Now that the winter is here, and for those of us above, say, the 35th degreed lattitude will not be doing much outdoor viewing until May or so, what are you planning on doing to improve your visitor's experience and/or your setup for next season?
Based on some of the posts I've read, and some of my thoughts, here's my plans:
* Run permanent coax to outside PJ area so that I can receive the off-air HD signals and show baseball, etc. using my DishNetwork Receiver. (If the weather is not below 45 degs, I will seriously weigh showing the Superbowl outside in Feb w/ an open fire pit)
* Run underground flex conduit w/ speaker wires from PJ area to screen area and add a weather proof junction box so that I can just plug the front speaks (L/R/Center) to that box instead of running long wires up front each time
* Since my deck is over the PJ area, and the long end of the deck faces the screen, I will add 2 flood lights and 1 spot light to the deck with a dimmer switch near the PJ area so I can have the flood lights shining down on the sitting area for visitors to see while they set up their blankets, chairs, etc. And the spot light will hit the screen for an accent until show time. The floodlights will also be helpful at the end of the show for cleanup for both visitors and crew.
I can't think of anything else, but I'm curious to see what others are thinking of so that I may steal your ideas (if they aren't copyrighted in this lawsuit happy world we live in!!)
Oh, and those of you who do live below the 35th parallel, you can chime in as well. Thanks.