List of Working HDMI Audio Extractors

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  1. MacFanBoi macrumors regular

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    Hi guys I thought I might start a thread of HDMI Audio Extractors that have been tested and work with the ATV4 for any people that are looking to run optical outputs and taking the guess work out of picking which ones do and don't work for anyone purchasing one.

    I received mine from amazon last night and so far its working perfectly with everything i've tried to play without any audio problems or out of sync audio so im very happy with it.

    If you guys are running a different model just post what it is and if possible a link to where it can be bought that would be a great help for anyone looking to purchase one.

    ViewHD HDMI Audio Extractor Support Ultra HD | 4K | ARC | MHL | TOSLINK Optical Audio Output + RCA L/R Audio Converter | VHD-H2HARC

     
  2. Mac... nificent macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for posting this. That's the one I was looking at too.
     
  3. MacFanBoi thread starter macrumors regular

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    I thought it would be a good idea because i did see another thread where someone had issues with one of the audio extractors so a list of working ones would be useful to a heap of people since im sure tons of people need optical audio.
     
  4. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    You got the $18 one in the link ?
    Would that work ok
     
  5. MacFanBoi thread starter macrumors regular

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    The one I got was the $37.50 one. I think by the time I got it to Brisbane in Australia it cost me about $100 which included express post. Which one is the $18 one?
     
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  7. LtRoyalShrimp macrumors member

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    What sound format do do these output via optical? I recently got a SONOS PLAY BAR and it can only accept Dolby Digital 5.1.

    Currently using my TV's HDMI-to-optical passthrough but that is limited to stereo PCM.

    I would like to pick up one of these audio extractor.
     
  8. Mac... nificent macrumors 6502

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    Who ever told you that is wrong. It can also play stereo, 3.0 and 3.1. Support for compressed MP3, iTunes Plus, WMA, AAC (MPEG4), AAC+, Ogg Vorbis, Apple Lossless, Flac (lossless) music files, as well as uncompressed WAV and AIFF files. Native support for 44.1kHz sample rates. Additional support for 48kHz, 32kHz, 24kHz, 22kHz, 16kHz, 11kHz, and 8kHz sample rates. Also plays from cable/SAT boxes, Blu-Ray players, and video game consoles. Bottom line, if it’s connected to your HDTV, Playbar will play it.

    Amazon has lots of audio extractors available. Here is one good example;
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...I1J96ADY1WOOQ8&psc=1&ref_=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_ttl
     
  9. KennethS macrumors regular

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    I bought one of these based on Crazy Badger's post (if the link doesn't work, it is the same one he posted a link to):

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00H8T1DJ8?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00

    Seems to be working great. My Panasonic plasma does not output audio from the optical out for an HDMI input, so I use the splitter between the ATV and TV/Sonos Playbar (HDMI passthrough to the TV and optical out to the Playbar). I think the TV is telling the ATV through the HDMI that it only accepts stereo, but if I go into the ATV audio settings and select Dolby Digital for the output, the Playbar is receiving 5.1 Dolby Digital. If I want to play a stereo only program via the ATV, I will have to change its audio output setting to Stereo. Only just got the splitter and Sonos 5.1 setup today (Playbar, Sub and 2 Play1s), but all seems to be working as I hoped. I also was able to program the ATV remote to control the Sonos' volume without affecting the TV volume control (I can't disable the TV speakers, so just keep them on mute).

    Hope this helps!
     
  10. LtRoyalShrimp macrumors member

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    Don't read into it too literally.

    I meant the only surround format it accepts is Dolby Digital 5.1 (DD5.1). No DTS-HD, etc. Of course I know about the normal audio formats. :)
     

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