Frequently Asked Questions

General

What are the differences between The TV Shield® & The Display Shield®?


The TV Shield® is a “residential grade” enclosure at a lower price point which can open and close easily for direct viewing and listening of the TV or Display. The Lexan® Polycarbonate Shield is hinged at the top with prop arms that can be used to keep the front viewing panel or Shield in the upwards position. There are two keyed (2) locks (chambered) for security. Fans don’t come standard and can be ordered as an option. The Display Shield® is a “commercial grade” enclosure that comes standard with security screws used all the way around the LEXAN® ultra-clear shatter resistant Polycarbonate front Shield. It cannot be opened easily nor propped up like The TV Shield®. This is perfect for those who intend to just put the TV or Display in and leave it closed, sealed and secure at all times.




How do the speakers sound in the enclosures ?


All TV’s are different and have varying levels of speaker systems. Most of the time you can hear just fine by simply turning your TV up than your normal listening volume if it's quiet. However, our full enclosures (The TV Shield, The Display Shield, The TV Shield PRO, The TV Shield PRO Portrait blocks around 50-80% of the sound) and our TV Shield Pro Lite blocks around 20% of it (open back design). The TV Shield’s polycarbonate cover can be raised on its hinge and propped open with its standard prop arms to make more effective use of the TV’s speakers. When The TV Shield® is used in the closed position, TV sound volume is reduced. Some people want to improve sound overall in any case with their TV, especially in outdoor or loud environments so the use of Outdoor Speakers is recommended, if you plan to watch in the closed position or want overall improved sound. The Display Shield® has been designed with a semi permanently affixed front panel so in some cases external speaker systems are recommended. Again it all depends on the quality of your TV or Displays internal speaker system, the environment and intended use.




How do you get your TV to move forward inside The TV Shield / The Display Shield?


Because of the Internal Mount provided with the purchase of any TV Shield / Display Shield (36-43 size and +), you should be fine. However, regarding our 19-29 and 30-32 enclosure sizes you can get a 2 inch Flat Screen Spacer Kit to allow you to set your TV 2" further off the back of the enclosure moving it closer to the clear front panel. Do not hesitate to contact us if you need more info's.




If glare is an issue, how can it be addressed ?


There is no good answer for glare even for TV’s or expensive outdoor tv’s. We have tested many different glare reducing films and none have worked to our satisfaction. Using a glare reducing Polycarbonate Shield creates a problem for off axis viewing and makes for a blurry direct view. The best anti-glare solution that PEC has found is an overlay film made by “NuShield”. We estimates that glare is reduced by about 40%. Another solution is to make sure you mount the enclosure high and point it downward with the sun at the back of the unit. Or to use a tilting, articulating mount to adjust the angle of the TV or the viewing angle.




Is there a thermostat or auto on-off feature on the fans ?


Yes ! The fans are thermostatically controlled to turn the fans on at 31,1 Celcius degrees and off at 25,6 Celcius degrees.




Benefits of our TV enclosures ?


Anyone who wants to protect their indoor LCD, LED, Plasma TV or Digital Signage Digital Display in any indoor or outdoor environment. This includes homeowners who entertain outdoors, snowbirds, RV owners, boat owners, sports tailgaters, and owners of hotels, resorts, sports bars, restaurants, beach or ‘tiki’ bars, country clubs, and any other outdoor or indoor entertainment venue. Do not VOID your warranty by having your TV exposed to the elements!!! Protect your TV with our TV protective enclosure solution.




What kind of material's are The TV Shield® & The Display Shield® made out of?


We researched and tested many materials (metals, coated wood/synthetic wood products, fiberglass, and many plastics) until we found the perfect solution. The TV Shield® & The Display Shield® outdoor weatherproof and water resistant TV enclosure is crafted from a premium, flexible material because of its strong, water resistant, scratch resistant, and UV resistant properties. The housing of The TV Shield® is made from HMWP “High Molecular Weight Polyethylene”, the same material used in outdoor slides or pool slides. The front panel is made from an industry leading ¼ inch thick shatter resistant and ultra-clear LEXAN ® polycarbonate, the same material used in bullet proof glass!




Does the ennclosure protect the back as well as the front of an outside TV?


Yes, The TV Shield® & The Display Shield® are complete TV/Display enclosures and protect your TV 360°. The TV mounts inside of the outdoor TV enclosure.




Will the outdoor TV enclosure work with different kinds of wall mounts ?


