Love the outdoors as much as you love TV? These new 4K sets let you watch outside

When it comes to watching movies and TV shows outside, most people tend to think of projectors, but projectors can have visibility issues with indoor lighting, let alone outside, so they’re generally only useful at night. If you’re looking for something you can use throughout the day, SunBriteTV’s surprisingly affordable new 4K UHD Veranda series of outdoor televisions could be exactly what you need.

“We designed the Veranda Series to complement the most common outdoor install locations, like covered patios and screened-in porches, but at a significantly more affordable price point,” SunBriteTV general manager Jonathan Johnson said in a statement. “Outdoor living has never been this attainable.”

Anyone who has ever struggled to see their phone’s screen in bright daylight can attest that no screen can withstand every lighting conditions, and that is the case with SunBriteTV’s new models. These are meant to be used in shady areas, but are still approximately 30 percent brighter than many indoor televisions, making them more easily viewable outside.

The Veranda Series is also weatherproof, with rust-proof, powder-coated aluminum exteriors, so there is no need to haul your TV inside when it starts raining, as long as it is suitably protected. Temperatures shouldn’t be problem either, with the TVs feature an operating temperature range of 24 below zero to 104 degrees Fahrenheit, and storage temperatures ranging between minus 24 and 140 degrees Fahrenheit.

Three different screen sizes are available in the Veranda: 43, 55, and 65 inches. Every model features HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2, with large media bays to keep your Ultra HD Blu-ray discs protected. Installer-friendly cable-entry systems mean that you won’t need to step over a mess of cables every time you’re moving around your TV.

The new Veranda Series starts at $1,500 for the 43-inch model, running up to $3,500 for the 65-inch mode, and is available beginning today. For more information, see the company’s website.

Emerging Tech

Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: camera with A.I. director, robot arm assistant

Check out our roundup of the best new crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You may not be able to buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!
Home Theater

New TV? Here's where to go to watch the best 4K content available

Searching for content for your new 4K UHD TV? Look no further. We have every major source of the best 4K content, along with the cost, hardware requirements, and features that make each service worth a look.

These point-and-shoot cameras make your smartphone pics look like cave paintings

If your smartphone camera just isn't giving you the results you're looking for, maybe it's time to step up your game. The latest and greatest point-and-shoot cameras offer large sensors, tough bodies, and long lenses -- something no phone…
Movies & TV

You can get a screaming deal on LG OLED TVs just in time for the Super Bowl

LG is offering steep discounts on its critically acclaimed OLED TV models just in time for the Super Bowl, letting discerning viewers watch their favorite athletes with higher picture quality than ever.

Netflix’s latest price increase heralds the end of streaming’s golden age

Netflix’s recent price rise is just the latest in a string of signs that streaming’s golden age is nearly over. As more services enter the fray, content will be further partitioned, signaling the end of streaming’s good old days.
Home Theater

Looking to cut cable? Here’s everything you need to know about Pluto TV

Pluto TV offers plenty of entertainment in a fashion similar to live internet TV services, only at no cost — you don’t even need to register. Too good to be true? Here’s everything you need to know.
Home Theater

Walmart abandons its plans for a streaming Netflix killer

Rumored plans for a Walmart owned, Vudu-labeled Netflix streaming killer have been shelved according to a new report from CNBC. The billions it would have needed to invest in order to compete apparently gave the mega retailer cold feet.
Home Theater

Want to mirror your smartphone or tablet onto your TV? Here's how

A vast arsenal of devices exists to allow sending anything on your mobile device to your TV. Our in-depth guide shows you how to mirror content from your smartphone or tablet to the big screen from virtually any device available.

Need a smart speaker? Amazon knocks $50 off Sonos Beam soundbar with Alexa

If you're looking to add some oomph to your home audio setup, then through February 3, the Alexa-enabled Sonos Beam is on sale for $50 off, bringing this excellent smart sound bar down to just $349 on Amazon.
Home Theater

Dolby’s secret recording studio app may soon exit stealth mode

In secret testing since June, Dolby's stealth recording and social network app may soon be ready to make an appearance. Dolby 234 blends unique noise-canceling tech with Instagram-like audio filters.
Home Theater

From the Roku Ultra to the Fire TV Cube, these are the best streaming devices

There are more options for media streamers than ever, so it’s more difficult to pick the best option. But that’s why we're here. Our curated list of the best streaming devices will get you online in no time.
Home Theater

Plex is the latest player to contemplate the subscription streaming game

With massive reach thanks to its client app being supported virtually every media device on the planet, Plex is now looking at the future of its media curation platform. A future that may include free and subscription services.
Home Theater

Yamaha’s MusicCast Vinyl 500 turntable spreads analog joy throughout your home

It can be tough to listen to your favorite analog tunes anywhere besides the room where your turntable is located. With its MusicCast Vinyl 500 turntable, Yamaha allows you to stream your tunes throughout your home.
Home Theater

Here are some common AirPods problems, and how to fix them

Apple’s AirPods are among the best fully wireless earbuds we’ve seen, but they’re not perfect. If you’re having trouble, take a look at our guide to the most common problems and what you can do to fix them.