Connecting WD Media Player to Projector and Sound

icecapsule

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Hi,

I am connecting a WD Media Player (http://www.wdc.com/wdproducts/library/UM/ENG/4779-705073.pdf) to an epson projector (Epson EH TW490 HD Video Projector). I'll be connecting the two devices via a HDMI cable. I want to use speakers for the sound, what do I connect the speakers to? The projector or the media player? And do I use a single audio jack to the red and white RCA cables? Or do I use the RCA cables on both ends?

I know this is quite simple, but for some reason it's impossible to find out online!

Cheers,

Claire
 

kanewolf

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The best audio output is the optical audio port (#7 on page 7 of the link you provided). That would usually be connected to a surround sound receiver. That would then take the multi-channel audio and send it to the speakers. To use the composite jack (#4 same page) you would have to connect the red and white RCA jacks to an amplifier of some kind.
 

icecapsule

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Thanks! What if I wanted to connect them to these; https://www.djkit.com/jbl/jbl-control-2p.html?gclid=CjwKEAjwucmoBRDmysGsgbDr5j0SJAAxL9abR18LroHJ5N0Uy5lJQ-jsrHlZCrpIdEt62B1TQWX3nRoCTFfw_wcB?
 

kanewolf

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OK, since those are powered speakers, you would use the #4 connection (hope you still have the original break out cable). Connect the red and white RCA plugs.
 

icecapsule

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Ah ok, so that would leave the yellow video cable hanging, is that ok? As an alternative, could I use something like this between the media player and speakers?
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00ULGFUGW/ref=redir_mdp_mobile/275-0851093-6096937?fp=1&pc_redir=142735883
This would then also allow me to then have the speakers away from the projector.

Thanks
 

kanewolf

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Since that single output has video and audio, I don't know if you can use an aftermarket cable. BUT once you use the included break-out cable (yes the yellow just stays disconnected) you could use longer RCA cables with a female to female union if required.
 
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