Daily Mail Rates Aqualite ‘Best of the Bunch’ in Outdoor TV Test

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Saturday 16th July 2016 – Daily Mail (Newspaper and Mail Online)

VERDICT: Aqualite…”The best of the bunch of regular outdoor TVs — if you’ve got the cash. The high-gloss screen is a bit of a let down, though. 7/10″

Daily Mail’s Film Critic, Brian Viner tests the new breed of outdoor TVs and asks the question…….”Is it time you got a TV in your garden?” in a recent article on Outdoor Weatherproof TVs.

They work come rain or shine and growing numbers of us say they’re a must-have. BRIAN VINER tests the new breed of outdoor tellys.

Brian Viner explains…

“Manufacturers have cottoned on to increasing demand with a new range of high-definition smart TVs, boasting all the functions of a good indoors set — and the ability to withstand everything from blazing sun to lashing rain and even snow.”

“As this paper’s film critic I spend an awful lot of time watching screens in darkened rooms; it seemed like a treat to do it from the comfort of a deckchair, glass of beer in hand.”

So I decided to give some of the latest models a try. They all require mains power so, depending on how close your nearest socket is to your back door, you’ll probably need an extension cord.

Mind you, I now have my wife to contend with, rather than my mother. ‘Why on earth would you want to be watching television at all on a lovely summer’s day?’ she asked. This time around, I had a ready answer. ‘Because the sun is out — and the cricket is on!’

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TEST: With a handsome black surround, this gained even the grudging approval of my hard-to-please family. The IP66 protection means it will cope with temperatures up to 68c, and as low as 20 degrees below zero, which just about covers all four seasons at my home in Herefordshire.

There is also the capacity to build a PC into the model, turning it into a kind of giant home computer that you control with a touchscreen — although that’s intended more for interactive use at visitor attractions than for your garden.

The sound came through two small attachable ten-watt speakers, and the picture quality was decent, although as with all the models boasting high-gloss screens, I had to fiddle with the positioning of my deckchair before I could completely get rid of the sun’s reflective glare.

“On the whole, though, I was impressed with the Aqualite. The company proudly claims that its TVs work well in factories, mines, quarries, airports and ships, as well as on gas and oil rigs in Arctic, desert or even tropical locations.”

Now it can add that it can also handle the rigours of a Herefordshire patio.

VERDICT: The best of the bunch of regular outdoor TVs — if you’ve got the cash. The high-gloss screen is a bit of a let down, though. 7/10

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Big Screen LED TVs To Show Euros, Wimbledon & Olympics

Record TV viewing figures are expected for the Euros, Wimbledon and Olympics this year and owners of pubs, bars, hotels and restaurants can capitalise on these events with Aqualite Outdoor’s range of all weather, big screen LED TV displays.

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Recent research suggests that nearly 30% of all consumers are planning to watch the Euros, Wimbledon or the Olympics in a pub

Aqualite TV screens are available in the following sizes – 26, 32 ,42, 55, 65, 70, 82, 100 & 136 and are perfect for outdoor screening of the Euros, Wimbledon and the Olympics this summer.

Aqualite Outdoor’s all weather, big screen LED TV displays are IP66 rated and are proven winners for outside broadcasts. Our screens are popular for a host of commercial applications, often being used 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Kim Menen of Aqualite Outdoor advises, “These great sporting events are a real boon for publicans and bar owners especially if they have outdoor smoking areas, beer gardens or terraces. By installing an outdoor TV, owners can attract customers, boost trade and allow their customers to enjoy the Euros, Wimbledon and the Olympics along with, hopefully, some decent late summer weather!”

“Ordinary indoor TV screens are not robust enough to withstand the damp, heat and dust and simply placing the screen in some form of weatherproof container or enclosure can hamper the picture quality or restrict viewing angles.

The Aqualite range of outdoor display screens can withstand the extremes that a European summer can produce be it bad weather or good weather and also gives viewers the very best viewing experience.”

“They’re the perfect companion to any pub and bar which has an outside area, and before and after the big match why not use your screens to let your customers know about any competitions and promotions you’re running as well as the obvious one, food and drink offers!”

The use of multiple screens within your venue is a sure-fire winner, and this means not just inside, but outside as well to accommodate possible customer over spill. Wouldn’t that be a nice problem to have!

For more information about Aqualite Outdoor big screen LED TVs, please contact us