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Old 09-22-2018, 11:41 PM   #1
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I'm having a patio cover put on at the back of the house. Want an outdoor TV to watch while cooking or relaxing. Anyone put a regular TV outside? The ones for outdoors sure are pricey. I figured I could buy 3-4 regular ones for the price of an outdoor one. It will be completely out of the weather and I'll build a box around it to keep it somewhat protected. Looking for a reason to spend or not spend the extra money. Probably going to be in the 45-55" size.
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Old 09-22-2018, 11:55 PM   #2
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Can't say I've ever seen anyone buy a outdoor rated TV. As long as it's not going to get hit by rain, you will be fine with a normal one. In the off chance it has an issue, you can buy a replacement and still be ahead..
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Old 09-22-2018, 11:58 PM   #3
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Yeh never heard of an “outdoor specific” tv. I got a Vizeo 42” non-smart TV and hung it on back porch on the brick and have it on a mount that swings out quite a bit to face any direction I need it to. TV was only like $200-250 or so. I keep a cover on it when not in use to help with the elements but I don’t think it’s in harms way anyway
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Old 09-23-2018, 12:00 AM   #4
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I’ve got a regular tv on my outside porch/kitchen area.
Has worked just fine.
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Old 09-23-2018, 12:12 AM   #5
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Go with regular TV. Just buy a good cover for when it's not being used. They are cheap on amazon. My buddy bought "outdoor" TV's and he is not happy with the picture on them.
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Old 09-23-2018, 05:25 AM   #6
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I put one of the Roku TVís on my back porch. Itís been out there for 3 years with no issues, but I did pull it indeed for Harvey. I also like that all I had to do was plug it in and connect it to wifi, so setup was simple
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Old 09-23-2018, 08:51 AM   #7
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What Iíve seen from the outdoor TVs is they have a sealed aluminum shell and about a 30-40% brighter display.

Iím on the fence whether Iím going to get one or just get a regular TV.


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Old 09-23-2018, 09:09 AM   #8
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I would definitely buy the extended warranty for using the TV outside. The humidity could damage the unit. I've seen covers for the outside tv's, but if the humidity is trapped, you could be compounding the issue. Like mentioned above the Roku TV 4K is great. My Roku tv is used in our upstairs and is only connected by wifi and runs great. Actually runs much better that the Samsung POS 4K that next to the wifi and is hard wired. (don't buy Samsung) Also, the Roku remote is simple to use.
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Old 09-23-2018, 09:11 AM   #9
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I've had one of the cheaper 55" I could find on my back patio for about 3 years now. Still works great.
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Old 09-23-2018, 09:14 AM   #10
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I have a 42 inch TV that is been outside for four years. It is underneath the porch but I do not put a cover on it in the winter or anything to protect it. No problems at all.
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Old 09-23-2018, 03:26 PM   #11
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Thanks all, I have an extra 36" that I'm going to try and use and see what happens. Just hate to spend money that I don't have to. I may need some new broad-heads this season.
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Old 09-23-2018, 03:37 PM   #12
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I would make sure and get the extended warranty, they cover just about anything that will go wrong.
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Old 09-23-2018, 03:52 PM   #13
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$200-300 for a TV outdoors. If it last 5 years. I would say your good.
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Old 09-23-2018, 04:24 PM   #14
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I've hung lots of the outddor rated TV's. Unless your TV will be in the weather, you don't really need it. They are a great selling point though, to people who have entirely too much money .
They do not last any longer than an inside TV either.
So unless it's on a stand beside a pool, or hanging on a outside wall, they are pretty much pointless, in TX.
Louisiana, you might have issues.
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Old 09-23-2018, 04:29 PM   #15
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TV's are cheap, just buy a regular one and roll with it.

I have one that is on year 4 with no issues
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Old 09-23-2018, 05:18 PM   #16
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yep regular one, have one under my pergola and use a good cover, it gets dumped on every time it rains and it's been good going on two years. like someone said you can buy 5 TV's for the price of a outside TV.


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Old 09-23-2018, 10:32 PM   #17
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Regular tv with bar b q cover
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Old 09-23-2018, 10:35 PM   #18
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Mine will be completely covered so I should be good.
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