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Outdoor TVs carry a hefty price premium over their regular siblings. This is hardly a surprise, though, because the products in this category are made to work in bright sunlight and withstand the elements, including extreme cold and hot temperatures, rain, and snow. If you don't want to splurge on an outdoor TV, consider a portable projector with an outdoor screen instead, or opt for using a regular HDTV in conjunction with an outdoor TV cover. We've listed picks for both of these alternative methods as well.
Starting at $1,500, the SunBriteTV Veranda Series is one of the most affordable 4K options for an outdoor TV. It's available in 43- toconfigurations, so whether you're using it in your backyard or on the patio of your restaurant, there's a size for any scenario.
The TV features just 20-watt speakers, so you'll probably want to opt for using some outdoor speakers. The TV, its remote control, and its connectivity ports are all weatherproof. The Veranda Series is 30% brighter than a standard TV, so it's suitable for shaded areas. It can even operate in cold weather down to 24 degrees below zero.
Compared to the SunBriteTV's Veranda Series, the Signature Series is the brand's mid-tier model. Each TV has a commercial-grade anti-glare screen with a maximum brightness of 700 nits, which is up to three times brighter than most indoor TVs. The Signature Series work best in shaded or partially sunny areas. It's safe to operate in areas that reach minus 24 degrees ... and all the way up to 122-degree temperatures, too.
While this TV does come with a weatherproof remote control, it doesn't include speakers. On the plus side, SunBriteTV offers a detachable all-weather sound bar as an optional add-on.
If you want the top of the line outdoor TV for your space, the SunBriteTV Pro Series can't be beat. It features a commercial-grade, antiglare, heat-resistant screen that's protected with tempered glass, so it's not only protected against the elements, but also from dust and insects. Like the other SunBriteTV models, this one is outfitted with a high-resolution 4K display.
Where it stands out, though, is that it’s impervious to extremely high and low temperatures. The TV comes with a detachable speaker bar that's also weatherproof.
Las Vegas-based Mirage Vision uses TVs from today's popular brands and converts them into all-weather offerings. The finished products feature all-weather usability and enhanced sunlight visibility, as well as the usual host of apps and connectivity features that are to be expected from a modern TV.
This model comes from Samsung, and it's an ultra thin 4K HDTV that can withstand temperatures ranging from -25 to 145 degrees Fahrenheit. As you'd expect, it's completely waterproof and weather-resistant. It comes at a steep price, but it's the thinnest weatherproof option available.
Built in the United States, this 32-inch Full HD offering by SKYVUE has a display panel whose brightness measures a whopping 1,000 nits, meaning users can enjoy the TV even in direct sunlight. The TV has a weatherproof body, USB connectivity, and high-quality speakers on board. Buyers can choose one of nine color options when ordering the TV, including green, blue, and gray, among others. You can also add a built-in Roku system to the TV for an additional expense.
The SKYVUE NXG DS-500 is a 65-inch, 1080p offering whose LED display delivers 500 nits of brightness, which doesn't make the TV suitable for watching in direct sunlight, so users should be mindful when choosing a spot to install it. Like all outdoor TVs by SKYVUE, the NXG DS-500 packs a serous audio punch, and it comes in a number of color schemes.
In case you don't have any budgetary or space restrictions when shopping for an outdoor TV, consider this 84-inch member of the previously mentioned SunBriteTV Pro Series. Sitting on top of the company's product range, the 4K TV can deliver an impressive 800 nits of brightness and survive nature's elements. It'll look amazing next to a swimming pool.
The SKYVUE NXG DS-700 has a massive 80-inch LED display panel with 700 nits of brightness. In addition to being weatherproof, the TV has Wi-Fi connectivity and support for popular streaming services such as Netflix, HBO Go, and Hulu Plus. Multiple color options and powerful speakers are also among the NXG DS-700's key features.
If you're willing to sacrifice screen size and resolution for a much more affordable price, we recommend the Mirage Vision G Series. It's a thin option that has been custom-altered for outdoor use. These are completely resistant to rain, dust, and insects. The G Series can be used in temperatures ranging from -25 to 145 degrees Fahrenheit.
Although it isn't technically an "outdoor TV," this affordable projector screen by Excelvan can make for a great outdoor movie night if you have a projector. It has a 16:9 ratio, and it uses velcro to stick to any surface. The screen also comes with a one-year warranty. This particular model doesn't come with a frame, so be sure you have a spot for it, or assemble your own frame before purchasing.
If you temporarily mount your standard HDTV outdoors during the warmer months and want a weatherproof cover to protect it against the elements, consider this outdoor cover from Kolife. It's similar to a cover you'd use on your grill to keep it from rusting. It's double-stitched and outfitted with velcro on both sides to protect your TV against water damage. The inside is soft to prevent scratches and scrapes. There's even a convenient remote control pocket on its backside. It's backed by a two-year warranty.