Good HDMI switch with optical audio out for 4k projector (Epson 5040UB)
I'm having a real trouble of finding a good HDMI switch to use with my 4k projector (Epson 5040UB). So far I have tried 2 from Amazon and both have severe issues - mostly issues with sound.
My setup is following:
A gaming Windows PC
Amazon Fire Stick 4k
Epson 5040UB projector - one particular thing is that it CAN do HDR, but cannot do 4k/60Hz with HDR due to bandwidth limitations.
A pair of Edifier speakers with SPDIF in and built-in amplifier.
I have tried these 2 switches:
HDMI Matrix 4 in 2 Out 4K 60Hz 4:4:4 HDR - this one actually seems to be well made, kind of expensive, however, in EDID passthrough mode I couldn't get any audio out of PC, it has EDID presets that somewhat worked, but they wouldn't exactly match my PJ - in particular it would be sending HDR 4k 60hz image that Epson 5040UB cannot process due to bandwidth.
AuviPal 4x1 HDMI Switch with Audio Extractor - this is simply a POS, PC would lose sound every time I switch to it from other device, Fire Stick 4k wouldn't get any sound. Cheaply made.
I'm going to return both of them before the end of the month, but I don't know what to replace it with. I feel like I don't really need an expensive AV receiver, theoretically these HDMI switches should work if they only did their job. With my older non-4k PJ I was using another switch (1080p only) that, although cheaply made, was acceptable. Looking at other 4-port switches on Amazon with optical out, each of them seems to have some issues in the reviews that would be a dealbreaker for me.
Anyone has any good tips on how to solve this problem? There must a decent switch somewhere out there.
Is it a good idea to buy a separate SPDIF extractor and separate 4+ port switch and chain them together or would this cause an extra delay?