There are many positive reviews of this product and here’s one more. I have a samsung syncmaster tv and a teac amp, the only ‘out’ on the tv was an optical out but unfortunately there was no optical ‘in’ on the amp. So for months, in order to get any sound from the tv to the amp, i had to patch a lead from the headphone input on the tv the phono inputs on the amp. Not a great solution i can tell you. Then i came across this product. At first i was highly dubious that it would even work. Then i plugged it in and boom. I really can’t express enough what an amazing difference it makes to the sound. You really get those cinema-like bass rumbles when you’re watching movies.
Bought this to exploit the digital output from my samsung tv. It worked fine but i wasn’t able to use it the way i intended as my hi-fi amp has no remote control. This meant i had to keep getting up to change the volume on the tv. I decided to try it between my teac cd player and my teac amp and got a bit of a surprise. It definately out-performs the onboard dac in the cd player and i’m delighted with it.
I bought this item after buying wire free speakers which would not produce sound, after browsing through web i noticed this item it got the sound through perfectly apart from hd channels [tv so i can live with that it does what i wanted so happy days. ]
Works without any fuss and easy to set up. The unit is nice and slim but surprisingly deep being just over 6 inches deep. The reason for only 4 stars instead of 5 , is the 2 numerical indicators are extremely bright and distracting. This was easily solved by sticking some coloured semi opaque plastic film over them. Otherwise an excellent product highly recommended.
Bought this to connect to an optoma 230x projector connected to a device that could only output surround sound on the hdmi cable. The projector has no speakers or audio pass through to external amp. This device worked perfectly. 1 (or stereo if you press the switch) through to the connecting device on its own. This is a good feature because if your device doesn’t report that it supports anything other than 2 channel audio then you would only get stereo otherwise. It can then output the audio over optical toslink or coaxial spdif. Nice little box – well made.
Ideal companion to fire tv box when your hdmi cable is attached to a projector.
It can be a bit tempremental and needs resetting quite a bit, but other than that does what it should.
– if you need an hdmi matrix with a digital audio out (toslink) then buy iti now have one hdmi cable into my tv and a toslink cable into my av receiver. The hdelity takes the audio signal from the selected hdmi source and outputs a digital signal via toslink. There’s a delay of a couple of seconds after selecting the source, but sound and picture is excellent. I rate this product 5 stars.
No conflicts with ir like other hdmi switches.
This neat little box was a life saver. I’d just bought a new tv, which i’d intended to link up to my 12 year old, but still great sounding sony av amp/receiver. The curry’s staff (amazon didn’t stock the tv i wanted unfortunately)assured me that amongst the myriad connections on the back of the tv, i’d be able to connect it to my sony amp. The tv had every output except the one i needed which was the pair of stereo left/right rca’s. I wasn’t pleased, as everything else had hooked up ok until that final bit. Anyway, a quick search on amazon for a possible ‘digital to analogue rca converter’ (hoping there was such a thing) turned up several suitable boxes including this one. I also sourced a digital/optical cable from them as well, crossed my fingers & sent off the order. Due to amazon’s generous, free prime trial offer, they were both with me the next morning. Few minutes later, had everything connected and thankfully my tv’s sound was coming through my sony amp. This is a tiny, well-made box of tricks that does exactly what it says on the tin (well leaflet, anyway). If you happen to have an older-type av amp that still delivers the goods sound-wise, but lacks the latest type of digital connectivity, one of these converters will do the job and save you paying out for a new amp if you don’t really need one.
This unit was useful because we purchased a tv with a digital output but wanted to connect it to our stereo system to improve the sound. I cannot say if it is better or worse than other makes because i have not done a direct comparison.
This nifty little device is awesome – hdmi out from my laptop using flac files played using foobar2000 sound then optical cable to my trusty sony av receiver then mordant-short speakers give a sound that fitting of studio quality. Can’t believe how good this sounds for the price. Highly recommended product and a great seller.
