I have started poking around at the idea of setting up mobile golf simulator. I am looking for a UST or ST projector with high lumen rating.
There are a couple options in regards to screen, user, and projector orientation.
Screen material is of high impact absorbing netted mesh. Dimensions are 16'x 9'or 220" diagonal.
The user is going to be minimum 9' from the screen and the ball detector is 7-9ft behind the user on the ground.
UST would be preferable as it allows me to mount it to the screen frame that I have built out of 1" steel pipe. By extending and/or raising the projector from it with a custom steel mount.
if ST is the only option, I would need to build a custom stand that would raise the projector above the user.
I think either option would need some (1'-3') shroud around the screen to assist in ambient light reduction. Since the user is centered on the screen it wouldn't adversely affect the user or most viewers watching from the side.
Being that the setup is always mobile. I can adjust the screen to have sun behind the screen at all times except at peak daylight where the shroud would cast a shadow over the screen for clarity.
Im looking around 6k lumens to contend with the daylight and the highest possible resolution to also combat any washout. While I suspect that most users wont be wanting to use it in daylight, my theory is if I can make it look usable in daylight then all other conditions will only improve.
I have approximately 4-5k to spend on this project and portability is of higher importance. There are a few options that are in debate on this site.
I guess what I am asking is, do you have any projector recommendations or experiences doing something similar to this?
I am open to any ideas or suggestions on providing the best picture as possible given the conditions.
[Edited by toggris on Jun 29, 2020 at 8:08 AM]