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Outdoor Television Differences

Updated: Sep 29, 2022

Now that the warmer days are here, it might be time to look at getting an outdoor television for your backyard. Just a reminder, putting a TV rated for indoors outside is not safe, nor is the picture good enough for the outdoors. So, please be safe and only use outdoor televisions for the outdoors.


Let's move on. While all outdoor TVs offer the same general specs, there are enough differences to consider. In this blog, I will share all the important specs of the Seura, Sunbrite, and Samsung Terrace outdoor televisions so you can make a well-informed decision before purchasing one (from us).

First, we'll talk about "Ingress Protection" (IP). Sometimes you'll see a weatherproof rating next to outdoor TVs written as "IP##" (two numbers fill the # spots). The digits will be between 0-6, or they will have an X if they're not rated for that specification. The first digit is for solids (dirt, dust, fingers, tools, etc.), and the second digit is for liquids (drips, sprays, submersion, etc.). [Source] I'll include those if available for each TV.


Outdoor TV

Reference chart from Rainford Solutions


Note: I'll include each TV's brightness. The average indoor TV is anywhere between 200 to 600 nits. Outdoor TVs range from 700 to 2,500 nits.


Seura


Seura TV

Image credit: Seura


Shade Series 2

  • Sizes: 43", 55", 65", 75"

  • Weatherproof: IP56 rated (protected from limited dust ingress / protected from high-pressure water jets from any direction)

  • Sealed: fully protected from rain, snow, dust, insects, and humidity

  • Multi-Climate: can withstand all seasons and temps from -20 degrees F to 140 degrees F

  • Durable: built with a corrosion-free chassis and designed for safety against electrical shock and fire

  • Brightness: 700 nit

  • Smart TV: no

  • Other: best for SHADED areas; 4K UHD and HDR, SPEAKERS NOT INCLUDED

Full Sun Series

  • Sizes: 50", 65", 85"

  • Weatherproof: IP55 rated (protected from limited dust ingress / protected from low-pressure water jets from any direction)

  • Sealed: fully protected from rain, snow, and dust

  • Multi-Climate: can withstand all seasons and temps from -40 degrees F to 140 degrees F while basking in the direct sunlight

  • Tough: internal and external components won't corrode, and they are protected against fire and electrical shock

  • UV Protected: superior UV and isotropic blackout protection mean your picture will never go dark from direct exposure to direct sunlight.

  • Brightness: 2000 nit

  • Smart TV: no

  • Other: best for DIRECT-SUN areas; full-array local dimming, 4K UHD and HDR, SPEAKERS NOT INCLUDED

Sunbrite