I have the following devices:
- an Acer H6510BD (with two HDMI inputs + analog 3.5mm audio out),
- a Playstation 4 (not slim, not Pro) that I use as my primary entertainment center (games and streaming services), and
- a recently purchased XBOX One that I need to fit into the system.
I'm interested in buying the Playbase, as I currently own the Play 5 and one CONNECT Amp in my master bedroom and wanted to expand into my living room, particularly to add surround sound capability. What I'd like help with is knowing upfront what accessories, if any, I need to get the best audio with no latency issues.
Mainly I was confused about needing any HDMI/optical audio switches. If I only had the PS4, my assumption was I could run an optical audio cable straight from the console into the Playbase, and run the HDMI straight to the projector.. voila, Sonos sound in my living room (With room to expand to a 5.1 if I choose to buy a couple Play 1's and a SUB). Now that I have two consoles, I really want to consolidate all the wires to one side of the room. (Side note: If I end up buying the Play 1's later on to expand the system, those would be wall mounted in the ceiling corners; I don't mind running cables at that point since I would also invest in crown molding to conceal the wires.)
I'd been on the fence about purchasing a Playbar, since my projector is sitting on a shelf on the wall opposite where the picture is thrown, and I didn't want to run an optical across the room. With the Playbase, though, I figured I can just stack it underneath the projector. (My two consoles will be wall mounted).
Any advice would be appreciated. Tried and true experience with setups including the Playbar and/or Playbase with a projector is obvs preferred.