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Has anybody put an indoor LCD TV outside?


By BigT

5 months ago



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#1 5 months ago

I am having my deck removed and a new one built, as well as a dry under deck system. I would like to put a TV down on the now covered patio but really don’t want to spend the money on a sunbrite TV. So has anyone put a standard LCD outside and did it work?

#2 5 months ago

I have a buddy here in California who has two TV's set up outdoors. He uses weatherproof covers and hasn't had any issues.

Worst case, you're out a couple hundred bucks if one fails.

#3 5 months ago
Quoted from zh2oson:

I have a buddy here in California who has two TV's set up outdoors. He uses weatherproof covers and hasn't had any issues.
Worst case, you're out a couple hundred bucks if one fails.

That’s what I am thinking of doing...amazon sells weatherproof covers for $40. In my mind I can get a decent 65 and cover for less that the JP topper.

#5 5 months ago

Didn’t know this existed. Thank you!!

#6 5 months ago

I have one mounted outside under my porch in AZ heat. No sun or rain ever gets to it. I would rather spend $200-$300 every couple years than $3k for an outdoor TV. Would take 20 years to recoup that and technology is changing and TV’s are cheaper every year. Not worth it in my opinion

#7 5 months ago
Quoted from BigT:

Didn’t know this existed. Thank you!!

It works pretty awesome. We had the same issue, didn’t want to buy an expensive tv, and weren’t excited about mounting something to the house. The rolling cart works great, I use it in my shed to, and can roll it into the garage if I’m working on something and still want to have the tv on.

#8 5 months ago

I have had a cheap 55" lcd tv outside under the eave of my pool bar for a couple years now without issue. Bought one of those cheap fabricy type covers off of amazon and it's kept all the water and other elements off of it. In the winter time i move it into my unheated garage and it does just fine there as well, even when the garage gets down well below freezing.

#9 5 months ago
Quoted from T-800:

I have had a cheap 55" lcd tv outside under the eave of my pool bar for a couple years now without issue. Bought one of those cheap fabricy type covers off of amazon and it's kept all the water and other elements off of it. In the winter time i move it into my unheated garage and it does just fine there as well, even when the garage gets down well below freezing.

We keep our rolling one in a non temperature controlled environment and it does fine. We just have a roku on it to stream shows and to connect to our hdtv antenna streaming from our Tablo.

#10 5 months ago

My 32 inch has been setting in the gazebo for the last 5 to 6 years, year long and still works. Along with the cable box. TV does show signs of rust on the HDMI and some other ports but still works great. Now if I can keep the wife from turning on the Hallmark channel then I'll be OK.

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#11 5 months ago
Quoted from Brewchap:

My 32 inch has been setting in the gazebo for the last 5 to 6 years, year long and still works. Along with the cable box. TV does show signs of rust on the HDMI and some other ports but still works great. Now if I can keep the wife from turning on the Hallmark channel then I'll be OK.[quoted image]

"What happens here, will be posted on Facebook" classic love it

#12 5 months ago
Quoted from DeathHimself:"What happens here, will be posted on Facebook" classic love it

Yeah that’s classic.

#13 5 months ago
Quoted from Brewchap:

Now if I can keep the wife from turning on the Hallmark channel then I'll be OK.[quoted image]

Oh! Have you seen the one where the big-city hotshot goes to a small town to "business" and then finds love?

#14 5 months ago

Yes, they end up conking out...Buy a sunbrite and you will not regret it; it's totally worth it...we have 3 of them and I'm super happy with them; no glare, great cooling system...Awesome durability

#15 5 months ago

At my work, I mounted one outside under a pavilion awning and secured in a shatterproof case. I setup a wireless media device to it, and we use it as a menu board and live scoreboard for baseball and softball tournaments. In the winter, it stays outside but power removed, and even with the harsh temps, it has survived without issue for 5 years now.

#16 5 months ago

I’ve had a Best Buy 50” insignia TV I paid $250 for outside for 3 years. I bought a $40 amazon cover for it, if it breaks I’d say I got my money’s worth out of it.

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#17 5 months ago

Yup, 65” in an outdoor kitchen. Shielded from rain. No cover. Texas heat. 4 yrs and counting.

#18 5 months ago

What factors could cause it to fail?, asside from water gettng intoi t?

#19 5 months ago
Quoted from yellowghost:

What factors could cause it to fail?, asside from water gettng intoi t?

General corrosion of electronics caused by heat and humidity

#20 5 months ago
Quoted from RWH:

General corrosion of electronics caused by heat and humidity

Yup, not to mention pollen and bugs.

#21 5 months ago
Quoted from RWH:

General corrosion of electronics caused by heat and humidity

I think a lot of times the capacitors on these TV's have issues with temperature. High humidity can also cause issues depending on where you live. I would only use like a cheap TV in this environment so if it bites the dust you're not out much.

#22 5 months ago

I use a 22" LCD with small DVD player, all extra strength Velcro attached together on a small 3 foot stand that I attached handles to for easy movement inside and out. Works well.

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