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    Outdoor TV

    Any suggestions for outdoor TV that will be mounted in my Cabana. They are awfully expensive, looking for 46-50" approximately
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    Re: Outdoor TV

    The general feeling around here is to buy an indoor tv and replace it when it dies, considering you can get a 50+ inch tv from Amazon for under $300 these days, they are getting to the disposable price point, in fact I just bought a refurbished 48 inch "smart" tv for my pool house wall off Amazon last week for $350, complete with all the built in streaming features, wifi so it can connect the home DLNA hard drive, etc. We have members reporting such TV's last 3-4 years or more with minimal weather sheltering.
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    Re: Outdoor TV

    I have a friend who built a case around her hanging "indoor" tv for use on her porch. Its doing just fine.

    I was *stunned* when i saw the price of outdoor TVs. Stunned.
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    Re: Outdoor TV

    I have a 50" Panasonic display monitor. It is what they use in airports and is a little tougher than a regular tv. It has no tuner or speakers though.
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    My indoor tv has been outside for a year and a half under a roof, even had a bird's nest this spring. Works great. I have a friend who mounted his on an unsheltered outside wall and puts a bbq grill cover over it when not in use. Been out there at least a year.
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    Looking at that beautiful cabana and pool, you can afford an expensive TV! On a serious note, an indoor TV will do just fine in there.
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    Very nice cabana. I am not like the other folks, I went with a 55" from Sunbrite. They are expensive but my TV is more exposed than most. TV's from Sunbrite are all weather and they can be directly in snow and rain and still work.

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    I bought a raincase for a cheap 50 inch tv at raincase.com....it was basically $1000 but totally rainproof and can easily put a new tv in if indoor tv dies....but my tv is totally exposed to elements

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    Double check on the rain case....or....what I did....

    i picked up two matching wall mounts from amazon for $25 each...when i want the tv outside, I unplug it from the kitchen, pop it off the indoor mount and move it outside? Takes 30 seconds....

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    Hey, a quick mount TV. That gets a new idea prize.
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    Re: Outdoor TV

    Yep - I picked up 2 of these

    Amazon.com: VideoSecu ML531BE TV Wall Mount for most 22 LED LCD Plasma Flat Screen - up to 88 lb VESA 400x400 mm with Full Motion Swivel Articulating Arm, 20 in Extension, for Monitor (Black) WP5: Electronics

    15 seconds to connect or disconnect the TV. I picked up some long thumb screws so I don't even need a screwdriver.

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    Re: Outdoor TV

    I do the same as Brett_N. A regular indoor Sharp 40" TV. I have a mount in my garage and 1 on the wall outside on my patio. I ran an HDMI connection and power to each location. I leave it outside most of the summer. I bought a cover online to protect it from the elements when not in use. So far so good.
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    Re: Outdoor TV

    Just a note on storing TVs under a cover: make sure it's made of fabric that can breathe. Humidity will get trapped inside the cover a lot of times and cause pre-mature corrosion. The "outdoor tvs" do have coated circuit boards to withstand weather but they are very cheaply made to begin with. I did home theater for years and I always recommend the Issac-1 method.
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    Re: Outdoor TV

    Quote Originally Posted by Brett_N View Post
    Yep - I picked up 2 of these

    Amazon.com: VideoSecu ML531BE TV Wall Mount for most 22 LED LCD Plasma Flat Screen - up to 88 lb VESA 400x400 mm with Full Motion Swivel Articulating Arm, 20 in Extension, for Monitor (Black) WP5: Electronics

    15 seconds to connect or disconnect the TV. I picked up some long thumb screws so I don't even need a screwdriver.
    Nice idea, but he wants a 50" tv, not a 20" one. There's no such thing as quick and easy mounting with those due to the size and weight. It's always awkward, and often requires 2 people. Using a sturdy cart that you can just roll outside is probably more effective for a tv of that size.
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    Re: Outdoor TV

    How about a quick and easy 80" model? You could get your wife and kids to help everytime you want to move it from the pool area to the inside, and vice verse

    This is the one I have my eyes on

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    I still like my 55" sunbrite TV No muss no fuss

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    I use a regular indoor TV on a cantilevered mount that I can pull outside of the cabana and then store inside. I am also in Ontario so I bring it in from October-April.

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    Re: Outdoor TV

    How do regular tv's handle the heat? I live in Phoenix, so it'd get pretty darn hot outside....

    We have a guest room 37" cheapo Walmart BF tv that I'd be willing to put outside, but figure in the AZ sun it'd get baked and die...even in shade it can be pretty hot.
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    Re: Outdoor TV

    This is less of an issue in Canada but assuming that it is in the shade I don't think it would be an issue. Surely there are people in Arizona, Mexico and other very hot places that have TVs but do not have Air Conditioning.
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    Nice Cabana. Cool idea
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