Split audio from hdmi cable to coaxial or optical

alebleicker

Standard Member
Hi Guys,

I just discovered my TV doesn't pass through DD or DTS from HDMI to a external receiver and I can't use other source of audio than the HDMI output from the PC. IS there a way to split the DD/DTS audio from the HDMI cable to a optical or coaxial cable so I can hook up my receiver?

Thanks!
 

Joe Fernand

Distinguished Member
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Key here is being able to set the PC to actually Output DD/DTS via HDMI when its connected to a ‘stereo’ Sync device (your TV).

If your TV only accepts stereo audio via HDMI you’re going to require a device that can send EDID to the PC that fools it into believing the HDMI Out is connected to a DD/DTS enabled sink.

The Octava HDDA12A-UK set to EDID Mode 1 will do what you require.

1x2 HDMI Splitter Distribution Amp displays HD video simultaneously on 2 displays. Full 1080P resolution.

Joe
 

alebleicker

Standard Member
Key here is being able to set the PC to actually Output DD/DTS via HDMI when its connected to a ‘stereo’ Sync device (your TV).

If your TV only accepts stereo audio via HDMI you’re going to require a device that can send EDID to the PC that fools it into believing the HDMI Out is connected to a DD/DTS enabled sink.

The Octava HDDA12A-UK set to EDID Mode 1 will do what you require.

1x2 HDMI Splitter Distribution Amp displays HD video simultaneously on 2 displays. Full 1080P resolution.

Joe
thanks for the tip but it is way to expensive. I was planning to get a Asus Xonar DX for my media centre server to have a optical output as it uses only PCI express cards.

I found today another joy, a turtle beach usb adapter that does exactly what I need.

USB Sound Card | Audio Advantage Micro II | Turtle Beach

It says that DD and DTS pass through without problems, and I found it for £18-19 delivered.

I'm going to do some more research, but so far it is the best and cheapest option. The asus xonar would cost more than £60.

What do you think about the turtle beach adapter?
 

Joe Fernand

Distinguished Member
AVForums Sponsor
I don’t know that model but have seen folk use various USB>Optical adapters - I always find where a PC device says it does something without problems you're bound to run into problems :)

If you get it going it's certainly a far lower cost option.

Joe
 

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