HDMI extractor supporting ARC (bidirectional)?
Does anyone know of an ARC-compatible HDMI audio extractor that supports extracting audio bidirectionally?
That is to say, one that can sit between a TV and receiver, and extract the audio whether the audio is traveling from the receiver to the TV or from the TV to the receiver.
My parents have a Yamaha RX-V379 connected to a 49" TCL Roku TV, and a TiVo HD connected to the Yamaha. They watch a mix of content from the TV's native apps and the TiVo.
My dad has recently experienced sudden hearing loss, and is having a hard time hearing the TV, so I'm working on a solution for him to use headphones (probably wireless).
The headphone ports on both the receiver and the TV shut off the speakers, so that only works if he's watching alone -- and the one on the TV is located behind it. The receiver doesn't have a monitor out or similar that I can find. So the only way I can think of to grab audio from both sources is to do it from the HDMI between the receiver and the TV.
Thanks in advance for any ideas.