HT Receiver on the boat issue

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  1. thymer

    thymer Auditioning

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    Hi folks,
    I am trying to figure out a problem with my boat home theater setup. It's pretty straightforward, HTPC that feeds a HDMI signal to a flat panel and digital optical out to a older 5.1 home theater receiver. All that works fine but... I am trying to get a line level analog out from the receiver to feed a RF transmitter so all stereos on the boat can play the same music. Seems like the receiver wont output analog from a digital source? Does anyone know of a receiver I can use to accomplish this?
    thanks in advance!!
     
  2. Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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    Assuming your HTPC has analog audio outputs as well as digital, just add the analog outs to the receiver and you’ll be in business.
    Regards,
    Wayne A. Pflughaupt
     
  3. thymer

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    Hi Wayne,
    Thanks for the response but unfortunately it won't be that easy. :) Windows 7 doesn't support simultaneous dual audio outs with the same source. If I activate the analog outs from the HTPC the digital is no longer functional. Split has to be done downstream from the HTPC.
    thanks!
     
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    Split the digital with an active splitter and convert one to analog. Will this work?
    About $150. in adaptors.
     
  5. thymer

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    Sounds like a good plan, any suggestions on the active splitter, not having much luck with google...
    thanks!
     
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    Optical splitter - http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=104&cp_id=10423&cs_id=1042301&p_id=966&seq=1&format=2
    Digital to analog converter - http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=104&cp_id=10423&cs_id=1042302&p_id=6884&seq=1&format=2
     

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