Well, if you remember back in May I setup the first backyard theatre in the backyard over the pool. The original setup was below with the swing arm over the pool. Although that worked pretty well, it wasn't really the way I wanted it to look, plus having to swing it back and forth to adjust the focus ring was a pain.
Anyway, after a month or so I had a movie party and we ended up staying out pretty late watching concert videos of AC/DC, Judas Priest, etc and by the time we knew it it was 3AM which is late for me. As people were leaving I unhooked the cables from the pj and grabbed it out of the box to take inside when it slipped from my hands. After hitting the concrete it took a big bounce and of course went right in the pool. As it turns out it was the concrete more than the water that caused the damage as it cracked the PS for a tune of $250, Needless to say I chose not to have it repaired and chose to find a better pj that could throw the entire 45' across the pool. I knew the screen would have to be bigger, but so be it.....RIGHT?
Anyway, long story short I decided I wanted something that was safe, more permanent, and easy to watch just like a regular TV in your house. Here is what I came up with. The pj sits on a watertight wooden cabinet that holds the electronics and throws to the pool on a 25 X 15 screen, or at least close to the that. The cabinet has a top that I can put over the projector, if I like that, will keep it safe from the elements if need be. I don't plan to leave it out much, but it could come in handy on those late nights when you just don't feel like bringing it in.
I mainly use it now for sports in HD, but also use it for the XBOX, movies, internet, etc. I have posted a link so I could post more pics, and I hope everyone likes it.
If it wasn't for you guys, and this board, I'd still be sitting in the LR watching it on a 52" "BIG" screen. This board rocks and I thank everyone who helped me make this thing happen.
Here's the linkhttp://www.kodakgallery.com/ShareLandingSignin.jsp?Uc=14daxmth.3eoasy8d&Uy=lqzchs&Upost_signin=Slideshow.jsp%3Fmode%3Dfromshare&Ux=0