This summer the easing of Samsung has a TV that lets you do it on the veranda.stay-at-home restrictions means you might get to spend or the park after all. Even so, the . Chances are you're still going to be at home more than usual and, yes, than ever. And now
Dubbed The Terrace, the new equivalent indoor Samsung TV and 10 times as much as cost, but for the outlay you'll get something designed from the ground up to survive outdoors.television starts at a hefty $3,500 for the 55-inch size and goes up from there. That's roughly four times the price of an
Samsung Terrace models
The Terrace is water- and dust-resistant, Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max and are both rated higher, to IP 68, but to be fair a TV mounted on a patio probably doesn't need as much protection as a phone. Hopefully your TV won't .-- enough to withstand "contact with harmful dust" and "low-pressure water projected from a nozzle." For reference, the
Another slick feature is the built-in TVs, which makes for even easier setup.receiver, which can pair with an optional HDBaseT transmitter to deliver video from source devices inside the house, such as a cable box or game console, via a single Ethernet cable. If you want to keep your gear outside there's a special sealed, protected media bay designed for connected devices (8.3 inches wide by 10.6 inches high by 1 inch deep). Of course the Terrace also has Wi-Fi and a suite of built-in apps, like the company's standard
Samsung also touts the TV's high brightness (2,000), antireflective screen technology and adaptive brightness. Those features are typical for a high-end LCD TV but even more welcome outdoors where the image has to compete with sunlight. In my tests perform very well in bright environments and I expect the Terrace to look as good as any TV can outside. Other picture quality features include compatibility, , and .
Speaking of looks, Samsung went with a standard matte-black frame with a 10-millimeter bezel and 59mm cabinet depth, which should allow the TV to blend in nicely with your outdoor ironwork.
The matching Bluetooth and also accepts Alexa voice commands, like Samsung's standard soundbars, but doesn't include a subwoofer. A special Terrace TV mounting kit is included with the bar.($1,200 price, model HW-LST70T) is also IP55-rated, with sound tailored for the outdoors by the company's . It connects to the TV via Wi-Fi and
So is the Terrace worth the price? Samsung rightly points out that most people who want an outdoor TV buy a cheap indoor set instead and put it on the deck. A couple of years ago I advised a family member to buy an indoor TV for his poolside gazebo rather than splurge on an outdoor model, and that set is still going strong. And here's a smart tip: Protect the TV with a waterproof cover and unplug it during storms.
Until now the biggest name in outdoor TVs was $2,000 for a 55-inch model. That TV is designed for "full shade" so I'm sure the Terrace is much brighter and likely performs a lot better. Either way, until these true outdoor TV come down in price it's tough to see most customers taking the plunge. With starting at around $300, you're still way ahead if one or two (or five) get fried by the weather.and its sets are expensive too, starting at