Originally Posted by robr
bumping this 2 year old post to see if anything else more budget minded has come along for a projector enclosure since DEERTV. that product looks great but it costs more than my projector I'm using outdoors!!
KINYTECH/DeerTV is still the lowest cost outdoor projector enclosure that I know of. It's a very basic unit and offers very limited cooling, dust and moisture control.
Cooling is limited to a thermal switch that activates a fan that draws outside air into the box when the internal box temperature reaches ~85° F. So any cooling is somewhat dubious as outdoor air temperature can easily be much higher during summer months. In other words, you could be forcing hot air into a box of hot air.
Any dust control is limited by what can be filtered from the air intake and exhaust filters.
While the cabinet itself is water resistant and will do a reasonably good job protecting from rain and snow, the air intake and exhaust fan does nothing to control any moisture or humidity drawn into the unit. There is also the possibility of condensation formation inside the box.
Outdoor projector enclosures that do a better job of temperature/humidity control move into the $3000-$10,000 range very quickly.
But for keeping a projector outdoors and offing some protection from rain, UV light, and some dust, the KINYTECH/DeerTV unit offers basic protection. For what it is, the price is not too bad.
You might take a DIY approach and build something similar to the KINYTECH/DeerTV for less.