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Outdoor Cinema Projector Buyers Guide

Outdoor projector buyers guide advice

Sitting outside on those warm nights watching a movie on the big screen has become increasingly popular in recent years. To make selecting the right projector easier we have answered some of the most common questions below. In addition we have some projectors our staff recommend for outdoor cinema.

Garden Projector

FAQ's

How bright should the projector be?
What Resolution is right for me?
Is a projector weather proof?
Are there battery powered projectors for camping?

How far away should the projector be from the screen?
What projectors do you recommend for outdoors?


How bright should the projector be?
For outdoor use generally the brighter the better. The minimum brightness we recommend varies depending on image size and when you plan on using it. If you are only using it at night and the area is fairly dark then a home theatre type projector would normally be fine... these are usually around 2000-2500 lumens brightness.
If you want to using it at Twilight when some light is still around then something over 3000 lumens would be better. If daytime use is what you are after then 4000 plus lumens is recommend. Just keep in mind you can't compete with the power of the sun so make sure the image is in a heavily shaded area if you want to use the projector during the day.



What Resolution is right for me? [top]
The resolution is basically how many pixels are in the image... so the higher the resolution the more detail you get.
An outdoor use projector usually have one of the below resolutions:
SVGA - 800x600
WXGA - 1280x800 (720p, High Definition)
WUXGA - 1920x1080 (1080p Full High Definition)

Projectors using the lower SVGA resolution are still okay for basic use but won't give the detail that the HD resolutions will provide. If you plan on projector high quality Bluray movies or HDTV then something with the WXGA or WUXGA resolutions would be best.



Is a projector weather proof?[top]

No. Just like with most electronics you need to keep it away from moisture.... this is the same with the screen too. Best thing to do is pack it away inside when not in use, or at the very least put a cover over the unit to keep the rain and insects out.


Are there battery powered projectors for camping?[top]

Yes, although they will not be as bright there are some that have an inbuilt battery making them perfect for watchig a movie while camping. You would have to wait till iti a bit darker but it is still perfect for on the go entertainment.

Camping projector


How far away should the projector be from the screen?[top]

This is where many customers can have trouble. Projectors need to be placed at a certain distance back for a certain image size. This distance varies between models. Generally you can expect most projectors to sit about 1.5x the image width. So if you image was 2m wide, most models would sit 3m back. We have a throw distance chart for most models on our website in the 'More Information' section but we are here to help if you want to check any sizes/distances.
If you have a long throw range/installation distance, you can still use a projector... this just means you will need to get a large venue projector. These cost a bit more but can allow for long install distances.


What projectors do you recommend for outdoors? [top]

Below are some projectors we have selected that represent excellent value for money for outdoor theatre use.


Powerful Projectors for Outdoor movies and cinema:

Epson EB-W52 LCD Multimedia Widescreen Projector
Your Price:
$739
EB-W52
HD Widescreen
SPECIFICATIONS
Native Resolution: WXGA 1280 x 800 16:10
Brightness: 4000 ANSI Lumens
Maximum Contrast: 16,000:1
Weight: 2.6kg
Fan Noise: 37 / 28db (eco)
Warranty: 2 Years (+1 Year $119)
Lamp Warranty: 12 months / 750 hours
Lamp Life Up To: 12
,000hrs
FEATURES
- Vertical & Horizontal Keystone

- HDMI Connection
- USB to laptop Connection
- USB reader (JPEG, GIF, BMP, AVI)
- Instant Off
- Presentation Wireless - Included

[More Information]
RRP:
$849
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Epson EB-FH52 LCD Multimedia Full HD Projector
Your Price:
$999
EB-FH52
Full HD WidescreenWifi

SPECIFICATIONS
Native Resolution: WUXGA 1920 x 1080 16:9
Brightness: 4000 ANSI Lumens
Maximum Contrast: 16,000:1
Weight: 3.1kg
Fan Noise: 37 / 28db (eco)
Warranty: 2 Years (+1 Year $119)
Lamp Warranty: 12 months / 750 hours
Lamp Life Up To: 12
,000hrs
FEATURES
- Vertical & Horizontal Keystone

