Sept. 28, 2023 - Summer is on its way out and fall is slowly creeping back into the picture. That means cooler weather and possibly rethinking how much time is spent outside.
For some people, mild weather year-round can mean all-year viewing outside, but for those who experience the change of the seasons, winter might cause outdoor viewing to pause for a couple of months.
Regardless, it’s incredibly important to do everything possible to protect your outdoor TV to ensure it can live as long as possible with you and your outdoor oasis.
Extreme Temperatures and Outdoor vs. Indoor TVs
It can be tempting to just take one of the indoor TVs lounging in your spare room and stick it outside. Sadly, this is going to lead to damage to the TV, a voided warranty, and could also lead to hazards like electrical shock.
The Neptune™ Partial Sun Outdoor Smart TV is designed to withstand extreme weather and has all the necessary hardware built-in for those colder or hotter months. It has an operating temperature range of -22°F to 122°F. So, your TV will most definitely last through those colder months coming up.
Depending on your location, you may not be interested in watching TV outside every day, year-round. Whether that’s because of long bouts of rain and snow or extreme weather conditions, TV outside may not always be at the top of your mind. At the same time, the Neptune™ Outdoor Smart TV can withstand extreme conditions. That means you don’t need to take it or the mount down at the end of every season.
One way to keep your TV looking and working its best for as long as possible is to invest in a Neptune™ Universal Dust Cover. This will protect your outdoor TV from outside elements like rain, snow, and dust. It is easily secured with Velcro fasteners.
Weatherproof Outlets, Cords, Electrical, and Remotes
It’s important to make sure any kind of outdoor TV placed outside is also equipped with weather-resistant technology.
Any kind of outlets, cords, or electrical work should all be weatherproof as well. If not, you can risk causing damage to the outdoor TV. Luckily, weatherproof cables are the standard now, but you should still make sure to check for any kind of damage to these cords throughout the year as well.
Also, consider investing in weatherproof outlets if you don’t have them. They will help prevent corrosion as well as any hazards that can come from mixing electricity with water.
The Neptune™ Outdoor TV comes packed with a sealed cable entry. This will help prevent any water and debris from getting inside the TV. Our TV also comes with an outdoor-rated smart TV remote control.
The installation process is incredibly important when it comes to making sure your outdoor TV lives a long, successful life.
By not following the correct installation procedure, using low-quality mounting solutions, or picking a poor placement option, you risk having the TV potentially fall and break. The Neptune™ Partial Sun Outdoor Smart TV comes with the Neptune™ Outdoor Tilting Wall Mount for free, but if this doesn’t meet your needs when installing, make sure any mount purchased is outdoor-rated. A ceiling or articulating wall mount are both great choices for reducing glare and getting an amazing viewing angle. However, they need to be perfectly suitable for the installation area.
Placement of Outdoor TV
Placement of a TV is everything — both for viewing pleasure and to extend the life of your TV.
It’s important to never place your TV in any conditions it is not built to withstand. For example, placing a TV in an area of direct sunlight when it is not rated to withstand sun exposure can cause an isotropic blackout. This causes temporary black spots on the screen as well as possibly creating permanent LCD panel damage.