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So Recently i purchased a viewsonic projector, pjd7280hd . Currently I do have the following items that I want to connect to my system. 1x WiiU 1x Chromecast 1x HDMI cable for Laptop or future m… Read More
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2y, 5m agoPosted 2 years, 5 months ago
So Recently i purchased a viewsonic projector, pjd7280hd .

Currently I do have the following items that I want to connect to my system.
1x WiiU
1x Chromecast
1x HDMI cable for Laptop or future micro server.

Also in the process of getting Sky.

So I was thinking of getting a switcher box something like Kinivo BN501 which is a 5 in 1 out HDMI switcher with remote control. (If anyone has a better alternative I'm open to suggestions.)

The setup would be all these dees connected to the switch. And from the switch to the projector.

Now the issue comes to sound, the builtin speaker is not effective, and using stereo headphone output on the projector is a stupid idea.

So what I need is either a speaker that has HDMI pass through, or has multiple ins and an out (I believe these things are called audio video receivers) ... Sorry I am not that into AV.

Any suggestions on how to set this up? I'd prefer not to spend more than ~150£ on speaker system. And perhaps 5.1
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2y, 5m agoPosted 2 years, 5 months ago
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#1
You need a home cinema speaker system but I doubt you're get much for £150 but you might be able to get satellites + amp in that price range.
#2
I have the same projector if I'm right in assuming you meant to type 7820 instead of 7280.

What I used in terms of hdmi switcher is one of those betron ones but they have hdmi ports on all 4 sides so that Kinivo one might be more preferable in terms of keeping things tidy. A cheaper alternative might be the Duronic hdmi remote switcher. It however has 3 ports although I'm not sure being able to switch between 5 devices with the Kinivo will come in handy often.

Edit: Removed previous stuff about audio since it wouldn't have helped. Perhaps using something like this in between your hdmi switcher and projector would help with eliminating multiple ins and outs and then you could buy whatever speaker system to go into it, which would be better quality than the output from the projector.


Edited By: dreadzone101 on Jan 11, 2015 12:51: previous info unhelpful
#3
Cost is clearly a factor, at £150 you are limiting your options.

Most TVs come with decent enough speakers to do the job, and enough inputs to plug this all in, but by getting a decent projector you have got the visuals nailed down but still have some challenges getting it all hooked up.

The traditional route is to get an AV receiver (~£150-£250 for something reasonably decent, but there are cheaper options such as this) and then hook up a speaker set up. You could start by just getting front speakers and then add others as you find the money. There are 5.1 speaker packages available for £100-£150, but they won't be amazing.

The advantage of the AV receiver is that you have the inputs all routed via one place and a much better amplifier than any projector or TV can provide. For me, sound is just as important to the home cinema experience as the picture is, limiting yourself to stereo (instead of 5.1) makes a huge difference.

I'm personally unsure how the chromecast will work with this having never used one. But the Wii, Sky and laptop/server will all slot in very well.
#4
Hdmi 2 on TV is arc. Audio return channel. Any sound put in to TV via phono or other hdmi will be sent out of hdmi 2. So could you buy a surround sound with a hdmi input? Bluetooth senders receivers are cheep and can turn any none bluetooth like a hifi in to a wireless system using headphone and mic jacks. You can send to bluetooth headphones as well. Just throughing ideas in.
#5
you need AV and speakers. Dont get 1 of those samsung/sony all in 1 blu ray + speakers because they are crap. but for £150 you are doomed.

check this out
http://www.richersounds.com/product/speaker-packages/pioneer/htp072/pion-htp072




Edited By: tince666 on Jan 11, 2015 18:12
#6
Thanks for all the replies, the reason I said 150, was because I saw some all in one deals. How about if I double the budget, can anyone give me recommendations? First time buying a system so not sure, until now I always used speakers built in to my TVs.
#7
ScorpioGeek
Thanks for all the replies, the reason I said 150, was because I saw some all in one deals. How about if I double the budget, can anyone give me recommendations? First time buying a system so not sure, until now I always used speakers built in to my TVs.

Depends on what you need. prices increase depending if you need 3d and uhd support. I'd recommend a amp that supports 3d. Also it depends on if you just want it for tv & movies or want it for music aswell. A good subwoofer will cost more but it will make up for poorer satellite speakers.
#9
Take a look at Richer Sounds:http://m.richersounds.com/#!/products/dvdpackagesystems-3/1/

The advantage of buying separates is that you can replace individual components as your budget improves. Buying 2nd hand might also be worth a consideration. Richer Sounds offer five year warranties as an option so you may well find something on eBay 3-4 years old but still under warranty.

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