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Outdoor televisions
« on: January 13, 2014, 08:48:47 PM »
I'm thinking about putting a flat screen TV outside in my hot tub area. I looked at a few outside specific TVs at a couple of different stores(Best Buy & ABC Warehouse) & all of the specs only list a max safe temperature. I'm wondering about coldest operating temperatures or how cold can it be before the TV fails. I asked the salesmen that I talked to & they said I should be fine. It got down to negative double digits w/o factoring the wind chill. Do any of you have knowledge or experience w/ outdoor TVs in cold temps? Thanks!
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Re: Outdoor televisions
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2014, 09:52:20 PM »
http://www.samsung.com/us/support/faq/FAQ00022506/22674

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Samsung LCD TVs can operate safely in rooms or areas in which  temperatures range from 50° F to 104° F (10° C to 40° C). Temperatures outside the listed range will negatively affect the operation of your LCD TV.

Samsung LCD TVs can be stored unused at temperatures ranging from -4° to 113° Fahrenheit (-20° to 45° Centigrade). Storing your LCD TV at temperatures outside this range can damage your TV.
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Re: Outdoor televisions
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2014, 01:30:24 PM »
Thanks, but that sounds like it's for indoor TV's. I'm looking for outdoor specific. They're waterproof & they list the max temperature but not the lowest. Based on those that you listed, I'd only be able to use it for maybe 5 weeks out ofthe year here in Michigan. Cheers
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Re: Outdoor televisions
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2014, 01:33:04 PM »
Novel thought....just look at the TV specs.   :o


Ten seconds just netted me an answer of x° - y°. 

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Re: Outdoor televisions
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2014, 01:35:41 PM »
Novel thought....just look at the TV specs.   :o


Ten seconds just netted me an answer of x° - y°.

I was in the stores looking at the TV's in person w/ the salesmen. There were no specs on coldest outside operating temperature.
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Re: Outdoor televisions
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2014, 01:36:21 PM »
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How do SkyVue TVs handle the extreme heat and cold?
 
SkyVue TVs will operate in conditions up to 130 degrees and down to -28 degrees Fahrenheit.


http://www.skyvue.com/outdoor-tv-FAQ
http://www.skyvue.com/choose-your-outdoor-tv-size

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Re: Outdoor televisions
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2014, 01:37:18 PM »
http://www.samsung.com/us/support/faq/FAQ00022506/22674

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Samsung LCD TVs can operate safely in rooms or areas in which  temperatures range from 50° F to 104° F (10° C to 40° C). Temperatures outside the listed range will negatively affect the operation of your LCD TV.

Samsung LCD TVs can be stored unused at temperatures ranging from -4° to 113° Fahrenheit (-20° to 45° Centigrade). Storing your LCD TV at temperatures outside this range can damage your TV.



I cannot open this link & these are not outdoor specs.
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Re: Outdoor televisions
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2014, 01:38:58 PM »
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How do SkyVue TVs handle the extreme heat and cold?
 
SkyVue TVs will operate in conditions up to 130 degrees and down to -28 degrees Fahrenheit.


http://www.skyvue.com/outdoor-tv-FAQ
http://www.skyvue.com/choose-your-outdoor-tv-size


Cool! Thanks! Where/how did you find that? I've never heard of Skyvue TV's...
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Re: Outdoor televisions
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Re: Outdoor televisions
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2014, 01:42:26 PM »
Google search "Outdoor TV".  The first hit was SkyVue.

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Re: Outdoor televisions
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2014, 01:45:46 PM »
Google search "Outdoor TV".  The first hit was SkyVue.

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Cool. I could've used Google hours ago but I thought that I would ask the super smart people on here 1st.
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Re: Outdoor televisions
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2014, 05:19:01 PM »
I have an led TV in my garage. Has worked fine well into the low teens.

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Re: Outdoor televisions
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2014, 10:47:14 AM »
Guy down the street from me just has a regular tube TV in a rubber made Cabernet and has never had a problem. I know when he's in the tub when i can hear the TV going.
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Re: Outdoor televisions
« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2014, 10:50:25 AM »
So it's water (wine) proof?   ;D