Originally Posted by jefferai
-- can you confirm/clarify how I think this will work?
Will this be something that a source (like a shield TV) plugs into that splits into passthrough/earc (so two outputs) or will it be a dongle for an output on a Vertex2 so that after the Vertex splits it the dongle just encapsulates the output stream, so one input one output?
It is a dongle that you can use directly at source output IF and ONLY IF source have AUDIO OUT (such as UHD BR player, etc...)
You can use it at any splitter output (from us or not) if source does not have any audio out or if you need to accommodate several sources
If you have ARC TV and also wants to retrieve TV APPS sound as well as full audio from external HDMI sources, then you can do it by inserting that dongle at Vertex2/Diva/Maestro audio out or any device that are capable of retrieving ARC from TV and splitting HDMI source (i'm not aware of any apart our own, but who knows...internet is big after all)
Originally Posted by Fernando Mier
long time lurker to the AVS forum (and user of your products) but just registered to comment on this as I’m genuinely really excited for this.
Just read in another comment you made that this solution won’t convert audio, which isn’t necessary with the Sonos Arc (as long as you play all Dolby Audio). But have you thought of making a device in the future that could convert DD to DTS or DTS:X to Atmos?
Sadly, a lot of the Atmos soundbars (not only So os) don’t support the DTS / DTS:X format (and even LG removed support for DTS on the new X series Oleds)... and while a receiver is usually the way to go for a home theater (at least in my opinion) there are some areas where a system like the Sonos Arc or others are what you need for flexibility.
Anyhow, looking forward to follow this tread and buy this new solution!
There is a few things we can do for audio but now it is way too early to talk about any of that, but generally speaking most of audio format manipulation stuff are not available to us because they require dolby licence and they are not selling such licence to small company like us
This is why there is a real lack of such device as you suggested on the market.
Originally Posted by Synomenon
I'm confused as to how this works as well.
HDfury, is this right?
TV eARC HDMI port -> Vertex2 output 1
Sonos ARC's HDMI port -> New HDFury device for Sonos ARC -> Vertex2 output 2
Vertex2 HDMI inputs -> Source devices (UHD BD player, streaming media players, video game consoles, etc.)
Yes that is correct, make sure you connect it at AUDIO OUT if you want FULL AUDIO from external HDMI sources as well as TV APPS from TV to your SONOS ARC.
If you use it at TX1 output, you will only get full audio from HDMI sources. (and in this case, you can use it with any splitter out there)
Originally Posted by Ellebob
Somebody might have beaten HDFury to market. I have never used this company or product so I know nothing about it but some posted it in another thread. We do use HDFury products at work and I have an HDFury Diva in my system for HDR to SDR conversion with an older projection and have always had good luck with them.
Actually i was not aware of it when i replied (my answer is correct thus) but this device is made by our dev team thru their own experimental/personal shop (thenaudio.com)
Feel free to visit them and see what they will have to offer in the future, some advanced and tricky solution might pop up there first before getting rolled out in commercial design later on HDfury.com
Originally Posted by jefferai
To be clear, this is _not_ the setup I have, so I would need it to work differently. My TV doesn't have eARC so I would not need the TV to be passing anything back, I would need something -- either this dongle or Vertex2 plus dongle, that's my main question -- to go from a source and send to a normal HDMI input on the TV and separately send audio to the sound bar in an eARC compatible way.
Once again if you need to retrieve TV ARC and have full audio from external source, then you need to use that dongle at Vertex2/Diva/Maestro audio out. (or any others device that are capable of doing that, but i'm not aware of any...)
If you only need to retrieve full audio from external HDMI source,then you can use it at the output of any splitter (including any of our one: Integral2/Vertex1/Vertex2/Diva/Maestro or even AVR Key ! and even Integral1 if some still have one around !)
If you only need to retrieve full audio from external HDMI source that already have audio out, then you don't need anything, just connect the dongle at your source audio output and then to SONOS ARC.
We wil post diagrams that show this more visually and clearly soon.
In the meantime, attached is first PCB drawing (not yet final), courtesy of our dev team.