How to Watch the Big Game Poolside
<p> Watch all your favorite shows poolside by choosing the perfect outdoor TV.</p>
Love your backyard pool, but wish you didn't have to miss your favorite baseball team by spending summers outdoors? Now you can have the best of both worlds, with all weather televisions designed to endure the ruggedness of the great outdoors. These TVs come with a plethora of special features that make them just perfect for outdoor use. We've got a rundown of some of the things to look for when shopping for an all weather television set.
Keeping its Cool
All weather television sets have to be constructed to stand up to extreme temperature fluctuations. Look for a set that has a built in thermostat to help the television maintain a consistent temperature inside even if the weather is changing outside. The highest quality sets will be able to withstand temperatures well below freezing or high above the hottest summer days. It is a good idea to ask what the TV is rated to in terms of temperature to ensure you are getting a set specifically designed for outdoor use.
Sealed and Protected
Outdoor televisions are exposed to many different elements, from rain and sleet to ice and snow. That means every nook and cranny of the set must be sealed and protected to avoid internal damage from external weather. Look for television sets constructed of weather-resistant materials like powder-coated aluminum, which is guaranteed to hold up no matter what Mother Nature may throw its way. Speakers and remote devices also need to be weather-proofed, so don't be afraid to ask what steps have been taken to properly protect your outdoor television.
Anti-Reflective and Bug Resistant
Think about what it would be like watching a television set outdoors under the bright, shining sun. Would you be able to see anything on the screen? Yes, if you have the right all weather television set. These monitors come equipped with anti-reflective coating to allow you to watch the screen in all kinds of weather. High quality all weather televisions are also resistant to dirt, wind and even insects, with scratch-resistant coatings. Do not assume your television will come equipped with all these features; always ask about them specifically to ensure you are getting a TV that will hold up well in your outdoor living space.
And Now... The Price!
Let's face it; all weather television sets are a relative newcomer to the electronics market and their novelty means they will cost a pretty penny. Plan to pay anywhere from about $2,000 for the smallest screens available to $5,000 or more for the 46-inch big screens. Cheap they are not, but when you think about the many special features that come with your set, the value may become clearer.
These televisions can be mounted on the exterior of your home, or set on a level surface near your patio or pool. You can also purchase poles to mount the sets for easier viewing of smaller screens. An outdoor television allows you to enjoy your outdoor living space to the fullest without ever having to miss another baseball game - or reality show (shh, we won't tell!) again.