Good Evening folks,
We just finished up a pretty big outdoor renovation, when I thought, why didn't I plan for an outdoor screen?!? It would have been nice to incorporate it better, but I think its still manageable. Let me know what you guys think of my plan.
Placement: Exterior wall of home, ~19w x 8t (really ~11 ft tall but plants will take up about 3 ft) surrounded by 20x15 stone patio with firepit, 3 feet from the house on one side, grassy backyard on the other.
Screen Size: I was thinking the 165" diagonal carlofet DIY screen and being able to hook it underneath the eve of the roof line, screen size would be about 12w & 7t so the height should fit my opening.
Projector: BenQ 1080ST. I like the versatility of the short throw, and its well reviewed. It'll be my first projector but I feel like you typically want the projector in front of seating right? If so, I'll definitely need the ST.
Audio/Video Feed: Right now I have 2 outdoor speakers feeding off my main receiver. Those speakers have the option of playing the same audio feed that the 5.1 system is playing inside, so I was thinking about getting an hdmi splitter/switch and then running a longgg HDMI feed outside whenever needed. This would probably require a 75+ run, is that a problem? Long term solution would be to run underneath house, but I want to make sure I like it first.
Here's a few pictures of what I'm working with. Dimensions: potential screen area ~19x8, Patio ~20 x15.