Tried a few others before this one, and this is definitely the best. Here are the specifications for the Cablesson HDelity 1×2 HDMI splitter:
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- Designed in Oxford – Splits a HDMI signal from a source (eg: Sky HD / PS3 / PS4/ XBox 360 / XBox One) to 2 HD displays (eg: HDTV / Plasma / LCD / Projector)
- Supports High resolution audio formats such as PCM, Dolby Digital, and DTS 7.1. Supports all HDTV video resolutions up to 1080p, 4K2K and 8K Ultra HD future standards.
- HDMI 2.1 and HDCP 2.2 compliant with Advanced EDID. 24k gold connectors and full metal housing. RoHS compliant. 4K2K 4k 8K
- Supports High Definition Audio formats such as Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio, LPCM 7.1, DTS, Dolby-AC3, DSD.
- HDCP Compliant. Ultra compact. Power over HDMI with some systems (5v DC UK PSU Included should it be required). 24k gold connectors and full metal housing. 2 Years Warranty
As described, fine delivered quickly reasonably simple install i would recommend this to others wishing to use existing hifi equipt connected to tv.
I didnt want to buy another sound system when i got my new tv (with only a digital hook up). Rewiring those rear speakers would have been a pain in the butt. After discovering this little gadget i was elated, well, quite happy anyway. It connected up easily, hid behind the units inconspicuously and performed like a titan, well impressed.
Enables me to plug tv into hifi amp. Great quality sound and no speaker bars and cables everywhere.
A nice compact unit, tucks away out of site. I am able to connect my headphones to our new tv with out cutting out the main speaker sound. Fast dispatch collected next day at local pick up point.
The ease of installation and use is outstanding i would highly recommend this solution for being able to split hdmi output from 4 inputs, one output goes to the tv whilst the other goes to a projector – now i have the best of both worlds for all the input devices i have from the ps3, freesat and dvd/bluray player. Just added an amazon fire tv as the forth input, job done.
Upon purchasing an lcd tv i was surprised that sound out was by optical connection only. Was pleased to find this analogue converter on amazon, having failed in my local electronic outlets (some international names) to get any options on how to connect with my analogue 5. 1 surround sound which had a non-optical digital input. Purchased, prompt delivery and ideal results.
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- Digital to analogue converter box
- It works Amazingly!!!
- Amazing piece of kit
I used this equipment to hook up my laptop with my av receiver. I only had an hdmi out from my laptop and my av receiver cannot process sound from hdmi cable. Therefore i needed to separate the digital sound from hdmi and send it to my av receiver via a coaxial or optical cable. I used a coaxial cable but the equipment has optical cable out as well. I have 8 meters of cabling (high quality) between my laptop and av receiver. Sound and vision is awesome. Listening luigie madonna from my laptop (through internet) while i am typing this feedback.
Perfect, noise and distortion-free audio conversion. I’ve only used the optical input, but have no reason to think that the coax would be any worse.
Good product that does what it is meant to do. Would be even better if it could mute when no spdif signal is detected. Buy it if you need an analogue output from a computer, digital tv or other device.
I am using this converter to play blu-ray discs through my amp. I cannot fault it, perfect sound with no delay. I recommend this product to all who may be interested, and, is value for money even without the current price offer. I needed a little bit of assistance and spoke to someone at hd central who was very helpful. My order came very quickly even over the christmas period.
Just to echo d preston’s superb account of this device. I too bought a 42′ lcd tv which i wanted to connect to my ps3 and through my stereo amplifier. After alot of head scratching i came across this little device and the above review which fitted my problem perfectly. Now wired up ps3 to tv via hdmi, from tv via optical cable to cyp dct-3 and then phono to amp.
This device provides a simple low cost solution for converting an optical digital audio signal to an analog audio signal. Its very simple to use and works straight out of the box. Just plug in you optical or coax cable in the input end, select the input feed using the switch on the side of the unit and connect your left and right i. Red and white rca connector to the output end and the unit will do the conversion for you. 5mm headphones you will need a cable which has the two red and white rca connectors at one end and the 3. 5mm headphone socket at the other end.
I needed to copy the sound from my hdmi output of my av receiver and send it to the sonos system so i could have my chosen audio in all rooms in the house. Its very handy for ps3/tv originated audio like vidzone or spotify as it no comes out of the av reciever speakers and the sonos syetm in other rooms.
