About Waterproof TVs

About Waterproof TV

Waterproof devices have been around for quite some time. The most familiar examples are waterproof cellphones. Nowadays, almost all flagship cellphones are resistant to dust and water ingress to some degree.

The level of protection against water and dust is measured by the “IP” standard, which stands for “Ingress Protection-Marking”. It classifies and rates the degree of protection provided against dust and water, by mechanical casings and electrical enclosures. Hence, it is about time to see TVs, one of the most used home appliances, becoming the next candidate for this new-age standard. However, a waterproof TV not only needs to be resistant against water ingress, but also its screen needs to be fog-free, or else it won’t be of much use.

The market request for water proof TV has been increasing recently. People are getting used to using their phones all the time, including when they are in the bathroom, or having a swim in the pool. Therefore, being able to watch TV while taking a refreshing bath seems like a basic necessity. The experience will be complemented by connecting waterproof speakers to the TV. Also, water damage to TVs is prevalent in locations like kitchens and bars. Using waterproof television can considerably reduce the cost of repair in these conditions.

Installation

The best and the most wall-friendly method of installation for waterproof televisions, is “Bracket Hanging-Installation”. It is advised for perfectionists and for those who want minimum damage to the wall. Using this method, there will not be any need for holes on the wall, except a small one for the power socket, and some necessary cables. The strip bracket needs to be fixed on the wall and the user will hang the TV on it. This method is quite straightforward and easy for everyone to do.

However, the bracket hanging installation cannot be used in all situations. It is only safe for mid-size TV screens. For larger TV sizes, such as screens bigger than 55”, the “Wall-Flush Installation” will be the preferred one. In this method, big holes are drilled on the wall to fix the TV.