LED vs. projection screen

by Bob Deutsch

led vs projectorThe world of outdoor theater is a huge, and sometimes pretty confusing one. Don’t worry; we are here to help! In your hunt for the best outdoor movie screen, you’ve probably come across both LED and projection screens. What is the difference?

The obvious difference is the need for a projector. You can throw an LED screen up on any wall, and it will show whatever you want. First of all, that’s going to cost you. For a 16’ x 9’ LED screen, the installation is going to run you close to $100,000. Compare that to our complete 16’ x 9’ PlusHD outdoor movie package, which comes in under $10,000.

Back to the need for a projector, though. LED screens are made up of panels that emit light, so you could say that its capabilities lie within the screen. A plus about this technique is the ability to show movies during the day. Many ballparks and stadiums opt for LED screens for that reason alone.

At Outdoor Movies, you know we always go with a projection screen. Our screens are theatrical surfaces that are designed to collect and reflect light in a way that other screens and surfaces cannot. Matched with the proper projector, the image is crystal clear and in perfect focus.

The resolution of a projected image is exponentially better than an LED image, and it can be upgraded. Once you install your LED screen, its there for good. Not even just physically, but technically as well. With projection surfaces, you are always able to upgrade your projector to yield a better and brighter picture. With LED screens, you are stuck with what you got 15 years ago.

Moral of the story? Our outdoor projection screens may not be able to show your movie at the daytime outdoor movie series in your town. What they can do is give you a crisp, clear image that will always be the best on the market. You can show your movies anywhere you can possibly think of, and you can do it for a reasonable price. Give us a call today to find out more.

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