This summer the easing ofstay-at-home restrictions means you might actually get to spend some time at the beach 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 Samsung has a TV that lets you do it on the veranda.
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, rated to drop in the pool
Another slick feature is the built-in HDBaseT
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 TVs, which makes for even easier setup.
Samsung also touts the TV’s high brightness (2,000 120Hz
and Samsung’s Quantum Processor 4K with AI
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($1,200 price, model HW-LST70T) is also IP55-rated, with sound tailored to the outdoors by the company’s . It connects to the TV via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and also accepts Alexa voice commands, like Samsung’s standard bars, but doesn’t include a subwoofer. A special Terrace TV mounting kit is included with the bar.
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 do exactly that for his poolside gazebo rather than splurge for an outdoor model from a company like.
SunBrite’s TVs start at $2,000 for a 55-inch model designed for “full shade” so I’m sure the Terrace is much brighter and likely performs a lot better. But until these sets come down in price it’s tough to see most customers who want an outdoor TV taking the plunge. With starting at around $300, you’re still way ahead if one or two (or five) get fried by the weather.
Samsung TVs spin into portrait mode, expand to 292 inches
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