This dac performs exceptionally well ,compared to more expensive units, and it gives a pleasing improvement in sound quality.
Neat product with plug/power supply. Works well with the optical output from my samsung 7000 series tv. I think that it does not provide a dolby 5. 1 output, although i cannot be sure yet and would be glad if somebody could contradict me, having obtained rear speaker surround outputs. Many reviewers have bought this item because they think that the samsung tvs do not have an analogue audio output. My 7000 series has two lots of analogue outputs, one each from the two scart connections (provided as conversion leads which plug into the tv). However, i have found that the tv’s adjustable sound output delay facility only effects the digital output and not the analogue audio outs. This means that the sound from my harman kardon a/v surround sound amp is slightly out of sync with the tv’s own sound. Not a problem if you’re not going to use the tv’s sound as well, but annoying if you’re using one or the other depending upon the program and your feelings at the time.
If like me you have a tv that does not output analogue audio then this product is the only way to play all sound from vga/hmdi/tv though a decent speaker system, very pleased.
This was one of those items we had to buy as reverse compatibility. It executes its task perfectly. Totally satisfied with our purchase.
It simply does the job perfectly in extracting the audio from an hdmi input. Video/audio quality is not affected at all.
After buying a samsung led tv i needed to connect it to my analog audio system. Searching at the local market i was not able to find an adequate converter. This little box does the job perfectly.
This is an excellent little product. What the picture doesn’t show you is that it comes in a professional-looking box (including magnetic catches), and that the casing of the product itself is matt-finished metal. The all-in-one power supply sticks out at the bottom rather like a mobile phone charger, so if you have low-set sockets you may find it tricky to plug in. I bought this to run neet® – 1m – toslink digital optical audio cable – lightwave dt4 pro flx lead – spdif – precision digital audio from my new apple tv to an nad amplifier. Set-up was easy: toslink cable from atv to the box, standard rca red/white leads to the amp, power supply to the box. Initially i thought it was a dud – the sound was badly distorted, with hisses and crackles at peak volumes. Then i had a look at the atv sound settings and switched sound output and dolby digital both to auto. Bingo – clear, crisp, well-rounded sound without the horrible imbalances i was previously getting playing airtunes via hdmi into the tv. Very impressed – i’ve only had it for half an hour or so and already i’ve been inspired to write this review.
Bought this 11 months ago and fitted between my samsung hd flat screen and my denon analogue hi fi amp. Works perfectly with no problems. Good sound quality and allows tv sound output through the analogue amp.
Very simple to plug in and operates perfectly – this has made the buzzing on low frequencies a thing of the past now i can put my sounds through my hi-fi – what a difference for listening pleasure.
Can display the same input or different inputs on two screens simultaneously. As some others have reported, the leds are very bright. The ability to output the sound via optical and phono is very useful for routing to audio sources through non hdmi av/hifi equipment. The instructions could be a bit more expansive, but it’s pretty straightforward. They say the machine is supposed to be left ‘powered on constantly using low power consumption’, but i’m not quite sure what that means when it has a big rocker switch on the front and there is no way to put it into standby using the remote. I suspect that when the rocker is switched off it goes into standby, but as all the lights go out i have no way of knowing. Turning it on and off this way doesn’t seem to do it any harm though. Have seen an identical-looking machine in silver under another manufacturer’s name for £250. If, as i suspect, the difference is purely cosmetic, then the cablesson is a bargain.
This gadget does exactly what it says. It extracts the digital audio output from the hdmi signal which can be passed onto an audio amplifier to decode the dolby digital and dts 5. Both optical and co-ax presentations are supported for the audio output. Very simple to use, just plug in the cables and off it goes, no messing around – highly recommended for those who have surround sound amplifiers with no hdmi inputs.
It works as a simple 2×4 matrix. The unit itself is solid, ergonomically sound and has some nice features such as sound passthrough to analogue, convenient displays and easily accessed buttons. It’s good and all, but there are a few quirks which affect my personal use case which have prompted me to move it into storage – it doesn’t auto toggle when a new device is detected. If all devices are powered down it needs to be reset next time you turn on an output. Remote is a little flakey and feels a little cheap. I do like the remote extension option – but unless you have a compatible receiver (which i so happen to have lying around) the whole box needs to be on display. I can’t know the item as it does what it describes, but it didn’t offer enough to me to belong permanently connected.
