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Looking for HDMI switch with specific features

Hey guys! I don't post a ton here, usually I post on Audiokarma, but this is more up y'all's alley I think.

I need an HDMI switch with somewhat specific features. If anyone has any they can recommend, please let me know! I've looked for about 30 minutes so far on various sites (eBay, Amazon, Best Buy) but not yet found exactly what I need.

Features needed:

- preferably a reliable "name brand" device (Monoprice, etc) but not 100% required
- DIGITAL COAX audio output - NOT TOSLINK/OPTICAL. Ideally it will just have one coax output...not one per output channel, as I have only one available coax input on my DAC. I've found plenty of units with optical out, but not as many with digital coax output.
- Must have at least 2 inputs x 1 output, but 4 inputs x 2 output would be best (for "future-proofing" - in case I add a projector down the road).
- MUST support 4k @ 60 hz - NOT 4k @ 30 hz (this one has been tripping me up a lot).
- Remote is preferred but not 100% required.

You would think it would not be hard to find a unit with these features, but so far I have not been able to...always been tripped up by one thing or an other.

Actually I did find one unit that is exactly what I need, but an Amazon reseller is trying to sell it for $999! No way!

I've found others that were very close, but not quite having ALL of the above.

Thanks in advance for any help!
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you are right that most of the HDMI audio extractors have Toslink outputs:

consider a Toslink to Coax digital audio adapter: they cost under $20.00 and work well

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Hello

you are right that most of the HDMI audio extractors have Toslink outputs:

consider a Toslink to Coax digital audio adapter: they cost under $20.00 and work well
I always forget that those exist...LOL. Thanks. That should open up some possibilities for me, I think!

Will let you know which one I choose.

I need to keep my Toslink open for my Apple Airport Express...streaming my iPad through that. I use that so I don't have to turn my OLED TV on just to stream music. Not that I pamper it all that much, but no need to put hours on it for listening to music.

First coax is from a CD player. The second coax will be from the HDMI switch, which I will feed my Blu-Ray and Nvidia Shield into.

With that said, if anyone has a switch that they like well, let me know. I currently own one switch - a Monoprice - but it doesn't support 4k. I like to avoid "no brand" units if possible, but we'll see. Picture-in-picture might be cool too, I guess...not that I'll probably use it much, if any...might be cool for sports, if there's two games I want to watch.
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