HDMI Audio/Video Splitter..

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  1. dvk

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    Not sure where to put this, so here goes :)

    I have a Sony STR1200-ES amplifier. Does everything I want, except decode sound across HDMI. So I was wondering if it was possible, instead of buying a seperate cable to transmit the sound from said device, is there some sort've splitting device that will split the audio to perhaps SPDIF?
     
  2. MarkTaylor

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    Gefen have some things that may come close to what you want :

    http://www.gefen.com/kvm/product.jsp?prod_id=3939

    I've not seen anything that will split the audio off and still leave the video on HDMI but if it exists I expect Joe will know about it :)
     
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    OK Mark, thanks for the clarification, might have to think of another solution :)
     
  4. DennisVR

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    I'm looking for something similar. That or a HDMI switch box with optical out, sending out the audio signal of the selected HDMI input.
     
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    Octava do an HDMI/Optical switch so you can have a number of HDMI inputs each with an associated optical input being switched together.

    If you mean something that splits the audio signal off the HDMI to optical then we are back to the same problem.

    Given that optical can't handle the bandwidth that HDMI can carry I'm not sure this is something that is likely to be produced.
     
  6. dvk

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    Ah, makes sense, shame :)
     
  7. DennisVR

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    I think the solution for me is to go with a normal HDMI switch and get a new Amp with 1 HDMI input. I will probably go with an XtremeMac HDMI switcher. Not sure of the amp though. Or find a reasonably prices amp with 3-4 HDMI inputs.
     
  8. Joe Fernand

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    Hello all

    The Octava HDDA52 (5x2) and HDDA12 (1x2) units both have the ability to 'decode' the Input HDMI Audio signal and Convert/Output the audio to Optical along with Audio and Video going forward on up to Two HDMI Outputs - see

    http://www.octavainc.com/HDMI switch splitter_5x2_toslink.html

    http://www.octavainc.com/HDMI distribution amp_splitter 2 port.html

    Joe

    PS We'll hopefully see a unit in the next couple of months that will decode HDMI audio and output on six or seven RCA connectors for 'HD' multi channel connectivity with AV Amps/Receivers/Processors with multi channel Analogue Inputs!
     
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    Hello DennisVR

    Keep in mind many of the lower cost HDMI Equipped AV Receivers are simply an AV Receiver with an HDMI 'Pass Thru' Switch bolted on - where the HDMI section simply 'Switches' the Video signal on HDMI and you also require an Optical/Coaxial or multiple RCA connections to get an Audio signal between your Source and AV Receiver.

    Joe
     

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