I've got a 4x2 HDMI switch so I can have things like the Chromecast, Xbox, Switch, Steamlink plugged into the tv, and also use them on the projector.
It works well now, and I only have to press a button to get the picture on either one.
But when I'm watching stuff on the projector there's only a set of 2 speaker logitechs running it, and the cable is pretty short so they sit behind me. Everything is the rear channel.
What I'd love is to be able to watch things with surround sound on.
So the option being considered is to grab something like this: https://www.jbhifi.com.au/sherwood/sherwood-rd6506b-5-1-chan...
Then I could run the HDMI cable from the 4x2 switch to this, and from this around the room to the projector.
That will work right? And this thing will spit out 5.1 sound, and leave the video signal going up to the projector?
Ideally I'd love to have surround sound on everything, regardless of whether it's through the tv or projector. But I couldn't see anything that would do surround and 4 or 5 inputs, 2 outputs and not cost a bajillion dollars.
Is there a better idea?