Summer is in full swing! It’s the season of backyard barbeques, fun in the sun, and everything outdoor entertainment. This time of year, you may find yourself looking around your outdoor living space and wishing for an upgrade. While you’re wading your way through various options for pavers, appliances, and flowers, remember that there are also important decisions to be made with regards to electronics.

An outdoor TV allows you to enjoy the beautiful summer weather without missing your favorite entertainment. It also provides an additional element to the atmosphere when you’re entertaining guests outside. However, it’s important to remember that not all TVs are created equal; you can’t grab just any TV and put it outside. Some special considerations need to be taken into account when it comes to outdoor TVs.

 

Weather Resistance

Weather resistance is one of the most important factors to consider before purchasing an outdoor TV or speaker. The unit needs to withstand weather extremes. Certain conditions, such as torrential rain or significant temperature fluctuations, can have a serious impact on the life expectancy of your TV.

To survive and thrive in outdoor conditions, look for TVs that have an all-weather-proof design as well as anti-reflective coatings to combat sun glare. An aluminum body is ideal because it can withstand extreme temperatures while also offering anti-rust and anti-corrosion features. Plus, IPS panels that provide color and picture accuracy along with high-temperature limits allow placement in any outdoor environment. TVs with no filters or vents are also a great option, as they typically require little to no maintenance.

 

Ultra High Definition Use

After narrowing down your TV options to those designed for outdoor use, there are a few more considerations to help you make your choice. Many want the highest quality TV, however, remember that not all TVs can truly support a 4K resolution. With so much natural light competing for attention, it’s important that the TV’s resolution is as crisp and clear as possible. Finding a unit that supports HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 is an easy solution.

HDCP compatibility is a crucial element for any UHD TV. Think of it like a digital handshake or chain link. For example, if you run your HDMI connection through a home theater receiver or sound bar, it must be HDCP 2.2 compliant. Any device that isn’t will break the chain and prevent you from seeing 4K resolution.

HDMI 2.0 is also required for 4K resolution, however, not every device that supports HDMI 2.0 will also support HDCP 2.2. The unit needs to have both, or else it won’t meet your needs.

 

The Easy Solution

For those that want to limit the amount of research needed, Peerless-AV’s UltraView™ UHD Outdoor TV is the best of both worlds. It’s an absolute must-have for any outdoor oasis. The new line of TVs are equipped with 4K resolution and provide a crisp, clear picture – even in bright ambient light.

The UltraView™ UHD TV is the next generation of Peerless-AV’s UltraView™ Outdoor TVs, offering a powerful and durable outdoor entertainment solution. With a 4K resolution and support of both HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 for increased compatibility with 4K sources, the UltraView™ UHD Outdoor TV provides truly unparalleled picture clarity. With a high TNI and IPS panel, the UltraView™ UHD Outdoor TV thrives in all weather conditions and sun positions, without the risk of isotropic blackout or loss of color accuracy.

Withstanding temperature fluctuations from -22°F to 122°F, the UltraView™ UHD Outdoor TV offers users confidence in both quality and performance. Its aluminum construction provides the ultimate defense against weather and discoloration. Plus, there’s no need to change filters or service the TV, creating a maintenance-free outdoor entertainment solution.

Available in 49″, 55″, or 65″, the UltraView™ UHD Outdoor TV’s internal speakers provide excellent sound without detracting from the TV’s aesthetics. An expanded input compartment offers additional space for housing third party extenders or control devices while protecting them from the outdoor elements.  The UltraView™ UHD Outdoor TV also comes with a waterproof and dustproof universal remote that can be programmed to control up to three additional devices.

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