Outdoor Projector and Screen Installations
A Projector is necessary to complete any home theater viewing experience, and outdoor home theaters are no exception. Outdoor projectors can be installed on just about any outside wall or patio ceiling in your backyard. For higher picture quality at a comfortable viewing distance, you have to decide on the scale of the screen, the angle of projection, and what projector mounting method to use. Correct installation is incredibly important, as a misaligned projector will produce a skewed image.
Installing Outdoor Projectors: Surfaces and Mounts
A projector can be mounted on a variety of outdoor surfaces. External walls and ceilings are the most popular surfaces, since they are easily accessible and have a durable structure. Before choosing a location to mount your projector, remember that the distance between the projector and the screen must be precisely calculated.
When selecting an outdoor projector, throw is important. Throw is the distance that the projector needs to be from the movie screen. Shelf-mount style projectors have a range of throws. Of these, a short-throw projector is a good choice if the viewing area is limited. This type of projector can be easily installed on a patio. There are also long-throw projectors, and these are ideal for large outdoor locations.
Projector orientation determines the quality and fidelity of the final image or video output. We highly recommend professional installers for outdoor projector installations. An expert installer can set up the projector lens on a level that is parallel to the ground, ensuring that the projected image is proportional on all sides and of good quality.
Outdoor projector installations are a great way to enjoy a projection system setup without worrying about overheating the projector. Because projector lamps produce heat, they require proper ventilation to prevent overheating and equipment failure. In an outdoor installation, the device gets great ventilation and performs well. However, since it is placed outside, it has to be protected against extreme weather conditions, dust, scratches, and theft. Our installation experts will ensure that your projector is optimally situated for both image quality and protection from the elements.
Types of Screens for an Outdoor Projector
There are various types of screens for viewing images and videos through a projector. Among them, the most popular varieties are the fixed, motorized, and manual screens. These three options offer the most flexible, affordable, and consistent viewing experience.
Fixed Screens - These screens are installed in one place and cannot be easily relocated. They can be used in both indoor and outdoor theaters. They can also be used in commercial settings. With our professional installation expertise, you can set up fixed screens on your patio and turn the space into a focal point of the external decor. It is important to remember that screen sizes vary widely, and to choose a screen that is suitable for the location, number of viewers, and the throw.
Motorized Screens - Motorized screens roll up and out of the way at the touch of a button. These screens are best installed in spaces that are used for many other purposes, where you don't want the screen to be in the way. Motorized screens are a convenient solution for installations where kids or pets might damage the screen.
Manual Screens - These are the roll-up screens that you remember your teacher pulling down on movie days at school. Manual screens are one of the simplest, most inexpensive screen options available for an outdoor theater. They provide a compact and flat image quality. They offer the convenience of a retractable screen and are typically less expensive than a motorized screen.
Proper installation of outdoor projector screens requires professional expertise. Our installation experts handle these expensive and complex devices with care, and ensure a lasting performance. For more information about a secure and inexpensive projector and screen installation, get in touch with us today.
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