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Roku Partners with Element on Their First Outdoor TV

Element and Roku enter the outdoor TV space with a 55-inch partial sun-compatible outdoor TV. Find out if this might be your Summer entertainment solution.

Roku Element Outdoor TV Lifestyle

Summer is almost upon us and entertainment starts moving outdoors. However, not only can you take your music with you, but there is a growing trend of consumers adding TV viewing to their outdoor entertainment options. 

There are several TV brands that offer outdoor TVs, including Sunbrite, MirageVision, SkyVue, Samsung Terrace, and more. However, Element has just announced its entry into the Outdoor TV market with not only its first outdoor TV model (EP400AB55R) but is also the first outdoor TV from any brand with Roku built-in

Roku Element Outdoor TV Rear

Weatherproof Features

The Element/Roku Outdoor TV incorporates an anti-glare screen and heavy-duty frame construction design to protect against commonly occurring water splashes, dust, dirt, humidity, and light snow. The rear connection panel comes with a cover for added production.  Element states that TV can operate in temperatures from -4°F to 104°F. 

  • Note: The EP400AB55R has a weatherproof rating of IP55. Also, this is “partial sun” TV – it is not meant to be viewed in direct sunlight. Consider placing it inside a covered patio. 
Roku Element Outdoor TV Side View

Roku Features

On the Roku side, this TV has OS11 built-in (is also upgradable to future versions) and includes all the capabilities of a Roku 4K UHD streaming device. This includes access to over 5,000 streaming apps (location dependent) including Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+, extensive content search, the Live TV Zone, and compatibility with the Roku Mobile App

  • Tip: Roku recommends an internet speed of 25 Mbps for stable 4K streaming.

As well as all Roku benefits the Roku onscreen menu also provides the gateway for users to navigate all the TV’s settings, including input selection, picture and sound settings, and other TV-specific options.

Roku Element Outdoor TV Home Screen

TV Features

In addition to built-in Roku features here is what else the Element/Roku Outdoor TV offers:

  • TV Type: Direct-Lit LED/LCD TV (No local dimming)
  • Screen Size: 55-inches
  • Panel Resolution: 3840 x 2160 (4K UHD)
  • Brightness: 700 nits max
  • Refresh Rate: 60 Hz (no additional motion processing indicated)
  • HDR (High Dynamic Range):  HDR10
Roku Element Outdoor TV HDR10

Inputs

  • HDMI (4 – 1 is HDMI-ARC enabled)
  • Composite video Inputs: 1 set 
  • USB (1) USB Video Format Support: H.265/HEVC, H.264/AVC (.MKV, .MP4, .MOV)
  • Analog (NTSC) and Digital (ATSC 1.0) TV Tuners

Outputs

  • Headphone (1 – 3.5mm)
  • Digital Optical (1 – for connection to a soundbar or external audio system)

Networking & Control

  • Ethernet LAN/WiFi: Built-in 
  • Control: Included Roku Voice Remote, as well as through the Roku Moblie App and additional support for Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple Siri (details in the user guide).  
Roku Element Outdoor TV Remote Control

Included Accessories

  • Power Cord
  • Remote Control with Protective Sleeve (Batteries Included)
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety Guide

Mounting & Dimensions

Pricing & Availability

The Element EP400AB55R Outdoor Roku TV is priced at $1,299.99 and is available from Walmart

Related reading: Best 4K TVs

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2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Tony Dyson

    May 21, 2022 at 2:16 pm

    What a terrible idea. TV already does too much damage indoors.

    • Ian White

      May 21, 2022 at 2:22 pm

      Tony,

      They sell so many of these, they can barely keep them in stock.

      Ian White

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