Originally Posted by RebelLeaderx
Hey guys I'm new to this whole projector thing so bare with me. My son is trying to hook up his Playstation 4 to our old PLV-Z4 projector but he is having an audio issue. The projector has 1 HDMI INPUT but NO AUDIO OUPUT >OR< external speakers! What do we need to do to get some speakers hooked up to get the sound to work. Here is a picture of the projector's inputs etc:
Thanks for ANY help!
Projectors are like computer monitors, not TVs. They don't (typically) have integrated audio, it keeps costs down and doesn't provide for poor sound.
So, you need something which can pull audio off the HDMI connection, then pass the video on to the projector.
A cheap A/V receiver and speakers will do this quite nicely.
Accessories4Less has packaged systems WITH speakers starting at about $230.
Please note! There are 'cheaper' solutions out there, but they aren't much cheaper and they will limit future functionality, usage, growth, and quality. So, it is typical to get a bit better of a system like this model which will work well:
For just a bit less, you could pick up just the A/V receiver...
and a set of cheap speakers...
But, I would get the package as it is a better deal overall.
Also, I'm not sure if the PS4 offers ANY other connectivity besides HDMI, but if it does, there are still more and cheaper (worse) solutions which will work.
Heck, if it ONLY offers HDMI, and you just need audio decoding, then you can use a set of powered computer speakers and a HDMI audio extractor.
That is this:
Which will give you a 1/8" mini stereo output.