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5 Things You Didn't Know About Outdoor TVs

by Ronald Elias

It’s time to talk about outdoor TVs.

Patios, porches, sunrooms, and even poolside, outdoor TVs let you bring the big game — or the latest blockbuster — to areas of your home that were previously TV-less. They can add a new element of entertainment to your home, while also creating the perfect space to entertain family and friends alike.

Outdoor televisions aren’t your typical TVs though — there are a lot of differences and features that help them stand up to the elements and survive in all types of weather extremes. If you are thinking about getting an outdoor TV and have been wanting to learn more about them, you’ve come to exactly the right place. We at Bjorn's put this list together to help you get acquainted with their features and see just what they can offer homes of all shapes and sizes.

Home design that includes outdoor TV, fireplace, and covered patio

1. Outdoor TVs Are Weatherproof

Rain, sleet, snow, hail, storms, harsh sun, you name it — outdoor TVs are made to withstand it all, something that your regular, run-of-the-mill indoor TV wouldn’t be able to do. Outdoor TVs have everything from protective gaskets to temperature sensors and fan airflow systems — all set up to help protect the TV from the elements.  

2. All-Weather Warriors

Not only can outdoor TVs withstand anything that Mother Nature throws at them, but you can also purchase them for different conditions, depending where you are going to set it up. If you want an outdoor TV that can sit outside in full shade, you can do that. But, if you want one that is going to be in some sun — or even complete sunlight — you can purchase TVs that will work for those situations, as well.

No matter where you want to put an outside TV, there’s a model that will work for you. Give us a call today at 210-828-3237 and we can help you live life on the outside.

3. One Size Doesn’t Fit All

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Since indoor TVs come in all shapes and sizes, some people may have the impression that a wide selection is only available to indoor sets. Luckily, that’s not the case! Outdoor TVs come in sizes that you are probably familiar with: 32”, 42”, 55”, and even up to 75”. No matter what size you are looking for, you’ll be able to find an outdoor set that will meet your needs.

4. Speaker, Speaker, on the Wall

While indoor TVs come with speakers built-in, outdoor TVs do not.

Now, at first this might seem like a negative, but what it really does is create an opportunity for you: You can get a nice outdoor soundbar or surround sound system. Built-in TV speakers are never that good anyway, and given that you’ll be outdoors, competing with much more ambient noise, you’ll want something that is able to provide ample amps. Especially when cars are driving by and the neighbor kids are running around — including an outdoor speaker set or hooking up your outdoor TV to your existing outdoor audio system is definitely the way to go.  

5. How Outdoor TVs Work Outside

Covered patio with TV and fireplace

Of course, putting a TV outside means that it must deal with some factors that an indoor TV might not. There are more bugs, snakes, spiders, and other pests outside than in your house, and any outdoor TV needs to be prepared to withstand those potential problems.

Have no fear, though, outdoor sets can have a watertight cable entry system, so there’s no room for insects to decide that your brand-new TV would make a good second home. You’ll be able to sleep soundly knowing that your outdoor TV set is perfect for entertaining outdoors without suffering any of the negative effects from its placement. 

If you have more questions about outdoor TVs — or are ready to make the jump into entertainment that isn’t encased between four walls — swing on over to our contact page or give us a ring at 210-828-3237! We’ll get you set up with a perfect outdoor TV set in no time at all.