What Homeowners Want for Their Outdoor Entertainment

Know What Technologies to Bring to Your Next Project

If you’re an architect or builder, you might be used to designing and planning indoor entertainment spaces. Taking hidden AV technologies and large systems into account for your project plans is crucial. But what about for the outdoors? When there aren’t many walls or areas to bring smart tech to, what does a typical setup look like?

In this blog, we’ll go through what an outdoor entertainment system entails, and what technologies Rehoboth Beach, DE, homeowners are looking for in their living spaces. That way, you can rest assured you’ll be building homes and layouts with these smart solutions in mind, and based around them as the centerpiece.

Want to find out more? Just keep reading on below.

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4K TVs for Any Occasion

Having a TV outside can seem problematic for a number of reasons – the weather, the elements, and other damage that can affect it. Plus, the sun’s glare already makes watching media indoors complicated without motorized shades – so how can the outdoors help at all?

It turns out that there are plenty of outdoor 4K resolution HD TV screens that can withstand all types of weather conditions. And as TVs are usually a homeowner’s first choice for outdoor entertainment, it’s best to accommodate your design plans with one in mind.

As the center of an entertainment system, an outdoor-friendly TV will deliver a bright and vivid image even in the direct sunlight. Special anti-glare screens won’t let the sunshine ruin a scene or have homeowners or guest straining to see. Now they can enjoy the fresh air and radiant sunlight without worrying that a movie or show will be interrupted.

Bringing a TV outside opens up so many opportunities. Imagine a movie night under the stars, or a tailgate for the big game. The weatherproof screens can withstand the harshest of rains and storms, and can also take splashes from the pool.

So, while homeowners fire up the grill and cheer on their favorite team, kids can get as rowdy as they want in the pool: No one has to worry about separating technology from the outdoor components.

High-End Speaker System

Another factor to an outdoor entertainment system is the sound. It’s fundamental to have high-fidelity audio accompany the TV screen and media, as well as for other uses.

Homeowners can listen to an audiobook or podcast out on the patio, or dance along to their favorite party playlist when they have their friends over.

Strategically-placed speakers all around the backyard can create the perfect surround sound setup. So wherever anyone is standing in the yard, he or she will still hear the tunes or media with the same level of quality.

As they’re all over the yard, it’s best to take their vast coverage into consideration when designing a backyard layout – because to achieve that surround sound, speakers need to sneak into a variety of corners and hidden areas.

The speakers and audio equipment will also be weather resistant and can take any type of water hitting them; just like the TV screens, they will be easy to control from any smart device.

Want to learn more about outdoor entertainment and what your homeowners will be looking for when you create a design plan for them? Feel free to give us a call or fill out our online contact form to schedule a no-obligation consultation with our team. We’d love to hear from you and help with any or your smart home automation needs.

Think It’s Too Nice Outside to Watch TV? Think Again.

Upgrade your Outdoor Entertainment with 4K Video

The weather on Delaware’s coast is finally feeling like spring. Warmer temperatures and sunny skies are ahead, and thoughts turn to getting outdoors. But the NBA playoffs are on, and you don’t want to miss the race to the finals.

With an outdoor entertainment system, you can sit back on the patio on Fenwick Island and not miss the game – day or night. Sure, anyone can hook up a TV outside. But with the salty ocean air and the cold Mid-Atlantic winters, you need special TVs if you want them to last.

Our partner SunbriteTV makes TVs that are purpose-built for the outdoors. Read on to learn more about outdoor TV and audio options.

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Your TV, like anything that you put outdoors – especially electronics – needs to be able to stand up to the elements. Heat, cold, and humidity – not to mention bugs – can all wreak havoc on electronics.

SunBrite TVs are built to withstand the elements. They employ sealed aluminum casings that keep out bugs and protect against the weather extremes. The TVs are also designed with well-integrated ports to allow for solid cable fits and the ability to plug in streaming devices like a Roku stick.

Do you want 4K resolution? Sunbrite has you covered, offering the Ultra HD resolution in a variety of sizes ranging from 43 to 75 inches. Sunbrite offers 4K models designed to be used in full shade to partial sun.

If you want to soak up the sun while watching a Sunday game, there are HD (1080P resolution) full sun models available too. Sunbrite’s outdoor performance is accomplished with special screens that are designed for outdoor light situations, offering superior brightness and reduced glare.

What about sound? You want to hear that game ambiance with the roar of the crowd when there’s a spectacular dunk. While Sunbrite TVs have built-in speakers, you may want some upgraded sound.

One sensible choice is a weatherized sound bar. Similar to indoor models, these sound bars deliver richer audio than TV speakers. Sunbrite’s higher-end models feature the same aluminum construction and protected electronics, and are designed to operate in temperature extremes from -4 degrees F to 140 degrees F!

Looking for even better sound for movies and parties outdoors? Let us show you how to get great outdoor audio with Sonance outdoor speakers and a whole home music system. We can bring the same great audio from inside to your outside space, for both music and movies and TV.

What about more than just broadcast TV or cable outside? We can install an audio and video distribution system powered by a Crestron or Control4 home automation system. That way you can just as easily have the same entertainment sources outside as you do inside, with a single, simple, and customized interface that’s consistent for the whole house.

Want to learn more about putting together the perfect outdoor entertainment system?

Give us a call or fill out our online form to schedule a no-obligation consultation with our team. We’d love to hear from you.