When it comes to television entertainment, we’ve come pretty far in a matter of mere decades. It wasn’t so long ago that families had a single TV, if any at all. It was usually centrally located in a living room and everyone would gather to watch the small, blurry, black-and-white screen. Old tube TVs weighed a ton, and there were only 3-4 channels available to watch. TVs these days weigh next to nothing, are about as thick as a paperback book and are found in almost every room of the average house. The HD screens can be enormous and display pictures that look crisper and clearer than real life, and the total number of channels has jumped from three or four to three or four thousand, maybe more.

So what is the next frontier for TVs to conquer? Believe it or not, TVs and are shaking the surly bonds of household confinement and, with the help of landscape architects and audio visual pros, becoming the cornerstone of the modern backyard entertainment center.

Taking it outside

There was a time when you wouldn’t even dream of watching TV outside, but thanks to companies like SunbriteTV, the indoor theater experience is venturing outside for the first time. SunbriteTV’s amazing televisions are designed to not only weather the elements, but also be viewable in the glare caused by direct sunlight. And as cool as it sounds on paper, it really is much more amazing to see in person; a super clear, crisp and glare-free picture on an outside TV at 12 noon is almost surreal. And since TV is nothing without sound (well, I guess you could turn on closed captioning…), AVX incorporates custom outdoor audio solutions as part of every backyard entertainment center. AVX proudly works with companies like Sony, Sonos and Onkyo for custom audio solutions, so you know you are getting the best products from the people with the most knowledge. It’s a win-win!

Landscaping and your backyard entertainment center

If you are serious about a backyard entertainment center, the SunbriteTV and audio solutions are really just the beginning. To create a truly outstanding backyard entertainment center, it is as much about where the entertainment is located as the equipment itself. AVX works with a number of landscape architects to transform plain backyards into locales that would fit right in at Epcot Center’s World of Tomorrow ride. Built-ins and freestanding structures both require major landscape planning, and no one would want a beautiful outdoor entertainment center located in a yard with unkempt trees, little or no grass or just plain ugliness. Landscape architects can be instrumental in planning the features every backyard would benefit from; pools, bars, gazebos, grills and food prep areas and even unconventional features like treehouses. AVX’s pro designers and installers, working hand-in-hand with landscape architects, have created some truly unforgettable backyard entertainment centers.

What are you waiting for?

The summer may be drawing to a close, but it’s never too early to begin planning for next summer’s outdoors lifestyle. Getting the ball rolling now would mean that you can greet next year’s warmer weather with a finished backyard entertainment center, and it would be only the first of many years of enjoyment you’ll get from having it. Give AVX a call today at (855)-856-9289 or reach us by email at [email protected] for a free quote. TV and entertainment systems have come quite a long way, and working with AVX means you’ll be on the forefront of the next big evolution in how we enjoy media. Get rid of that rusted swing set or old, dead tree and replace it with an amazing backyard entertainment center.