Panasonic PT-AX200U Front Yard Theater

Panasonic PT-AX200U outdoor movie night This time of year in Florida is perfect for outdoor movie nights. So, I took home the new Panasonic PT-AX200U this weekend for some family fun on the front lawn.

Here are some shots of our setup and the PT-AX200U in action. We are shooting on a white, twin sheet stretched across my front porch. Not an ideal surface, but this ends up giving us about a 110-inch image in 16:9 format. With that size, the 2000-lumen brightness rating of the Panasonic PT-AX200U really makes a difference. The video came to life as the sun set. The easy lens shift and wide zoom range also made setup a snap. Once connected, it took just seconds to aim, zoom and focus the image to fit our space. Connection was easy too. Just one HDMI cable from the AX200U to the Oppo Digital DV-981HD. From there, the DVD player connected to our receiver, which powered our speakers on the porch.

Panasonic PT-AX200U showing Brad Bird's The Iron Giant

Panasonic PT-AX200U showing Miyazaki's Kiki's Delivery Service

We watched two videos that I have seen countless times before. (We have a five-year-old.) They were both animations