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HDMI to TOSLINK splitter?

post #1 of 11
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I am looking for something like this: http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...=2#description

But with only one HDMI input that will take the HDMI signal and strip out or split the audio to a TOSLINK output.

I have an HD DVR in another room with an active splitter sending the signal via HDMI to another room. In that other room I want to send the video to my TV but the audio to a receiver. My TV has a digital out, but it is only 2-Ch sound. So I need to split the multi-channel digital audio out.

Make sense? Thanks.
post #2 of 11
I'm looking for something like that too, as my TV won't output full DTS or DD, only 2 channel stereo on the optical output when a HDMI source is connected.

I already am using a 4x4 HDMi matrix switch from monoprice to route HDMI from components to TV's, and need a single input HDMI to single output HDMI with Optical output, for the "Theater room's" stereo equipment.
post #3 of 11
Sounds like the new HD Fury III will do the job. Not sure what your budget is since you didn't say. The Fury is actually designed to accomplish something totally different but should do what you want to do too.

post #4 of 11
What you need is an HDMI to DVI-D convertor that includes SPDIF output. Here is one-





You would then use a DVI to HDMI adapter or cable on the DVI output of the box. Due to the electronics needed to separate out the SPDIF digital audio from the HDMI muxed A+V data stream, there isn't any cheaper way to do this at the moment with external hardware boxes.

Looks like the monoprice switch you linked is the cheapest way to do what you want.
post #5 of 11
Okay, I need one that takes HDMI 1.4a signal in and does hdmi 1.4a and toslink (optical) out.
Similar to this: http://www.octavainc.com/HDMI%201x1%...Converter.html
except I'd like 340 MHz (10.2 Gbit/s) with CEC (ethernet). [High speed with ethernet]

I don't want to lose 7.1 either, as the above model supposedly downgrades to 5.1 for the toslink.
post #6 of 11

I don't want to lose 7.1 either

SPDIF (both coax and optical) is technically limited to uncompressed 2-Ch. PCM and compressed 5.1-Ch. DD/DTS.
post #7 of 11
Originally Posted by Fudoh View Post

SPDIF (both coax and optical) is technically limited to uncompressed 2-Ch. PCM and compressed 5.1-Ch. DD/DTS.

very strange since turtle beach px5 are toslink and claim to be 7.1 (http://www.turtlebeach.com/products/...force-px5.aspx)

Thanks though, that's good to know.
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post #9 of 11
Speaking of toslink and HDMI,
If your using a Toslink out to your receiver, wont you be unable to send Dolby True HD?

I recently learned toslink wont stream Dolby HD.
The HDMI would have to connect straight to your receiver?
post #10 of 11
Sorry to dredge this one back up but I am lookig for the same thing but have 3 HDMI sources that need Optical input to a gaming headset and then full HDMI (including Audio) to the AVR.

Might I have to buy Three different HDMI / Toslink strippers? Kinda $$$ for me. Any more affordable ideas?
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