I have a 12' x 20' Pergola outside that I want to put an outdoor "theater" in. I am planning on using a 120" 16x9 white screen with 1.1 gain from Elite Screens on Amazon. I plan on setting it in the center of the wide (20') section as the set up has us sitting facing out from the house. I am also planning on getting the BenQ W1080ST Projector as I will need a short throw. It looks like I should be able to set it up 6'7" from the screen for a 120" picture.
I can't decide if I should put a tarp up and use a computer speaker setup (so that I wouldn't need a receiver) or get some outdoor speakers. I can get a new set of Logitech Z906 500w 5.1 speakers for $200 that just connect directly to the projector. Otherwise I need a receiver and some nice outdoor speakers that will cost A LOT more.
As far as setting up the projector, I can either just set it on a coffee table or I can mount it to the top of the pergola.
Anyone have any thoughts or suggestions?
Thank you for the response. I meant a tarp to cover the whole pergola. It only rains about 2 weeks a year (East Bay area in California).
I would like to leave it out although it does hit 90+ during the Summer. Maybe leave the speakers up and have a quick disconnect for the projector (or just use the projector on the table).
Of course having a tarp over the pergola kind of defeats the purpose...
Oh, instead of a home theater in a box, shouldn't I just get a receiver and some outdoor speakers? I would just have to pack up the receiver and the projector, right?
For some reason my wife really doesn't want me to get a projector. She would rather I get a 65" 4K TV for the house. Small dilemma here. My plan was to get the projector now for decent price (less than $2,000 for the whole setup) and later get a 65" OLED 4K TV. Hmmmmm.