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Need some connection help

Hi everyone,

I am having trouble figuring out connection options for a projector

Right now I have a Vizio 5.1 sound bar that mainly has an optical in and a 3.5mm input; no HDMI in or HDMI out

I have an Nivida Shield that goes from the Shield, to the TV, and then optical from the TV to the sound bar.

I would like to get a projector for the room too; which would be on the opposite side of the room.

What options would there to hook up the projector?

I thought of a Firestick 4K at the projector and bluetooth the sound to the sound bar by buying a bluetooth receiver to the 3.5mm input of the sound bar; but I hear that can cause sync issues; and would the 3.5mm still bring the dolby/DTS or just stereo?

Thought of getting a wireless HDMI sender/receiver ($$) for the projector ; and then I would assume I would also need an HDMI splitter-type device (and audio extractor for the optical to the sound bar) from the shield to the TV/projector. On the same note, I can wire an HDMI all around the room, but would have to make it look nice and neat for wife approval (a lot of wire tracks I guess).

Any other ideas I am missing?
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Sound bars and projectors don't go together very well. The best solution is a HDMI switch with opt out for audio, their might be a splitter with opt out. I would get rid of the sound bar and get an AVR as its much more practical can even cost less and sound much better.

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