Need help! Bought wrong projector for outdoor?
Hello everyone, I'm trying to dig myself out of a hole here so any help would be GREATLY appreciated!
I wanted to set up an outdoor theater for the kiddos in our backyard. Friday night movie night!
So I purchased the following without doing my typical due diligence from Amazon: Epson Home Cinema 2040 projector, a 120" YardMaster screen, and a bluetooth transmitter. I set it all up last night as it was a beautiful night in Chicago and popped the popcorn..
I plugged my chromecast into the hdmi port on the back, set up the bluetooth speaker, and away we go! It worked!
Except for one thing.
I had no idea what throw size is...up until last night. I had the screen set up 25-30ft away from the patio where the Epson was set up on a card table...so I couldn't get the image on the screen. I played with all the Epson settings and started Googling frantically. I moved the screen closer, and closer, and closer...I eventually got it working by setting up the card table literally 10ft in front of the screen. This wasn't a great viewing experience as there is no real room for anyone to sit in front of the screen (on the grass typically) to watch the movie! A movie night disaster.
So here is my question, can I hack around with placement or get some sort of adapter lens for this projector or do I just return this Epson and start all over? I wanted to have the screen set up on the lawn and have the card table back more than 9-10ft so that we could camp out on a blanket in front of the screen...Clearly, I've made a huge mistake.
Any advice would be appreciated before I throw in the towel on this summer project.