I'm trying to figure out how to get the audio from Live TV to a separate speaker. I've got the HDMI-out from the Xbox going to a projector instead of a TV and the projector's built-in audio sucks. I've got a decent bluetooth speaker with a 3.5 mm audio-in jack that I'd like to use. The Xbox has an "IR".

So I'm wondering, can I get both audio/video in through the HDMI and send the video out to the projector and the audio out to the speaker's audio-in jack?

Edit: sounds like some pics may help.

Xbox: Xbox One S 500GB enter image description here

Speaker: Sony SRSX5 Portable NFC Bluetooth Wireless Speaker

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Projector: Viewsonic PJD5255

  • does not have bluetooth
  • the projector is mounted on the ceiling so it would be nicer to run an audio cable from the Xbox rather than from the projector's RCA outputs

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2 Answers 2


You could use an optical to analog converter to take the optical audio from the xbox to the speaker.

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You would most likely also get audio out of the projector due to the HDMI, and you'd have to turn down the projector volume down manually.

  • Ok, yeah this sounds right. I'm not familiar with the spdif port, but it looks like the cable you're showing here does not connect to a 3.5mm port directly, is that right? I'm still trying to figure out what I need to go from spdif to 3.5mm analog.
    – doub1ejack
    Dec 30, 2016 at 22:34
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    I'm looking over the page and I think this is designed to go from spdif to 3.5mm digital audio. From that site: "This cable is designed to connect a digital audio device with a Toslink jack to a digital audio device with a Mini-Toslink jack." My speakers only have the 3.5mm analog jack, so I don't think these would work.
    – doub1ejack
    Dec 30, 2016 at 22:58
  • Looking around further, it appears you can't go from optical digital audio to analog audio with just a cable (which kind of makes sense). It appears that something like this converter would work.
    – doub1ejack
    Dec 30, 2016 at 23:00
  • Indeed, just updated with a similar device, sorry for the confusion
    – Dpeif
    Dec 30, 2016 at 23:04

Some newer projectors will have bluetooth connection as an available audio/out, try its settings.

Or if the Xbox straight up has a 3.5mm connection in the back.

Or if the Xbox has different audio out options.

  • No bluetooth on the projector & xboxes don't have a 3.5mm port.
    – doub1ejack
    Dec 30, 2016 at 21:36

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