Just want to show movies in the backyard - AVS Forum
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-06-2013, 08:17 PM - Thread Starter
Newbie
 
sk4399's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Hello,
My Daughters really want to watch movies outside under the stars. I know nothing about AVS and I would like to get a good projector but I don't need the best. Can you help me?

Thanks,
Katy
sk4399 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-06-2013, 09:49 PM
Advanced Member
 
jandawil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: So Cal (High Desert)
Posts: 844
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
You may want to check out the outdoor theater forum. Otherwise you need to provide us with a lot more information like your budget, what size screen you want to project onto, etc. the folks here are a very nice bunch and very helpful. Just need a bit more info to help. Best place to start is the outdoor theater forum. You can get some ideas and other basics there. Just a ballpark... A new projector can start as low as $400 for a decent one on up. If you want cheaper you'd have to go used which has its risks. Also you'll need to hear the movie so you will need some sort of stereo/speaker setup.... Not to mention a blu-ray or DVD player.

jandawil is offline  
Old 08-08-2013, 11:10 PM
AVS Special Member
 
lespurgeon's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: California
Posts: 2,462
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 42
Panasonic 100 might be a good place to look.
lespurgeon is offline  
Old 08-09-2013, 02:15 AM
Advanced Member
 
niggenz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: San Jose, CA 95123
Posts: 602
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Liked: 22
What's your budget for this in total?

HTPC: Intel NUC (DC53427HYE) running OpenELEC/Win7 Dual Boot
Projector: Optoma HD131Xe
Receiver: Onkyo TX-NR809
Screen: Elite Spectrum Electric 125"
Media Server: NAS4Free Core 2 Quad 2.40GHz
niggenz is offline  
Old 08-09-2013, 07:56 PM
AVS Special Member
 
fierce_gt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Canada
Posts: 4,738
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 937 Post(s)
Liked: 1022
you might be better off going with something like this: http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/jsp/HomeEntProjectors/Home/MovieMate.do

I actually watched a movie outside just a couple nights ago. used my laptop and an old projector and I have to say it would probably be a huge waste of money for me to do anything more than that. maybe if I lived out in the country, but there's no way I could enjoy a movie the way I want to see it without pissing off a few neighbours, haha. but then again, it's doesn't get dark enough to even think about watching one until about 10pm here. or else it's winter...

Displays: Samsung PN64F8500/JVC X35
AVR: Pioneer VSX-1018AH, 5.1 audio
Sources: HTPC(Mediabrowser), PS3, XBOX360, Wii, Sony DVP-CX995V
Control: Harmony One
fierce_gt is online now  
 

Tags
Panasonic Pt Ar100u Lcd Projector
Thread Tools


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off