" TVs are illuminated with LED chips (usually around the edges of the screen on all but a few models) where traditional LCD TVs are illuminated with CFL backlights behind the panel. "LED" TVs are marketed as being different and even superior to "LCD" but that is intentionally misleading. Edge-lit LED is actually inferior to backlit LCDs and are cheaper to manufacture and the TV buying public falls for it.

No TV is good with direct sunlight shining on the screen, so you may want to consider buying an inexpensive LCD or LED LCD and blocking the afternoon sun with an inexpensive Levelor Solar Shade from Lowes strategically located so it blocks the sun when lowered.

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Sunbright TV's are designed specifically for outdoor use. They are very bright, (although no set will resist the glare from direct sunlight) and they are weather proof. If your installation precludes you from moving the set indoors during inclement weather, even if the set is under a roof, I would not recommend a indoor TV.



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Just got the latest issue of S&V and a Sunbright 60' set was mentioned in the new products section. I'd like to see some Sunbright reviews.
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Just got the latest issue of S&V and a Sunbright 60' set was mentioned in the new products section. I'd like to see some Sunbright reviews.



http://www.hometheater.com/content/sunbritetv-model-4660hd-outdoor-lcd-hdtv




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