- Powerful 16W Speaker

- 1.6x Zoom
- 2x HDMI Connection
- USB to laptop Connection
- USB reader (JPEG, GIF, BMP, AVI)
- Instant Off
- Presentation Wireless - Included
- Miracast Compatible

[More Information]
RRP:
$1199
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Optoma HD28e DLP Full HD Bright Home Theatre Projector
Your Price:
$950
HD28e
Full HD Widescreen
SPECIFICATIONS
Native Resolution: WUXGA 1920 x 1080
Brightness: 3800 ANSI Lumens
Maximum Contrast: 25,000:1
Weight: 2.9kg
Fan Noise: 25db (eco)
Warranty: 2 Years (+1 Year $100)
Lamp Warranty: 12months/1000hrs
Lamp Life Up To: 15,000hrs
FEATURES
- Rec. 709 Colour Calibration
- HDMI Connection
- Powerful 10W Speaker
- 3D Capable(3D glasses required)
- MHL Compatible

[More Information]
RRP:
$1399
$100 dollars off
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Optoma HD39HDR DLP Full HD Bright Home Theatre Projector
Your Price:
$1399
HD39HDR
Full HD Widescreen
SPECIFICATIONS
Native Resolution: WUXGA 1920 x 1080 16:9
Brightness: 4500 ANSI Lumens
Maximum Contrast: 50,000:1
Weight: 3.0kg
Fan Noise: 26db (eco)
Warranty: 2 Years (+1 Year $119)
Lamp Warranty: 12months/1000hrs
Lamp Life Up To: 15,000hrs

Android TV

FEATURES
- HDR10 Compatible
- Rec. 709 Colour Calibration

- Vertical Keystone Correction
- 2x HDMI Connection

- Powerful 10W Speaker
- 3D Capable(3D glasses required)

- Fast Gaming Modes
Bonus Android TV Save $89
- Bluetooth Audio
- Chromecast Inbuilt
- Wifi Connectivity
- Smart apps: Netflix, Youtube etc.

[More Information]

 

RRP:
$1999
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+ PLUS Free Android TV Box
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Viewsonic PX701-4K DLP High Brightness 4K UHD Projector
Your Price:
$1499
PX701-4K
Full HD Widescreen
SPECIFICATIONS
Native Resolution: UHD 3840 x 2160 16:9
Brightness: 3200 ANSI Lumens
Maximum Contrast: 12,000:1
Weight: 2.8kg
Fan Noise: 31 / 27db (eco)
Warranty: 3 Years (+1 Year $119)
Lamp Warranty: 12 Months / 1000 Hours
Lamp Life Up To: 20,000hrs

FEATURES
- Rec. 709 Colour Calibration

- 1.2x Zoom
- Horizontal & Vertical Keystone
- 2x HDMI connections
- HDR Compatible
- 12 Volt Trigger
- 10W Speaker Inbuilt
[More Information]

RRP:
$1999
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Optoma UHD35+ DLP 4K Bright Gaming Projector
Your Price:
$1999
UHD50X
Full HD Widescreen
SPECIFICATIONS
Native Resolution: UHD 3840 x 2160 16:9
Brightness: 4000 ANSI Lumens
Maximum Contrast: 1,200,000:1
Weight: 4.2kg
Fan Noise: 26db (eco)
Warranty: 2 Years (+1 Year $129)
Lamp Warranty: 12months/1000hrs
Lamp Life Up To: 15,000hrs
FEATURES
- HDR10 Compatible
- 1.1x Zoom
- Vertical Keystone Correction
- HDMI Connection
- HDMI 2.0 Connection
- 10W Speaker
- 12 Volt Trigger

[More Information]
RRP:
$2299
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$100 dollars off

