The Terrace

Samsung’s Newest 4K TV Is Fit for the Outdoors (Or Your Patio At Least)


May 25, 2020 Tech By
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Samsung just announced its first-ever outdoor 4K TV. It’s called The Terrace and it’s essentially an outdoor version of high-end line of 4K QLED TVs. It has an IP55 water-resistance rating, so you don’t have to bring it inside when the weather gets nasty. It comes in 55-inch ($3,499), 65-inch ($4,999) and 75-inch ($6,499) models, all of which are available to order right now.

The Terrace is integrated with some other features to optimize it for the outdoors. It has an anti-reflective coating to minimize glare. It has adaptive picture technology which Samsung claims will help it optimize its picture for its surroundings. It gets really bright (2,000 nits peak brightness) so you’ll still be able to see it even when it’s really sunny. And as Samsung predicts a lot of people watch sports and action movies on outdoor TVs, it has a high motion rate (240 Hz).

Because the sound quality on most 4K TVs isn’t the best, Samsung is also releasing an outdoor soundbar to work with The Terrace. It’s called, conveniently, The Terrace Soundbar and it can be mounted to a wall or directly to the Terrace TV. It has an IP55 rating just like the TV, so it can be a permanent fixture on your deck or patio. The soundbar comes in one size and costs $1,200.

Obviously, outdoor TVs are a niche category as not everybody has a permanent place in their backyard for a TV. But for those who do and are willing to pay over the odds (outdoor TVs are expensive after all), well, Samsung’s now in on the action.

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Tucker Bowe

Tucker Bowe has been on Gear Patrol's editorial team since 2014. As a Tech Staff Writer, he tracks everything in the consumer tech space, from headphones to smartphones, wearables to home theater systems. If it lights up or makes noise, he probably covers it.

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