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Hello everybody,

my question is : what kind of projector is needed for outdoor projection on a 2x3 meters whiteboard (will be used for advertising). And is it possible (probably it is) to control the content on projection seamless and turn it on/off, from a PC/laptop ?

so, what kind of projector, software, and connection type do i need to do this ?

Thanks in advance!

PS. sorry for my noobness, never worked with visual stuff
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You have two major issues here.

One, this idea better be at night, and even then, with little to NO ambient light hitting the screen. If you're thinking of using this during the day, forget it. Use a flat screen. Projector cannot compete with daylight.

Two. Just as a projector cannot compete with daylight, there is no projector made that can live outside without suffering damage from the elements, even if protected from the rain, the humidity and changes will destroy it.

As for your questions, all the content control will be at the PC. The control of the projector On/Off, etc, can be remotely.

Quote (domino on Jul 25, 2010 12:01 PM):
Hello everybody,

my question is : what kind of projector is needed for outdoor projection on a 2x3 meters whiteboard (will be used for advertising). And is it possible (probably it is) to control the content on projection seamless and turn it on/off, from a PC/laptop ?

so, what kind of projector, software, and connection type do i need to do this ?

Thanks in advance!

PS. sorry for my noobness, never worked with visual stuff

[Edited by sheridan on Jul 25, 2010 at 1:39 PM]
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Quote (sheridan on Jul 25, 2010 1:22 PM):
You have two major issues here.

One, this idea better be at night, and even then, with little to NO ambient light hitting the screen. If you're thinking of using this during the day, forget it. Use a flat screen. Projector cannot compete with daylight.

Two. Just as a projector cannot compete with daylight, there is no projector made that can live outside without suffering damage from the elements, even if protected from the rain, the humidity and changes will destroy it.

As for your questions, all the content control will be at the PC. The control of the projector On/Off, etc, can be remotely.

yeah of course, it's planned for night.
what would you recommend to avoid my second issue ? do LED screens resist the outer damage ?

btw thanks for ur reply
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A reasonably priced projector or flat screen is not made to live outside, regardless of the technology. The moisture WILL kill it. There are exceptions, such as these examples...

http://www.panteltv.com/

http://www.sunbritetv.com/

http://www.globaloutdoorconcepts.com/

There are weatherproof enclosures for non-outdoor units...

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/682609-REG/Peerless_Industries_EL47AH_S_Universal_Indoor_Outdoor_Flat_Panel.html

There are also the manufacturers of those incredibly huge outdoor LED screens that are at some outdoor venues, most no0tably, a racetrack in Japan. But those are highly specialized and expensive setups.

Quote (domino on Jul 25, 2010 4:35 PM):
yeah of course, it's planned for night.
what would you recommend to avoid my second issue ? do LED screens resist the outer damage ?

btw thanks for ur reply

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Thanks a lot Sheridan.I talked with my friend, who actually is interested in this (i'm just researching for him).

he told me that he planned it all, he wants to isolate the projector in a box, with cooling fans of course, etc.

now i have a last question,

about this turning the projector on/off from PC, how is it possible ?
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