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Things You Need To Know Before Setting Up An Outdoor Home Theater

Things You Need To Know Before Setting Up An Outdoor Home Theater

Almost everyone watches movies in theaters for enjoyment and as a getaway from the stressful routine of life. People mostly watch them in theaters or multiplexes, which are very popular, especially in metropolitan areas.

However, watching a movie in an open theater is a one of a kind experience. Watching movies in open areas with the cool breeze and people you love, under the stars is kind of romantic. You can also have a family picnic while watching a movie, eating what you want, snuggled in your blankets.

This way of watching a movie is more personalized and private. If you don’t have any outdoor theaters in your area, then don’t worry, you can always have an outdoor movie theater right in your home.

You can invite friends and have a get-together or host a one dish party while enjoying the movie with your friends. Here’s how!

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Why should you purchase an outdoor screen?

This is a good question to ask before investing in an outdoor screen. If you are doing this once in a while, then I would advise you to rent a screen and have your party or family get-together and be done with it. You can rent it again when you want to enjoy that activity.

But if you are doing this more often, like every fortnight, then it is advised that you invest in an outdoor home theater screen.[1] That way you can enjoy it without waiting for your turn in the renting queue because, on vacations and special holidays, that tends to happens a lot.

What are the options available for having your own outdoor home theater?

There are a few options available in the market but choosing one depends on the budget that you can afford to spare for this investment. You can go for the top notch brands of projectors and screens if you have the money. But don’t worry, there are a number of affordable options available on the market too, thanks to a huge demand and things being manufactured in China for cheaper rates.

What is an outdoor home theater unit?

The outdoor home theater unit consists of a projector and the screen.

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Projector

The projector is the electronic component that is used to play the movie. The projector displays the movie images onto the screen for viewing. There are a lot of different types of projectors that are available for the display of movies, like multimedia projectors, simple movie projectors, projectors with HD display, projectors with diverse, or multiple input port options, etc.

There was a time when projectors were the expensive part of the unit but now you can find affordable options. You can also get used projectors in good condition and on cheaper rates.

The Screen

The screen is the white rectangular screen that is used to display the videos that are played by the projector. Conventionally, the screen is made of a certain material and is white in color. It is hung from a frame fixed on a tripod. But innovative ideas have altered that and you can get very interesting kinds of screens that can help you decrease the amount you pay for the outdoor home theaters units.

What different kinds of screens are available?

There are mainly three different kinds of the screens you can get for your home theater, and they are:

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Projector screens

These are conventional screens, as described above. They are white screens hung from the frame on a tripod. These come in all ranges and sizes. You can get a good bargain if you look for it.

Homemade screens

If your home theater budget doesn’t allow you to purchase a screen, don’t worry. Now you can make one at home all by yourself. In fact, you can involve your kids and family members as well in the craft project. That will make it more fun.

All you need is a blackout cloth that is matte and white in color.[2] Cut the size you want and you can hang it in between trees or make a wooden frame for it.

Inflatable screens

This is the most innovative kind of screen that you can get. It is very easy to set up the screens anywhere you want. You just need a good pump because if it’s not blown properly, it will affect your movie experience. This is also the most durable and long-lasting type of screen, and also the most unaffected by weather.

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Enjoying a movie with family in a private environment cannot get any better than having your own outdoor home theater.

Featured photo credit: Lloyd Dirks via unsplash.com

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Last Updated on July 5, 2019

5 Reasons Why You Should Always Be Yourself

5 Reasons Why You Should Always Be Yourself

When it comes to being yourself, there can be a lot of pressure from the outside world as it tries to influence who you are. Living in a society that is constantly developing, it’s important for you to always be yourself from the inside out. When you deeply know yourself and the boundaries that you have set, you are more likely to experience a fulfilling and rewarding life. Without knowing yourself and establishing those boundaries, you can easily be pushed around and end up on a dirt path.

“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it” – Matthew 7:13-14

You have the option of taking the path that is broad or taking the path that is narrow. You can either conform to what life wants you to be, or have the courage to remain true to yourself throughout the years. It’s definitely a challenge to have a strong sense of self when we are constantly getting distracted and being influenced by the media and society’s way of life. But if you want to reach your fullest potential in life, it all starts with being yourself.

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Why should you always be yourself?

Because you will:

  1. Live in alignment with your values and beliefs. Being yourself is all about knowing what you believe in and the values that you live by. When you are not yourself, you will take on the values and beliefs of others. This is when you start conforming to other people’s expectations and way of thinking. When you know your values and why you do what you do, you will live according to your own values and beliefs.
  2. Establish your own identity. When you are able to have a solid foundation of being you, you are establishing your own sense of identity. No matter what happens in your life, you will always know who you are. There will be times where you may feel lost or distracted, but if you have your own identity you’ll be able to get back on the right path. Without establishing your own identity, you may easily conform and lose yourself.
  3. Build courage. It takes a great amount of courage when you decide to take the path that goes against the crowd. The reason why the majority of people take the broad path is because it’s easy. It’s easy to just follow the crowd. It’s more of a challenge when you stay true to yourself and establish your own identity. This challenge of always being yourself takes courage and inner strength. No matter what comes your way, you’ll know how to handle it.
  4. Establish boundaries. When you are always yourself, you know what your limits are and the boundaries that you have set for yourself. When people cross your boundaries, you will know. But if you don’t establish boundaries, people may very well walk all over you and take advantage of you. If you are always yourself and you establish boundaries, you are more likely to be aware when people start taking advantage of you. Create and establish your boundaries.
  5. Find focus and direction. When you are always yourself, you are more likely to have focus and direction in your life. Imagine someone who is constantly conforming to other people’s expectations. Do you think this person has focus and direction? I don’t think so. When you stay true to who you are, you are more likely to know the goals you want to accomplish and how to go about accomplishing them. You are able to stay focused and know which direction to take in order for you to accomplish your goals.

No matter what you experience in life, the only person that will always remain constant is you.

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