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Optoma EH512 DLP High Brightness Full HD Multimedia Widescreen Projector
Your Price:
$1599
EH512
Full HD Widescreen
SPECIFICATIONS
Native Resolution: WUXGA 1920 x 1080 16:9
Brightness: 5000 ANSI Lumens
Maximum Contrast: 15,000:1
Weight: 4.6kg
Fan Noise: 30db (eco)
Warranty: 2 Years (+1 Year $135)
Lamp Warranty: 12months/1000hrs
Lamp Life Up To: 7,0
00hrs

FEATURES
- Horizontal & Vertical Keystone
- 2x HDMI Connection
- MHL Compatible
- 1.5x Zoom
- Vertical Lens Shift

- Powerful 2x 10W Speaker
- 3D Capable(3D glasses required)

- Wireless Included
[More Information]

RRP:
$2999
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Optoma ZH403 DLP High Brightness Full HD Laser Projector
Your Price:
$1999
ZH403
Full HD Widescreen Laser
SPECIFICATIONS
Native Resolution: WUXGA 1920 x 1080 16:9
Brightness: 4000 ANSI Lumens
Maximum Contrast: 300,000:1
Weight: 5.3kg
Fan Noise: 32db (eco)
Warranty: 3 Years / 20k hours (+1 Year $135)
Laser Warranty: 3 Years / 20,000 hours
Lamp Life Up To: 30
,000hrs
FEATURES
- 2x HDMI Connection
- HDR10 Compatible
- Powerful 10W Speaker
- Vertical Keystone
- 1.3x Zoom
- 360° Projection
- Portrait Projection

- 3D Capable(3D glasses required)
- Wireless - Optional
- iPad, iPhone Wireless Projection - Opt.
[More Information]
RRP:
$2699
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Epson EB-2250U LCD High Brightness Full HD Widescreen Multimedia Projector
Your Price:
$1999
EB-2250U

Full HD Widescreen
SPECIFICATIONS
Native Resolution: WUXGA 1920 x 1200 16:10
Brightness: 5000 ANSI Lumens

Maximum Contrast: 15,000:1
Weight: 4.8kg
Fan Noise: 39 / 29db (eco)
Warranty: 3 Years (+1 Year $135)
Lamp Warranty: 12 months / 750 hours
Lamp Life Up To: 10
,000hrs
FEATURES
- Vertical & Horizontal Keystone

- Powerful 16W Speaker

- 1.6x Zoom
- 2x HDMI Connection
- MHL Compatible
- USB to laptop Connection
- Instant Off
- Wireless - Optional
- iPad, iPhone Wireless Optional
[More Information]
RRP:
$2299
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Epson EB-2265U LCD High Brightness Full HD Widescreen Multimedia Projector
Your Price:
$2399
EB-2265U

Full HD WidescreenWifi
SPECIFICATIONS
Native Resolution: WUXGA 1920 x 1200 16:10
Brightness: 5500 ANSI Lumens

Maximum Contrast: 15,000:1
Weight: 4.9kg
Fan Noise: 39 / 29db (eco)
Warranty: 3 Years (+1 Year $135)
Lamp Warranty: 12 months / 750 hours
Lamp Life Up To: 10
,000hrs
FEATURES
- Vertical & Horizontal Keystone

- Powerful 16W Speaker

- 1.6x Zoom
- 2x HDMI Connection
- MHL Compatible
- HDBaseT Compatible
- USB to laptop Connection
- Instant Off
- Wireless - Included
- WiDi and Miracast
- iPad, iPhone Wireless Projection
[More Information]
RRP:
$2999
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Maxell MPWU5503 LCD Large Venue Laser Projector
Your Price:
$2499
MPWU5503
HD Widescreen Interactive
SPECIFICATIONS
Native Resolution: WUXGA 1920 x 1200 16:10
Brightness: 5000 ANSI Lumens
Maximum Contrast: 1,500,000:1
Weight: 8.2kg
Fan Noise: 36 / 27db (eco)
Warranty: 5 Years / 20,000hrs
Laser Warranty: 5 Years / 20,000hrs
Laser Life Up To: 50,000hrs

