Peerless-AV Takes It Outside: New Weatherproof TVs, Speakers Announced at CEDIA

At CEDIA 2016, Peerless-AV is showing a line of newly redesigned weatherproof TVs designed specifically for the residential market, which includes the debut of a 65-incher.


Outdoor entertaining is witnessing a huge surge in popularity, and Peerless-AV aims to help dealers capitalize on this marketing opportunity by offering a full line of audio and video products made to withstand extreme weather conditions.

A few of the newest weather-hardy additions made their debut today at CEDIA 2016, providing dealers with a complete outdoor A/V package.

Peerless-AV has offered weatherproof TVs for some time, but the line was targeted mostly at the commercial market, according to Peerless-AV director of professional AV sales Earl Naegele.

At CEDIA, the company is showcasing a line of newly redesigned weatherproof TVs designed specifically for the residential market, which includes the debut of a 65-incher.

“The UltraView Outdoor TVs incorporate all of the robust technology of our commercial products, but in a footprint that’s about 40 percent thinner,” Naegele adds. In addition to a sleeker design, the 49-, 55-, and 65-inch TVs carry a price tag that’s about 20 percent less than Peerless-AV’s line last year, starting at about $2,999 MSRP.

The UltraView Outdoor TVs are equipped with an LED backlight to provide a full 1080p resolution; they also come with an IP68-rated waterproof and dustproof universal remote that can be programmed to control up to three additional devices.

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One of these devices could be another Peerless-AV newcomer and a CEDIA highlight as the only outdoor powered soundbar on the market, says Naegele. The Xtreme Outdoor Soundbar features a universal mounting option, making it an ideal companion piece for the UltraView Outdoor TVs. Built-in amplification combined with direct wired connection to a TV precludes having trench wiring outside. Additionally, Bluetooth compatibility enables wireless streaming of music. Important specs: 50Hz-20kHz, 60 watts, and an IP65 rating.

Rounding out the outdoor A/V showcase at the Peerless-AV booth is a wireless A/V distribution system, the PeerAir Pro. This system builds off Peerless-AV’s first PeerAir system, but with the added capability of distributing high-def content to multiple displays and incorporating a special weatherproof enclosure for the system’s receiver component.

Lastly, CEDIA attendees can see plenty of mounts displayed by Peerless-AV, including indoor, outdoor, articulating, and tilting mounts.

To celebrate its success as the Daytona 500’s official supplier of outdoor displays, Peerless-AV is hosting a raffle drawing at its booth at CEDIA. Winners will receive two VIP tickets to the Daytona 500, a three-night hotel stay, plane tickets and spending money. 

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Lisa Montgomery:

Lisa Montgomery has been a member of the CE Pro and Electronic House editorial teams for nearly 20 years; most of that time as the Editor of Electronic House. With a knack for explaining complex high-tech topics in terms that average consumers can understand, her style of writing resonates with people who are interested in adding electronic systems to their homes, but are unsure of the steps involved and the solutions available. From basic lighting control systems to full-blown automation systems, Lisa understands the home electronics market well, and is able to point consumers in the right direction on their quest for a smarter, more convenient, efficient and enjoyable home.

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