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Backyard Theater

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Bud Huey, Aug 23, 2007.

  1. Bud Huey

    Bud Huey Well-Known Member

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    A friend of mine and I just built a 300" outdoor movie theater using a canvas he bought off the internet and some 2" PVC for a frame. It is a lot of fun watching movies outside when the weather permits and as an added bonus I can smoke cigars while watching a movie without my wife having a mental meltdown.

    There are a lot of great design ideas at www.backyardtheater.com

    The only downside is moving the projector from the HT to the outdoor theater, but last weekend we watched AC/DC 'Live at Donnovan' and Angus Young was larger than life and rockin'!

    Good Luck,
    Bud
     
  2. Leo Kerr

    Leo Kerr Well-Known Member

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    the big problems with outdoor theater are

    light - wait for the darkness to be complete, and you'd still probably want a brighter projector.

    sound - outdoor sound is almost always a loosing proposition; the sound just goes away (there's a reason why outdoor concerts have speaker stacks the size of mountains and generator farms to run a small city...)

    And, at least in my area, bugs!

    Leo
     
  3. Bud Huey

    Bud Huey Well-Known Member

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    Outdoor theaters will never match the picture quality or audiophile sound capability of a custom built HT, they are still a lot of fun and with a little bug spray, a Monticristo #2, and a good guys movie or concert DVD I am one happy camper.
     

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