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How Do I Connect Your Roku to a BenQ Projector?


Roku devices are a great way to turn your devices into smart displays that can stream from apps like Netflix and Hulu.

However, what if you want to connect your Roku to a BenQ projector? Would it work? And how could you connect it?

We have found that you can connect Roku to a BenQ projector in three main ways: HDMI, VGA, and composite connections. For VGA and composite connections, you will need their respective HDMI converters. You can also connect the Roku wirelessly using an audio extractor and a wireless extender HDMI kit.

How Do I Connect Roku to BenQ Projector?

There are three main ways to connect your Roku to a BenQ projector: an HDMI connection, a VGA connection, and a composite connection.

To break things down more easily, we’ll be going into the details of each video connection in individual sections below.

How Do I Connect Roku to BenQ Projector Using an HDMI Connection?

When you want to connect your Roku to a BenQ projector, the most convenient video connection to us is HDMI. 

All Roku models come with built-in HDMI output ports , making it very easy for you to connect them to any kind of display.

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To connect your Roku to a BenQ projector using an HDMI connection, you can follow these simple steps:

connect Roku stick to projector directly using HDMI port

connect Roku device to projector using a HDMI cable

It’s essential to use a premium HDMI cable to connect your Roku to the BenQ projector. 

This will maintain the video quality throughout the connection so that your projection has the highest resolution possible.

How Do I Connect Roku to BenQ Projector With a VGA Port?

If you have a BenQ projector that only has a VGA input port, or if you need to use the HDMI port for something else, using a VGA connection might be your only choice.

However, you’ll first need to get an HDMI to VGA adapter that has an audio output . Since VGA does not carry audio, the audio output allows you to connect it to your sound system separately.

StarTech.com HDMI® to VGA Video Adapter Converter
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To connect your Roku to a BenQ projector using a VGA connection, you can follow these steps:

  • Turn on your projector.
  • (Plug one end of the HDMI cable to your Roku, if it needs a cable).
  • Plug the Roku into the HDMI to VGA adapter.
  • Plug one end of your VGA cable  into the adapter.
  • Plug the other end of the cable to your BenQ projector’s VGA input port.

connect Roku stick to projector using VGA port with HDMI to VGA adapter

connect Roku device to projector using VGA port with HDMI to VGA adapter

You can then connect the audio to your projector separately, depending on how your HDMI to VGA adapter works.

How Do I Connect Roku to BenQ Projector Using a Component Connection? 

This is a rare case nowadays, but it may happen that you’ll need to use a component connection for your BenQ projector. 

This is more common for very old models or if you can’t use other connections for whatever reason – whether they’re connected to something else or damaged.

In this case, you will need an HDMI to a component adapter that has a separate audio output . Like with VGA, this will allow you to connect the audio to your sound system.

HDMI to Component Converter
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To connect your Roku to a BenQ projector using a component connection, you can follow these steps:

  • Turn on your projector.
  • (Plug one end of the HDMI cable to your Roku, if it needs a cable).
  • Connect the Roku to the component adapter.
  • Plug the component cables  into your adapter.
  • Plug the other ends into your BenQ projector.

connect Roku stick to projector using component port with HDMI to component adapter

connect Roku device to projector using component port with HDMI to component adapter

You should now be able to project videos from your Roku!

How Do I Wirelessly Connect Roku to BenQ Projector?

Now that we’ve covered the three main ways to connect a Roku to a BenQ projector using wires, what about connecting a Roku wirelessly?

Yes, you can wirelessly connect a Roku to a BenQ projector! 

This makes your setup neater and also frees up your choices in terms of Roku and projector placement. It can be convenient for projecting in spaces where the projector is far from the sound system.

How Do I Wirelessly Connect Roku to BenQ Projector?

Before you can have a wireless Roku projection setup, you’ll need a wireless HDMI extender kit . This is what facilitates the wireless connection.

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To wirelessly connect your Roku’s video to a BenQ projector, you can follow these steps:

  • Turn on your projector. 
  • Plug one end of the HDMI cable to your Roku, if it needs a cable.
  • Plug the Roku into the HDMI input port of the audio extractor. 
  • Connect another HDMI cable to the HDMI output port of the audio extractor.
  • Connect the other end to the wireless HDMI extender kit. The video will now be connected.
  • Use whatever audio cables work for your audio extractor and connect them to your sound system.

connect Roku stick to projector wirelessly using wireless HDMI extender kit

connect Roku device to projector wirelessly using wireless HDMI extender kit

You should now be able to see and hear your projection with fewer wires!

Conclusion

There are three main ways to connect your Roku to a BenQ projector: HDMI, VGA, or composite connections.

To connect your Roku to a BenQ projector using an HDMI connection, simply plug it in with an HDMI cable.

To connect your Roku to a BenQ projector using a VGA connection, use an HDMI to VGA adapter with an audio output.

To connect your Roku to a BenQ projector using a component connection, use an HDMI to a component adapter with an audio output.

To wirelessly connect your Roku to a BenQ projector, use a wireless HDMI extender kit and an HDMI audio extractor.

We hope this article helped you!

Last update on 2022-08-07 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API.


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