Top 5 Best Outdoor TVs of 2019

Forget about using your indoor TV in a weatherproofed cabinet – you can have your best outdoor patio moments in front of a weatherized outdoor television.

All our outdoor TVs fall in either fully-shaded, partially shaded, or open space categories. We’ve considered only large-screen TVs from 40-inches with Full HD and Ultra HD resolutions. Our top brands are best in their class, offering high screen resolutions, complete weatherproofing, and value for money in outdoor living.

Our Winner

After 20 hours of extensive research and reviewing over 31 outdoor TVs, our best overall is SunBriteTV SB4374UHD. It offers vivid 4K uhd picture quality and is compatible with 4K sources and streaming devices, and like all our tvs, has hdmi 2.0 and hdcp 2.2 ports.

The Top Rated Best Outdoor TVs  – 2019

 #1 SunBriteTV 43-Inch SB-4374UHD-BL Weatherproof Television: Best Under Cover

  • Picture Quality: 5/5
  • Housing: 5/5
  • Compatibility: 4/5
  • Sound: 4/5

Pros

  • It is up to 30% brighter than indoor TVs
  • Built-in speakers
  • Wide viewing angles up to 178 degrees
  • Supports High Dynamic Range (HDR) for shaded areas

Cons

  • Lacks Wi-Fi and onboard apps
  • Needs a Bluetooth adaptor for Bluetooth connectivity
  • It does not come with the mount

SunBrite TV 43-Inch SB-4374UHD-BL is designed for shaded patios or screened gazebos. Not to say it is not weatherized. In fact, this TV can withstand snow, torrential rain, and extreme temperatures. You can even install it under a tree as long as it gets enough shade to maintain its high quality rich picture.

You have to, however, use a third-party dongle like Roku stick to get apps over a Wi-Fi connection.

 #2 SunBriteTV SB-S-55-4K-BL 55-Inch Signature Series: Best for Day and Night

  • Picture Quality: 5/5
  • Housing: 4/5
  • Compatibility: 4/5
  • Sound: 3/5

Pros

  • Integrates an HDBase T receiver
  • Bright day and night viewing using OptiViewTM technology
  • 700 nits anti-glare screen
  • Wide temperature regulation system

Cons

  • Does not include built-in speakers
  • Lacks inbuilt Wi-Fi features
  • Does not come with the dust cover

SunBriteTV SB-S-55-4K-BL delivers premium features for bright, partially-shaded patios. Its display does not suck after dusk or on sunny days. It is for the avid outdoor entertainer, who appreciates affordable 4K streaming thanks to its HDBase T receiver.

But don’t let your kids throw toys at it. It does not have a protective, tempered glass shield.

 #3 Mirage Vision G Series 40-Inch LED TV: Best Smart TV-Ready

  • Picture Quality: 3/5
  • Housing: 4/5
  • Compatibility: 5/5
  • Sound: 3/5

Pros

  • Matrix liquid crystal display to enhance brightness
  • It has a rear cabinet Rainguard
  • Comes with an outdoor TV cover
  • Has rear cabinet vents

Cons

  • Does not have 4K streaming
  • Lacks brightness technologies like HDR
  • Does not have an ambient light sensor

It may look like your ordinary indoor TV, but Mirage Vision G Series 40-Inch LED TV is more than meets the eye. It is weather resistant and UV-treated. It offers full HD picture quality, excellent for shaded and partially shaded areas.

It delivers smart TV capabilities including Wi-Fi connectivity so you can have all your favorite apps at hand. From YouTube to Netflix, no external dongle is needed.

With the lack of brightness technologies like an ambient light sensor and HDR, this TV ranks the lowest in brightness among our six choices.

 #4 SunBriteTV SB-5518HD-BL-55 55-Inch Pro Series: Best for Extreme Environments

  • Picture Quality: 4/5
  • Housing: 4/5
  • Compatibility: 4/5
  • Sound: 3/5

Pros

  • Ultra-bright 700-nit screen
  • EST (Enhanced Solar Tolerance) direct-sun technology
  • Comes with a detachable all-weather speaker
  • Inbuilt heating and cooling system

Cons

  • Delivers only full HD resolution
  • Does not have built-in Bluetooth support
  • It cannot be mount in portrait mode

The SunBriteTV SB-5518HD-BL-55 is perhaps the smartest investment you’ll ever make for your deck or patio. It is engineered to withstand anything the weather throws at it while delivering ultra- bright outdoor viewing. Its powder-coated aluminum exterior is rust proof, and it can tolerate high temperatures up to 122F.

