Let's set the record straight

A message from SunBriteTV

As the leader in outdoor television, SunBriteTV is often compared to by industry challengers and “wanna-bes.” We’d like to take this opportunity to state the facts and clear the air regarding others’ manipulation of technical comparisons. Although competition is good for all industries – misinformation is not. We’ve noticed several inaccuracies by a few challengers in the market … inaccurate information that can mislead consumers. SunBriteTV is the inventor of consumer outdoor TV - with over ten (10) years' experience, and considered the innovation leader that others have followed. In addition to our Best-in-Class proprietary designs and features, our use of the most advanced materials available, our CSA and CE Certifications including our certified testing results replicating extreme salt, fog, heat, dust, water and freezing environments, we offer our customers Best-in-Class customer service and support. We stand behind our all-weather products electing to make certified testing a standard operating procedure as opposed to purposely confusing customers with deceptive UL/CSA/CE certifications and misleading specification claims. We don't imitate other manufacturer's products, we innovate. We’ve built a positive reputation of integrity, progressive outdoor TV products and top-notch customer support. To that “other company” who lists SunBriteTV by name on their website day-in and day-out, thank you for the publicity and the orders it has generated for SunBriteTV. Our thousands of repeat and new customers will attest, SunBriteTV is highly regarded and committed to quality and customer care.

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Product History Inventor and original designer of the Outdoor Consumer TV dating back to 2004. The leader in design, innovation and routinely copied.READ Acquired Ciil product line in 2013. A product line with very little history with AV distributors and dealers. Basically same Ciil technology today.READ 2015 models mimic products already in the market using powder coated aluminum.READ Modified consumer indoor TVs to be used as outdoor TVs.READ Launched product line approximately 2.5 years ago. Not primary business product line.READ
CSA or UL Certified for North America Safety Standards
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Certified Fog Test Yes Caution-Customer is advised to verifyREAD Caution-Customer is advised to verifyREAD Caution-Customer is advised to verifyREAD Caution-Customer is advised to verifyREAD
Certified Salt Test Yes Caution-Customer is advised to verifyREAD Caution-Customer is advised to verifyREAD Caution-Customer is advised to verifyREAD Caution-Customer is advised to verifyREAD
Certified Heat Test Yes Caution-Customer is advised to verifyREAD Caution-Customer is advised to verifyREAD Caution-Customer is advised to verifyREAD Caution-Customer is advised to verifyREAD
Certified Dust Test Yes Caution-Customer is advised to verifyREAD Caution-Customer is advised to verifyREAD Caution-Customer is advised to verifyREAD Caution-Customer is advised to verifyREAD
Certified Freeze Test Yes Caution-Customer is advised to verifyREAD Caution-Customer is advised to verifyREAD Caution-Customer is advised to verifyREAD Caution-Customer is advised to verifyREAD
Certified Water Test Yes Caution-Customer is advised to verifyREAD Caution-Customer is advised to verifyREAD Caution-Customer is advised to verifyREAD Caution-Customer is advised to verifyREAD
Published Case Studies of actual complex installations
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IP Rating
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CE Certification
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Smart TV - The Truth for Outdoor TVs
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Second generation solution in developmentREAD No Using Basic Dongle StickREAD Customer advised to ask for technical detailsREAD No
Exchange policy available Yes Yes Customer advised to read warranty; Do-it-Yourself ProgramREAD Yes Yes
In-home/onsite repair Yes Customer is advised to verifyREAD No No No
Two-year warranty for all models Yes Customer is advised to verifyREAD Customer is advised to verifyREAD Customer is advised to verifyREAD Customer is advised to verifyREAD
Displays in major retail locations Yes No No No No
Professional Installation Network Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Speakers included with all consumer models Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Online factory direct sales Yes No Yes No No
No fee 30 day return policy Yes No Customer is advised to verifyREAD No Customer is advised to verifyREAD
Performance Claims
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The facts

CSA / UL Facts | Not having a CSA or UL (Underwriter's Laboratory) North American Safety Certification for Outdoor Use increases the risks to the consumer of electrical shock and fire hazard substantially. All products sold through traditional retail channels must have these ratings. All electrical products for home and business environments (microwaves, lamps, indoor TVs, computers, TVs, etc.) must have these certifications on the products themselves. A certified product will be clearly marked with the CSA or UL stamp indicating it passed the required tests. In our experience, foreign and domestic Internet direct sales companies are the most notorious for attempting to sell untested, unregistered products that are not certified and may not meet these standards.

IP Rating It is defined in the international standards and specifies the degree of protection against dust and water ingress. For outdoor products the tests are required for use of the CE stamp. The rating is self-certifying and a report by a recognized laboratory validates the test procedures and results. Buyer Beware, some manufactures simply assume an IP rating, but don’t run the tests. Ask for the lab test report backing up the claims.

CE Rating Buyer beware, the CE Certification is a self-certifying process which means some manufacturers may arbitrarily "stamp" CE on their product without the required testing. The truth of the matter is a manufacturer must meet the requirements of the international safety standards. Products must undergo and pass the required safety tests contained in those standards. A report, prepared by a recognized testing laboratory, will confirm the validity of the CE stamp on their product. Without the report the stamp is fraudulent. The CE stamp is only recognized in Europe and is required along with the report for importing products into the EU. It does not mean the product is Certified for the North American market. CE does not qualify a product as meeting the required North American safety standards and is not accepted by North American retailers and safety inspectors.

The Truth About Smart TV for the Outdoors | By simply throwing in a WiFi wireless "dongle" and claiming to have Smart TV for an outdoor application is highly misleading. There are significant challenges in providing reliable SmartTV functionality and SunBriteTV is actively engineering a Second Generation SmartTV solution (first solution launched in early 2014) to overcome all of these challenges. Most SmartTV wireless "dongles" have limited WiFi range to begin with but becomes very limited when installed inside a TV. Further complicating a TV set-up outdoors is the distance between the TV and the wireless access point and then add-in all the interference found in exterior environments. The SmartTV "dongles" do not support a wired internet connection (or the option for a hard wired system), so if the WiFi connection is not reliable, then the SmartTV will also not be reliable.

Performance Claims | There is only one company that actually makes performance claims against the other manufacturers (as opposed to specification comparisons). This company is making false claims relating to picture quality, air gap technologies, etc., which are based on what, their opinion? Consumers beware. If certified testing is not available to back up these false claims, reconsider your purchasing options.

Just a few of our customers

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A case study

“We chose SunBriteTV because the displays were not only an aesthitic fit but because the weatherproofing technology guaranteed high performance in every climate.”

— Rusty Wagner, SVP, Reflect Systems

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