Yes, The TV Shield® & The Display Shield® are engineered to be “universal”, and is able to be used with all “standard” VESA mounting systems, up to 600×600. The TV Shield® & The Display Shield® are manufactured with pre-drilled holes to fit your mount and configuration (this not only lets our Patent Pending TV Shield ® & The Display Shield® be “universal”, but also allows the minimum of holes or moisture entry points), using the provided instructions.




How do I clean the front window of my TV SHIELD® LEXAN® ?


Your outdoor The TV Shield® will look its best when kept clean. The front and back housing can be cleaned with a mild soap and water; however the front panel is a special LEXAN® material, which will look best if you use one of our APPROVED CLEANING PRODUCTS. Contact us for more details.




How do I place an order ?


Visit our secure, user-friendly STORE and complete the ordering and payment information. ALL online payments are SECURE for your safety. You can also CALL US at: 514-313-9616 | 1-877-313-8967. We will be happy to take your order over the phone or answer any questions you may have. Still have questions? We are here to help. CHAT with us online or email us through our contact page.




Can I use any TV or Display ?


Yes almost any standard flat screen Television or Display can fit inside The TV Shield, The Display Shield, The TV Shield PRO, The TV Shield PRO Portrait and The TV Shield PRO Lite enclosures that fit within the specifications for that enclosure. (See specs for each enclosure) This includes LED, LCD or Plasma.




Are the fans useful for my application type ?


It depends. If your application is indoor (regular temperature), you should be fine without any. However, we do strongly recommend to choose the fan option for any outdoor (during the summer time) or high temperature application. This will prevent your TV to overheat.





The TV Shield

How does The TV Shield & The Display Shield mount ?


The enclosure is mounted “sandwiched” between the TV and any standard “store bought” VESA TV mount, we also offer specific mounts that we have selected that are of great value and offer all the features you could want. The TV Shield and/or The Display Shield can be mounted using flat mounts, tilting mounts, tilting and articulating mounts or ceiling mounts. They can also be inset into a wall if being done during a build and planned for in advance.




What is The TV Shield®?


The TV Shield® is the ultimate in indoor and outdoor TV protection. The TV Shield®, outdoor TV enclosure and cover is designed to protect from water, weather, flying objects, vandalism and theft and the solution to being able to use regular every day TV’s (not the expensive outdoor TV’s) in an outdoor environment. While also securing the TV against theft and damage, outdoors, or indoors. Watch, protect and secure any TV in almost any environment!




Will my TV fit inside of The TV Shield ?


Please measure the outside dimensions of your TV or Display, or the planned TV, and compare to the inside dimensions (MAX INTERIOR DIMENSIONS) listed on this page. The TV Shield 19-29 - Dimension 19"-29" Fits most 19” to 29” televisions MAX INTERIOR DIMENSIONS: 27.75" (W) x 19.75" (H) x 4.75" (D) EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS: 32.25" (W) x 23.75" (H) x 6.25" (D) WEIGHT: 15 LBS The TV Shield 30-32 - Dimension 30"-32" Fits most 30” to 32” televisions MAX INTERIOR DIMENSIONS: 29.50" (W) x 18.00" (H) x 3.80" (D) EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS: 34.25" (W) x 21.90" (H) x 4.90" (D) WEIGHT: 16 LBS The TV Shield 36-43 - Dimension 36"-43" Fits most 36” to 43” televisions MAX INTERIOR DIMENSIONS: 38.75" (W) x 23.50" (H) x 3.80" (D) EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS: 42.25" (W) x 27.125" (H) x 7.00" (D) WEIGHT: 24 LBS The TV Shield 44-50 - Dimension 44"-50" Fits most 44” to 50” televisions MAX INTERIOR DIMENSIONS: 44.80" (W) x 27.50" (H) x 4.10" (D) EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS: 49.50" (W) x 31.35" (H) x 6.80" (D) WEIGHT: 39 LBS The TV Shield 52-55 - Dimension 52"-55" Fits most 52” to 55” televisions MAX INTERIOR DIMENSIONS: 50.80" (W) x 31.35" (H) x 4.10" (D) EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS: 55.40" (W) x 35.00" (H) x 6.90" (D) WEIGHT: 50 LBS The TV Shield 60-65 - Dimension 60"-65" Fits most 60” to 65” televisions MAX INTERIOR DIMENSIONS: 59.75" (W) x 36.35" (H) x 4.10" (D) EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS: 64.40" (W) x 41.10" (H) x 6.90" (D) WEIGHT: 67 LBS Still not sure? Do not hesitate to chat with us, give us a call 1-514-313-9616 | 1-877-313-8967 or send us an e-mail at info@tvprotec.ca. We will check for you :)





The Display Shield

When using The Display Shield® Vertically, what is done with the vent at the top of the enclosure?


