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Hdmi switch with coax

Joe Fernand

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Which Source devices are you planning to connect to the Switch and which Display device?

Joe
 

skyliner34

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I have, Sky +HD, PS3 & Apple TV. All will be plugged into a Samsung TV. But I need a coax or optical out from switch box to plug into amp.

The TV only has headphone out, no optical or line out.
 

Joe Fernand

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The majority of SKY+ HD box’s only output Stereo audio via HDMI and require an Optical or Coaxial cable for ‘up-to’ DD 5.1.

Your TV will likely only work with a stereo audio signal so unless you can override the Audio settings in your sources your Source devices which are capable of 5.1 via HDMI may be stuck in 2.0 ‘stereo’ audio via HDMI unless the Switch you install has inbuilt EDID management!

You may need to consider an HDMI + Optical Switch to achieve 5.1 from every Source into your AV Amp.

Media Factory - Octava HD41-ARC-UK, HDMI + Optical + ARC switch

Joe
 

skyliner34

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Thanks for that.

I don't use the 5.1 feature of the skybox anyway, 2 ch stereo is all I use.

My ps3 is set to bitstream thru hdmi. The Apple TV, all I use that for is AirPlay from my mac and view photos, so surround sound is not crucial for me.

My setup is 2 ch stereo anyway.

I've brought this for £36 on ebay, will it do the job you think?

4 Port HDMI High Speed switch - HD-SWTC404 - Scan.co.uk
 
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Joe Fernand

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If you only require 2.0 audio then that does simplify things – hopefully the switch you have gone with integrates with the rest of your kit.

Joe
 

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