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Peter Kowalczyk

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HDMI switcher + 7.1 Audio Breakout
« on: February 14, 2019, 08:05:03 pm »

Searching for a product that will switch between 2 - 4 HDMI Inputs AND extract & output 7.1 analog audio to feed into a system processor.

This relates to my other thread here:
https://forums.prosoundweb.com/index.php/topic,169951.0.html

I now see the need to switch between multiple HDMI sources.  I'd like to have the video switcher handle audio switching as well, so that the the DSP can simply accept 8 input channels and route them accordingly.

I see HDMI audio breakout devices like this one:
https://www.gefen.com/product/hdmi-hdmi-plus-audio-converter-GTV-HDMI-2-HDMIAUD

But these don't do HDMI video switching, and the switchers I've found all seem limited to stereo audio out.  Does what I'm looking for exist, or am I better off to use a switcher and a separate audio breakout?

Thanks!
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Cailen Waddell

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Re: HDMI switcher + 7.1 Audio Breakout
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2019, 10:59:47 pm »

Check out the denon pro avr stuff.  Switching and processing plus XLR out. 

https://denonpro.com/products/view3/dn-700avp


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Re: HDMI switcher + 7.1 Audio Breakout
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2019, 12:29:17 am »

Check out the denon pro avr stuff.  Switching and processing plus XLR out. 

https://denonpro.com/products/view3/dn-700avp


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FYI the Marantz stuff which is sister company to Denon these days and probably shares the same back end is REALLY slow to switch HDMI sources.  If you're looking for a faster or seamless switch source then this probably isn't your ticket.  It does look like an interesting piece of kit though.

I remember looking for a similar piece of gear before and striking out.  Finding an 8 channel HDMI decoder is tricky too, most stuff is just stereo out.  I ended up going a different way so I never found anything.  Please post up what you end up using for a solution.

I use a QSC Q-Sys core 110f as my preferred DSP (I even personally own one) and it irks me that it has a HDMI port on it yet I can't just connect a HDMI cable and input 8 channels of audio that way.  I could completely ditch my AVR and clean up some client spaces if it did.
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Re: HDMI switcher + 7.1 Audio Breakout
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2019, 12:29:17 am »


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