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 on: Yesterday at 10:45:37 pm 
Started by lueyh - Last post by ss cinema

im planning on using either 1.5" or 2"pvc and maybe stiffening it with round wood poles on the inside of the pvc

I thought about doing this as well, however for wallet relief i thought i'd get .75" dowels and 1" pvc.  i had also thought about drilling pin holes and use some bolts and wing nuts to secure the corners. 

I figured the extra support from the dowel would offfset the need for thicker pvc.  I don't think I'd try it on a 9 x 16 screen, however a smaller screen it could work well.  With it pinned together all you would need is weights for the base, or weights to keep it from swinging after hanging it. 
Thinks Carls hanging frame, byt style.  on the cheap.   Grin

 12 
 on: Yesterday at 10:01:57 pm 
Started by genesis76 - Last post by ss cinema
After noticing all the seeters in my backyard (we've been getting a lot of rain lately) i've been thinking about this too.  What brand of Mosquito Barrier do you use.  I've never bought any but it's clear i'm going to have to do something this year.  Also think that's gonna be my next backyard upgrade, the skeeter vac.  I've heard a lot of good things about them.  I guess popcorn is gonna be next years project.  Smiley

 13 
 on: Yesterday at 09:56:53 pm 
Started by ss cinema - Last post by ss cinema
Somehow your reply does not suprise me genisis.  However I did get stuck listening to most of that playlist so thanks anyways!  lol  i'm a bit of a genisis fan, however not a  superfan like you are.

Either way thanks for the greet!

 14 
 on: Yesterday at 03:33:15 pm 
Started by ss cinema - Last post by lowcrawl
Welcome Dan! I love seeing all the different setups (so I can steal ideas).


lol funny genesis


 15 
 on: Yesterday at 03:10:08 pm 
Started by Ncoffman - Last post by genesis76

Hello all!  This is my first backyard theater.  I have my screen, now I am looking for a projector.  I believe that I want one with at least 3000 lumens so I can start showing earlier.

From my limited experience it comes down to more then just lumens.  Combined with lumens, the color wheel and screen material will dictate how well a projector works in light.  My Benq W1070 on black out cloth is about 2000 lumens.  I am able to start showing about 30 minutes before dark.  However my screen is directly under a tree so that helps to shade the area quite a bit.

Unless you're willing to spend a million dollars on a 10,000 lumen projector, or build a giant shade covering your entire backyard like some have actually done here (kinda), that 30 minutes before dark is all you're really buying yourself when you talk about "starting earlier". So you need to ask yourself "How much more $$$ am I willing to spend to start my show at 7:30 instead of 8:00? (your sunset hours may vary)" My answer was "Not very much!".

My Sharp PG-MB60X on billboard tarp is 2500 lumens. I bought it used on eBay with low miles lamp hours for less than $200 3 years ago and I couldn't be happier with it. I know some folks here wouldn't be caught dead buying used, but I cant ever picture myself buying new.
That's a bit of an exaggeration. You can actually get a 10k lumen PJ for $12,999.00. Wink
Thing is, I donít think it would buy you much in the way of an earlier start time. If the sunís on the screen, thereís not much that can compete.

Wow only $12,999....I want two Grin Grin Grin Wink

 16 
 on: Yesterday at 03:08:16 pm 
Started by Ncoffman - Last post by Player

Hello all!  This is my first backyard theater.  I have my screen, now I am looking for a projector.  I believe that I want one with at least 3000 lumens so I can start showing earlier.

From my limited experience it comes down to more then just lumens.  Combined with lumens, the color wheel and screen material will dictate how well a projector works in light.  My Benq W1070 on black out cloth is about 2000 lumens.  I am able to start showing about 30 minutes before dark.  However my screen is directly under a tree so that helps to shade the area quite a bit.

Unless you're willing to spend a million dollars on a 10,000 lumen projector, or build a giant shade covering your entire backyard like some have actually done here (kinda), that 30 minutes before dark is all you're really buying yourself when you talk about "starting earlier". So you need to ask yourself "How much more $$$ am I willing to spend to start my show at 7:30 instead of 8:00? (your sunset hours may vary)" My answer was "Not very much!".

