The cruelty of autumn: The weather begs to be enjoyed, but all the football must be watched. SunBriteTV solves the dilemma with its Signature Series Outdoor HDTV. The set handles all that nature throws at it: rain, snow, dust, extreme temps, and even insects.
To help them withstand the elements, SunBrites are encased in powder-coated aluminum sturdy enough to withstand a forearm shiver from Luke Kuechly. But the reinforcement doesn’t bring bulk: the sets are just 3.74 inches deep (indoor TV slim). And they're stocked with goodies: A removable panel protects the two HDMI inputs; you can also connect an antenna, or use component, S-video or composite video. We hooked up an AppleTV to an HDMI port and streamed Kansas State versus Oklahoma on WatchESPN while lounging in a hammock under the trees. Bliss.
The 1080p LED LCD picture is bright enough to see clearly in full sunlight, and an autodimmer keeps the brightness levels in check at night. The sound cranks high enough to be heard over the loudest bird. Sunbrite offers a range of sizes—pick the 32 if you want to watch while tailgating outside the stadium or go big and mount the 65-incher permanently on the porch. [$1,495; sunbritetv.com]