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« on: October 31, 2015, 12:25:36 pm »

Hey, been gone for many moons and really haven't had any showings other than an occasional sporting event

I bought apple tv and had trouble with wifi (in house) so ran wiring from modem directly to apple box. Problem solved. Thought it would be a clean setup to have outside, Bought a 100ft HDMI cable and set up screen in backyard,picture works great with my epson. I just like to do music, youtube stuff. So question, best easiest way for audio?
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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2015, 12:42:10 am »

For around $60 you can get an HDMI To Optical 5.1 Stereo Audio Converter with HDMI Pass-Through. You plug your HDMI cord into the box, then a short HDMI cord from it into your projector for video as usual (your outside equipment.) The converter box will have an amplifier so adding it in shouldn't harm your end signal.

The converter box can output analog sound so you can use whatever stereo equipment you have now or it can output digital optical when you invest in digital sound equipment.

Pro: You could use your existing HDMI cord from the house to your set up location in the backyard.
Con: You will have yet another piece of equipment that needs a plug outside.
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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2015, 08:37:17 am »

Thanks Marj,

Even though it's adding an additional piece its small.
Will give it a shot.

Dumb question...... Would this converter allow me to use a basic computer speaker system?

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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2015, 11:18:16 am »

I have personally used this box for about 6 months now and it does the job:
http://www.amazon.com/J-Tech-Digital-Premium-Extractor-Converter/dp/B00BIQER0E/

You can run one HDMI cable from your house system (receiver/computer/AppleTV/etc) to the projector area and then plug the projector into HDMI and there is RCA connections which can then go to your sound system. Computer speakers will generally use a 1/8" headphone type connection so you may need an RCA to 3.5mm adapter cable which can be purchased on Amazon as well.
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I toured the U.S. showing outdoor movies in 2010 on Carl's 16x9 screen.
Now I own eight commercial rental screens ranging from 9x5 to 30x17!
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