Getting Competitive

SunBriteTV offered its first all-weather outdoor TV–a 20-inch LCD–in 2004, and over the past seven years the company’s models have developed in line with LCD display technology, while adding features to expand their versatility and durability in outdoor environments.
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SunBriteTV offered its first all-weather outdoor TV – a 20-inch LCD – in 2004, and over the past seven years the company’s models have developed in line with LCD display technology, while adding features to expand their versatility and durability in outdoor environments.

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SunBrite TV’s new Model 4630HD is designed with an ASA outdoor-rated plastic exterior and built-in low-profile two-way stereo speakers.

Yet with these outdoor displays often hitting a higher price range than their indoor counterparts, many homeowners choose to take the risk of weather damage and install an indoor-rated set out in the elements. Now, SunBriteTV’s new Model 4630HD, a 46-inch 1080p all-weather LCD TV, provides a lower cost alternative in the company’s line of TVs designed for weather-proof installation.

“Our customers wanted a lower cost solution, but they didn’t want to sacrifice the quality and durability of our TVs,” said Lynn Stearn, SunBriteTV’s VP of sales and marketing. “Model 4630HD delivers the same all-weather feature set as our most popular 46-inch TV, with a $700 difference in the MSRP.”

What changed? Instead of a powder-coated aluminum exterior with detachable speaker modules, the new Model 4630HD is designed with an ASA outdoor-rated plastic shell and built-in low-profile two-way stereo speakers. In addition to lowering its price, SunBriteTV has shrunk the model to a slimmer 5.84 inches and a correspondingly lighter weight. Built into the exterior is an anti-reflective, impact- and scratch-resistant window that protects the 4000:1 contrast ratio LCD screen.

The 4630HD’s IR window is concealed in a watertight cable box, while a separate built-in cavity allows for weatherproof storage of small media players. The TV’s internal climate control consists of a filtered multi-fan airflow system that quietly keeps the unit cool in temperatures up to 122 degrees Fahreneheit. A thermostatic heater automatically protects the TV in external temperatures to -24 degrees Fahreneheit, while at the same time controlling humidity and condensation.

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