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Outdoor Television Differences

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 SeuraSunbrite, 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.

Screenshot 2022-06-01 104634Reference 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

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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

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Veranda Series Full Shade

  • Sizes: 43", 55", 65", 75"
  • Weatherproof: IP55 rated (protected from limited dust ingress / protected from low-pressure water jets from any direction)
  • Industrial-Grade Exterior Guards: fully protected from rain, snow, dust, insects, salt air, and humidity
    • eliminates hazardous electrical concerns
    • resistant to rust and corrosion
  • Multi-Climate: can withstand all seasons and temps from -24 degrees F to 104 degrees F
  • Brightness: 1000 nit
  • Smart TV: yes
  • Other: best for FULLY SHADED areas; 4K UHD screen with direct LED backlight; IMAX enhanced, Dolby Vision Dolby Atmos, built-in Chromecast, IP56-rated remote

Signature 2 Series Partial Sun

  • Sizes: 43", 55", 65", 75"
  • Weatherproof: IP55 rated (protected from limited dust ingress / protected from low-pressure water jets from any direction)
  • Industrial-Grade Exterior Guards: fully protected from rain, snow, dust, insects, salt air, and humidity
    • eliminates hazardous electrical concerns
    • resistant to rust and corrosion
  • Multi-Climate: can withstand all seasons and temps from -24 degrees F to 122 degrees F (-24 to 140 degrees F when not operating)
  • Brightness: 700 nit
  • Smart TV: no
  • Other: best for INDIRECTLY SUNLIT areas; commercial-grade, anti-glare 4K Ultra HDR

Pro 2 Series Full Sun

  • Sizes: 49", 55", 65"
  • Weatherproof: IP55 rated (protected from limited dust ingress / protected from low-pressure water jets from any direction)
  • Industrial-Grade Exterior Guards: fully protected from rain, snow, dust, insects, salt air, and humidity
    • eliminates hazardous electrical concerns
    • resistant to rust and corrosion
  • Multi-Climate: can withstand all seasons and temps from -24 degrees F to 122 degrees F (-24 to 140 degrees F when not operating)
  • Brightness: 1000 nit
  • Smart TV: no
  • Other: best for FULL SUN areas; commercial-grade, anti-glare, heat-resistant 4K Ultra HD with HDR, built-in amplifier; tempered glass display capable of withstanding impacts from a 2lb steel ball dropped from 5 feet

Samsung Terrace

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The Terrace Partial Sun

  • Sizes: 55", 65", 75"
  • Weatherproof: IP55 rated (protected from limited dust ingress / protected from low-pressure water jets from any direction)
  • Durability: fully protected from rain, snow, and dust
  • Multi-Climate: can withstand all seasons and temps from -22 degrees F to 122 degrees F
  • Brightness: 2000+ nit
  • Smart TV: yes
  • Other: best for PATRIAL SUN areas; QLED 4K UHD, IP56-rated remote

The Terrace Full Sun

  • Sizes: 65", 75"
  • Weatherproof: IP55 rated (protected from limited dust ingress / protected from low-pressure water jets from any direction)
  • Durability: fully protected from rain, snow, and dust
  • Multi-Climate: can withstand all seasons and temps from -22 degrees F to 122 degrees F
  • Brightness: 1500+ nit
  • Smart TV: yes
  • Other: best for FULL SUN areas; QLED 4K UHD, IP56-rated remote

All of these bullets came directly from the manufacturer. Always, always! read everything about the TV you're looking at because, to my surprise, Seura doesn't come with speakers.

If any of these televisions interest you, shoot us a message. You can buy these products and their accompanying equipment (mounts and soundbars) from us! You can also read more about outdoor TVs on its service page.