Setting up with projector

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  1. bad_bob00

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    Hi,

    Having finally managed to order a Wii successfully, was just wondering if anyone could help me with the set-up.

    I've got a BenQ WD100 projector, but I don't have any speakers (got Creative 4.1 surround plugged into my PC). Is there a way to use these speakers on my Wii aswell? Or is there any cheap alternatives I could use temporarily with my Wii?

    Also, I've realised as my projector is behind me and is central to the screen, how would I be able to use the remote with the sensor without blocking the beam from the projector? :confused:


    Thanks for any help offered.
    Matt
     
  2. KingOfGondor

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    what do you mean?
     
  3. bad_bob00

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    If i put the sensor bar below the projected image on the wall, then doesn't that mean I would have to play the Wii in-line with the center of the sensor? And this would mean that the projector which is behind me will be unable to project the image on to the wall, as I would be partly in the way?
    Would the only way around this be by raising the projector up higher, maybe mounting it on the ceiling or something?


    Matt
     
  4. SimonBalaam

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    I see what your saying. I take it there is no room to stand behind the projector then?

    I would have the same problem but mine is attached to the ceiling so hopefully i will be ok
     
  5. bad_bob00

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    Yeah the projector is up against the wall basically, so no room behind it. I might just have to sit to the side of the projector, at a bit of an angle.

    Any idea about what to do regarding speakers?


    Thanks. Matt
     
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    With my projector set up i use a wireless AV sender. Cheapo one from Tesco.

    Then the wii or what ever source your using can be setup anywhere in the room. So next to a audio system or what ever you have.
     
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    I don't really have any audio setup, i've only got cheap 4.1 creative surround speakers with my PC. Can anyone recommend anything? Would the creative speakers work on the Wii?
     
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    well you can play off to the side, as long as the wiimote can see the sensor bar you shouldn't have too many problems
     
  9. bad_bob00

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    Yep I think I will be okay by doing that. Anyone know of any good/cheap speakers, or a way of using my current Creative 4.1 speakers with a Wii?
     
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    Could you not buy a cheap hifi system with audio inputs. You must be able to pick a decent one up for no more than £50
     
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    I dont suppose you could direct me to something that might work please? :) Or the name of the input ports needed? I have a really old Panasonic CD stereo, wondered if I could use that for now :D


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    Well i dont actually have mine yet so im not 100% sure on the connections but anything with the Red and White (phono) audio in connectors on should do it. Guess its normally marked up as Aux In or something like that

    Currys Maybe something like this. It would be worth going into the shop and asking
     
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    The creative speakers will probably work with an adapter. You won't get surround sound though, only stereo.

    My projector is ceiling mounted and the sensor bar is just below the screen. Even when standing up to play you don't block the image, so this is the way to go. A large projected image really does show up just how bad the composite video cable is. I can't wait to get hold of a decent component cable which should really improve the picture.
     
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    I don't suppose you know what sort of adapter would be needed?

    Thanks for the help so far.
     
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    Thanks for the link, had a look but i'm not sure if this one has the right connections?
     
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    Possibly not but if you go into Currys and have a look i'm sure you will find one around the same price
     
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    Hi Im playing on a projector too
    You could use a wireless av sender which should work (I havent done this)
    OR you could get a 10metre (or more) composite extension to run along the wall from the front of the room.
    You may need a coupler if your new composite lead has 2 male ends.
    This is what I have done and it costs about £7-8 including delivery from ebay.

    I suggest that you mount your projector on the ceiling.

    For your sound system, you could use this 5.1 surround sound system from ebuyer which has amazing quality and is also a steal at only £25.52 (excluding delivery) Here's the link.:smashin:
    http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/105960

    Belive me the sound quality will blow you away. It has phono inputs by the way..

    Hope this helps,
    Punjabirudeboi

    PS. reply if you need any help or advice on setup (maybe you could pm me)
     
  18. bad_bob00

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    Thanks a lot for your help :)

    So would the speakers you linked to definitely work with the Wii? Would I plug the speakers into the Wii itself, or the projector?
    I wouldn't need anything else for the speakers would I? (adapters etc)

    Thanks again. Matt
     
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    Hi Matt

    Yes, the speakers will work with the wii and the connection is from the wii to the speakers (sound does not relay through projector):clap:

    Basically, the connection is the red and white wire which comes with the wii itself. These wires just plug into the back of the subwoofer and you're good to go.
    You will probably need to separate the composite (yellow) wire from these red and white wires in order to run the yellow wire to the projector. Just do this by pulling the wire apart from the rest. It doesnt damage the wire in any way.

    No adapter should be needed unless you do not have a composite (yellow wire) input on you're projector. You will not need the adapter mentioned by wyrdness.:rolleyes:

    If you need anything else, just pm me back.
    :cool: Punjabirudeboi:cool:

    ps. I pm-d you this too
     

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