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Outdoor Cinema Projector Buyers Guide

Outdoor projector buyers guide advice

Sitting outside on those warm nights watching a movie on the big screen has become increasingly popular in recent years. To make selecting the right projector easier we have answered some of the most common questions below. In addition we have some projectors our staff recommend for outdoor cinema.

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FAQ's

How bright should the projector be?
What Resolution is right for me?
Is a projector weather proof?
How far away should the projector be from the screen?
What projectors do you recommend for outdoors?


How bright should the projector be?
For outdoor use generally the brighter the better. The minimum brightness we recommend varies depending on image size and when you plan on using it. If you are only using it at night and the area is fairly dark then a home theatre type projector would normally be fine... these are usually around 2000-2500 lumens brightness.
If you want to using it at Twilight when some light is still around then something over 3000 lumens would be better. If daytime use is what you are after then 4000 plus lumens is recommend. Just keep in mind you can't compete with the power of the sun so make sure the image is in a heavily shaded area if you want to use the projector during the day.



What Resolution is right for me? [top]
The resolution is basically how many pixels are in the image... so the higher the resolution the more detail you get.
An outdoor use projector usually have one of the below resolutions:
SVGA - 800x600
WXGA - 1280x800 (720p, High Definition)
WUXGA - 1920x1080 (1080p Full High Definition)

Projectors using the lower SVGA resolution are still okay for basic use but won't give the detail that the HD resolutions will provide. If you plan on projector high quality Bluray movies or HDTV then something with the WXGA or WUXGA resolutions would be best.



Is a projector weather proof?[top]

No. Just like with most electronics you need to keep it away from moisture.... this is the same with the screen too. Best thing to do is pack it away inside when not in use, or at the very least put a cover over the unit to keep the rain and insects out.



How far away should the projector be from the screen?[top]

This is where many customers can have trouble. Projectors need to be placed at a certain distance back for a certain image size. This distance varies between models. Generally you can expect most projectors to sit about 1.5x the image width. So if you image was 2m wide, most models would sit 3m back. We have a throw distance chart for most models on our website in the 'More Information' section but we are here to help if you want to check any sizes/distances.
If you have a long throw range/installation distance, you can still use a projector... this just means you will need to get a large venue projector. These cost a bit more but can allow for long install distances.


What projectors do you recommend for outdoors? [top]

Below are some projectors we have selected that represent excellent value for money for outdoor theatre use.



BenQ MH530 DLP Multipurpose Full HD Widescreen Projector
Your Price:
$799
MH530
Full HD Widescreen
SPECIFICATIONS
Native Resolution: WUXGA 1920 x 1080 16:9
Brightness: 3200 ANSI Lumens
Maximum Contrast: 10,000:1
Weight: 1.9kg
Fan Noise: 33 / 28db (eco)
Warranty: 2 Years (+1 Year $85)
Lamp Warranty: 6months/750hrs
Lamp Life Up To: 10,000hrs

FEATURES
- HDMI Connection
- Vertical Keystone Correction
- 3D Capable(3D glasses required)
- Optional Wireless
[More Information]

 

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$1099
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Optoma HD142X DLP Full HD 3D Home Theatre Projector
Your Price:
$1299
HD142X
Full HD Widescreen
SPECIFICATIONS
Native Resolution: WUXGA 1920 x 1080
Brightness: 3000 ANSI Lumens
Maximum Contrast: 23,000:1
Weight: 2.5kg
Fan Noise: 24db (eco)
Warranty: 3 Years (+1 Year $119)
Lamp Warranty: 12months/1000hrs
Lamp Life Up To: 6,500hrs
FEATURES
- Rec. 709 Colour Calibration
- 2x HDMI Connection
- Powerful 10W Speaker
- 3D Capable(3D glasses required)
- MHL Compatible

[More Information]
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$1499
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BenQ MH741 DLP High Brightness Full High Definition Multipurpose Projector
Your Price:
$1299
MH741
Full HD Widescreen
SPECIFICATIONS
Native Resolution: WUXGA 1920 x 1080 16:9
Brightness: 4000 ANSI Lumens
Maximum Contrast: 10,000:1
Weight: 3.3kg
Fan Noise: 34 / 29db (eco)
Warranty: 2 Years (+1 Year $129)
Lamp Warranty: 6months/750hrs
Lamp Life Up To: 4,500hrs

FEATURES
- 2x HDMI Connection
- MHL Compatible

- Vertical Keystone Correction
- Horizontal Keystone Correction
- 3D Capable(3D glasses required)
- Optional Wireless
[More Information]

 

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$1799
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Optoma EH502 DLP High Brightness Full HD Multimedia Widescreen Projector
Your Price:
$1799
EH502
Full HD Widescreen
SPECIFICATIONS
Native Resolution: WUXGA 1920 x 1080 16:9
Brightness: 5000 ANSI Lumens
Maximum Contrast: 15,000:1
Weight: 4.5kg
Fan Noise: 30db (eco)
Warranty: 3 Years (+1 Year $135)
Lamp Warranty: 12months/1000hrs
Lamp Life Up To: 7,0
00hrs

FEATURES
- Horizontal & Vertical Keystone
- 2x HDMI Connection
- MHL Compatible
- 1.5x Zoom
- Vertical Lens Shift

- Powerful 2x 16W Speaker
- 3D Capable(3D glasses required)

- Optional wireless
[More Information]

RRP:
$2999
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Epson EB-2250U LCD High Brightness Full HD Widescreen Multimedia Projector
Your Price:
$1999
EB-2250U

Full HD Widescreen
SPECIFICATIONS
Native Resolution: WUXGA 1920 x 1200 16:10
Brightness: 5000 ANSI Lumens
Maximum Contrast: 15,000:1
Weight: 4.8kg
Fan Noise: 39 / 29db (eco)
Warranty: 3 Years (+1 Year $135)
Lamp Warranty: 12 months / 750 hours
Lamp Life Up To: 10
,000hrs
FEATURES
- Vertical & Horizontal Keystone

- Powerful 16W Speaker

- 1.6x Zoom
- 2x HDMI Connection
- MHL Compatible
- USB to laptop Connection
- Instant Off
- Wireless - Optional
- iPad, iPhone Wireless Optional
[More Information]
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$2299
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Epson EB-2265U LCD High Brightness Full HD Widescreen Multimedia Projector
Your Price:
$2499
EB-2265U

Full HD WidescreenWifi
SPECIFICATIONS
Native Resolution: WUXGA 1920 x 1200 16:10
Brightness: 5500 ANSI Lumens
Maximum Contrast: 15,000:1
Weight: 4.9kg
Fan Noise: 39 / 29db (eco)
Warranty: 3 Years (+1 Year $135)
Lamp Warranty: 12 months / 750 hours
Lamp Life Up To: 10
,000hrs
FEATURES
- Vertical & Horizontal Keystone

- Powerful 16W Speaker

- 1.6x Zoom
- 2x HDMI Connection
- MHL Compatible
- HDBaseT Compatible
- USB to laptop Connection
- Instant Off
- Wireless - Included
- WiDi and Miracast
- iPad, iPhone Wireless Projection
[More Information]
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$2799
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