CEDIA Expo 2009 Atlanta – Outdoor LCD TV resource SunBriteTV (booth 2858) will
use CEDIA Expo to introduce its 55-inch 5500HD all-weather outdoor LCD TV featuring
an optional add-on Internal Media Compartment.
Model 5500HD will be available Oct. 1 at a $6995 suggested retail,
offering FullHD 1080p resolution, a 120Hz refresh rate and a design targeting
permanent outdoor installation.
The unit is equipped with a corrosion-resistant, powder-coated
aluminum exterior that protects the internal TV components from rain, dirt,
insects and extreme weather conditions, SunBriteTV said.
“Model 5500HD is a natural fit for system contractors who want to
expand their business to include home theater in backyards, patios, and
poolside installations,” stated Lynn Stearn, SunBriteTV’s sale VP.
The unit incorporates the company’s proprietary Hex-Fan Airflow
System, which keeps the set operationally safe at temperatures up to 122
At the other extreme, the an internal thermostatically controlled
heater activates automatically when the TV’s internal temperature dips to 32
degrees F, allowing safe placement outdoors in temperatures as low as -24
A thermostat-controlled variable fan speed is said to keep fan
noise to a minimum.
The panel’s contrast ratio is listed at 4,000:1. An
anti-reflective, impact- and scratch-resistant window built into the exterior
is said to protect the LCD screen while reducing glare and improving picture
In addition, SunBriteTV offers a watertight cable entry system
and cable pass-through design, enabling a simplified hook up for inputs, including
two HDMI connections, component, VGA, S-Video, composite, RF, RS232 serial and
the discreet IR control.
Integration is accommodated with an RS232 serial port and a
fiber-optic light path that makes it possible to install an IR emitter behind a
water-tight cable door to conceal it from view.
A water-resistant detachable speaker module can be removed when
the TV is integrated with an external sound system.
Internal Media Compartment is an in-factory upgrade that customizes
the TV to accommodate a Cisco digital media player or Enseo hospitality tuners
with Pro:Idiom technology (media players and hospitality tuners are available
through their respective companies) in the TV’s cable compartment.
The Internal Media Compartment upgrade is available with models
2310HD, 3220HD, 4610HD and 5500HD.