Got and oldy but goody set up in the flat, projector (Infocus IN1144) VGA to laptop (Toshiba satellite C850) with AUX from laptop to old speaker, which just kicked the bucket( not so much of a goody)... have a few play1s in other rooms so thought I'd get a beam and have some fun. Unfortunately I read HDMI connection not HDMI arc (wtf the difference is, though arc was worse!) and now having allsorts of issues.
Currently, Beam won't detect laptop when HDMI directly in (assuming not HDMI arc compatable) but Beam will find projector when HDMI'd in. But, with beam on HDMI for sound you can't get image from laptop over VGA... suggestions please.
I was going to pick up 2 to 1 HDMI adapter for the back of the project for both Beam and Laptop to attach but this would just be trial and error.
If someone can confirm this would work or has a sure thing set up it would be greatly appreciated.
Best answer by Deacon
Got a hdmi to Toslink adapter on the laptop, worked first try. Not sure what this says, why it will send audio over Toslink but not HDMI, but atleast it works.
Now have a HDMI from laptop to splitter, 1 HDMI out to projector and one HDMI to a toslink adapter, the HDMI from beam with Sonos supplied optical adapter... will swap it all for a 1in HDMI and toslink out adapter at some point.