Recommendation on a HDMI converter box (to convert HDMI audio to stereo over RCA)? - AVS | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews
Baselworld is only a few weeks away. Getting the latest news is easy, Click Here for info on how to join the newsletter list. Follow our team for updates featuring event coverage, new product unveilings, watch industry news & more!

Forum Jump: 
Thread Tools
Old 05-09-2013, 04:32 PM - Thread Starter
Advanced Member
guitarlp's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 882
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
So I was all excited about upgrading my headphones, getting an external amp, and being able to output Zone 2 from my Denon receiver to my new amp. I just found out however, that my receiver (and most receivers in general) can't convert a digital signal input into the receiver into a stereo output over RCA for Zone 2. This means I can't take my devices (like DirecTV, Dune HD, Xbox, etc...) which connect via HDMI to my receiver and output them over Zone 2 to my headphone amp. Some of those devices can output RCA audio which would work, but not all of my devices support that (such as the Xbox and PS3).

It seems like the best solution then is to convert the HDMI coming out of the receiver going to the TV from digital to analog. This way I can pass through the video to the TV, but strip out the audio and send that to my headphone amp.

Has anyone done this and have a recommended box that will do this conversion? A quick search on Google brought this up:

Looks like that would work and isn't too expensive (less then $200). Any thoughts or recommendations?

XBL/PSN Name: Sheekamoo
guitarlp is offline  
Sponsored Links
Old 05-09-2013, 06:02 PM
jdsmoothie's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 50,384
Mentioned: 36 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3718 Post(s)
Liked: 2182
Forum sponsor Monoprice is generally a great source for quality yet inexpensive switches and cables.

"JD" – ; Call only for sales info --> 585-645-1006 

Daily - 8am to 8pm EST
AVScience sells Denon, Marantz, Yamaha, Pioneer, Onkyo, Def Tech, Oppo, and more
** Think the AVR is defective?  Reset the microprocessor 5 times. 
jdsmoothie is online now  
Thread Tools

Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off