Outdoor Kitchen Accessories: 5 Best Outdoor TVs 
You’d be hard pressed to find a hotter home trend today than outdoor kitchens. Once you’ve designed your custom outdoor kitchen through our Design Studio, you’ll want to start thinking about kitchen accessories to take your dining space to the next level. For those of you who want to use your space to host and entertain, an outdoor TV may be just the thing you need.
How to Choose an Outdoor TV
Outdoor TVs are one of the latest and greatest trends in patio dining and entertaining. While it may seem like a TV is a TV, the fact is that outdoor TVs are built differently. After all, they have to be, or you'd be replacing them every few months, given their exposure to the elements, sunlight, and temperature fluctutations. Some are built better than others, with more resistance to the elements. When it comes to buying a new outdoor television, it's definitely better to opt for a higher quality unit that offers the features and weather resistance you need.
Once you've chosen your new outdoor television, there are several other factors to consider — the most important being placement. Some outdoor TVs have a greater range of brightness settings, making them functional even in areas with full sun exposure. When it comes to placement, there are a few questions to consider: do you want your TV to be in a usable location for the chef, or do you want to design a relaxing entertainment area for your guests away from your outdoor kitchen? Will the TV be in direct sunlight? Where will it be during sunrise and sunset? You'll also want to make sure your new TV matches your grill cabinet, for optimal aesthetics.
Benefits of an Outdoor Kitchen with a TV
An outdoor kitchen is the ideal accessory to your patio dining space — it's an added incentive to spend more time in the unique space you've created, and it brings out the best in your other accessories. Including an outdoor TV in your design will provide a complete entertainment package for you and your guests. Installing a TV near your outdoor kitchen or outdoor kitchen island will offer a relaxing space to cook a meal and host the big game or wine tasting, giving you the freedom to enjoy your outdoor space in much the same way as you would indoors.
The Best Outdoor TV's On The Market
There are a lot of TVs on the market, so we put together the list of 2021’s best outdoor TVs. Each TV on this list packs a must-have, one-two punch — bright display panels and anti-reflective technology. To be fair, outdoor TVs may cost more than indoor televisions with lower resolution, but the picture quality makes all the difference. The images? Sharper. The lines? Smoother. The colors? Deeper.
If you want the premier outdoor entertainment space, an outdoor TV is exactly what you need.
Samsung’s Elite outdoor TV offers 43 to 75-inch options to fit a variety of outdoor spaces. It has one big advantage over its competitors: Samsung designed it for full-sun installation, which allows for more placement choices. Its specialized hydrophobic treatment and external waterproofing shields internal components from the elements, and built-in Smart TV features allow you stream all your favorite apps.
Their Prestige TVs are a solid alternative, however they are designed for partial-shade installation, so you’ll need to be more intentional with placement. Like the Elite models, they range from 43–75 inches to fit any outdoor space and feature a specialized hydrophobic treatment and Smart TV capability.
SunBrite’s Veranda Series outdoor TV is up to 50% brighter than a standard TV, making it ideal for your outdoor dining space. It offers cold-weather protection (down to 24 degrees below zero!) and its connectivity ports are all weatherproof. Like the Samsung models, it’s available in up to a 75-inch screen size — a big screen for the big game.
One critique is that its speakers are a tad underpowered compared to its competitors. This TV has 20-watt speakers, which are fine for an enclosed backyard space, but their sound won’t travel far in an open outdoor area.
The Furrion Aurora 4K outdoor TV offers similar features to the Veranda Series, with protection from extreme weather (-4 to 122 degrees Fahrenheit) and a display built for partial-sun installation. While its performance specs are similar to the other models on our list, it is only offered up to a 65-inch display. The Veranda Series may win with looks, but sometimes it’s not about what you can see, it’s about what you can hear. Furrion offers an optional soundbar with built-in subwoofer, giving it a clear leg-up on audio.
The Séura Shade Series 2 might carry one of the higher price tags on this list, but it comes with great features the others don’t, and there’s a subtle-but-special swagger to its design. At first glance, you might not be able to tell exactly what it is that sets it apart, but the more you look at it, the more its differences become apparent.
As for features, it comes with a 4K display panel with a class-best 700-nit brightness, giving you a consistently clear picture, even on the brightest of days. It’s water resistant, with an IP56 rating, which means it was tested and resisted high-pressure water jets from all directions. Lastly, it boasts an included front-facing soundbar, something no other TV on this list can say.
The Peerless UltraView lives up to its name — when it comes to display size (and price), it is without a doubt peerless. It offers a monstrous 86-inch display size, meaning you can practically see it from outer space. This outdoor TV is rated for whatever Mother Nature can throw at it, plus it’s maintenance-free and has an operating temperature range of -22°F to 122°F. Enough is never enough, but the Peerless-AV UltraView UHD Outdoor TV comes pretty close.
Why Choose Grillnetics For Your Outdoor Kitchen?
When it comes to design, the Grillnetics team considers all elements of your outdoor living space and how each one comes together to create a cohesive whole. The layout and design possibilities available allow us to incorporate any features and amenities that you desire for your backyard, patio, or rooftop.
Incorporating an outdoor kitchen and an outdoor TV in your outdoor living space will enhance the outdoor entertaining capabilities of you and your guests. Grillnetics Outdoor Kitchens offers a wide range of design options to effortlessly create the perfect outdoor kitchen that will accommodate the best outdoor TV for your space.
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