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Watch TV in the garden

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by jpsboro, May 24, 2005.

  1. jpsboro

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    Can anyone help ? I would love to be able to watch the coming summer sports on a Television outside in the garden, I just do not know which one would offer the best view. I have seen an LCD flatscreen 17' and it was not a bad picture.

    Please advise.......................
     
  2. ianh64

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    Sharp do a small 15" 4:3 portable display, the LC15L1E. Its got a rechargable battery, built in tuner and video sender so you can connect it to the a digi box for example. I don't know how usable it is, Sharp only mention an indoor range of 15m, but it has a carry handle!

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    If the LCD on TVs is anything like my Sony PSP or Nintendo DS then it will be unusable in sunlight.
     
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    There's two things you could do.

    Instead of planting those green colourful things that are prone to frost and footballs being blasted at them, plant loads of 17" lcd screens hooked up to a PC and show scenes from some exotic tropical garden and be the envy of your street. You can download them from www.up_yours_titchmarsh.co.uk

    Secondly, invite the local 13 year old hoodlums round and sit them down in front of your shrubbery patch. Then project (via DLP projector, obviously) an image of a 20 foot alligator doing 30 mph out of the undergrowth and watch them simultaneously beg for mercy/mess themselves. Then hold the ringleader back and show a massive spider just sitting there (that would do it for me) :)

    On a more serious note (but not by much) I reckon in another ten years time we'll have Holographic vision whereby you'll be able to 'project' Englands next embarressing penalty exit from some tournement on your lawn. You will at least be able to swing at the errant, if elderly, Beckham. And like him, miss.

    Actually, it's almost impossible to watch TV, be it CRT or LCD in sunlight. But at night, that's a different matter. Project porn onto your next door neighbours side wall and laugh as they get taken away by the local bill....

    I apologise for not seemingly being able to take this seriously...... I sit in my garden to enjoy nature... and stare at the bats.... ah, the bats....

    I hope I haven't offended anyone. It's just meant as a jolly aside.

    cheers,
    Jon.
     
  5. ianh64

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    OK,so one day a year you won't beable to see the TV in the garden.

    Seriously, my LCD faces a window and in the morning gets direct sunlight. It is totally watchable, infact you don't even notice the sun on it. Its a Sharp ASV Black LCD Panel too, albeit in 32" guise.

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