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HDMI Switch

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Equipment' started by kevinturcotte, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. kevinturcotte

    kevinturcotte Active Member

    Dec 19, 2006
    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?
  2. WestDC

    WestDC Well-Known Member

    Feb 9, 2008
  3. Cholly

    Cholly Old Guys Rule! DBSTalk Club

    Mar 22, 2004
    Here's a 4 input switch that handles both HDMI and optical inputs: http://www.octavainc.com/HDMI switch 4port_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.com/products/p...=10110&cs_id=1011002&p_id=5557&seq=1&format=2
    There's one from Octava that has 5 HDMI inputs, for $299 - http://www.octavainc.com/HDMI switch splitter_5x2_toslink.html
    The other is from Gefen, much more sophisticated, with 6HDMI inputs, but at a cost of $899 -- http://www.gefen.com/kvm/dproduct.jsp?prod_id=2758

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