I would like to set up a home theater system in my new apartment using my Epson Digital Projector, an Apple TV and a Sonos Playbar.
The set-up would be used primarly (i) to play content from my laptop using the Apple TV's "Airplay Mirroring" function, with video coming through my Projector and audio coming through the Playbar and (ii) to play Hulu/Netflix/etc. content directly from Apple TV, with video coming through my Projector and audio coming through the Playbar.
The problem that I am running into is that I need to have the Projector and the Sonos Playbar on opposite sides of the room. Specifically, the Projector needs to be behind my couch and the Playbar needs to be in front of my couch, and I do not want to wire them together because doing so will ruin the aesthetics of the room.
The only set-up that I have been able to come up with that would conceivably allow me to have a Projector at the back of the room synced with a Playbar at the front of the room is the following two-step solution:
(1) connecting an Apple TV, which I will place at the front of the room, to my Projector, which will be at the back of the room, via a Wireless HDMI Extender; and then
(2) connecting my Apple TV and my Playbar at the front of the room via the units' respective optical ports.
Would this set-up work? That is, will it allow me to play content from my laptop as well as from the Apple TV with video coming through the Projector at the back of the room and audio coming through the Playbar at the front of the room?
If so, would there be any lag time between sound and image?
Additionally, is there any way to achieve my desired end result - playing the same content through a Projector and Playbar at opposite sides of the room without wiring them together - without having to shell out hundreds of dollars for a Wireless HDMI Extender?
Thanks in advance for any thoughts or advice. This issue has been bedeviling me for some time.