Outdoor Entertainment Advice You Need for the Summer
From Outdoor TVs to Correct Speaker Placement, Don’t Overlook These Tips
Summer is slowly but surely starting to approach Springfield, MO. Is your backyard area ready for long, sunny afternoons and evenings filled with family time? If not, we know how to take your outdoor entertainment to the next level.
Smart technology isn’t meant for just the inside of your home anymore. In this blog post, we share our three biggest tips to properly integrate smart technology throughout your backyard for the ultimate form of outdoor entertainment. Let’s get started.
Tip #1: Don’t Bring Indoor TVs Outside
It may not seem like a big deal, but bringing a television that’s meant to provide entertainment in your media room outside is a bad idea—and most homeowners don’t even know it! Taking an indoor TV outside automatically voids any warranty the TV came with, so if any damage occurs, you’re left to pay for repairs or a new television.
If you want to take your outdoor entertainment to the next level, you’re going to need a television specifically built to be watched outdoors. They’re designed to withstand all of Mother Nature’s elements and produce significantly brighter images so that you can enjoy your favorite films and TV shows even in direct sunlight.
Tip #2: Spread Your Speakers Throughout Your Yard, but Keep AV Sources Indoors
While outdoor speakers are made for outdoor placement and can handle extreme temperatures, rain, dust, and other outdoor conditions, it’s a good idea to store your audio and video source materials indoors. The only time we recommend keeping receivers and cable and satellite boxes outdoors is when you have a weatherproof outdoor area.
If you decide to store your audio and video sources indoors during your installation, you can run cables through a conduit to protect them from weather and even rodents and insects. An even better idea is to run wiring underground to keep your outdoor entertainment area looking sleek and clutter-free.
Tip #3: Integrate Your Outdoor A/V System with Your Home Automation System
Once you have all of your outdoor entertainment technology in place and ready to use, it’s time to learn how to control it all. For ultimate convenience and customization, we recommend integrating your outdoor A/V with your existing home automation system.
Integrating your systems gives you the most seamless and simple way of controlling and enjoying your technology. Instead of having to get up to find a remote or use a wall panel, you can change the playlist or pick your favorite movie right from your smartphone through the same app you control all of the technology inside of your home.
Don’t make bringing entertainment to your backyard any harder than it has to be. Partner with 3D Smart Homes, and our 3D process will bring your outdoor entertainment to life. Get started by giving us a call or filling out our online contact form. We’ll schedule you for a free, no-obligation consultation and help you find the perfect outdoor entertainment technology for your property. We look forward to hearing from you!