The outdoor video screen category has rapidly evolved in recent years, driven partially by customer desire for outdoor living during the pandemic.
Today, integration professionals can offer complete outdoor entertainment systems that rival traditional systems with amenities that include advanced networking capabilities, customized automation and state-of-the-art audio and video.
As the category continues to grow, more manufacturers are entering the space and new products are being developed to supplement the outdoor entertainment experience.
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Residential Outdoor Video Products
This particular model is designed to protect 75-inch TVs, but Apollo offers the same enclosure for TVs ranging from 43 to 98 inches. The AE7570 utilizes a powder-coated aluminum enclosure, along with anti-reflective safety glass, and Apollo’s TIGHT SEAL technology. The enclosure also includes a multi-fan cooling system to protects TVs in temperatures up to 122 degrees.
Araknis, a Snap One brand, says the 700 Series outdoor AP enables integrators to deliver reliable network signals in outdoor spaces. The company explains the AP operates via concurrent radio interfaces to support its ability to deliver dual-band steering using the 2.4GHz and 5GHz spectrums. The 700 Series AP is also IP55 rated for outdoor use.
The TV Lift Cabinet Bar & Fridge can be moved into convenient locations to facilitate any outdoor party event. The Southern California company points out the unique solution comes with a TV lift unit, as well as an upper serving and bar area, storage and a built-in Refrigerator. The lift accommodates TVs up to 55 inches, and Cable Tronix offers an optional soundbar that incorporates 360-degrees of manual swivel.
Complete with a 4K, UHD resolution and HDR, the Partial Sun Series offers 178-degrees of viewing in 55-, 65- and 75-inch screen sizes. The series can withstand harsh weather elements such as rain and snow, as well as operate in temperatures from -22 to 122 degrees Fahrenheit. The TV is customizable with hundreds of apps available in the webOS content store, and features the LG ThinQ AI Home Dashboard for control of compatible connected IoT devices, such as smart home lights, appliances, and more.
Samsung is one of the most popular TV manufacturers in the world, and through The Terrace line of products, it offers integrators its high-performance video technologies in partial and full-sun outdoor models. The 4K QLED TVs are available in 55-, 65- and 75-inch screen sizes for partial sun applications, and 65- and 75-inch screen sizes for full sunlight environments.
Available in 43-, 55- and 65-inch screen sizes, the value-minded Shade Series 2 outdoor TVs deliver 4K resolutions and companion soundbars. The IP56-rated TVs are ruggedized to withstand temperatures ranging from -24 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit, and are also rated to produce brightness levels as high as 700 nits.
The Extreme Outdoor entertainment system incorporates a 16:9 LED screen, along with the company’s speaker and amplifier technologies. Stealth offers 103-, 130-, 155- or 184-inch screen sizes, and the screens are complemented by either a 3.1 or 5.1 surround-sound system. The Extreme has a 1080p processor, which provides media playback from as many as seven HDMI-based source components.
The custom-made Rigid Frame Series can be specified for commercial and residential applications using traditional projection technologies and ultra-short throw (UST) systems. Regardless of configuration, Stewart Filmscreen says the screens support video resolutions up to 16K. The company offers the Rigid Frame Series in a choice of screen materials.
SunBrite TV’s Pro Series of outdoor televisions are engineered to reside in full-sun environments. Available in 43-, 55- and 65-inch screen sizes, the Pro Series offer 4K resolution, weatherproof construction, anti-glare screens, and brightness levels up to 1,000 nits to support their placement poolside, on patios or any location that receives full sunlight.