If you’re still wondering how you can make the most out of the summer season, why not build an outdoor theater? Setting this up is relatively easy, but it may need a bit of remodeling and outfitting depending on the equipment you want to install.
What Are the Basics of Building an Outdoor Theater?
When setting up an outdoor backyard theater, you’ll need to find a spot that’s not too far from a power source. This is to ensure that you won’t rely too much on extension cords. If you have a pool in your backyard, make sure to set up the outdoor theater in a place that’s a safe distance away. This is to avoid the pool’s “splash zone” that may otherwise damage the electronic equipment and even cause electrocution and other accidents when in use.
Choosing Between Outdoor TVs and Projectors
Depending on your preferences, you can choose between an outdoor TV or a projector for your home theater project. While both are ideal for watching sports, series, movies and other interactive programs, they each offer their benefits and drawbacks. A modern outdoor TV even in daylight because it has good anti-glare technology that allows them to show images even under bright sunlight. However, even with a big TV, it may not accommodate a lot of people in your outdoor theater, so if you need a bigger screen, consider using a projector instead.
If you prefer hosting your outdoor watch parties at night, projectors are your best choice. They’re also often more ideal in most outdoor theater setups since they’re already designed as open spaces while enjoying the starry night sky. If you’re not sure which to choose for your outdoor theater, you can always consult your trusted smart home installation company.
Setting Up the Screen and Sound System
A plain white cloth or the side of your home won’t be ideal to watch sports or movies with a projector. A dedicated screen is much better especially if you want quality images for your outdoor theater experience. Rollable screens can also be used, and they’re made with cinema-grade material and can hold up to moderate winds. If you also need the sound system installed, make sure to hire trusted professionals who can hook up an outdoor audio system that’s dedicated to your outdoor theater setup. They’ll also know what to recommend to ensure a quality sound experience and durability against the outdoor elements.
Call WiHome Integration today if you want to know how we’ll set up your next outdoor or smart home theater installation. You can reach us at (703) 239-1500, or fill out our contact form to get started! Our service areas include Arlington County as well Fairfax Station and Leesburg, VA.