Take the Party Outside!

  • Power — This may seem like a no-brainer but the reason I mention this is that way too often walking through new homes or homes under construction, power is installed at the standard floor height so cables are exposed, instead of behind TV near the mount.
  • Ethernet (Cat6) cabling — With the prospect of us being ‘cord cutters,’ internet access is essential for streaming content and other ‘smart’ elements we plan to integrate. There will be at least two separate cable runs (also installed near the power, behind the TV) — one for direct connection to the smart TV and the other for the smart assistant to support voice commands and automation on the patio.
  • Coax cabling — Though it seems a bit counter to the idea of cord cutting, coax cabling actually aligns with it. Part of cord cutting is maintaining access to local channels for news, sports, etc. That’s easily done with over the air high definition antennas. See my previous posts on cord cutting and antennas. We’ll run coax cabling to all of the TVs in the house, connect to HD antenna(s) in the attic. It’s just a good idea as well in case internet access is offline.
  • Peerless-AV Neptune 75" Shade Series Outdoor 4k UHD TV — The Peerless-AV Neptune Shade Series Outdoor TV is an all-season solution for outdoor entertainment and living. This outdoor TV is all weather rated, maintenance-free and has an operating temperature range of -22°F — 122°F. With 4K resolution and an IPS panel, Neptune meets the full UHD specifications, providing exceptional color and video quality from any viewing angle. The input compartment and built-in IR repeater provide safe storage and IR control for small video equipment.
  • Séura Shade Series 2 75" Outdoor TV — The Séura Shade Series Outdoor TV is IP56 rated to withstand powerful water jets and protect against dust and solid particle ingress. Carefully designed and tested to thrive outside year-round with protection against rain, snow, dust and changing temperatures from -24°F to 140°F. 700-nit brightness makes this TV three times brighter than indoor TVs. Couples 4K Ultra HD picture clarity with the contrast, color, and detail of High Dynamic Range (HDR) for a bright, vivid, true-to-life picture in outdoor environments. The weatherproof compartment supports Roku, Chromecast and includes 3 HDMI inputs and 1 USB ports.
  • Séura Ultra Bright 86" 4K Ultra HD Outdoor TV — The Séura Ultra Bright Outdoor TV is IP54 rated and fully sealed to keep out rain, snow, ice and dust to thrive outside year-round. Their proprietary active heating and cooling system provides the necessary temperature control to protect the TV’s electronic components in temperatures from -40°F to 140°. 1,000-nit brightness is 30% brighter than competitive full sun TVs. Couples 4K Ultra HD picture clarity with the contrast, color, and detail of High Dynamic Range (HDR) for a bright, vivid, true-to-life picture in outdoor environments. Adaptive Picture Technology continuously adjusts multiple settings as lighting conditions change to maintain optimal picture. Weatherproof compartment supports Roku, Chromecast and includes 4 HDMI inputs and 3 USB ports.
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Tod Caflisch

Tod Caflisch

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Smart Home technology visionary with passion for out of the box solutions for home technology integrations, focusing on efficiency, safety and sustainability.