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HDMI audio extractor
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Post 1 made on Monday January 16, 2017 at 00:01
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I need a device where I can extract digital audio from HDMI. Basically from my projector I need to run an optical cable to the Sonos play bar. At the projector there is a HD base T HDMI Balin. It's a Control4 leaf Balin. What device can I use, to extract toss link from HDMI?
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Post 2 made on Monday January 16, 2017 at 01:01
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It's a balun, not a balin; except it's an extender, not a balun.

Does it make more sense to extract audio on the source side rather than the projector side? [email protected] makes one, as do a hundred other companies. Google search for "HDMI audio extractor".
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Post 3 made on Monday January 16, 2017 at 11:52
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As you can imagine, if you want to know what this is about, just ask:
It's a balun, not a balin; except it's an extender, not a balun.

Knowing stuff like this is helpful and can take you from being a drone who can only do what he's seen before and turn you into someone who can come up with a new approach to a problem.
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Post 4 made on Monday January 16, 2017 at 12:09
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Ive used these several times with no issues - never with an extender though - just going through matrix switches and receivers.

[Link: amazon.com]
OP | Post 5 made on Monday January 16, 2017 at 12:42
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On January 16, 2017 at 11:52, Ernie Gilman said...
As you can imagine, if you want to know what this is about, just ask:
Knowing stuff like this is helpful and can take you from being a drone who can only do what he's seen before and turn you into someone who can come up with a new approach to a problem.

LOl.
If you don't stop and look around once in a while, life will pass you by.

You're an analog guy living in a digital world.
OP | Post 6 made on Monday January 16, 2017 at 12:43
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On January 16, 2017 at 01:01, cshepard said...
It's a balun, not a balin; except it's an extender, not a balun.

Does it make more sense to extract audio on the source side rather than the projector side? [email protected] makes one, as do a hundred other companies. Google search for "HDMI audio extractor".

Thanks guy. I know what a BALUN is. Siri does not.

Source side is to far away.
If you don't stop and look around once in a while, life will pass you by.

You're an analog guy living in a digital world.
Post 7 made on Monday January 16, 2017 at 18:59
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It may be important to consider a Dolby Digitil compatible device too.
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Post 8 made on Tuesday January 17, 2017 at 07:18
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Post 9 made on Tuesday January 17, 2017 at 07:52
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Just bought a Vanco unit, extracts 2 ch. analog and 5.1 optical and coax. Haven't used it yet.
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Post 10 made on Tuesday January 17, 2017 at 09:03
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I would be interested to know if any of these units work without the HDMI output connected.

A few months ago I bought one to use with a Control4 EA1 controller outputting analog audio to a Snap mini-amp. The thing wouldn't work unless I had a cable connected to the HDMI output.
Post 11 made on Tuesday January 17, 2017 at 11:03
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Ethereal has one. Check with Brent

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Post 12 made on Tuesday January 17, 2017 at 12:10
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On January 17, 2017 at 09:03, Dawn Gordon Luks said...
I would be interested to know if any of these units work without the HDMI output connected.

A few months ago I bought one to use with a Control4 EA1 controller outputting analog audio to a Snap mini-amp. The thing wouldn't work unless I had a cable connected to the HDMI output.

The Kanex works. I used one last week on an EA1 without anything connected to the output.

[Link: amazon.com]
Post 13 made on Tuesday January 17, 2017 at 13:11
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Curious about any lip sync issues using one of these devices. Have a current project I am quoting where TV has HDMI inputs and output is only digital coax, this no optical for connection to a playbar. So could go HDMI to optical on input or digital coax to optical on the output.
Post 14 made on Tuesday January 17, 2017 at 15:31
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On January 17, 2017 at 07:52, Dave in Balto said...
Just bought a Vanco unit, extracts 2 ch. analog and 5.1 optical and coax. Haven't used it yet.

Used one and it worked
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Post 15 made on Wednesday January 18, 2017 at 08:36
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On January 17, 2017 at 12:10, hdsystems said...
The Kanex works. I used one last week on an EA1 without anything connected to the output.

[Link: amazon.com]

Thanks.
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