The Benefits Of Outdoor Living Space Entertaining!
As warmer weather continues, the backyard becomes the destination where many of us go to enjoy entertaining, grilling, and even escape to enjoy music. Some homeowners are bringing the full home entertainment experience outside, with television sets situated in the backyard “living rooms”. But the weather is no friend of your standard television set, learn how to set yourself up with the proper TV.
If you already have a TV set you want to use, there are various weatherproof outdoor television enclosures available in many sizes and styles. If you research carefully, you can find one to fit your style and budget.
Glare is the biggest enemy of TVs, and even more so outdoors since there’s going to be a whole lot more sunlight than in your living room. If the sun is in front of the TV, you’ll be fighting glare, and you’ll be greatly reducing the quality of your image. But if you position a TV with the sun behind it, you’re going to be staring into the sun and will be equally uncomfortable watching. We recommend setting the TV in a shaded area such as under an awning or covered porch. You’ll be much more comfortable sitting under the shade and your TV won’t be completely exposed to the worst of the elements.
Power & Cables
Once you have a television outside, you will have to bring content from a source to your set. Chances are it’ll be difficult to bring a coax, HDMI, or other cables out to your yard. Hopefully, you’ve planned in advance, installing an easy to reach video connection outdoors. Otherwise, you can use wireless HDMI to bring a signal to your outdoor TV. Be sure that your equipment is plugged into tamper and weather resistant outlets designed for the outdoors.
Now Sit Back & Enjoy
Think of all the fun to be had. Put the game on while you barbecue outside with friends. Throw on some music videos while you play with the dog. Keep up with the news as your garden. Or just plain old sit back and relax on the couch, veg out and watch some TV. Our parents always told us to get out of the house when it was nice out. They just never thought we could watch TV outside!
- Would you suggest a TV with an enclosure or an outdoor TV?
It all depends on your preference and budget, but the ones specifically made to withstand the elements usually last longer
- Living in the Northeast, how many months can I actually use this
That all depends on your comfort. It is completely possible to use it for 9 months
- Is this a hard job to do yourself?
That all depends on knowledge, but there are many qualified installers in the area.