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Old 06-16-2020, 06:11 PM   #1
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Given social distancing, I'm seriously looking in to setting up my backyard as a little outdoor Theater so my friends and I can keep up our old movie nights

what I'm trying to decide is if I should just get a basic 1080p projector for that or spend a few hundred dollars more and get a 4K one that I could possibly use inside I do have a very small house though, so probably be at wherever I live next LOL. I do plan on getting a projector that is at least 3000 lumens
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I don't think projectors can be used outdoors, but there are TVs that are specifically made for outdoor use. You may want to check into those.
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If it's just for throwing a fun show for friends, then you might want to take a look at the following. It's $99, supports 1080p, 3800 LUX and comes recommended for outdoor use.

https://www.amazon.com/VIVIMAGE-Projector-Supported-Portable-Compatible/dp/B07SPCMZ3S/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=outdoor+projecto r&qid=1592343450&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyWDJIS 1RTOVk0SzIyJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNjcxOTM5RkNZQURBSlI 0SU1VJmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTAxNjgxMTMxWFU4T01VRFZYW EJJJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfYXRmJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGl yZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==
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That's a super awesome deal! Thank you. I think I might be getting this one.

Slim Dude, yes projectors can be used outside if you can hook them up the right way. Plenty of people have built their own little mini backyard theater, and my city even used to do movies in the park every summer before the virus happened.
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That's a super awesome deal! Thank you. I think I might be getting this one.

Slim Dude, yes projectors can be used outside if you can hook them up the right way. Plenty of people have built their own little mini backyard theater, and my city even used to do movies in the park every summer before the virus happened.
One of my local cafe/bar/restaurants here on the good ol' Isle of Wight does seasonal outdoor screenings of movies, achieved via the magic of portable projector. Just over a year ago, I attended their showing of Solo, and it literally was only a projector hooked up to a laptop and a couple of industrial PA speakers and played on a giant inflatable screen.

The results were pretty damn impressive - a shame about the smoking/drinking scumbag mothers glued tot he their phones whom let their kids run riot and ruin everyone else's fun.

Being literally next to the beach, it was odd to hear the waves lapping behind you as blaster-fire roared in front.

Have fun!
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Not sure what you're looking for in an outdoor projector.

The only difference would be projectors designed for ruggedness in terms of temperature swings and moisture. You could probably just bring your projector indoors and save a lot of money unless you are making a permanent outdoor venue that has to withstand rain, dew, snow, etc.
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The idea of that makes me shudder. Index of 106 degrees here due to the humidity. In the summer, we can reach humidity levels of 93%+, pushing the index to over 110.
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The primary idea of buying a projector in the moment is to allow for social distancing. My father lives me and is high risk, so I want friends in my backyard (which is nearly bigger than my house strangely).

But I love the idea of using it indoors myself.
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Yes, so you just want to get an indoor projector and bring it outside, but not when it's raining.
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