Along with my beekeeping project, self-taught astronomy hobby, entering a portrait in the Archibald competition ambition and constructing a wood-fired Pizza Oven project, I've decided to add "building an Outdoor Movie Theatre" onto the list.
Like most of Duckman's projects, this hasn't been fully thought through. And in fact it's been done back the front - literally. I have already built the frame for the screen out of PVC piping. The screen size is 16 foot by 9 foot. I'm just waiting for the blackout cloth. I have an old Panasonic stereo system for sound and will use a laptop initially to run the DVD's.
However I don't know what Projector to buy. Any ideas? I'd like something that is not going to break the bank but provides good value for money. Does anyone have an Outdoor Movie set-up or experience with projectors? How many Lumens would I need for a 16 x 9 screen? How important is the contrast ratio?Bearing in mind it is for outdoor use - it doesn't have to be perfect.
Thanks for any help. When I get it up and going I'll try and post some pics.
Who knows..... I might convince Mrs Duckman to go parking with me in the backyard.