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Roku’s First Outdoor TV Comes at a Competitive Price

A photo of the Element outdoor Roku TV.
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People who want to stick a TV on their porch have two options. Either shell out $2,000+ for a weather-resistant set, or stick an outdoor cover over a regular TV and cross your fingers. But Roku is shaking things up a bit with its first outdoor TV, which costs nearly half the price of the competition.

Available now, the 55-inch Element Roku Outdoor TV costs just $1,300 but boasts an IP55 weather and dust-resistance rating and tempered anti-glare glass. It’s also got the guts to withstand temperatures between -4 and 104 degrees Fahrenheit (that’s -15.6 to 40 degrees Celsius).

Spec-wise, we’re looking at a 4K resolution, HDR 10 support, Dolby Atmos, a 60Hz refresh rate, 700 nits of brightness (for daytime use), and “powerful built-in speakers.” These features are exactly what you’d expect from a much more expensive outdoor TV—needless to say, we’re shocked that Element and Roku managed to produce something so affordable.

Now, 700 nits isn’t ideal for daytime use (unless you’re in a covered area). It seems that Element and Roku made a big comprise here, as Samsung’s outdoor TVs shine at 2,000 nits. The problem, of course, is that Samsung’s 55-inch outdoor TV costs $3,500. That’s nearly three times the price of the Roku.

This TV also has a 60Hz refresh rate, which is somewhat underwhelming for the price. Many other outdoor TVs, including Samsung’s, offer a 120Hz refresh rate for super-smooth sports and games.

The Element outdoor Roku TV is now available at Walmart for $1,300. The TV will also arrive in-store and online at Meijer “in the coming weeks.”

Element 55-inch Outdoor Roku TV

Element’s 55-inch outdoor Roku TV costs significantly less than the competition, yet it still offers a 4K resolution, HDR and Dolby Atmos support, and an IP55 water and dust resistance rating.

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