Peerless-AV debuts Neptune Full Sun TV that works in direct sunlight

Mike Wheatley

U.K.-based TV specialist Peerless-AV, which famously made the first-ever wall mount for an old-skool Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) TV back in the 1960s, has announced a new, super-bright outdoor TV model as part of its existing Neptune Shade series.


The Peerless-AV Neptune Shade series of specialist outdoor televisions first debuted in 2021, and were followed one-year later by the Neptune Partial Sun series. As you can imagine, those models are designed to cater to outdoor viewing in shaded, and partially sun-soaked settings, and with the launch of the Neptune Full Sun series, it now offers a TV that can bask in eternal sunshine without much impact on its picture quality.

As the name suggests, the Peerless-AV Neptune Full Sun Tvs can sit in the full sun, because they have a much brighter panel than the already-quite bright Partial Sun and Shade series TVs.

According to the company, the Neptune Full Sun TVs hit up to 800 nits of brightness, which is similar to what LG Electronics’ C3 OLED TV can achieve. While that’s nowhere near as bright as some of the new Mini-LED TVs we’ve seen recently, LG’s C3 OLED is generally deemed bright enough to do the job under direct sunlight.

Peerless-AV said the Full Sun TVs incorporate the webOS operating system, though it didn’t specify which version of that platform it's using. They're going on sale in the U.K. and the U.S., and are already available to buy in the latter country at stores such as B7H and Best Buy, bundled with a free “commercial grade” tilting wall mount that’s valued at $199 when sold separately.

Being bright enough to cope with direct sunlight is just one characteristic demanded of outdoor TVs, which must also be tough enough to endure exposure to the elements. That’s because electrical devices do not tend to stand up well to the weather, with high temperatures causing them to overheat, and rain crippling circuit boards etc. Snow is also problematic, leading to condensation that also breaks the electrical components.

Peerless-AV’s Neptune TVs are therefore built to withstand the worst that mother nature can throw at it, capable of dealing with extreme differences in temperature and sealed against rain, snow and dust. The TVs are equipped with IPS LCD panels, which are known for their ability to prevent blackening when being used at higher temperatures. The company claims it can operate in temperatures ranging from -30°C to 50°C. Moreover, the Neptune Full Sun TVs are based on an IP54-rated chassis, which means they’re protected from dust ingress and water spray.

The company is offering two sizes, with the 55-inch Neptune Full Sun TV starting at $2,799 and the 65-inch model going for $3,499. That’s considerably cheaper than Samsung Electronics’ dedicated outdoor TV, the 85-inch Terrace, which uses a Mini-LED panel and costs a cool $19,999.