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I am looking for some advice; I am looking at buying projection equipment for outdoor use and not hiring for an event I am planning. I am rather clueless when it comes to using the correct projector for optimum use. The projection is to be run throughout the daytime in a busy city centre so the audience amount can differ. Would you be able to offer me some advice or point me in the right direction?



Thank you for your time.
post #2 of 10
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Originally Posted by iriegirl View Post

I am looking for some advice; I am looking at buying projection equipment for outdoor use and not hiring for an event I am planning. I am rather clueless when it comes to using the correct projector for optimum use. The projection is to be run throughout the daytime in a busy city centre so the audience amount can differ. Would you be able to offer me some advice or point me in the right direction?



Thank you for your time.

What's your budget like? I don't think this would be possible with front projection. I think the only way to do this would be with rear projection. I would advise you find a way to make rear projection happen.

Benito
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I am looking for some advice; I am looking at buying projection equipment for outdoor use and not hiring for an event I am planning. I am rather clueless when it comes to using the correct projector for optimum use. The projection is to be run throughout the daytime in a busy city centre so the audience amount can differ. Would you be able to offer me some advice or point me in the right direction?



Thank you for your time.
I agree this will be difficult to impossible without a large budget.
You may want to check out the Backyard theater forum at http://backyardtheater.com/forums/
I have 2 outdoor screens 5'x9' fixed and 16'x9' inflatable. We start ~45 min before dark with a 2000 lumen projector. I knew nothing about this when I started and fould BYT to be a great resource for this type of situation. You could say it is the AVS of outdoor theater
post #4 of 10
There is the blackdiamond screen, but I don't know about outside use.

http://www.screeninnovations.com/
post #5 of 10
Front projection cannot compete with daylight. The image, at best, will be washed out with no contrast, no blacks. It will be barely viewable in broad daylight.

Rear projection will work only if the area behind the screen is totally isolated and dark. And this takes up a lot of space.

These reasons are why outdoor venues use large LED screens, not projection.
post #6 of 10
out door with full sun lights. You gonna need serious money on high lumen projector and pair it up with a Black Diamond screen.
post #7 of 10
Doesn't Mitsubishi sell an 85" rear projection TV? That is the way to go - or whatever smaller size will work. An 85" rear projection outdoors will be worlds better than any 120" front projection, no matter how much money you throw at it.

If you must have bigger - such as a billboard - then you will need the outdoor LED screen mentioned by Sheridan. They are lower resolution, but when you stand 100 yards away it won't matter.

Get the Mitsubishi 85" rear projection set and hoist it up - that's what you need.
post #8 of 10
you want a grey screen and a business class 4000 lumen projector I would think. Not cheap, and not very good indoors. only designed to work relatively well when light is high. Contrast and color fidelity will be junk.
post #9 of 10
Outdoors with sun light, nothing front projection will work.
post #10 of 10
Front projectors have no chance of working under the OP's conditions. Sunlight equals approx. 100,000 lux and even a projector rated at 4000 lumens provides less than 1,000 lux when measured at the screen (when using a 120 inch screen). Sunlight wins big time.


Large outdoor displays are normally electronic displays (think Sony JumboTron) and cost mega dollars.
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