FEATURES
- Vertical Lens Shift (-0%, +56.5%)
- Horizontal Lens Shift (+/- 4.6%)

- Horizontal & Vertical Keystone

- 1.7x Zoom
- 360 degree tilt Horizontal & Vert.
- 2x HDMI Input Connection
- Powerful 16W Speaker
- Optional Wireless

- HDBaseT Compatible
[More Information]

RRP:
$4169
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Sony VPLPHZ60 High Brightness Full HD Laser Projector

Your Price:
$3799
VPLPHZ60
Full HD Widescreen Laser
SPECIFICATIONS
Native Resolution: WUXGA 1920 x 1200 16:10
Brightness: 6000 ANSI Lumens
Maximum Contrast: 500,000:1
Weight: 7kg
Fan Noise: 37 / 34db (eco)
Warranty: 5 Years / 20,000 hours
Laser Warranty: 5 Years / 20,000 hours
Laser Life Up To: 20,000hrs

FEATURES
- 2x HDMI Input
- Vertical & Horizontal Keystone
- Vertical Lens Shift (-35%, +55%)
- Horizontal Lens Shift (+/- 15%)

- 1.6x Zoom
- 360 degree tilt Horizontal & Vert.
- Powerful 16W Speaker

- HDBaseT Compatible
[More Information]

RRP:
$5499
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Panasonic PT-MZ880 Laser Large Venue Full HD Projector
Your Price:
$8299
PT-MZ880
Full HD Widescreen Laser
SPECIFICATIONS
Native Resolution: WUXGA 1920 x 1200 16:10
Brightness: 8000 ANSI Lumens
Maximum Contrast: 3,000,000:1
Weight: 18.6kg
Fan Noise: 34 / 27db (eco)
Warranty: 5 Years / 10,000 hours
Laser Warranty: 5 Years / 10,000 hours
Laser Life Up To: 20,000hrs
FEATURES
- 1.6x Optical Zoom
- 3x HDMI Connection
- Vertical & Horizontal Keystone
- Vertical Lens Shift (+/- 67%)
- Horizontal Lens Shift (+/- 35%)
- Powered Lens Shift
- Powered Focus

- 360° Installation (v&h axis)
- Portrait Projection
- Geometric Correction

- Digital Link Compatible
- Optional Wireless
- Lens Options
[More Information]
RRP:
$10999
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Projectors for Camping and outdoors

BenQ GV1 DLP LED Entertainment Projector
Your Price:
$549
MH733
SPECIFICATIONS
Native Resolution: WVGA 854 x 480 16:9
Brightness: 200 ANSI Lumens
Maximum Contrast: 100,000:1
Weight: 0.708kg
Fan Noise: 29 / 28db (eco)
Warranty: 1 Years (+1 Year $65)
Lamp Warranty: 12 months / 750 hours
Lamp Life Up To: 30
,000hrs

FEATURES
- Vertical Keystone
- Instant Off
- USB-C Connection
- HDMI Connection
- Wireless Included
- Online Content Streaming
- 3 Hour Battery
- Bluetooth Audio

[More Information]

RRP:
$599
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Viewsonic M2e Portable LED Home Theatre Smart Projector
Your Price:
$999
M2e
Powered By LEDFull HD Widescreen

SPECIFICATIONS
Native Resolution: WUXGA 1920 x 1080 16:9
Brightness: 1000 LED Lumens
Maximum Contrast: 3,000,000:1
Weight: 1.0kg
Fan Noise: 24db
Warranty: 1 Years (+1 Year $125)
Lamp Warranty: 12 months
LED Life Up To: 30,0
00hrs

FEATURES
- REC.709 Colour
- Streaming Media Player (wireless)
- Miracast Compatible
- USB & Micro SD Card reader

- HDMI Connection
- Horizontal & Vertical Keystone

- 2x3W Speakers Inbuilt
- Bluetooth Audio

- USB-C Battery Bank Compatible (45W)
[More Information]

RRP:
$1099
In Stock Now!!!
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$22 Insured Australia Wide.
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