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Public Viewing Projector for the World Cup

Public viewing in the beer garden, pub and sports bar - this is how it works!

It's that time again, the World Cup is just around the corner! Many football fans want to enjoy the World Cup in big screen format and invite friends to "watch the pack". Discover daylight and laser TV projectors as well as screens for an excellent public viewing experience - whether indoors or outdoors!

We explain what you need for a World Cup public viewing with a real 4K stadium atmosphere!


Indoor and outdoor projections: How many lumens are needed?

The brightness of a projector is one of the most important features for indoor and outdoor public viewing events. Thebrighter your projector can project, the easier it is to see the image on the screen. This is especially true for projectors that are used for watching football together in daylight or outdoors.

But how many lumens does an outdoor projector need , and how does this affect the picture quality? The brightness of projectors is given in ANSI lumens. To enable a high-contrast picture, a projector should be equipped with at least 3,000 lumens. More lumens are particularly advantageous if you cannot completely darken your living room or home cinema. For public viewing in daylight, we recommend special daylight projectors with several thousand ANSI lumens. Even in daylight, you can follow the football matches on a bright and powerful image.

If you want to enjoy the World Cup matches in a particularly large format, you should pay attention to the specified lumen values of the projector. The larger the projection surface, the higher the ANSI lumen values of your projector should be. This way, you can guarantee a colour-intensive image even when public viewing on a large screen!

How many lumens does a public viewing daylight projector need?

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Indoor: from approx. 4,000 ANSI lumens


Outdoor: from approx. 6,000 ANSI lumens

Daylight projector for bright projections

Football broadcasting with more contrast: What you should bear in mind!

If you want to watch the World Cup matches on the terrace or in a bright room, you should make sure that your projector supports a high-contrast display. The contrast of a projection is the difference between the brightest and darkest pixel. The greater this difference, the higher the contrast of the projected image. A high-contrast image appears more vivid and exciting and thus contributes significantly to a successful public viewing experience.

For projectors, the contrast information is given as a ratio value, just as it is for displays, monitors and televisions.

The right contrast value for outdoor projectors

Especially when projecting outdoors, it is therefore important to ensure that the selected projector is equipped with sufficient light output.

But which projector is suitable for outdoors? For a room or area that needs to be well darkened, a contrast value of approx. 10,000:1 is appropriate.

If a projector is to be used for public football viewing in the garden or on the terrace, care must be taken to ensure that it has a contrast value of approx. 50,000:1. This way you can enjoy high-contrast projections even outdoors!

Public viewing in daylight: How to darken properly!

To achieve an easily recognisable projection image in daylight, the room in which you want to project should be well darkened. For a high-contrast projection, ideally no light should enter the room through windows or doors. Since this is not always possible, a bright daylight projector can help.

If you want to watch the football matches on the terrace or in the garden, aids such as a pavilion or tent should be used. This way, the place of projection can be shielded from light and darkened.

Picture resolution and seating distance: How to achieve optimum aspect ratios

To be able to watch the World Cup matches in the best quality, you should make sure that your projector can display a good image resolution. This can already be achieved with an HD projector or with a Full HD projector.

For good image sharpness, a WXGA resolution is the minimum standard (1280 x 800 pixels). To enjoy the full quality of the picture, a projector with Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) or WUXGA resolution (1920 x1200 pixels) is recommended.

If you want to buy a projector that you can use not only for public viewing during the World Cup , but also for other movie nights in your home cinema, we recommend a projector with razor-sharp 4K resolution! This way, you can enjoy the World Cup matches in the usual sharpness of a TV!

Seating Distance

The rule of thumb for the optimal seating distance is: the lower the image resolution, the greater the seating distance between the viewer and the screen should be.

Thanks to very high image resolution, the seating distance for 4K projectors (3,840 x 2,160px) can be reduced to 1 times the screen width. This means that your image remains high-quality and razor-sharp even when public viewing in a small space!

