Just figured I'd drop a quick line and say everything with my projector and outdoor screen has worked flawlessly this season...
after my first few movies... [I was lugging out the projector / stereo receiver / dvd player / and speakers] I learned fairly quickly, after don't tear downs a little intoxicated at like 2 AM or later sometimes, that I needed to streamline my equiptment... so I installed an outdoor electrical box to my deck below where my projector operates from. Inside the box I now have a coax conection ran to my Digital Cable splitter in the basement, and a set of RCA jacks [bought some simple rca ends and used some decent gauge shielded wire] Have male ends inside my house, plugged into my reciever [in my living room] to AUX... and female ends in the outdoor box outside. Already had outdoor speakers installed on my deck running to the "B" channel of my [living room] receiver.
So currently if I wanna watch a movie or HD cable broadcast, I just bring out the projector and video source [dvd player or cable box] Hook the DVD up via component and use the RCAs I installed for basic AUDIO. When using the cable box, same idea... just hook up to the coax feed, and component to the projector and RCA for the AUDIO.
Only issue I have now is adjusting the volume... got to go inside the house for that... will address that issue soon! [maybe an impedence matched outdoor volume control inline with the speakers]
This setup simplifies me to just two lightwieght components [projector / video source]
Also can now hookup someone's IPOD to the RCAs [or anything else for that matter] to listen to music on the deck... or just use my MP3 jukebox from inside the house.
Also, I've now had a few outdoor gaming nights [after the purchase of my Xbox 360] works great being that the Xbox's controllers are RF wireless an work up to about 40 feet ... games look AMAZING that big and in HD. Had some marathon sessions of Madden '07 ... just don't forget the beer!
Been using the projector indoors [now that winter has set in] extremely happy with it.