Vertically oriented The Display Shield® for Digital Signage or Digital Displays are available direct from the factory. The vents and fan are placed for vertical orientation.




Will my TV fit inside of The Display Shield ?


Please measure the outside dimensions of your TV or Display, or the planned TV, and compare to the inside dimensions (MAX INTERIOR DIMENSIONS) listed on this page. The Display Shield 19-29 - Dimension 19"-29" Fits most 19” to 29” televisions MAX INTERIOR DIMENSIONS: 27.75" (W) x 19.75" (H) x 4.75" (D) EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS: 32.25" (W) x 23.75" (H) x 6.25" (D) WEIGHT: 15 LBS The Display Shield 30-32 - Dimension 30"-32" Fits most 30” to 32” televisions MAX INTERIOR DIMENSIONS: 29.50" (W) x 18.00" (H) x 3.80" (D) EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS: 34.25" (W) x 21.90" (H) x 4.90" (D) WEIGHT: 16 LBS The Display Shield 36-43 - Dimension 36"-43" Fits most 36” to 43” televisions MAX INTERIOR DIMENSIONS: 38.75" (W) x 23.50" (H) x 3.80" (D) EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS: 42.25" (W) x 27.125" (H) x 7.00" (D) WEIGHT: 24 LBS The Display Shield 44-50 - Dimension 44"-50" Fits most 44” to 50” televisions MAX INTERIOR DIMENSIONS: 44.80" (W) x 27.50" (H) x 4.10" (D) EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS: 49.50" (W) x 31.35" (H) x 6.80" (D) WEIGHT: 39 LBS The Display Shield 52-55 - Dimension 52"-55" Fits most 52” to 55” televisions MAX INTERIOR DIMENSIONS: 50.80" (W) x 31.35" (H) x 4.10" (D) EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS: 55.40" (W) x 35.00" (H) x 6.90" (D) WEIGHT: 50 LBS The Display Shield 60-65 - Dimension 60"-65" Fits most 60” to 65” televisions MAX INTERIOR DIMENSIONS: 59.75" (W) x 36.35" (H) x 4.10" (D) EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS: 64.40" (W) x 41.10" (H) x 6.90" (D) WEIGHT: 67 LBS Still not sure? Do not hesitate to chat with us, give us a call 1-514-313-9616 | 1-877-313-8967 or send us an e-mail at info@tvprotec.ca. We will check for you :)




How does The TV Shield & The Display Shield mount ?


The enclosure is mounted “sandwiched” between the TV and any standard “store bought” VESA TV mount, we also offer specific mounts that we have selected that are of great value and offer all the features you could want. The TV Shield and/or The Display Shield can be mounted using flat mounts, tilting mounts, tilting and articulating mounts or ceiling mounts. They can also be inset into a wall if being done during a build and planned for in advance.





The TV Shield PRO

Will my TV fit inside of The TV Shield PRO ?


Please measure the outside dimensions of your TV or Display, or the planned TV, and compare to the inside dimensions (MAX INTERIOR DIMENSIONS) listed on this page. The TV Shield PRO 42-50 - Dimension 42"-50" Fits most 42” to 50” televisions MAX INTERIOR DIMENSIONS: 45.95" (W) x 27.95" (H) x 3.94" (D) EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS: 49.01" (W) x 31.01" (H) x 7.75" (D) WEIGHT: 88 LBS The TV Shield PRO 55-60 - Dimension 55"-60" Fits most 55” to 60” televisions MAX INTERIOR DIMENSIONS: 55.95" (W) x 33.95" (H) x 3.94" (D) EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS: 59.01" (W) x 37.01" (H) x 7.75" (D) WEIGHT: 108 LBS The TV Shield PRO 65-70 - Dimension 65"-70" Fits most 65” to 70” televisions MAX INTERIOR DIMENSIONS: 63.95" (W) x 38.95" (H) x 3.94" (D) EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS: 67.01" (W) x 42.01" (H) x 7.75" (D) WEIGHT: 128 LBS The TV Shield PRO 75-85 - Dimension 75"-85" Fits most 75” to 85” televisions MAX INTERIOR DIMENSIONS: 74.95" (W) x 44.95" (H) x 3.94" (D) EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS: 78.01" (W) x 48.01" (H) x 7.75" (D) WEIGHT: 152 LBS Still not sure? Do not hesitate to chat with us, give us a call 1-514-313-9616 | 1-877-313-8967 or send us an e-mail at info@tvprotec.ca. We will check for you :)





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