How to Build an Outdoor Movie Theater Part 2: the Projector

How to Build an Outdoor Movie Theater Part 2: the Projector


How to Build an Outdoor Movie Theater Part
2: the Projector. You built the screen with “part 1 of Howcast’s
series”:http://www.howcast.com/videos/356314-How-To-Build-an-Outdoor-Movie-Theater-Part-1-the-Screen. Now all you need is the projector and the
red carpet. … OK, maybe not the red carpet. You will need Digital projector Laptop or
DVD player Computer speakers stereo or amp Component video cable RCA cable VGA or DVI
cable VGA DVI or HDMI adapter for Macs Mini stereo or mini stereo-to-RCA cable Flat surface
Speaker wire Extension cord Power strip Popcorn Movie Digital camera (optional) Tape blankets
and or rugs (optional). Step 1. Find a digital projector to fit your needs. Take into consideration cost, picture quality,
and how often you’ll use it. Look for projectors that track lamp life and
have more than 600 hours of life left. A projector with a lens shift feature lets
you adjust the image without moving the projector. Step 2. Pick a video source. Laptops can screen a variety of file types. If screenings will rely only on DVDs, use
a home DVD player. If you plan on renting HD downloads, look
into an HDCP-compatible projector, which prevents digital content from being copied. Step 3. Choose an audio source. If you already have desktop computer speakers
with a subwoofer, or a stereo with auxiliary inputs, use one of those. For a louder, more professional setup, get
an amplifier with the appropriate speakers. Step 4. Get connecting cables. If you’re using a DVD player, use a component
video cable to connect to the projector, and an RCA cable to connect to the sound system. For a laptop, use a VGA, DVI, or HDMI cable,
plus an adapter if you have a Mac, to connect to the projector, and a mini stereo or mini
stereo-to-RCA cable to connect the audio. If you’re confused about which cables to get,
take pictures of the inputs and outputs on each of the devices and get help at an electronics
store. Step 5. Set up the projector 10 to 15 feet from the
screen on a table or other flat surface that’s slightly taller than the height of bottom
of the screen. Make sure there’s enough room for your audio
and video sources. Step 6. Connect the video source to the projector
and the audio source. If necessary, place speakers in the desired
locations and connect them to the amplifier with speaker wire. Run an extension cord from the nearest power
source to a power strip, and plug the components in. Tape loose cords and wires to the ground,
or put blankets or rugs over them to reduce tripping hazards. Step 7. Turn on the devices for a practice run before
showtime. If you’re using a laptop, select an auxiliary
screen by pressing one of the function keys, often F5 or F7, depending on your model. Adjust the focus, and experiment with different
distances between the screen and the projector to get the largest, sharpest image. Step 8. Wait until dark. Then, pop some popcorn, put on a movie, and
enjoy the fruits of your labor with friends and family. Did you know The private movie theater in
the White House, for use by the First Family, was converted from a cloakroom in 1942.

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  1. for the price of the mac, i could just hire someone to make me a bad ass outdoor theater. lol. but thanks anyways.

  2. How to make DIY outdoor backyard home theater for cheap or practically for free using window blind. Enjoy the movie in your backyard.

  3. How to make DIY outdoor backyard home theater for cheap or practically for free using window blind. Enjoy the movie in your backyard.
    Youtube search:
    "How to Make DIY Outdoor Backyard Home Theatre for cheap or practically for free using window blind"

  4. Or
    Step 1.Go to a school and into a computer class room or another class room if not apporiated stuff
    Step 2.steal The projection screen
    Step 3.Steal the Projector with The wires connected to the computer
    Step 4.Steal the computer
    Step 5. Hook it all up in your back yard any way you want
    Step 6. Watch and movie while waiting to get arrested instead of wasteing millions of dollars.

  5. Yeah, if you want it to look terrible. They don't call it the silver screen for nothing, you want to have it a certain color to enhance color balance. A sheet will make the whole image flat with no pop, the blacks will probably look grey. There's a reason there's an industry devoted to making projection screens, and there is a community out there making DIY versions for pretty cheap that look beautiful. However, I don't think the screen in this vid would actually look very good.

  6. What is the serie number on the projektor, and do you think i can light a covered terrace up in the middle of a day with a lot of sunshine. Sorry if my english not as well.  

  7. A great way to know your neighbors and have screenings of not just adult movies but animated/anime and strange videos to watch while you are setting up for a drive -in like experience either 2 to 3 movies per night. If it works regular movie costs would be 2 dollars for 2 to 3 movies and you can have extra money in case you want to buy more refreshments for the next week. A best Summer Experience. I'll plan on doing this next summer. 

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