both the Beam and Nvidia Shield only has 1 HDMI port
the Projector has 2 HDMI (one MHL) inputs and 1 3.5MM AUX Audio out.
I’m not trying to use the AUX out because that can only support 2 channels and what i want is 5.1 Surround sound at the very least.
so what I’m wondering is if I connect the HDMI from the Shield to the Projector for the Video, can I choose the audio from the Shield to play on the SONO Beam though the the Wifi network connection? and the Beam would send audio to the SONOS Ones?
Best answer by Airgetlam
No, audio can not be sent to the Beam directly, other than via AirPlay 2, and that would only be stereo, not 5.1.
To get a Home Theater (5.1) signal to any capable Sonos device requires a wired connection, either optical or HDMI ARC / eARC.