Like others i came across this device after much searching, i’ve had blu ray home cinema systems which didnt do it for me. Some others had just talked about having a good stereo sound which the 42 inch tv doesnt deliver. With this little device and a speaker splitter (also amazon) i can switch speakers – front to rear – if i want to, and connect the optical output from the tv to an analogue input in my hi fi amp to have superb sound. Dead simple and it works, now i’ve got great stereo sound without the false surround sound effect.
I even have three of these set up on different floors of the house with the transmitter and receiver lined up to face each other per floor to allow me to switch sky channels wherever i am.
At last i can feed my dac full 24/192 khz digital feed via hdmi easy and brill results on blu ray audio discs.
Excellent service, product does exactly what it says on the box. I would happily recommend both the seller and the product to anyone needing to convert a digital signal to analogue.
Great product for getting a good hd picture to my projector and optical sound to my amp.
I am noter happy as my televation picture is not clear and looses signal now and then i am connected to virginia media.
Vi premetto che ho acquistato questo oggetto esclusivamente per collegare il pc al monitor e alla tv devo dire immagini perfette suono anche al pc – alla tv immagini perfette ma purtroppo non sono riuscito ad ascoltare l’audio alla forse dipende da me che non ho saputo impostarlo quando riuscirò ad ascoltare gli altoparlanti alla tv vi farò sapere – se qualcuno vorrà aiutarmi è ben gradito. Ora vi faccio la traduzione cin bing traslator. I start by saying that i purchased this item exclusively to connect your pc to the monitor and tv i must say perfect sound images to pc-perfect images on tv but unfortunately i failed to listen to the audio to maybe depends on me that i didn’t know when i set it to listen to the speakers to tv i will let you know-and if anyone wants to help me is very welcome. I managed to set it and works great great.
Does what it says on the tin.
I bought a new lg cinema tv but when i went to connect it to my bose surround sound system i had a problem the tv has only optical out and my bose has rca connections so i connected the audio out on my sky box to my bose only to find the sound was out of sync so i bought this box which converts the lg optical out to rca and it worked a treat. I would recommend this little box to anyone who is having the same problem it is brilliant.
I use it to send dvds and sky to our kitchen and it is perfect every time.
Gotta say this doesn’t work well for me. Ps4 and google cast main connections, every time i want to watch one i have to reset the matrix. Often multiple times, to get the unit to recognize the connection.
Very neat and tidy, nice feel to the little fella. Nicely presented in the box. I even think the sound from my tv as increased in quality and clarity to my speakersstupid thing blew him when plugging it in one time.
Recently bought an lg led cinema tv and was shocked there was no standard audio out to plug in normal phono leads, l and r cable. I did not wish to invest more money on a surround sound system when i have a perfect working order technics hi- fi. I tried connecting scart to phono leads, headphone output to phono leads with no output to the hi-fi at all. Scart from sky box to hi- fi worked but that meant i could only source sound from sky. Bought this converter with toslink digital cable, connect this to converter, phono leads from converter to hi-fi and it works a dream with any device used on the tv. Problem solved and only took 5 minutes to set up. I do have to turn the amp to a much higher volume to obtain usual level of output but otherwise fine. If you face a similar issue buy this.
Works beautifully, i already had a ‘hdcable’ branded version of this same unit (which cost me significantly more than £80) and everything works identically. Switching is fast, and it will happily mirror the same content on both outputs. Audio output (both optical and and analog at the same time) mirrors what is being output on channel a. Audio is given whether or not the tv on channel a is turned on. Black finish is nice and looks better than my other silver matrix. This version comes with the power supply and remote only. No ‘magic eye’ ir extenders are included, although obviously the sockets are there if you wish to add them at a later date. At this price point, everyone needs one of these matrices, they really are very useful. This unit is incredibly good quality, much better than any of the other rubbish on amazon at this price point.
Sometimes it looses signal, when changing source with hd content. 3d is not working, at least to my system. Otherwise, it does do its job.