10 Tips in Choosing Your Right Backyard Projector


Table of Contents:

  • Introduction
  • Tips in Choosing the Right Backyard Projector
  • WEMAX Projectors: The Best Projectors for Outdoor and Camping
  • Wrapping it Up


When it comes to reunions the backyard is perhaps the most important part of any house. A backyard allows you to gather many more people, and enjoy outdoor activities or a relaxed night under the stars as you and your guests catch up and make the most of an evening. However, the fact that you are outdoors shouldn't limit your options when it comes to entertainment.

Picture this out: It's already night after an anniversary party, and in the middle of the night you turn on your backyard movie projector to surprise your spouse with a selection of the best moments you've spent together. That's what a projector for backyard offers, the possibility to make any moment magical and be able to take the magic of movies and pictures anywhere with you.

Interested now? Good because today we'll be taking a look at the key tips you need to keep in mind to make the best purchases.



Tips in Choosing the Right Backyard Projector

As with any purchase if you choose you want a movie projector in your backyard the first thing you need to do is to research properly and extensively. No two devices are the same, and that means you need to know what the specs mean and how they benefit you. So let's go over the key tips you need to keep in mind to make sure you get a projector that fits your needs.


1. Screening surfaces and screen size

The screen size refers to the ideal dimensions its image will be displayed in. Meanwhile, the screening surface is the surface where you will be displaying your image in. An easy way to think of it is just as the screen size of a traditional TV, so go for a number that will be comfortable for its intended use.

Pro-tip: If you want the best results invest in a projection screen, that way the screening surface will always be ideal.


2. Resolution

An image's resolution refers to the number of pixels it contains. In other words, the higher the resolution the more information each frame will contain and the sharper the image will be.

Pro-tip: High-Definition begins at 1080p, and on current models goes all the way to 4K or Ultra High-Definition.


3. Location


Backyard Projector

The location where you'll place the projector plays a large role in what kind of projector is used. Is the screening surface next to the device? Then you want a short throw projector. You'll be using it from afar? Then you'll need a more conventional beam.

Pro-tip: Location helps you choose whether you need a device with an internal power supply, especially if your backyard has no easy access to power outlets.


4. Power supply

Some projectors will be completely dependent on being plugged to work. While others come with a built-in battery to offer complete portability to the user. Ultimately the choice comes down to how you plan to use the device. 

Pro-tip: Even if your model doesn't come with a built-in battery you can always get a power bank for it.


5. Ease of use

For projectors that are meant to be moved around, set up is essential. After all, you don't want to spend more time on the preparations than on the movie itself. So ideally you should look for projectors that are easy to understand and calibrate. 

Pro-tip: Some models have automatic image correction and stabilization features.


6. Connectivity

Like any other appliance, a projector will be limited by its connectivity options. Projectors can have dedicated plugs for USB, consoles, PCs, and even cameras; but this doesn't mean every projector will have all options. 

Pro-tip: You can easily solve most connectivity options with a simple USB port and a chrome cast, some models even have one built-in.


7. Audio

Many projectors nowadays come with built-in speakers. This means that you'll be able to avoid the hassle of carrying speakers, and you'll get to enjoy a complete cinematic experience on the go.

Pro-tip: The higher the decibels the louder the speakers can go.


8. Brightness

A projector's brightness defines how bright its image output is. Brightness is measured in either Lumens or ANSI Lumens, with an ANSI Lumen being equivalent to 2.4 Lumens,

Pro-tip: A brighter projector is ideal if you want to ensure image quality outdoors.


9. Designed for outdoors


Best projector for outdoors and camping

Some projectors are designed and marketed specifically as outdoor models. This usually means that they are fairly self-reliant models with built-in batteries and speakers as well as higher lumen ratings.

Pro-tip: Even outdoor models aren't meant to work under the rain, so don't risk your projector through misuse.


10. Portability

Portable projectors are meant to provide you with a screen to display images anywhere. As such they are usually light and small, making them easy to carry around. Of course, with most devices going smaller in general a large percentage of today's models can be considered portable.

Pro-tip: Portable isn't synonymous with having a built-in battery.


Read more: Things to Consider When Choosing an Outdoor Portable Projector

Read more: Portable Projector for Camping: Outdoor Camping Light Projector



WEMAX Projectors: The Best Projectors for Outdoors and Camping

Now that we've covered what you need to keep in mind when looking for a camping or backyard projector, let's take some time to look at some of our WEMAX models and what they offer in this category.


WEMAX Go Ultra-Portable ALPD TI DLP Laser Projector for Camping and Travel

WEMAX Go Ultra-Portable ALPD has 1080p resolution, 300 ANSI Lumens, full wireless connectivity, and built-in speakers come together to make the definitive portable experience. The Go Ultra-Portable lives up to its name thanks to its small frame that allows you to carry it anywhere and set it up in a matter of seconds.

Its laser technology ensures all projected images will be sharp and accurate, and coupled with its automatic correction and affordable price it's one of the best entry-grade projectors in our line-up. 

Wemax Go


WEMAX Nova 4K UHD HDR Ultra Short-Throw Laser Projector

The WEMAX Nova is a projector meant for those that want nothing but the best. A screen size of up to 150 inches, 4k UHD resolution on every frame, an impressive brightness level of 2100 ANSI Lumens, an immersive audio experience, and complete connectivity means that the Nova offers everything a user could ask for. The WEMAX Nova is a high-end model that aces every spec and that will serve you in basically any situation.

Wemax NOVA


WEMAX Go Advanced

A step up from the Go Ultra-Portable, the WEMAX Go Advanced makes sure to offer all the comfort of its predecessor but with some extra features. First and foremost its specs have been improved with double the ANSI Lumens at 600, built-in smart OS, and improved heat dissipation and image stabilization.

Anything that the Go Ultra-Portable the Go Advanced can do better, and the best part is that it includes a built-in battery for complete portability.

Wemax Go Advanced



Wrapping It Up

Choosing a projector doesn't have to be as complex as it appears at first. As long as you keep our above tips in mind you'll be able to make an informed purchase and before you know it you'll have a backyard projector of your own for any special occasion in your future.

Of course, when it comes to projectors here at WEMAX we are dedicated to providing shared rich, visual experiences wherever you go. We are a leading brand when it comes to laser projectors, portable projectors, LED projectors, and a one-stop solution for visual applications. As a sub-company of Appotronics, itself a leading brand in laser and light technology, we can assure you that the components and specifications in our products will always provide a great experience to all of our clients.


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