Have you have recently purchased or already own a projector and now want to connect it to external speakers but realised there isn't an audio output? Not to worry! We have done some research on this and come up with a few solutions you can try to connect your projector to an external speaker without an audio out port.
Bypassing the Projector Use the HDMI out on the projector to your device for the picture > then use the 3.5mm out direct to speaker/sound bar from your computer > Change your sound settings on your device to match this. Using this method, you bypass the projector and the sound will go through the laptop to the speaker.
Using a VGA Connection
You can also use a VGA connection if you want to use it from your laptop and use the Audio IN port with a 3.5m line in cable from the source device earphone/audio out port.
Using the projectors in built speakers
Alternatively, most projectors do have speakers already built in, with some being quite powerful. See what the internal speakers are like and if they are suitable for you.
Lip syncing issue
If there is a lip sync issue which there shouldn’t be sometimes there are settings on the source device which allow you to change the delay to sync it up. This may differ on which device you are using and is one to test if yours has it.
We know buying a projector can be a real minefield with all the confusing terminology and fake products going around. With this being noted we’ve done all the hard work and put together our top 12 best projectors.
Whether you’re searching for the perfect gift, an office-ready presentation tool, a holiday gadget or creating the dream home cinema setup for everyone to enjoy this guide will help you chose the right projector for you.
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The Pico Genie M550 Plus projector is the world’s brightest portable shorter throw HD LED projector with inbuilt battery. The projector boasts an impressive 650 ANSI lumens of brightness and a fantastic 3 hour battery life for longer viewing time. Voted Best Portable Projector 2019 by TechAdvisor, the M550 Plus offers great connectivity through wireless mirroring to your mobile devices and the Android operating system, combined with the Mini-Keyboard/Mouse included in the box opens up many possible uses making the M550 Plus one of the most versatile portable projectors on the current market.
Vivitek's Qumi Q38 projector Is great for cinema on the go, unique to the Q38 is that is combines a Full HD display with an inbuilt battery, never before seen in a portable projector. Add in the fact that the Q38 has a notable 600 ANSI lumens and you have the ultimate in image quality bundled into a very slim and sleek package. For ease of use the projector also comes with touch screen controls on top of the unit and the Android operating system allows access to 100's of apps!
The PIQS TT projector is the perfect solution for taking your presentations with you. Included with the PIQS TT is a unique interactive laser remote which allows you to interact with whatever you are projecting directly. Great for annotating, pointing and drawing, the remote allows unlimited interactivity and isn't just great for business use, Artists and gamer's alike will enjoy the possibilities opened up by this unique projector. The PIQS TT DLP projector offers a cost effective and time saving alternative to carrying a laptop around. Simply put down and present at up to 200" with ease.
For those of you looking for something truly unique there is the Pico Genie Periscope. The Periscope's cylindrical shape makes it one of the most portable pocket projectors on the market, great for if you always find yourself on the move and it's rotating lens allows you to easily project from wall to ceiling with just a twist. The Periscope doesn't shy way on technical features, featuring a simple to use Android interface, DLP high quality lens with a respectable 200 ANSI lumens of brightness and great connectivity via wireless screen mirroring to your mobile devices. There is also a HDMI version of the Periscope further increasing the amount of connection options.
Best Home Cinema Projectors:
Acer's M550 4K UHD Projector Is great for your home cinema needs. Boasting 2900 ANSI lumens of brightness it provides great cinematic image quality even in bright light and gorgeous 4K visuals to deliver a premium Ultra HD experience without the premium price tag. Just in at £1199.99
If you are short on space but still want the big screen experience then the BenQ W1600 Ultra Short Throw Projector is the one for you. The W1600 is an amazing projector space solution, with the Ultra Short Throw capability you can project just inches from your wall, not having any installation means all you need to do is pop the projector onto a surface and away you go. With an impressive 3300 ANSI lumens and Full HD image quality the W1600 makes it easy to bring the cinema experience direct to your home.
Best Projectors for Office / Business:
The Acer X138WH lamp projector stands out among other projectors due to it's versatility. The projectors Mid-Long throw capability puts it in a unique position able to be set up in larger rooms and venues. For the price tag; you get enhanced contrast, 3700 ANSI lumens of brightness brightness output and 3D DLP technology all for £366 which is a lot of bang for your buck.
The Acer P8800 is the perfect solution for high end installations, with a whopping 5000 ANSI lumens of brightness your image will be able to stand up to even the brightest of ambient lights. Able to project a 300" image in 4K the P8800 is a powerhouse in picture quality, perfect for showcasing your ideas to a big audience.
Best Projectors for Education / Training:
The Acer S1283Hne offers 3100 ANSI lumens of brightness along with it's high resolution to create high quality images near and far. This projector is also short throw which is great for when space is tight a good space solution for small offices and classrooms.
Make your presentations sparkle with the Acer P1650 projector, boasting new non-lag frame rate technology you will get the smoothest of images even at full HD. The projector also has an impressive 3500 ANSI lumens of brightness making your images stand out even in bright light.