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post #1 of 21
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wasnt sure what was the correct section for this post, but this one seemed to be the closest:

i was wondering what were my best options for an outdoor television. i am currently building a house in New Orleans. I will have a large covered but open air, back patio, with fans, outdoor furniture, etc. Ideally, i would like a an adjustable arm, wall mounted plasma, which would be no problem for me to have wired and setup, i am sure.

but my question lies in how any particular tv will do in this environment? it will be out of the range of direct sunlight and rain, but obviously down here, humidity and heat are very high, etc...

is this even doable? should i be thinking about having something setup so i can easily hook up a plasma or lcd, then unhook it and store it inside?

any advice or reports of similar endeavors would be greatly appreciated

Paul
post #2 of 21
a) Make sure it's hurricane proof.

b) Hopefully the covered area is somewhat dark during the day. (If you plan on day viewing). If not - "fuggedaboutit".

c) You really wanna leave something like that outside all the time?
post #3 of 21
If you can get it shaded at all and you are worried about the outdoor environment try creating a rear screen system with a PJ located inside and behind some type of glass with the transparent screen material outdoors.
post #4 of 21
I just saw an outdoor plasma on Costco's website...
post #5 of 21
So what did you decide to do? I am trying to do the same thing on my outdoor porch. Any more ideas?
post #6 of 21
i just bought a cheapy 20" LCD from Vizio w/a wall mount. i'm going to try to craft some outdoor enclosure myself for use by my pool.

unfortuantely the area is completely open and exposed to the weather 24x7 and we live in Texas. so good luck huh

that said, I'm thinking of a Lexan enclosure w/fans to move some air through a vented bottom (top and sides completely closed, molding of some sort around the enclosure/mounting bracket).

Would love to see what others do and whether I'm just wasting time/money trying to do this given the parameters above (main parameter is "paul is cheap")

post #7 of 21
I am going to go with a 32"lcd for my deck that I will just take in and out.

500 vs 5k
post #8 of 21
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Originally Posted by rastargate View Post

I am going to go with a 32"lcd for my deck that I will just take in and out.

500 vs 5k

how are you going to take it in and out w.r.t. connections/etc? i want to run my wireless video to it from the Tivo with the IR repeater there so I can control it from the outside, but don't want to haul everything in/out every time b/c I dont' have any room to store the TV close by.. (hmm, maybe one of those pop-up-devices that is like an end table would be good to look at...)
post #9 of 21
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Originally Posted by pjenkins View Post

(hmm, maybe one of those pop-up-devices that is like an end table would be good to look at...)


Well I am just going to run cable to it I think or use the OTA HD. Its more for the cool shock value than actually watching tv. I plan to have a star wars party in my ho ttub with it. BTW -Those cabinets are big$$$.
post #10 of 21
If you're going to watch it from a hot tub - perhaps you should be showing "Star Whores" !!!
post #11 of 21
So long as the TV isn't too heavy to lift, moving one in and out may only be as hard as one power cord and one antenna cord to plug in/out. MY bedroom LCD simply hooks only the wall bracket. I can lift it off. If I get another similar bracket for the deck, I could quickly unhook the power and cable and TV, walk it outside and hook it on the outdoor bracket, then plug in both cables out there.
post #12 of 21
Hot tub TVs need to have the Playboy channel!
post #13 of 21
You can choose the lower price outdoor tv enclosure. If you have much money, i suggest you choose the outdoor TV directly. I am not sure that the administrator delete my posts or not if i reply you our lower price outdoor tv. http://www.kinytech.com
post #14 of 21
I do not see any prices on the site
post #15 of 21
Has anyone checked out http://thetvshield.com - I found them from another thread in here. I figure a company like this has to have some reviews on it here....

LMK its the cheapest enclosure ive found so far and seems to be pretty legit and protecting a tv outdoors. Ive replaced two televisions thus far and looking to tidy this up. Im full enclosed porch I think the humidity is getting to them....

Regards,
AI.
post #16 of 21
With a tvshield there are no internal temperature controls just silica gel to adsorb moisture and when they are used they have to be replaced and in my experience this caused 2 screens to fail due to the circuits in the TV corroding.mad.gif They might be cheap but they do not offer enough protection for an outdoor screen.

If you need to see the screen, it would be best to mount the screen on a tilt and angle it down this will reduce the reflections too.
post #17 of 21
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Originally Posted by rastargate View Post

I am going to go with a 32"lcd for my deck that I will just take in and out.


500 vs 5k
That is a good idea ...
post #18 of 21
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Originally Posted by JulianPortera View Post

With a tvshield there are no internal temperature controls just silica gel to adsorb moisture and when they are used they have to be replaced and in my experience this caused 2 screens to fail due to the circuits in the TV corroding.mad.gif They might be cheap but they do not offer enough protection for an outdoor screen.
If you need to see the screen, it would be best to mount the screen on a tilt and angle it down this will reduce the reflections too.

So you had two tv's fail and one tv stolen with using the tv shield?
Edited by Artificial-I - 11/1/12 at 8:09am
post #19 of 21
I know this thread is old, but just as an FYI... I've had a 42" Vizio LCD TV on my covered patio for three years with no problem and use it all the time. When it fails (which I don't expect anytime soon), I'll just replace it with a new one.
post #20 of 21

you have to think about thefts as well is you decide to leave a TV out all the time, why not get a projector instead which is smaller to store after you're done watching?

post #21 of 21
I just did a 40 inch hisense from walmart for less than 300. Thin and light was my top concern and the samsung 6000 series was twice that. So even if i have to replace this one in a few years...im still ahead. I used a $30 single stud mount full articulating mount from amazon that works great too.

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