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I don't believe that Onkyo unit processes HDMI audio - it treats it only as a pass through, so it's essentially an HDMI switch. And you have more HDMI sources than the Onkyo anyway. No reason to run audio to the projector, just need video...
1) Connect everything to a 4-port HDMI switch, and the switch output directly to the projector. Run separate audio cables from each source to the Onkyo. You'll be switching audio and video separately. This can be a PITA unless you're using a Harmony or other 'activity' remote to handle both functions together.
2) Run as many sources as you can to the Onkyo using HDMI and audio cables. Run your most frequently used source to the projector directly, and the audio to your Onkyo. This requires two HDMI cables to your projector...
With the lack of HDMI audio capability in that receiver, I'd really suggest saving up to replace it (keep all the speakers) with anything that has proper HDMI audio support. It will make running the setup much simpler, and you won't invest any time/money in switches and other stuff that would be better spent on a receiver...
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