Watch TV by the pool - company markets weather-resistant televisions

Posted by Humphrey Cheung

Lux Entertainment is marketing a pair of weather-resistant entertainment centers. The ARRIS-AR26SSMCE and the ARRIS-AR26SSA contain 26" flat-panel LCD screens in a stainless steel shell. Lux Entertainment claims the shell is "virtually indestructible" and can shield the electronics from rain and water splashes.

Lux Entertainment

The AR26SSMCE is meant to stream media and a Windows Media Center Extender. A Wi-Fi connection will take movies, music and pictures from a Windows Media server and display them on the screen. In addition to the Sharp LCD screen, the unit contains two marine-grade speakers. The AR26SSA is basically the same unit without Wi-Fi and media extender. Buyers will need to use a long and weatherized extension cord with the systems: While the unit itself is weather-resistant, the required power outlet probably is not.

The AR26SSMCE is currently available for $6500 and the AR26SSA is selling for $5800.