Front projectors outdoors, think drive-in movie theaters (if you are old enough to remember those), think only open when its night. Front projectors are only suitable for night time outdoor use. Probably the only consumer technology that is bright enough is LCD flat panel TVs and then only if the TV is kept in a shaded area, has a bright image and a anti-reflective coating on the screen. I use a Sony LCD HDTV on a wall swivel mount under the cover of my lanai (mounted about 7 ft. up front the floor and tilted downward). The lanai is next to my pool and that works out OK as it protected from the weather and can be seen from the pool and spa and nearby seating.
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