Outdoor TV Setup

A Planning Guide

San Diego, looking for tips on how to install a TV outside? Would you like to watch TV on your patio or somewhere in your backyard? Just think about the possibilities an outdoor TV provides. From enjoying movies and sports to the fresh air here we explain how to create an outdoor TV setup for your home’s outdoor entertainment space. First things first, indoor TVs belong inside, not outside. In fact, indoor TV manufacturers specifically prohibit outdoor use (just check your manual). So, the first step is choosing the right outdoor TV for your setup but to that, you have to consider where you will use it. To get started on creating the outdoor home entertainment area of your dreams, here are some tips on how to select the right outdoor TV.

Size + Location

Start Here

One of the most important considerations to make before you choose the right outdoor TV, is where you will watch it. That’s because where you watch TV will determine the size and type of outdoor TV you’ll need. In fact, both lighting and weather conditions can put a damper on an outdoor viewing experience. For this reason, try to pick a spot that is protected and doesn’t get a lot of direct sunlight. But, don’t worry if this is not possible as there are outdoor TVs built for full sun exposure.

For example, if you are going to watch TV on your patio or porch, you’ll want an outdoor weatherproof TV built for full shade. On the other end of the spectrum, if for example you want to watch TV in an area that gets a lot of sun, you’ll want one built to deliver screen clarity even in the brightest direct sunlight. Where you place your TV determines which model is the best fit.

Once you have determined the best size and placement for your outdoor TV, the next step is where to mount it.

Outdoor TV Setup Mounting Considerations:

  • Existing Walls: if your patio walls are sturdy enough, it can make an ideal place to hang an outdoor TV (and might be closer to a power source).
  • Ceiling Mounted: allows for easy installation in outdoor areas where mounting to a ceiling or other horizontal surface is preferred.
  • Pole Mounted: pole mounted outdoor TVs offer a lot of freedom in that you can choose the TV’s location without being restricted.
SunBriteTV televisions

Which SunBriteTV is Right for you?

Next Step

All SunBriteTVs share the features that make them the right choice for outside use: brighter than indoor TVs, weatherproof (protection against salty air, rain, insects, humidity), weatherproof cable connections, and a warranty that’s valid for outdoor use. Whether you want to host a fun family movie night, or have an outdoor Netflix binge party, SunBriteTV has an outdoor TV to suit every need.

SunBriteTV has Three Distinct Series:

  • Veranda Series: full shade for (patios, porches, sunrooms)
  • Signature Series: partial sun or high ambient light (pergolas, partially covered decks)
  • Pro Series: full sun and active areas (poolside, outdoor seating areas)

Most people don’t spend enough time planning any installation, let alone one for their backyard. Working with the right outdoor entertainment integration contractor like Shultz Audio Video will ensure you save a lot of time, money, and energy. With the right planning, we will help you figure out where power will go, how and where cables will be run and ensure proper placement so you are in control of your entertainment.

Outdoor TV Installation

Last Step

Outdoor TV installation shouldn’t be an afterthought. That’s why we set out to build and install the best outdoor entertainment systems around. That is also, why we use the best outdoor speakers and the only true outdoor TV SunBriteTVs. From start to finish, we build outdoor entertainment experiences tailored specifically to every outdoor space and each client’s unique needs. This helps us deliver exceptional sound and captivating visual experiences throughout any outdoor space regardless of size.

Because outdoor spaces come in all shapes and sizes, we encompass a range of design and installation techniques that allow us to build any system imaginable. What sets us apart from the competition is our ability to provide impeccable sound and even coverage coupled with mind blowing visual experiences to transform your outdoor space into an open-air paradise!

Call us today at (760) 505-7461 or fill out the contact form below to get started!

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