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General inquiries
Common questions about our theater systems
Buying guide
Movie theater system comparison chart
Movie licensing
Important information regarding movie licensing

General inquiries

Common questions about our theater systems

Can I use my system during the day?

In general, projectors are meant to be used in low-light environments. Typically, outdoor usage can begin after sunset while there is still a small amount of ambient light. Indoor usage is possible during the day if the room lighting is off or dimmed.

How easy are these systems to set up and take down?

So easy! The first setup will most likely take 30 minutes or less. After the initial set up it shouldn’t take longer than 15 minutes.

Can I connect my cable or dish TV to my system?

Yes! All you’ll need to connect to your cable or dish box is an HDMI cord.

Can I connect my Apple TV to the Projector?

Yes! You will need to use a Lightning to HDMI converter cord.

How can I connect my iPhone to the projector?

You will need to use a Lightning to HDMI converter cord.

How can I connect my Android phone to the projector?

You will need a Mini HDMI to HDMI converter cord.

Is the projector Wi-Fi or Bluetooth compatible?

The projector itself does not have Wi-Fi or Bluetooth capabilities, but the included Blu-ray player does! You are still able to stream all your Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, etc. directly from the Wi-Fi-enabled Blu-ray player.

Are the speakers wireless?

To provide theater-quality sound at a customer-friendly price we do not offer wireless speakers.

Buying guide

Movie theater system comparison chart
Systems CompairisonStarterRecreationSilverScreen™QuikScreenShowcase
Screen TypeHoney Comb Expanding Frame with Black-backed White Velcro ScreenBlack-backed fabric and Stretch White Fabric tethered between 2 support stands.Electronic Roll/ Wall MountableHoney Comb Expanding Frame with Black-backed White Velcro ScreenHoney Comb Expanding Frame with Black-backed White Velcro Screen
Screen Sizes in Feet6 and 89, 11, and 15910, 12, 14 and 1616 and 20
Projection TypeFrontFront and RearFrontFrontFront
Speakers2 Mini Speakers5.25” Active and Passive SetActive and Passive Set8” Active and Passive Set8” 2 Active and Passive Set
PortabilityComplete System fits into 1 Padded Carry BagsComplete System fits into 2 Padded Carry BagsIncludes a Gear Bag to fit all small accessories.Includes a Media Storage Case for the Frame, Screen, and Accessories.Complete System fits between 2 Media Storage Cases and Gear Bag
Accessory BundleFlashlight, 2- Ground Twist stakes, 2-tie down straps with hooksFlashlight, Multiple Outlet Strip, HDMI cord, Speak on cord, RCA cord, Extension Cord, 4 ground twist stakes, 4 tie down strapsFlashlight, Mounting Kit, Multiple Outlet Strip, 3 Way Outlet Adaptor,HDMI cord, RCA cord, Speak on cord, 4 ground twist stakes, 4 tie down strapsExtension Cord and gear bagFlashlight, Multiple Outlet strip, RCA cord, Speak on cord, HDMI cord, 4 ground twist stakes, 4 tie down straps, Extension Cord, gear bag andFlashlight, Multiple Outlet Strip, Extension Cords, HDMI cord, Microphone, Audio Mixer, rca cords, speak on cords, 4 ground twist stakes, 4 tie down straps3,5mm adapter and gear bag.
Systems Compairison

Screen Type

Starter
Honey Comb Expanding Frame with Black-backed White Velcro Screen
Recreation
Black-backed fabric and Stretch White Fabric tethered between 2 support stands.
SilverScreen™
Electronic Roll/ Wall Mountable
QuikScreen
Honey Comb Expanding Frame with Black-backed White Velcro Screen
Showcase
Honey Comb Expanding Frame with Black-backed White Velcro Screen

Screen Sizes in Feet

Starter
6 and 8
Recreation
9, 11, and 15
SilverScreen™
9
QuikScreen
10, 12, 14 and 16
Showcase
16 and 20

Projection Type

Starter
Front
Recreation
Front and Rear
SilverScreen™
Front
QuikScreen
Front
Showcase
Front

Speakers

Starter
2 Mini Speakers
Recreation
5.25” Active and Passive Set
SilverScreen™
Active and Passive Set
QuikScreen
8” Active and Passive Set
Showcase
8” 2 Active and Passive Set

Portability

Starter
Complete System fits into 1 Padded Carry Bags
Recreation
Complete System fits into 2 Padded Carry Bags
SilverScreen™
Includes a Gear Bag to fit all small accessories.
QuikScreen
Includes a Media Storage Case for the Frame, Screen, and Accessories.
Showcase
Complete System fits between 2 Media Storage Cases and Gear Bag

Accessory Bundle

Starter
Flashlight, 2- Ground Twist stakes, 2-tie down straps with hooks
Recreation
Flashlight, Multiple Outlet Strip, HDMI cord, Speak on cord, RCA cord, Extension Cord, 4 ground twist stakes, 4 tie down straps
SilverScreen™
Flashlight, Mounting Kit, Multiple Outlet Strip, 3 Way Outlet Adaptor,HDMI cord, RCA cord, Speak on cord, 4 ground twist stakes, 4 tie down strapsExtension Cord and gear bag
QuikScreen
Flashlight, Multiple Outlet strip, RCA cord, Speak on cord, HDMI cord, 4 ground twist stakes, 4 tie down straps, Extension Cord, gear bag and
Showcase
Flashlight, Multiple Outlet Strip, Extension Cords, HDMI cord, Microphone, Audio Mixer, rca cords, speak on cords, 4 ground twist stakes, 4 tie down straps3,5mm adapter and gear bag.
The chart below is a helpful tool to determine the appropriate screen size for your audience. Depending on the venue and location, these numbers may vary.
Screen Size to Audience9 Foot10-12 Foot14-16 Foot20 Foot
Audience SizeUp to 100Up to 250Up to 600Up to 1500
Screen Size to Audience

Audience Size

9 Foot
Up to 100
10-12 Foot
Up to 250
14-16 Foot
Up to 600
20 Foot
Up to 1500

Movie licensing

Important information regarding movie licensing

Important information regarding movie licensing

It’s generally considered “fair use” to view and play your DVDs or Blu-ray media in the privacy of your own backyard, provided that you’re not giving a public exhibition. Please be advised, however, that the purchase of products or equipment from Outdoor Theater Systems LLC does NOT grant the purchaser any rights to make use of or display copyrighted material, nor does it constitute approval of such actions. You may obtain exhibition rights of many copyrighted film and video presentations by making arrangements with Swank Motion Pictures, Inc. We strongly recommend that you visit www.swank.com to learn more about pricing, current copyright laws, and prohibitions before staging any public viewings of potentially copy-protected materials. You can find additional licensing options at www.mplc.org.

Certain studios have specific rules as to which of their titles can or cannot be shown publicly with a public performance license, while many older titles have fallen into the public domain, so you may also want to contact the studio that produced, distributes, or licenses the film to determine the property’s status.

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