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Looking for a Projector for outdoor on a budget - Any Tips?

monu58 189 76 May 19, 2016 at 02:43 PM
Hey All,

I am trying to find a projector which can allow me to use it mainly outside. Wifey wants to set up like a movies in the backyard nights over this summer. I already purchased a screen. I am planning to use my Bose Soundlink for audio. Just looking for the right projector.

Ideally, I would like to have 1080p, however that may be asking for too much. I am looking to spend around $300, cheaper would be great. I can go upto $500, however would like to avoid that as this is only going to be used seldomly. I won't likely use the projector indoors as I already have TVs set up where I would want them.

Thanks in advance.

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For outside get as bright as you can. I'd look to the used market and you should be able to got a 1080p for your range. BenQ has some decent offerings.
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For outside get as bright as you can. I'd look to the used market and you should be able to got a 1080p for your range. BenQ has some decent offerings.
Thanks....Any models that you particularly recommend.
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Just a differing opinion from someone with a permanent backyard theater setup. I would really shoot for mid-level brightness and a lower price point. I have an Epson 8345 (1800 Lumen) and I have a Sanyo XP46 (4100 Lumen). The Epson was like $500, and the Sanyo was a professional unit - around $6k new. The extra lumens on the Sanyo allow me to start around 30 minutes earlier than the Epson... (AKA not worth it).

So, I would be more focused on placement specs than Lumens. Figure out where you want your screen and where you want the projector mounted, then head over to Projector Central and use their calculators to figure out which models will work for you.

http://www.projectorcentral.com/projectors.cfm

Hit me up if you have any other questions.
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