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The Expensive HD TV Designed for Outdoors

Too lazy to step indoors when the game comes on? Do you absolutely require the luxury of watching HD content away from the comforts of your humble abode? More importantly, do you have lots and lots of cash to burn? Then Runco will be quite eager to take your cash or credit!

That's because their new Climate Portfolio line of HD TVs are marketed as "weatherproof", for mounting in outdoor settings. The key is apparently Runco's "refined enclosure", designed to protect the electronic innards from evil "moisture, dust, oils, and even intermittent direct water spray".

The IP56 code specifying this level of protection essentially states that Runco's Climate Portfolio HD TV will never let dust interfere with operation (though it's not entirely sealed against dust) and that the TV can stand up against "powerful water jets".

Unfortunately, the Runco Climate Portfolio series is just one specification number away from true waterproofing. A code of IP57 would've indicated protection against submersion of up to 1 meter. That would've provide much more comfort for buyers who are willing to spend $6,495 for the 42-inch CP-42HD and a whopping $13,995 for the 52" CP-52HD.

Both TVs feature 1920 x 1080 resolution in any case, so check out Runco's site through the link below if you dare.

Runco.com

  • Trialsking
    A code of IP57 would've indicated protection against submersion of up to 1 meter.

    Too bad. I was going to mount a 52" at the bottom of my hot tub!
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  • ta152h
    What's the point? Who watches porn outdoors? The neighbors would complain. Well, some of them.
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  • insider3
    50$ for a mobile a/c unit from Costco. 100$ to get a few outdoor paintings, $1,6000 for a 55inch Samsung that does 120hz. $1-50 For the alcohol of your choice, I prefer Heineken.

    Savings: $4,730 on the 42 inch, and $12,220 on the 55inch unit.
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  • techguy378
    Mounting a TV outdoors is nothing new. Runco didn't invent this. People have been doing this for years with other brands of flat panel TV's.
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  • ksampanna
    Never even heard of the brand before.
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  • greenscope
    that thing won't last 5 minutes outdoor in my neighborhood :/ ...
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  • ta152h
    greenscopethat thing won't last 5 minutes outdoor in my neighborhood ...
    It might come with a "pet" Lynx.
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  • greenscope
    TA152HIt might come with a "pet" Lynx.lol
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  • anamaniac
    greenscopethat thing won't last 5 minutes outdoor in my neighborhood ...Someone would come and steal it before I even finished mounting it...

    So... they took a television,and just put it in a water tight case?
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  • victomofreality
    Could kinda see the appeal of this if you're have a bbq for the big game but you could just bring out a regular tv and make sure you bring it back into the house before it gets rained on...
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