My Sharp PG-MB60X on billboard tarp is 2500 lumens. I bought it used on eBay with low miles lamp hours for less than $200 3 years ago and I couldn't be happier with it. I know some folks here wouldn't be caught dead buying used, but I cant ever picture myself buying new.
That's a bit of an exaggeration. You can actually get a 10k lumen PJ for $12,999.00. Wink
Thing is, I donít think it would buy you much in the way of an earlier start time. If the sunís on the screen, thereís not much that can compete.

 17 
 on: Yesterday at 02:58:11 pm 
Started by Ncoffman - Last post by genesis76

Hello all!  This is my first backyard theater.  I have my screen, now I am looking for a projector.  I believe that I want one with at least 3000 lumens so I can start showing earlier.

From my limited experience it comes down to more then just lumens.  Combined with lumens, the color wheel and screen material will dictate how well a projector works in light.  My Benq W1070 on black out cloth is about 2000 lumens.  I am able to start showing about 30 minutes before dark.  However my screen is directly under a tree so that helps to shade the area quite a bit.

Unless you're willing to spend a million dollars on a 10,000 lumen projector, or build a giant shade covering your entire backyard like some have actually done here (kinda), that 30 minutes before dark is all you're really buying yourself when you talk about "starting earlier". So you need to ask yourself "How much more $$$ am I willing to spend to start my show at 7:30 instead of 8:00? (your sunset hours may vary)" My answer was "Not very much!".

My Sharp PG-MB60X on billboard tarp is 2500 lumens. I bought it used on eBay with low miles lamp hours for less than $200 3 years ago and I couldn't be happier with it. I know some folks here wouldn't be caught dead buying used, but I cant ever picture myself buying new.

 I agree with frosty & believe me he would not snow you man Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked

 18 
 on: Yesterday at 02:41:40 pm 
Started by Ncoffman - Last post by FrostyFreeze

Hello all!  This is my first backyard theater.  I have my screen, now I am looking for a projector.  I believe that I want one with at least 3000 lumens so I can start showing earlier.

From my limited experience it comes down to more then just lumens.  Combined with lumens, the color wheel and screen material will dictate how well a projector works in light.  My Benq W1070 on black out cloth is about 2000 lumens.  I am able to start showing about 30 minutes before dark.  However my screen is directly under a tree so that helps to shade the area quite a bit.

Unless you're willing to spend a million dollars on a 10,000 lumen projector, or build a giant shade covering your entire backyard like some have actually done here (kinda), that 30 minutes before dark is all you're really buying yourself when you talk about "starting earlier". So you need to ask yourself "How much more $$$ am I willing to spend to start my show at 7:30 instead of 8:00? (your sunset hours may vary)" My answer was "Not very much!".

My Sharp PG-MB60X on billboard tarp is 2500 lumens. I bought it used on eBay with low miles lamp hours for less than $200 3 years ago and I couldn't be happier with it. I know some folks here wouldn't be caught dead buying used, but I cant ever picture myself buying new.

 19 
 on: Yesterday at 02:14:36 pm 
Started by Ncoffman - Last post by Player
Connecting it all together can be a challenge. Since newer Blu Ray only have HDMI out you have to find a way to get the audio to your speakers. A few PJs do have audio outputs and you can get L&R outputs from there (not sure how the decoding is in those). Most donít though, so you either need an HDMI enabled receiver (that actually decodes the audio, not just pass through,) a source with analogue audio outs or an HDMI audio extractor and something to amplify the signal.
There are some LED PJs that are bluetoothe enabled, but I donít think any are bright enough for outdoor use.

 20 
 on: Yesterday at 01:58:18 pm 
Started by Ncoffman - Last post by genesis76
I use 1200 lumens on a 12 foot screen & am happy with it but I must keep it dark https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Zwaks7AKSg so I show movies at dark only.  3000 will be better for your needs.


But I have found audio should be more than most people think. the spoken word is hard to hear with some systems so make sure you can hear what is said

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