Here’s How to Enjoy Awesome Outdoor Movies All Season Long
An Outdoor Home Theater Installation Is a Smart Idea for a Sunny Summer
Now that the weather is warming up, it’s time to get outside and enjoy it.
But if you love movies like we do, you’re not likely to want to leave your indoor home theater.
That’s why we’ve put together this article. In it, we’ll show you exactly what you need to know for planning an outdoor home theater installation for your Gladwyne, PA property.
Read on to learn more.
Setting Up a Screen Outside
You probably have an idea of what a home theater arrangement looks like. The screen sits in front of the viewers, the projector sits behind.
Typically, a projector and screen combination uses the reflection of the light off of a white screen to create a bright image.
But in an outdoor situation, you can’t always control the light conditions and avoid glares. That means you’ll have to get creative.
In some cases, a rear-projector may be ideal.
Rear-projectors sit behind a specially made screen and fire forward. The perforated screen material filters the oncoming light so you see a bright, clear picture.
For outdoor setups – or any space where you need brighter images to combat ambient light – rear-projection is a smart move.
Other Screen Options
In other cases, you can use the layout of the space to your advantage.
If you have an available wall a wall-mounted, automated screen may be the perfect solution. With a single touch, you can expand or retract the screen when you’re ready to use it.
A retractable screen is the perfect way to preserve the look of your outdoor spaces while still getting the most out of your outdoor AV.
Re-Thinking the Home Theater
Of course, with advancements in 4K resolution, HDR and more, some homeowners prefer the look of a TV display over a more traditional projector-and-screen setup.
Outdoor TVs are extremely durable and able to withstand the elements, featuring waterproof designs and kickball-tested strength.
You can enjoy additional levels of protection with an outdoor screen cover that will protect it from the damage the Pennsylvania weather elements can bring.
And if you’re worried about screen-size, you don’t have to compromise. Some outdoor displays reach sizes of up to 80 inches. That’s sure to entertain everyone in your family.
Viewing Your Content
But if you’re all the way in your backyard, how can you enjoy your robust collection of movies and streaming content?
Well if you have to reach farther, you’re going to need longer cables.
As we’ve mentioned before, HDMI cables can only go so far. That means you’ll have to rely on fiber-optic cabling for your outdoor, 4K needs.
With cables that can transmit 4K signal up to 300 feet, you can enjoy the same content you see on your indoor screen with the same integrated control device.
The cables are buried within the ground to protect them from damage. They feature waterproof connections so rain, snow or any other natural element won’t destroy them.
There’s still plenty more to learn about outdoor home theater installations. From integrating outdoor lighting solutions to the perfect sound system for your backyard, we’re here to answer your questions.
Just click the button at the bottom of your screen to chat with a real person online right now or give us a call at (484) 412-8108.