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Old 09-22-2009, 03:58 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by tripflex View Post
I know they sell outdoor LCDs but im not willing to spend that much money just to have a TV outside.
The OP is aware that they have them, just trying to reuse what he already has


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Old 09-22-2009, 04:06 PM   #17
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Yeah, i'm gonna go with just the hanging tv mount...thing that sucks too, i already bought a mount for the tv, a swivel one (tilt and pan) but it just bolts into the wall...hmmmm...now i need to figure out how to make that work with a piece of rigid conduit mounted to the ceiling.

I'm sure i can figure something out :D

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Old 12-02-2013, 04:19 PM   #18
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Tripflex -- how did it go? I'm thinking of doing something similar to reuse an existing flatscreen. Hoping between the roof and perhaps getting a cover will be enough (I live in CA so only have to contend with occasional rain and morning moisture).
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Old 12-02-2013, 11:18 PM   #19
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contact the manufacturer and inquire, they should know

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Old 02-13-2014, 10:39 PM   #20
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Try www.sunbriteTV.com They make TV's designed to be mounted outdoors. My company has installed them in stadiums and schools where they are mounted year-round in below freezing temps and in summertime heat.
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Old 03-19-2014, 03:30 PM   #21
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A great option would be to buy a viewsonic tv projector for $400 bucks and project a 10ft wide screen at night. Backyard Movie nights!
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Old 03-19-2014, 06:04 PM   #22
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I keep a flat screen on the front (screened) porch for the Summer. Been doing it for years now with no issues. I have a flat screen at the cabin as well which stays there all Winter. No problems with freezing. We just warm it up for a few hours before firing it.

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Old 03-23-2014, 11:13 AM   #23
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As long as it doesn't directly get rained on don't worry about it.
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Old 04-22-2014, 02:06 PM   #24
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I moved a 7 year old Samsung 40" LCD on the screened in porch during the summer last year. It stays out there from mid April until November, and we used it just about every evening we watch TV last summer. Cincinnati get's pretty humid too, and I haven't had an issue. Mounted it to the brick wall with a swivel mount from Amazon with the top at about 6.5' high. I'm actually getting ready to move it back from my bedroom to the porch this week.
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Hay, was just browsing around the forum, never really thought of the idea, but reading though this thread it sparked many

Good luck with your project, and thanks for starting a very interesting thread for home entertainment. For me, this is just a dream still, but a good one! h0h0!
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I have been to many bars and restaurants in the north and south where the environment is semi - outside, so I say go for it.
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Old 11-02-2014, 06:31 PM   #27
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How about a cover for it for when you aren't using it? Simple. And I don't know why you'd worry about humidity...what if you lived in a house with no AC? You wouldn't even think twice about having a TV inside.
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I had a 55" LG LCD outside for a year and no problems. That TV would hang on the side of my house in the back yard, and when I wasn't using it, it would go in my detached garage. Never any issues.

I have a 40" vizio mounted under a covered porch right now. No issuse so far after 3 months. it stays there. When it gets super humid, i turn the porch fans on to keep it dry. I have a cover for it, but I don't use it that much. It's mostly unprotected besides being under the covered porch. No rain can get it. The TV was only $260. If it breaks or quits working, i'll buy another. Much cheaper and easier than buying a $2k sunbright.
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Old 12-30-2014, 12:37 PM   #29
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Years ago i had an 55" plasma TV over one or two weeks in a tent like this on my terrace.


Temps about 14F till 5F
Nothing happend. In addition the tv heated the tent!


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