April 12, 2012
| by Grant Clauser
We’re huge about taking the quality A/V experience outside, especially when the weather gets warm and the grill becomes the go-to answer to “What’s for dinner?” Now you can more affordably add outdoor TV to the list of things you want for your backyard.
Sunbrite is set to ship two models (the 32-inch and 55-inch) of its new signature series outdoor TVs. A 65-inch model (the company’s biggest ever) will follow later this month. The company says the new series is just as weather proof as its previous TVs but now available at prices that make it easier to buy.
The 32-inch SB-3220HD goes for $1,495—almost $1,000 less then the Sunbrite Pro series 32-inch TV. It’s able to resist rain, humidity, salt corrosion (if you live near the beach or tend to spill your margaritas), dust, and insects (I don’t want to know what prompted that innovation) and include internal cooling/heating systems to withstand outside temperatures up to 122 degrees or down to -24 degrees Fahrenheit.
Being that these TVs may likely be in full-sun locations, all models include anti-glare screens and are specially designed to deliver sharp, bright images outdoors. Each includes a sealed wiring compartment to keep moisture out, 20 watt stereo speakers, RS232 control and a weatherproof remote.
The TVs are ready for wall, pole or ceiling mounting.
The SunBriteTV Signature Series is priced as follows: $1,495.00 (32”), $2,795.00 (46”), $3,995.00 (55”) and $5,995.00 (65”).
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Grant Clauser has been covering home electronics for more than 10 years with editorial roles in several consumer and trade magazines. He's done ISF-level damage to hundreds of reviewed products and has had audio training from Home Acoustics Alliance and Sencore. He's also the author of the book The Trouble with Rivers
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