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I am hooking up my PS4 to the Epson Home Cinema 8700UB.
I knew that the projector didn't have integrated speakers when I bought it, but I thought it would at least have an audio jack so I could plug it into external speakers, but have not found any jacks for speakers,
Does "no integrated speakers" also imply that there is no audio jack?

and if so, how do I make it so that I can have sound for my PS4?
(hint: the PS4 also doesn't have a jack for audio cable).
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In almost all circumstances, better home theater projectors are part of systems which use A/V receivers. Surround sound systems.

So, the PS4 would go to the A/V receiver first, then video would continue up to the projector. Audio would go to a surround setup in the theater space.

If you need basic audio, then you can get something like this and hook it to headphones, or to some powered computer speakers:

https://www.amazon.com/EAKAI-Digital-Optical-Converter-Licensed/dp/B01H4XC3DC/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1491852904&sr=8-2-spons&keywords=digital+to+analog+audio+converter&psc=1

Get a Toslink (digital optical) cable as well...
https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-Digital-Optical-Audio-Toslink/dp/B00NH11H38/ref=pd_bxgy_23_img_2?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B00NH11H38&pd_rd_r=CGCMF3TN6W6WFGT7BCCH&pd_rd_w=zk5FJ&pd_rd_wg=kQm2x&psc=1&refRID=CGCMF3TN6W6WFGT7BCCH

Make sure your PS4 is set to output PCM audio in stereo.

Speaker bars typically have digital audio inputs and work alright.

Surround sound systems start at a few hundred bucks and run upwards from there. They provide, quite easily, the best experience.

http://www.accessories4less.com/?type=&page=category&action=&id=htib&skip_redirect_suffix=&view_id=a77132c613b6440ad48b2f1bfebeaa600e8e6a86&mode=&search_query=&category=&thumb_sort=store_price.asc
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Thank you so much for your response
current plan is computer speaker.
so questions:

1.) What is the advantage of a "receiver"? Why is one necessary? If I was connecting a DVD player to a projector why not just connect them directly? I would think that the longer distance that information is traveling the more information gets lost in the process, so won't A--C be better than A---B--C?

2.) What is COAX? is it just another type of cable? I am familiar with cables: VGA, HDMI, and the Red/green/blue/yellow. My understanding is that HDMI is best choice for video quality. The PS4 seems to only have HDMI so I would need a HDMI----COAX?

3.) Is Tosslink yet another type of cable? I don't see a jack on the projector for a "tosslink"


this seems like a lot of cables I will need. So I will need...?


PS4---HDMI---toslink---coax---receiver--audio jack---speaker

thanks in advance
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I provided you three links above, the first two are for exactly what you need.

Coaxial digital audio and optical digital audio are specific audio only connections. The PS4 has a HDMI connection which carries audio and video, but it also has a digital optical audio connection on the back of it. This digital optical audio connection is often called 'Toslink' - It stands for Toshiba Link.

So, you need the Toslink audio cable from the PS4 to get audio directly out of the PS4, and then you need to convert it to analog audio to go to your computer speakers.

Why use an A/V receiver?
An A/V receiver is designed to have audio and video devices connected to it. Most typically have 4 or more HDMI connections on them. So, you can hook up multiple devices like a PS4, Blu-ray Disc player, computer, and cable box. Then, you switch between those inputs easily and don't have to touch any cables. The receiver has internal amplification which is typically far better than what is built into most computer speaker setups. So, you get better audio. Receivers typically handle surround sound, so you get proper surround sound audio output. A proper receiver works with standard non-powered speakers and a powered subwoofer, so if you get a complete setup, you can upgrade speakers for better audio as budget and desire allows.

Coax, or more accurately, coaxial cabling, is a standard copper based cable. The yellow cable (composite video) is a coax cable if it is built properly. Likewise, the cable jack on the wall uses coax cable. It's just a type of cable. Those red, green, blue, and yellow cables are all exactly the same. Understand, coax is a type of CABLE, it is not a video or audio 'standard' format.

The PS4 has the Toslink connection, not the projector. The projector doesn't support audio, don't look for any audio connection there. You need to come off the PS4 or any other source, for your audio connection.
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Thank you so much for taking the time to answer my question
I really appreciate it
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