I'm wondering if there's a device out there that can passthrough HDMI and output the audio via toslink.
I'm getting a set of headphones for late night gaming and movie watching and I've grown tired of always playing with the volume to make sure I don't wake anyone up. My receiver doesn't offer optical outputs, and running toslink cables to every device (4 of them) would be messy and a pain to deal with.
The 4 devices I want to get optical toslink sound out of are connected to my 4-port HDMI switch. I'd ideally like to takt the HDMI out from the switch, and put that into some sort of HDMI passthrough device that offers toslink out.
That would allow me to keep all my devices connected using only HDMI cables, and then with 1 adapter I could take the sound from those devices and use it over toslink to my headset instead of using the receiver for sound.
The problem is, I can't seem to find a device that does that. I've found a few HDMI 4-port switchers that also have toslink out, but I'm worried about running another switch right after a switch I already have. I had issues in the past getting switches to work with all my components, and now that it's working (and has been for years), I really don't want to introduce potential new problems.
I'd really just like to strip the audio out of my HDMI cable going to my receiver and convert that to toslink. Is there anything out there that can do that?