I'm thinking about getting a projector for watching movies outdoors by the pool. What kind of specs should I be looking for and how much should I expect to spend? The projector doesn't have to be weather-proof – I'll store it indoors.
I have a shed 10' away from the side of the pool and I'll put a screen right in front of it. So I have two places to put the projector: either on the side of the pool nearest the shed, putting it about 9' from the screen and pointing up at about a 15-20° angle, or on the other side of the pool about 25' away.
If it's in the close side, how big will the image be? I'm looking at outdoor screens on Amazon that are from 100-144" diagonal. I assume the projector would have to have keystone correction to take of the projection angle, right?
If I put it on the far side of the pool, how bright will it have to be to get a good picture? (I only plan on using it at night.) Do I look for a certain number of lumens in the specs?