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Backyard Theater
« on: September 01, 2015, 03:16:10 PM »
Any advice on screens or projectors for a backyard theater?
Pretty open to suggestions. Can do rear or front projection. Prefer LCD over DLP but this is for the kids, so not real important. I guess I prefer 1080p over 720p but again, not a requirement.
I'm set on audio.
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Re: Backyard Theater
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2020, 12:37:56 PM »
Any advice on screens or projectors for a backyard theater?
Pretty open to suggestions. Can do rear or front projection. Prefer LCD over DLP but this is for the kids, so not real important. I guess I prefer 1080p over 720p but again, not a requirement.
I'm set on audio.

did you ever pull the plug on a projector ? Thinking about doing something so i can watch hockey outside next month
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Re: Backyard Theater
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2020, 09:49:12 AM »
If anyone is interested I rolled the dice on an inexpensive projector and screen. The picture is pretty impressive. I only got it out last night to mess around with it but overall pretty happy. It can throw a huge screen depending on distance to the surface. That was my major tweak. Where i wanted to place the projector resulted in a HUGE picture that i dont have the screen for

over all screen + projector was less than $300. I had the scrap wood to build the frame (that will need some tweaking as well. the center post cast a slight shadow on the screen that i had not considered)

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Re: Backyard Theater
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2020, 10:11:30 AM »
the projector i went with
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07Z7FSQHN/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Screen
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07FB6VW1M/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

but admittedly i know nothing about this stuff other than the standard resolution etc. So i figured i would go cheap, see if I (or more importantly the wife) digs the outdoor experience before dropping real money

it does throw some heat and fans were audible but i was sitting right next to it. built in speakers are fine for social hanging (has a remote) but thin. headphone out similar but enough to drive my ATs i would definitely go alternate audio options for serious viewing

also i did no tweaks to setup so this is first impressions right out of the box
The picture above is from an old firestick 1st Gen over wifi (I ordered a new one for the projector but has yet to arrive)
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Re: Backyard Theater
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2020, 10:45:52 AM »
That looks pretty good. Thanks for sharing your experience.
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