Footy is finally back on the big screen. And, whether a trophy is coming home or not, you can catch every minute of each game on a system built to bring you closer to the action in the comfort of your own home.

Before we get started

Before you start planning your outdoor home cinema, there are some things you need to plan and account for in advance. Lighting and weather conditions should never be overlooked. Projectors and outdoor displays perform at their best in darkened environments, so unless you plan to start your cinema experience after sundown, you’ll want to have your screen under some cover, like a porch or semi-permanent gazebo.

You’ll also need to consider what happens to your equipment when it rains (which here in the UK, should be expected). Lots of audio and visual equipment has air-circulation vents that shouldn’t be near water, so be sure to check for a clear forecast before you set everything up or find a dry enclosure that can house your equipment while leaving it room to breathe.

Five products for the ultimate outdoor home cinema experience

Aquavision – Horizon Outdoor Television

Aquavision’s Horizon range is one of the most versatile outdoor televisions on the market. It comes with a wide variety of connections allowing you to pair it with some of the most complex systems on the market. It has 4K resolution, great viewing angles, comes in sizes up to 100” for the biggest outdoor spaces, and, more importantly, comes with a high water and dust resistance level.

Sonance – patio series 

The Sonance Patio Series is an elegant outdoor sound solution that is easily hidden in the corners of your garden to offer you a complete surround-style experience for music, movies, and sports. Their standard 4.1 system comes with four speakers equipped with stakes for easy placement and movement, and the in-ground subwoofer offers an impressive bass soundscape with minimal landscaping. Not enough sound? You can expand the system with a second set of speakers for a total of eight satellites, so you’ll never miss a moment of the action.

Crestron Home Automation 

Having one of the market’s best outdoor televisions, projectors, and sound systems is a huge step to creating the outdoor cinema of your dreams, but finding the right system to integrate them with is just as important. Crestron’s industry-leading home automation systems will give you total control of your outdoor viewing experience, and remove the divides between your indoor and outdoor entertainment. So quickly switch from game to game, kick-start your night with your favourite tunes or begin your late-night movie marathon; it’s all in the palm of your hands.

You can find out more about Crestron’s home automation systems here.

Sonos waterproof speakers

If spectacular soundscapes are your thing, then the Sonos waterproof speaker systems might appeal to you. They’re a self-contained ecosystem, so you don’t need to worry about incorporating other equipment if you’re just looking to listen. But, they’re highly compatible too, linking up to visual systems and offering you an incredible stereo sound with little to no effort. Plus, thanks to their outstanding build quality, they’re resistant to water, dust, salt spray, and even freezing temperatures.


Optoma are outdoor specialists, and they know exactly what it takes to build the ultimate in-garden cinema experience. There’s nothing they haven’t thought of. In addition, it ranges from big-screen TVs to state-of-the-art projectors and even interactive panels. And, thanks to their 7,000-lumen lens projectors, you’ll get a glimpse of the action in even the sunniest conditions.

Plan, design, install.

Knowing which tech is right for your home isn’t always as straightforward as we’d like. That’s where we come in. We’ll work with you from the get-go, helping you to identify, plan, and then install the best products to create your dream experience. Speak to a member of the element29 team today.

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