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Backyard Theater - Outdoor Movies

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Ford1922
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« on: April 07, 2007, 02:43:56 pm »

I've been reading all of the great ideas on this site since Dec. 06.  My son wanted to try the outdoor movie thing and I told him I'd help out.  He put together the set up that I've attached photos of in our backyard.  He bought an projector and we had an old DVD player and old audio set.  We also went with wireless outdoor speakers.  Over the winter he got a popcorn popper and air blown screen. We got a wall unit that is plastic with a shelf and bolted it to a dolly to move it into the garage when not in use.  All we need now is the weather to warm up.  It's been snowing lightly the past few days.  We are located in central Ohio.   Last week we did have a few warm days and did a preview setup to try everything out everything worked well.  Don't ya just love it when a plan comes together!  We want to have a block party for "our close circle of friends." when the weather finally breaks.  I'll try to attach photos of our setup.  One note in the photos our patio hasn't been cleaned up since winter and most of our seating hasn't been set up yet Please excuse the mess.
OK.  I'm not computer savvy and havn't been able to attach my photos.  I went to the attach option and when I preview I see nothing. I'll post and maybe some one could help me.  Thanks!
     


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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2007, 02:47:40 pm »

Looks good.  We had some great weather here in WI about 2 weeks ago.  I think we might have hit 80...  And of course I woke up today to snow.  Argh!

I know it's only April but I can't wait to get outside.
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« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2007, 03:46:19 pm »

I see One of the photo's posted.  I think my problem is my photo's are too large file wise.  Here is one of the equipment.


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« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2007, 05:47:31 pm »

     After a couple of movie trials and a neighborhood potluck I have finally found a way to post more photos of our set up.  The photos are from late April and May.  The past weekend there were storms that blew by causing a dash to put the equipment up but, we left the screen up with no resulting damage. 
     I wish to thank those that posted the AVS site that showed how to modify the intros to enable the customization of the annimation of the 20th Century Fox.  I've made two for other applications one for a car club, the other for a work presentation both part of a power point presentations.   


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« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2007, 08:09:52 am »

Ford -

Looks great! Nice job. That cabinet looks like the same one I bought for my deck setup!

Tom
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« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2007, 08:33:08 am »

The Cabinet is from a local Anderson's store.  It is mounted on a cheap furnature dolly for ease of putting it into the garage.  Just made a few holes for the wires for the power wire and DVD to projector.  In the bottom of it is a UPS just in case the power is interupted that way the projector bulb fan will keep running long enough to power down properly.
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« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2007, 08:59:39 am »

I did the same...drilled a hole in the back for the speaker cables and then a hole in each shelf to run them up to the amp. Works out great. I don't use a UPS, but I DID have to replace the outside outlet after the cover broke off. I couldn't find an exact replacement so I had to swap out the outlet for a GFCI even though it already is on protected line. Much better cover though,. I don't have UPS, but I do use a surge protected power strip.

Tom
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