Connecting Amazon fire tv to arcam av8

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  1. monkeyboy69

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    Hi All,

    I've recently purchased an amazon Fire tv box (which is great) but I'd like to have a couple of option regarding sound.
    Currently the box is connected directly to the tv via hdmi, however sometimes I'd like to pass the sound through an Arcam av8 , which has no HDMI inputs.

    So i was looking for a convertor box which will take a hdmi input (from the amazon box) , and will output hdmi (which will go to the tv) but also output toslink which i can then push to Arcam av8.

    Does anyone have any experience of these boxes and recommend one?
     
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    Thanks John
    I went down the amazon route in the end and purchased
    ESYNiC HDMi to Optical Spdif Toslink Converter + HDMi: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics

    which does the job nicely. The only issue which lets it down is that it has a very bright blue led on each side of the box which lights up when a HDMI cable is connected. I had to tuck mine away out of line of sight because i think it would be very distractign otherwise.
     
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    Black Plastic Insulation Tape is your friend. It's near 100% opaque.
     
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    yes, my thoughts exactly
     
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    Ha ha. Me too. Great minds, and all that...
     

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