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Any of you folks doing backyard projection?

By mcluvin

9 months ago

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#1 9 months ago

I envision watching football on the big screen in my backyard at night this year. Any of you folks doing this? What's your setup? All advice is appreciated. I still haven't sorted out my screen setup.

#2 9 months ago

I’ve done this for a couple “movies in the pool” nights. (Bunch of friends come by and we’ll watch jaws or something while swimming and drinking booze). It’s a bit of a pain, but worth it.

My setup is pretty simple: projector, screen (got the screen from Amazon), and some speakers. The speakers I use are actually monitors for the days I used to be a semi-pro musician. Everything was setup pretty much how you’d set it up in a house, except outside.

The hardest part is getting the projector level. I mention the “monitor” speakers because you’re also going to want something that can pump out a lot of volume.

#3 9 months ago

I did "dive in" movies as well, pretty easy to do. You need projector, projector screen and laptop.

I have this screen: amazon.com link »

The hardest part for me was setting up the screen and keeping it from falling into the pool. But worth it.

#4 9 months ago

Thanks guys! I got my projector (HC2150) and am now trying to decide on a screen. There are a number of Da-Lites for sale used in my area for pretty cheap as well as a few Elite Screens. 120" diagonal seems to be a popular size and there are a few ~150". I'm inclined to go with the bigger screen as long as it isn't too cumbersome. This is mostly for evening football so trying to keep it cheap, but quality where I can. I've got an older, but nice HK soundbar I'm gonna try to use for sound.

#5 9 months ago

You don’t even need a screen if you have a large blank white wall.

#6 9 months ago
Quoted from TheFamilyArcade:

You don’t even need a screen if you have a large blank white wall.

I've got The Woods, so gotta get a screen.

#7 9 months ago

I just drape a bedsheet over the fence

#8 9 months ago

I built a rather large floating screen. Haven't brought it out in a couple years. Maybe this fall.

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