I am using this with Monoprice Blackbird 4K HDMI 1x4 Splitter Extender. I have the Extender's receiver in HDMI 2 of the Converter. No audio is passed through to the TV. When I connect the Extender's receiver directly to the HDMI of the TV, there is audio. Any idea what the problem may be?
on Nov 25, 2019
Monoprice Blackbird 4K Multi Format (1x CVBS, 1x YPbPr, 1x VGA, 2x HDMI and, 2x USB inputs) HDMI Converter with 4K Scaler
Monoprice Blackbird 4K HDMI 1x4 Splitter Extender --Complete Solution Kit-- over Cat5e/6 with IR, Loop Out, EDID, POC with 4 Receivers, 50m, 164ft
BEST ANSWER:Thank you for your question.
Our splitters and extenders are not make to be used together. You would have to use the receiver that came with the extender if you wanted to get full functionality.
Decent video scalar - caused audio noise when using VGA
Does a great job of scaling content. One downside is that it seems to put out a bit of noise that I had problems with on an adjacent audio line. When no video signal was being sent the noise on the audio line was low to non-existent. When a VGA signal was being sent, noise on the adjacent audio line jumped significantly causing a buzz.
I currently have one of these in use to convert composite/component video from my older game consoles to HDMI and it does exactly what you want. This converter works as you'd expect and the scaling appears to be decent enough that my games look the same on my modern TV as I remember them doing on old TVs back when. No comments on the audio conversion as that is split to my receiver, so I'm using this unit for video only, but that side of it works well. I deducted a star (though that'd really only maybe be 1/2 if I could do partial stars) for two minor gripes; the LED on the front (labeled "LED". Duh.) is STUPID bright. If you keep the Blackbird in a cabinet, no big deal, but if it's out where you can use the remote on it, you're going to want to cover that up with something (see the attached pictures. The brightness might be a bit exaggerated by lens flare, but if you keep the unit anywhere near your line of sight, you WILL notice). Gripe #2 is that you have to let the converter "boot" completely before you fire up whatever is plugged into it, otherwise it won't detect an input signal and you have to cycle the power on both it and the source unit to get it to work. Other than that, the thing works great and I would highly recommend it.