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3 Priorities for Planning Your Outdoor Entertainment

360 Media Innovations Offers Sensible Advice for Moving the Party Outside

3 Priorities for Planning Your Outdoor Entertainment

As the days warm up in suburban New York and New Jersey, many homeowners decide to take their parties outside. If you want to control your entire outdoor experience with the touch of a button look no further than 360 Media Innovations. We can bring your favorite music, TV, and movies outdoors with you, transforming your backyard into the place to be this summer.

Controlling your outdoor media directly from a handheld remote takes a little more than just hooking up a television and speakers on your patio. In this blog, we will go through the priorities to consider when planning your outdoor Audio Video entertainment.

1)      Waterproof or Weatherproof – There is a difference. The desired placement of your electronics will dictate the systems’ components. Are they going to be exposed directly to the elements, or will you be housing everything in a roofed cabana or enclosed patio?  Special weatherized flat screen TVs can be exposed to the elements and feature a special coating to minimize the glare from outdoor viewing, while weather-resistant outdoor speakers have been available for years. This is an important decision that must be made at the very beginning of your project.

2)      Viewing Pleasure – While weather is a major factor, you’ll also want to make sure your monitor is protected from dirt, moisture and insects. Covered or not, you’ll want to minimize glare to your entertainment by placing your display in a shaded area. When choosing a screen, keep in mind that LCDs produce less glare. If you prefer a more protected option, you can install a motorized drop-down screen. Tucked into a soffit, it can even be programmed to rise automatically if conditions get too breezy.

3)      Heard not Seen – Outdoor Speakers should be mindful of coverage, not volume. Plan on your speakers firing towards the house (pleasing your guests AND your neighbors), and blend the speakers into the landscape by choosing models that resemble rocks, planters and other background objects from manufacturers such as Rockustics and Madison Fielding. Plus, when you complement your outdoor speakers with in-ground subwoofers, you can utilize smaller, more inconspicuous speakers throughout and elevate the quality of the audio output. Remember, you want even sound coverage from a system that will be easily heard but hard to find.

Seamless control of all your outdoor audio/video components are available from roaming handheld remotes or automated touchscreens cleverly concealed to protect them from the elements. For the ultimate in backyard entertaining, let our pros at 360 Media Innovations design and engineer your outdoor electronic lifestyle solutions.

With years of experience our outdoor networking options include basic stereo systems to full outdoor theater systems complete with large screen projection. Call 360 Media Innovations or contact us by email today for more information on how we can help you get the outdoor audio video system of your dreams. 

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