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#1 OFFLINE   kevinturcotte

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Posted 11 February 2010 - 03:26 PM

Are there any HDMI (1.3) switches (Preferably 6 or more inputs) that also include optical audio inputs, an HDMI output, optical audio output, and will pass Dolby Digital and DTS through the optical audio output?

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Posted 11 February 2010 - 03:29 PM

Are there any HDMI (1.3) switches (Preferably 6 or more inputs) that also include optical audio inputs, an HDMI output, optical audio output, and will pass Dolby Digital and DTS through the optical audio output?


You may look here http://www.monoprice...109&cp_id=10110
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Posted 11 February 2010 - 06:22 PM

Are there any HDMI (1.3) switches (Preferably 6 or more inputs) that also include optical audio inputs, an HDMI output, optical audio output, and will pass Dolby Digital and DTS through the optical audio output?


Here's a 4 input switch that handles both HDMI and optical inputs: http://www.octavainc...ort_toslink.htm -- However, it won't provide you with Dolby TrueHD or DTS Master audio, since they have to be derived from an HDMI input.
The only other HDMI 1.3 switches tha I'm aware of that will come even close to what you want do not have optical inputs, but do provide an optical output derived from the HDMI input, therefore passing Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master Audio. One is from Monoprice (only 4 inputs) - http://www.monoprice...&seq=1&format=2
There's one from Octava that has 5 HDMI inputs, for $299 - http://www.octavainc...x2_toslink.html
The other is from Gefen, much more sophisticated, with 6HDMI inputs, but at a cost of $899 -- http://www.gefen.com...sp?prod_id=2758




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