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Connecting BenQ Projector to Soundbar/Speaker

Connecting BenQ Projector to Soundbar/Speaker

Planning to binge-watch films and series in the comfort of your bedroom or a private home theater?

The perfect viewing experience goes hand-in-hand with a great audio setup. The musical score, dialogue, and sound effects need to be crisp and immersive.

Luckily, we’re here to help you connect your BenQ Projector to a soundbar/speaker.

Today, we’re here to solve your problems and provide solutions for the following:

  • No External Audio
  • Connecting a Soundbar
  • Connecting External Speakers

On a side note, what we’ll discuss with the connection solutions still depends on your model. Before connecting, check your product and model’s specifications.

If you’re all set, let’s jump in!

How to Connect BenQ Projector with No External Audio?

No external audio?

Your TV and/or a BenQ projector has a built-in speaker.

Even without a soundbar or a speaker, you can still get a pleasant viewing experience with the built-in speaker.

If there are no external speakers available to connect, you may connect your device to the projector and use its internal speakers for audio play.

how to Connect BenQ Projector with No External Audio

How to Connect BenQ Projector to a Soundbar?

What better way to capture the perfect viewing experience if not with a great sound?

These days most TV manufacturers urge you to get a handy dandy soundbar that fits just right with your TV.

A soundbar is an all-in-one speaker system that produces high-quality sound from the TV without a surround speaker setup.

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The long and slender build can deliver stereo or surround sound without requiring so much space near your TV.

But are soundbars worth it? Well, our answer is yes.

The BenQ Projector fits just right with your soundbar.

How to connect a single output source to a non-HDMI Soundbar?

  1. Connect your projectors HDMI input port to the HDMI output port of your device
  2. Connect the soundbar to the device’s S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface) output port or 3.5mm audio-out jack.

how to connect a single output source to a non-HDMI Soundbar

How to connect two output sources to a soundbar with no HDMI?

  1. Next, we’ll connect both HDMI ports on each device to our two projector’s input HDMI ports.
  2. Then, connect the soundbar to the projector’s SPDIF output port or 3.5mm audio jack.

how to connect two output sources to a soundbar with no HDMI

How to connect an output source to an HDMI ARC Soundbar?

  1. First, let’s connect our HDMI output port to the projector’s input port
  2. Next, we’ll have to connect our HDMI ARC ports together. You can connect to the respective HDMI ARC ports on both your projector and your soundbar.

connect an output source to an HDMI ARC Soundbar

How to connect an output source to a soundbar with two HDMI output ports?

  1. Sometimes you’ll have multiple HDMI ARC ports. We’ll only use one. In this case, we’ll connect our device’s output HDMI ARC to our projector’s input HDMI port.
  2. Then, connect the other device’s HDMI output port to the soundbar’s HDMI input port.

connect an output source to a soundbar with two HDMI output ports

How to connect multiple output sources to a soundbar with an HDMI ARC?

  1. You’ll need to connect an HDMI switch to each output device’s HDMI output ports.
  2. Next, we will connect the other device’s HDMI output port to the soundbar, ensuring we use the HDMI input port.
  3. Lastly, connect the projector’s HDMI ARC output port to the soundbar’s HDMI ARC port.

connect multiple output sources to a soundbar with an HDMI ARC

How to Connect BenQ Projector to External Speakers?

Before soundbars, there were external speakers for your TV and projector.

They are the primary source for external audio that comes in different shapes and sizes.

But in this day and age, the smaller, the better. An external speaker enhances the audio that can’t be done by the built-in speakers on your TV or projector.

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Whether you’re watching a live football game, playing an intense video game, or viewing home movies with the family一great audio is a MUST.

This leaves us to the BenQ Projector’s compatibility with your set of external speakers.

How to connect a single output source to a soundbar with no HDMI?

  1. Connect the device’s HDMI output port to the HDMI input port of the projector.
  2. Then, connect the soundbar to the ‘s S/PDIF output port or 3.5mm audio-out jack of the device.

connect a single output source to a soundbar with no HDMI

How to connect two output sources to a soundbar with no HDMI?

  1. Connect each device’s HDMI output port to the projector’s two HDMI input ports.
  2. Then, connect the soundbar to the S/PDIF output port or 3.5mm audio jack of the projector.

connect two output sources to soundbar with no HDMI

How to connect an output source to external speakers and a non-HDMI AV receiver?

With this, you can have two options:

  1. Connect the device’s HDMI output port to the projector’s HDMI input port.
  2. Then, connect the AVR’s S/PDIF output port to the S/PDIF input port.
  3. And finally, connect the external speakers using speaker cables to the AVR.

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The other option is:

  1. You can connect the device’s HDMI output port to the projector’s HDMI input port and the projector’s S/PDIF output port to the AVR’s S/PDIF input port.
  2. Then, connect the AVR to the external speakers with speaker cables.

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How to connect an output source with two HDMI output ports to external speakers and an HDMI AV receiver?

  1. Connect one of the HDMI output ports of the device to the HDMI input port of the projector
  2. Then, with speaker cables, connect the AVR to the external speakers.

connect an output source with two HDMI output ports to external speakers and HDMI AV receiver

Conclusion

If you’ve gone this far, you may have found a solution in connecting your BenQ projector with no external audio or to a soundbar/speaker.

It may seem pretty easy, but you can do it in many ways!

You just have to choose which one’s convenient and fits your preference and needs.

After all, a great TV deserves great audio.

You can bring home the cinema experience to the comfort of your bedroom or home theater.

Are you still having problems with connecting?

Let us know in the comments!

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