4K projector for razor-sharp projections

The best projection technology for public viewing

Depending on the manufacturer and model, different projection technologies are used for projectors. The best-known technologies include DLP (Digital Light Processing) and LCD (Liquid Crystal Display).

Both DLP and LCD projectors have their strengths and weaknesses. When choosing a suitable projector for your public viewing event, the light intensity of the projector is of particular importance. Projectors with LCD technology are comparatively brighter than DLP projectors. So that you can also enjoy the World Cup matches outdoors, this should be particularly taken into account. However, DLP projectors are already available in the lower price segment with a high-resolution 4K display.


Would you like to learn more about the different projector technologies? In our "Projector buying guide" and "Projector technology comparison" you can find out everything about the comparison between DLP and LCD projectors!

Top projector features for public viewing

To simplify the installation and alignment of a public viewing projector, there are some useful projector features. We explain how these features improve the quality of your projections!

World Cup projector screen: Which screen gives the best result?

With a projector, you can project onto different surfaces - be it a professional screen or a white wall in your living room. To get the best possible picture for your public viewing event, you should definitely go for a screen . This way you can enjoy the World Cup matches with good colour representation and even better contrastthan on a simple wall, for example!


Mobile screens: Optimal for spontaneous public viewing

Mobile screens are easy to transport and simple to set up. This makes them ideal for public viewing at various locations - whether indoors or outdoors. Mobile screens include tripod screens, ultra-mobile screens and mobile frame screens.

Mobile screens for the spontaneous public viewing event

Stationary screens: Fixed installation in home cinema or sports bar

Are you looking for a screen that you can use permanently for versatile projections even after the World Cup? For a fixed installation in a sports bar or in your own home cinema, a stationary projection screen is a good choice. Stationary screens include motorised screens, ceiling-mounted screens and frame screens.

Stationary screens for stadium atmosphere in home cinema or sports bar

Which screen is suitable for outdoors?

Inflate instead of mount: The inflatable outdoor screen from celexon is a real projector screen hit for the World Cup. It is lightweight and can be set up and taken down again with few tools and little effort. With an image width of a good 3 metres, the celexon outdoor screen offers a large projection surface so that all spectators can follow the World Cup match.

Projector speakers for a real stadium atmosphere

An important atmospheric factor during football championship matches is the background noise in the stadium, the cheering of goals and, of course, the tense comments of the match commentators. In order to transmit the atmosphere to the spectators in front of the screen, good projector speakers are needed. You can choose between passive and active speakers.

Active loudspeakers

Active speakers do not require additional amplification. They can be connected directly to the projector via a 3.5 millimetre jack. However, as they require an external power supply, positioning is limited due to the length of the power cable.

Passive loudspeakers

Passive speakers are used in conjunction with an AV receiver or a power amplifier. They are therefore mainly suitable for closed rooms and are predominantly positioned and installed as a 5.1 surround system. One advantage of passive speakers is that long cable runs are possible.

Are you looking for a good projector speaker? Our projector speaker guide tells you everything you need to know for excellent sound quality!

More about great-sounding projector speakers

Set up and connect the projector correctly

Connecting a projector correctly is not difficult and can be done by one person in most cases. However, it is quicker and easier if you ask a second person for help. Especially if you want to mount a projector on the ceiling in a room using a projector ceiling mount.

3 Quick Tips: Set up a projector


1. Use an HDMI, Displayport or DVI cable to transmit the signal.

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2. Align the projector as parallel as possible to the screen.


3. Use our "Projection Area Calculator" to determine the appropriate projection distance.

If you do not have the best possibility to lay a cable, it is best to use the wireless variant. The celexon WHD30M - 4K Expert HDMI wireless set is ideal for this. With a clear view, it offers a 4K transmission of up to 30 metres and transmits the WUXGA signal.

Reading tips:

You can find out how to connect a projector in our guide "Connecting a projector correctly". In our projector buying guide, we explain how to place a projector correctly.

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