I’ve been in situations whereby I needed to bring out my mom’s TV right out to the veranda in order to watch a football match with friends and other buddies in the neighborhood because that’s somehow like a cultural norm for everyone to always gather around to share fun together. The match was back in 2012/2013 UCL Season during the Chelsea match up against FC Barcelona. Okay but sports aside, what would eventually happen when the shelter-in-place order is finally well eased off during the summer but though it might not just be advisable to head to the beach just like that you know, and the experience with my mom’s TV suck somehow because it was an LCD TV.
So Samsung probably heard anyone who is in my shoes or maybe their product manager just thought about it but either way, the most important thing is that Samsung is releasing a TV it calls The Terrace which is a QLED TV and it’s going to be very expensive with a starting price of about US$3,500 for the 55-Inch size and up from there.
Comparing that prcie point with other Samsung’s indoor TV, that’s like 10 times the price you’ll pay for a budget-friendly TV you know but for the pleasure of having a TV right outside, this is the answer to it and if you can afford it, it’s going to be a blessing to your home.
SAMSUNG TERRACE MODELS AND PRICING
The Terrace (TV) is a water and dust-resistant TV which is rated IP 55 and that makes it strong enough to withstand really harsh situations right outside wherever you may have it. It also has capability to wthstand low-pressure water projected from a nozzle or even harmful dusts according to the company’s claims.
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Aside being resistant to everything that destroys electronic devices, The Terrace also has an in-built HDBaseT receiver which can pair with an optional HDBaseT transmitter in order to further deliver video from source devices inside the house such as cable box or even game consoles through the use of a single Ethernet cable.
Another thing of interest is that there is a special seal which protects the media bay designed for connected devices. The Terrace also feature Wi-Fi and some in-built applications which makes it acts and feel like a standard TV just to make the initial setup breezy but of course it’s expensive.
The Terrace’s highest brightness is about 2000 nits and it has an antireflective screen technology as well as an adaptive brightness. These feature can be often typical to high-end LCD TV but in the case of direct sunlight blasting directly at the display might make whatever it is you’re consuming useless. Meanwhile, there have been tests about Samsung outdoor TVs and they performed really well enough with great picture quality including 4K HDR compatibility compatibility, full-array local dimming, 120Hz 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.
To make it work even better is an accompanying US$1,200 HW-LST70T worth soundbar which is also rated IP55 and has it’s audio tailored to the outdoors by the company’s audio lab in California. It’s able to connect the TV through Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and also accepts Alexa Voice Commands just as other regular Samsung’s Soundbar though with the absence of a subwoofer. A special Terrace TV mounting kit is included with the bar.
But whether the US$3,500 asking price of The Terrace worth it is yet to be known but outdoor TV aren’t really cheap and that might make me want to rethink my options since indoor TVs are much affordable and we could just place the TV back in a safe area in the Veranda so far there are no water splashing in and the TV isn’t facing direct sunlight, then we should be fine but that doesn’t mean if you’re able to afford it you shouldn’t go for the device that is actually made for the environment itself.