Has anyone heard of anyone making or developing an in-line HDMI audio DSP?
Monoprice has their HDMI analog audio extractor which maintains HD audio through the HDMI connection, which is awesome if you need to feed an analog system to your home, but it seems that all the HDMI switchers which are reasonably priced still run into this huge issue where they go to the lowest format audio. This typically will be stereo audio since that's what most TVs have, and it completely blows the HD audio which should be there.
So, I was wondering if there was any HDMI DSP which could be placed in-line with a TV near a matrix switch (or standard switch) which would tell the source that it was capable of all audio codecs, but then took whatever was fed to it and downmixed it to stereo. This way the HD audio is preserved and there is no funkiness to the setup as my surround setup would still receive HD audio, but my TVs or other sources would receive standard stereo converted by the in-line DSPs.
Hey Joe - if this doesn't exist, anyone you can talk to about developing it? Seriously, this is an issue with pretty much every HDMI matrix switcher on the market today. Monoprice, Gefen, Aurora, Control4... You name it, they all fail. AMX and Crestron have about the only two real solutions, and they are $$$$$$$!!!