And I must respectfully disagree with Kurt.
My understanding is that there is no liquid in a Liquid Crystal video
display; and certainly no WATER which could freeze. My understanding is
that LCD's are just like Plasma video displays in that they contain
crystalline solids that change their crystalline structure very rapidly
when a voltage is applied to them, making that material either opaque or
transparent. This is why plasma displays like you see on car stereos or
even on the car dashboard will always have a coloured background and
segments which are either black or very transparent (so that they're
darn near invisible).
Samsung says that their LCD TVs can be stored safely at temperatures
between -4 F to 113 F or -20 C to 45 C.
'Will Very Cold Or Very Warm Temperatures Affect My LCD TV? : LCD TV |
Samsung' (http://www.samsung.com/us/support/faq/FAQ00022506/22674 )
And, it says that storing their LCD TV's at temperatures above or below
that range "can" damage the TV set, not "will" damage the TV set, so
you've got some wiggle room on each side of that range.
And that kinda makes sense when you consider that lots of cars have LCD
video displays on the back of the front seat headrests so that the kids
in the back seat can watch TV so they don't get bored and start kicking
the back of the seats dad and mom are sitting in. And, those cars are
parked outdoors here in Canada in places like Yellow Knife in the North
West Territories where -40 C to -50 C temperatures are not uncommon in
winter. Also, lots of police cars have laptop computers in them with
LCD displays so the cop can check a car's license number to make sure
it's not stolen or check for any warrents for the person driving that
car, and those police cars can be parked at a crime scene for long
enough that the interior of the car gets very cold. GPS systems in cars
also use LCD video displays just like laptop computers.
But, if you do keep your LCD TV outdoors, you want to anchor it down
some way so that the wind doesn't knock it over or it get stolen. You
also want to cover it to keep the rain or snow melt out of it, and to
shade it from intense sunlight during the summer . Also, if you bring
it indoors during the winter, you want to give it a few days to warm up
to room temperature before plugging it in or turning it on. That's
because condensation forming on the cold circuit boards inside the TV
might cause electrical shorts which could wreck the electronics on those
boards. And, you want to wait long enough so that not only do those
circuit boards warm up to normal operating temperature, but any
condensation that might have formed on them also evaporates.
So, I expect that if you use your common sense, and you don't live where
outdoor temperatures don't fall too far below -4 F or too much above 113
F, then you can safely store your LCD TV outdoors. But store it so that
it's out of the Sun, out of the wind, covered so that rain or snow melt
can't get into the TV and anchored down so that it can't be stolen.