How can i connect wireless projector to playbar?


Hi.

I have just invested in an a Benq w2000 projector with wireless output (http://www.benq.co.uk/product/accessory/wdp02). The wireless signal goes to a box with only 4 HDMI in and 1 HDMI out and an IR out. How can i connect this setup to a playbar? I want to run the tv, PC, playstation etc through the projector. The playbar only has an optical in which would only allow me to connect the tv is this correct?

I use the play 1's through the house and love them and would love to find a work around.

thanks

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I'm a little confused. The link you provided isn't for a projector, but an accessory for a projector so that it can connect to input sources wirelessly. The device takes 4 hdmi inputs and then sends the selected input wirelessly to your projector. So that would mean that the hdmi output should be usable with sonos. You would just need an hdmi to optical convertor and you should be good to go. However, I don't know if you would get 5.1 sound out of that, probably just stereo. Perhaps that's fine if you only want to use a playbar with no surrounds.

You also mentioned 'tv'. Do you mean tv channels (set-top box) or an actual tv? Are you displaying video on a projector, or a physical tv...or both? If the answer is both, then it sounds like you would need to take the hdmi output for your accessory unit and get a convertor that outputs both hdmi (for the tv) and optical (for the playbar).

Basically, whatever it is your trying to do, or may want to do in the future, your answer is to get a converter that will take a hdmi that will split the hdmi (for a 2nd hdmi display) and/or convert to optical for the playbar.
Thanks for the reply

Sorry for the confusion. Now I'm confused! :) This is a learning curve for me so apologies.

Yes. The projector itself isn't wireless but I've just ordered a bit of kit which is specific to the projector and will transmit a wireless signal to the projector (That is the equipment the hyperlink goes to).

Not fussed about surround so that isn't an issue.

I was assuming i could use the 4 hdmi in sockets on the projectors wireless transmitter to connect 4 pieces of kit (pc, tv/set top box, ps3 and brplayer). Then use the proposed wireless transmitters hdmi output to connect to the playbar (using your suggested hdmi to optical converter) Does that sound like it might work?

Thanks
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Yes, that sounds like it's what you want. Just google 'hdmi optical converter' and you should see lots of choices. I don't use one myself, so can't really recommend anything.
Thanks you very much for the advice. I'll post a comment when the setup is finished and working. Fingers crossed.

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