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kingbob
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Advice on outdoor tvs
I’m thinking about getting a tv to hook up under my patio in the backyard, but I am curious if there’s anything I need to do to protect it? The spot is protected from rain.

Can I just buy a normal tv?

Is there some sort of protective gear I buy for a regular tv?

Do I have to buy a special outdoor tv?


Pettifogger
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re: Advice on outdoor tvs
Buy a cheap TV or move an existing TV outside and get a new one

When you can get solid 55 inch TVs for like 300 bucks, TVs are pretty disposable

My experience and the experience of most who post on this topic seem to be that they'll last for at least a couple of years with minimal (if any) protective effort


slinger1317
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re: Advice on outdoor tvs
If you have a flat screen inside that will fit on your patio, upgrade your inside TV and move the old one to the patio.

If its protected from the elements it should work fine.


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BigPerm30
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re: Advice on outdoor tvs
Don't want to hijack, but I was about to make a similar thread. Any ideas which "indoor" tv's work best outdoor? I have an RCA that has lasted about 9 years. I put a TCL out last year and it was all fricked up after two months.


BallsEleven
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re: Advice on outdoor tvs
It shouldn't matter too much as long as water doesn't drip onto the TV.

I have some brand I had never heard of before and its done well for 2 years, even with the occasional mist blown on it.

Was the TCL a smart tv? I figure those may not hold up as well with the additional chips?


BigPerm30
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re: Advice on outdoor tvs
It is a ROKU smart TV. You think it's better going with a regular TV? It's like the entire left 1/3 of the screen is black from top to bottom.


TheDude854
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re: Advice on outdoor tvs
Cheap TV with monitor cover to keep pollen/dirt off

LINK


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BallsEleven
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re: Advice on outdoor tvs
That doesn't sound like the issue would be the ROKU component but does the TV work when you select other inputs?


BigPerm30
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re: Advice on outdoor tvs
All the inputs are the same. It seems like a back light is out.


BallsEleven
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re: Advice on outdoor tvs
Thats unfortunate. TCL is a good TV for the price too.

Sounds like you need to go back to RCA

I'm sure there are some brands that can withstand the moisture and humidity better because of the way they are built. No clue on how to go about testing that though.


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LSU5508
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re: Advice on outdoor tvs
I typically get the largest Insignia Smart TV (Best Buy house brand) they make and put it outside. It used to be 55" but I believe they are up to 58". They are $300-$400 bucks and my two have been outside for years and all still work. Only issue I have had is the ports rusting but you should be able to buy little plastic inserts which I did not do.
This post was edited on 5/14 at 3:24 pm


BallsEleven
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quote:

Insignia


On second thought, this is the one I have on my patio. It has held up well so far. (nonsmart with a fire stick)

The other brand was the one we got rid of.


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kingbob
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re: Advice on outdoor tvs
That with a chromecast sounds like a plan.


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blueridgeTiger
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re: Advice on outdoor tvs
I've had a Roku TCL outside for about 6 months, working perfectly. If you had problems after 2 months, it should still be under warranty. Have you checked with the vendor?


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Hat Tricks
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re: Advice on outdoor tvs
I've had a cheap arse Vizio on my patio for 5 years now and it's still working like the day I bought it. I don't cover it or anything.


shawnlsu
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re: Advice on outdoor tvs
I have a vizio in my office now that was on my patio for 4 years.
I have a new Vizio in its place for about the last year.


Shotgun Willie
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re: Advice on outdoor tvs
I had a Sony on my patio, lasted maybe a year before it wouldn't come on anymore. Switched to the TLC and we like it. We bring it inside during the winter here in KC.


captainpodnuh
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re: Advice on outdoor tvs
55” for $300 or less. Lasts about 3-4 years with a cover. Whatever is cheapest online.


hawgndodge
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I have a 55" RCA that's been outside for 7 years under a marine grade tv cover.


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smokey1832
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re: Advice on outdoor tvs
May have gotten banged up a little form wind. I've got a TCL Roku on my patio, no problems at all love it!


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