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Good afternoon, I'm completely new to projectors and have a question for you pros. I bought the LG HW300T projector this past week and love the picture. I was wondering if there's any way that I can hook up a surround sound system to it? I noticed that there's not an Audio Out component but thought I could use the Headphone outlet and rig something up. Anyway, any guidance/advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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You do not want to use the headphone as that will be analog stereo.

Looking at the specs this projector has an HDMI input.

Connectivity
Audio 2 x 1 Watt
Input Type
USB
HDMI
Component
VGA/D-sub
Composite

I would by a home theater system (receiver and speakers) based on your budget where the audio receiver has both HDMI inputs and one single HDMI output. Run all of your components (Cable box, HTPC, BluRay, Xbox, etc) into the audio receiver via HDMI, then run one long HDMI cable from the receiver to your projector. Essentially this way the audio receiver will capture the audio (5.1, DTS, etc) and push to the speakers, then it will pass the video along to the projector. You will want to disable the little stereo speakers on the projector in the options or mute them.
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So, I should run everything through the speaker system I choose and have one HDMI cable from the speaker system to the projector. Do you have a recommendation for specs of the kind of speaker system I should get?
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You are correct. The speaker system really depends on your room size and budget. The only requirement again is hdmi on the receiver. Maybe something like http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882115373 for the receiver then add a speaker package http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882780018. This is a really good budget type system, again it is up to your room size and budget.
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You are correct. The speaker system really depends on your room size and budget. The only requirement again is hdmi on the receiver. Maybe something like http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882115373 for the receiver then add a speaker package http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882780018. This is a really good budget type system, again it is up to your room size and budget.
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