3 Things You Might Not Know About Outdoor Audio Video
Here’s What You Need to Know About Outdoor Entertainment
With summer approaching here in North Texas, you might be thinking about upgrading your home’s outdoor living spaces.
But how can you ensure you will receive the best-quality sound and on-screen image throughout your backyard? Of course, you can work with our team of outdoor entertainment experts at Smart Systems for a custom installation.
We also believe, however, that you should be up-to-date on the best outdoor entertainment tips available to you.
In this post, we explore three outdoor audio video facts you should know as you plan your entertainment setup at your Fort Worth-area home.
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1) TVs Designed for Full-Sunlight Application
As we mentioned in our post linked above, it’s essential that you feature technology designed for the outdoors.
After all, the last thing you want is for an afternoon thunderstorm to strike and ruin your devices.
What you might not realize, however, is that you can feature a TV in direct sunlight – without worry of it negatively affecting image quality.
Our partners at Seura manufacture one of the best direct-sunlight outdoor televisions on the market – the Storm Ultra Bright series.
Not only do these TVs feature a triple-lock seal to protect it from the elements, including rain, insects, and hail, but they also are designed to withstand temperatures as hot as 122 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer.
This makes them the perfect addition to your open deck or patio, or even near your pool.
Best of all, however, Seura’s Storm Ultra Bright TVs offer the ultimate in image resolution.
Anti-reflective and anti-glare technology, combined with adaptive picture technology that automatically adjusts brightness and contrast to outdoor lighting conditions, ensure that you always will clearly be able to watch the action.
You even can select a model that features native 4K Ultra HD resolution, even in direct sunlight.
2) The Importance of Even Sound Fields
Did you know that sound naturally dissipates quicker outdoors compared to indoor environments?
Because of this essential fact, you need to make sure that any outdoor speaker system covers all areas of your backyard.
One speaker playing at a loud volume won’t deliver music to every corner of your backyard. In fact, it will only detract from your intended atmosphere – especially for guests standing near that speaker.
Instead, we recommend an evenly distributed speaker system throughout your outdoor living spaces that focuses on providing audio coverage to every corner of your backyard.
With multiple speakers, expertly placed and delivering audio at a reasonable level, everyone in your backyard will be able to listen to music – whether it’s so that you can enhance lounging by the poolside or so that you can liven your next house party.
Best of all, permanent outdoor speakers come in many shapes or sizes.
Our partners at Sonance, one of the leading audio manufacturers, craft speakers in the form of mariners, rocks, and satellites.
One of our other high-end audio partners, James Loudspeakers, even manufactures an omnidirectional speaker that doubles as a planter.
As you build your outdoor audio video system, you should focus on delivering the best entertainment experience possible for your guests. An evenly distributed speaker arrangement can help.
3) Integrated Technology Control
Did you know that you can add your outdoor audio video components to your home’s existing control system?
What does that mean for you?
From your existing control interfaces, you can manage every aspect of your outdoor technology.
You can select the music you want to play from your outdoor speakers – whether it’s from a stored playlist or your favorite music-streaming service. You even can adjust the volume to your preferred levels.
Your control interface even can double as a remote for your Seura outdoor TV. As you lounge outside, simply open your control application on your smartphone, select the TV you want to control, and easily change the channel.
Our team at Smart Systems is ready to assist you in your next outdoor audio video project – no matter where you live in the Metroplex area.
To get in touch with our team today, you can contact us now by either calling us at (972) 488-5100 or by clicking the button below. We look forward to hearing from you!