Outdoor TV's

Discussion in 'Displays' started by James^Brian, Jul 25, 2004.

  1. James^Brian

    James^Brian Agent

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    I'm looking to have a TV on a rack by the Pool and Hot Tub. I live in No CA valley where the temps can get pretty hot although It would be mostly protected by the eve's of my house. I'm thinking a combi DVD player/TV might be nice. Any suggestions on models or pitfalls of outside TVs?
     
  2. Allan Jayne

    Allan Jayne Cinematographer

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    You should be OK for heat so long as the TV is not in the sun, and there is space on all sides for ventilation. Do not let the sun shine on the screen (any kind of TV) even when the TV is off.

    You will have problems with screen brightness and contrast. Outdoors you need to crank up the contrast control and this will greatly shorten the life of the tube(s) of CRT sets. Maximum contrast setting on an LCD set will not harm it but still it might not be bright enough to view. A gray cellophane over the screen may help with the picture contrast.

    Video hints:
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