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Samsung's The Terrace costs $3,500. But do we even need outdoor TVs?

Samsung’s The Terrace compensations $3,500. But do we even need outdoor TVs?

This summer the easing of coronavirus stay-at-home restrictions operating you might get to spend some time at the beach or the park once all. Even so, the resumption of normal life won’t remained all at once. Chances are you’re still going to be at home more than original and, yes, watching more TV than ever. And now Samsung has a TV that lets you do it on the veranda. 

Dubbed The Terrace, the new QLED 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 equivalent indoor Samsung TV and 10 times as much as budget models cost, but for the outlay you’ll get something designed from the untrue up to survive outdoors. 

Samsung Terrace models

The Terrace is water- and dust-resistant, rated to IP 55 — enough to withstand “contact with cross dust” and “low-pressure water projected from a nozzle.” For mention, the Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
and Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra are both excited higher, to IP 68, but to be fair a TV mounted on a patio probably doesn’t need as much protection as a requested. Hopefully your TV won’t drop in the pool.

Another slick feature is the built-in HDBaseT receiver, which can pair with an optional HDBaseT transmitter to convey video from source devices inside the house, such as a unpleasant box or game console, via a single Ethernet unpleasant. If you want to keep your gear outside there’s a special satisfied, 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 honorable of built-in apps, like the company’s standard TVs, which invents for even easier setup. 

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Samsung also touts the TV’s high brightness (2,000 nits), antireflective screen technology and adaptive brightness. Those features are typical for a high-end LCD TV but even more welcome outdoors where the image has to compete with sunlight. In my tests Samsung’s indoor TVs perform very well in titillating environments and I expect the Terrace to look as good as any TV can outside. Other picture quality features include 4K HDR compatibility, full-array local dimming120Hz 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 Terrace Soundbar.


The matching soundbar ($1,200 trace, model HW-LST70T) is also IP55-rated, with sound tailored for the outdoors by the company’s audio lab in California. It connects to the TV via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and also accepts Alexa convey commands, like Samsung’s standard soundbars, but doesn’t include a subwoofer. A special Terrace TV mounting kit is included with the bar.

So is the Terrace honorable the price? Samsung rightly points out that most republic who want an outdoor TV buy a cheap indoor set instead and put it on the deck. A pair of years ago I advised a family member to buy an indoor TV for his poolside gazebo attractive than splurge on an outdoor model, and that set is smooth going strong. And here’s a smart tip: Protect the TV with a waterproof cloak and unplug it during storms.

Until now the biggest name in outdoor TVs was SunBrite and its sets are expensive too, starting at $2,000 for a 55-inch model. That TV is designed for “full shade” so I’m sure the Terrace is much brighter and probable performs a lot better. Either way, until these true outdoor TV come down in trace it’s tough to see most customers taking the descend. With budget 55-inch models starting at throughout $300, you’re still way ahead if one or two (or five) get fried by the weather.