Except for the lack of 4K resolution and smart TV connectivity, this model would have offered the best value for the money.

 #5 SEALOC Coastal Series Silver 43-Inch Outdoor TV: Best for Hot Environments

  • Picture Quality: 5/5
  • Housing: 4/5
  • Compatibility: 4/5
  • Sound: 3/5

Pros

  • It is smart-TV compatible
  • Uses Dolby-certified speakers
  • Comes with a full motion mounting option
  • All internal components are weatherproofed

Cons

  • Cannot be cleaned using a pressure washer
  • It does not look as sleek and elegant as other outdoor TVs
  • Not ideal for temp below -14F

SEALOC Coastal Series Silver 43-Inch has a perfect 4K display for a TV that can be used in all outdoor extremities. It is that wonderful investment that is ready to entertain all year round whether it is raining or the sun is scorching. With its brilliant nano-coating technology, it has no problem being in humid and salt air environments.

Our only concern is that it is not the kind of TV that matches most modern outdoor setups. You will like it better with rustic and traditional décor.

 #6 Mirage Vision 55-Inch Gold Series: Best for Commercial Use

  • Picture Quality: 4/5
  • Housing: 3/5
  • Compatibility: 4/5
  • Sound: 3/5

Pros

  • 4K Ultra HD resolution
  • Withstands high temperature up to 145F
  • It has inbuilt Wi-Fi and apps
  • Supports High Dynamic Range (HDR)

Cons

  • Cannot be used on a table top
  • It has only one year of warranty
  • It is a bit expensive for the few extra features

Everyone needs a nice cozy place to spend free hours and weekends. And if you are looking for an ultra-bright display, smart-TV capabilities, and vibrant, life-like colors, you are looking at the Mirage Vision 55-Inch Gold Series.

It stylish, no doubt, and it gives you exceptional performance. You get to enjoy a billion colors, and high-contrast for viewing in bright, partially-shaded decks and patios.

However, its LED Backlight Modulation Technology does not do much to enhance its brightness. That’s why it is not recommended for use directly under the sun.

Choosing the Best Outdoor TV: Features that Matter

  • An outdoor TV will perform better than an indoor TV installed outside. By the way, it’s a bad idea to use an indoor TV outside.
  • Outdoor TVs can withstand the rigs of the weather. We are talking torrential rain, extreme temperatures, humidity, salt water, direct sunlight, and even bugs.

Here are the features to tick off before you take your outdoor TV home.

Shaded vs. Partial-Shaded vs. Full Sunlight

  • Outdoor TVs are in these three categories. You need to consider the sunlight conditions of your patio before choosing the TV you like.
  • Full shaded TVs have to be installed in places that do not receive lots of sunlight. These are places like in a screened gazebo, enclosed patio, or pool room. For partial shaded TVs, they can be mounted in areas that receive a bit of sunlight but are not directly lit. Learn cheap options for enclosing your patio.
  • Full sunlight TVs can be mounted directly under the sun like in swimming pool areas. They come with anti-glare screens and are fully-weatherproofed.

TV Size

  • Consider how many guests you need to entertain and the location you intend to install it. Outdoor TVs are up to 75 inches in size. As long as everyone can view from all angles, a large sized model won’t be any better than an average 40-inch TV. Knowing the best place for your TV and how to install it goes a long way in making sure all your guests are fully entertained.

TV Weatherproofing

  • Your outdoor TV should withstand extreme temperatures ranging from -24F to 104F. They should have internal heaters and the means to independently control condensation and humidity. Not to mention outdoor housing in powder-coated steel, anodized aluminum, superior shield enclosures like from high molecular weight polyethylene. You can always add a cover to protect your TV further.

TV Picture Quality

  • The performance of your TV is largely dependent on the quality of the screen. You should look for high-tempered and anti-reflective glass that can deliver rich imagery on bright and sunny days. Brightness technologies also make a whole lot of difference in any outdoor TV.
  • We are talking enhanced brightness through HDR, ambient lighting sensors, quantum dot technology, and many others.

TV Sound

  • A TV that can be integrated with a sound system is your best bet. Most outdoor TVs come with inbuilt or removable outdoor speakers, but they are never enough on their own.

FAQ for Choosing an Outdoor TV 

Conclusion

Outdoor TVs can be a costly affair if you get a yeah-yeah model. That is to say, buying from a brand with no real features that showcase the benefit of the TV. It’s better to be safe with a TV that has been tested to meet real-world performance, even though it will be much more expensive than an indoor TV.

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