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HDMI Audio Converter
Get the most out of your home theater system with this HDMI® Audio Converter from Monoprice!
The Monoprice HD Audio Converter taps into the incoming HDMI signal to produce Digital Optical, Digital Coaxial, and Analog 3.5mm TRS stereo audio outputs. The original, unaltered HDMI audio/video signal is sent to your display as normal, while the audio outputs can be connected to your home theater audio system for a superior audio experience.
The converter supports all HDMI 3D video modes and high-definition, multichannel audio, including Dolby TrueHD™ and DTS-HD Master Audio™. A switch on the back of the converter allows you to switch between two different audio modes. Mode A allows the capabilities of the display to be sent to the source device. In most cases, this limits the audio output to 2-channel PCM. Mode B allows the source device to output any available audio mode. This allows you to select advanced multichannel audio streams for playback on your home theater audio system.
Note: Monoprice strongly recommends using 22AWG, 24AWG, or active HDMI cables with Redmere technology to achieve the best results and to ensure minimum signal loss over longer distances.
- User's Manual (Apr 2, 2013)
HDMI®, the HDMI Logo, and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC in the United States and other countries.
DTS® is a registered trademark and the DTS logos, Symbol, DTS-HD™, and DTS-HD Master Audio™ are trademarks of DTS, Inc.
Dolby® and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. Dolby TrueHD™ is a trademark of Dolby Laboratories.
PROS: Does everything it says it does.
CONS: It would be useful if there were a version that converted dolby digital and dts to 2 channel analog.
PROS: Works great!
PROS: Small footprint. Lots of audio output options. Allows you to use an old audio amplifier that has no HDMI inputs.
CONS: None, other than it's a bit expensive, but not too bad.
The one change I made to the arrangement was instead of using the power supply (supplied) for the Monorprice part, I connected a USB-to-power adapter from the Samsung TV. When we used the power supply that came with the Monoprice part, after turning off the TV, the sound from the TiVo Mini would continue to play out of the Sonos Playbar, because the Playbar continued to receive audio information. By connecting the USB-to-power cable from the Samsung TV to the Monoprice, the power would be cut whenever the TV turned off, and this perfectly sorted out the issue. FYI, this Samsung TV had (2) USB inputs, both of which supplied power whenever the TV was turned on – one with 0.5 amps, another with 1.0 amps, and we used the higher amperage output.
PROS: Small and easy to hook up
CONS: Does NOT support dolby True HD/ DTS-HD Master audio output on the coax or optical connectors. Will pass them through the HDMI. This should be more clear on the description.
Thank you for your review on PID 10251! Regarding Dolby True HD and DTS-HD Master Audio, you are correct in that these audio codecs will only be supported via HDMI. Unfortunately, digital coax and optical Toslink are not able to provide the bandwidth needed to transmit these high-definition audio codecs at all and would only support two channel uncompressed PCM or compressed 5.1/7.1 audio. Only HDMI would be capable of handling Dolby True HD and DTS-HD MA even with other brand products.
Should you have any questions regarding our products, please feel free to contact our tech support team via live chat, phone, or email and we would be happy to assist you. My apologies for the trouble and I hope this helps!
Tech Support Associate
PROS: * Easy setup, just worked
CONS: * Only pulls off stereo audio onto stereo output
Is their any product that will downcode DD+ via HDMI to DD via Optical so a non-DD+ capable soundbar can play sound.
PROS: Works just the way it's supposed to with my old Roku 3.
CONS: Wish the RCAs had pigtails on them vs the headphone to RCA converter.