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HDMI Audio Decoding

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Posted July 08 2010 - 09:13 AM

Looking to Decode DVD Audio from a HDMI source. I would get a stereo receiver but I am looking for a Low Level Output for the 6 channels not powered outputs. I have powered speakers, just need an RCA or 1/8" Jack. Should have a HDMI in and HDMI thru to take picture to the TV. Setup is going to be Cable Box/DVD into a HDMI Combiner into a Audio Decoder, take the audio out of there and loop the HDMI picture to the TV. I bought a unit off ebay but it only does LPCM not Dolby Digital. The closest thing I see is a $500 solution from Gefen. http://www.bhphotovi...io_Decoder.html Thanks. Ethan

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Posted July 08 2010 - 01:19 PM

You have a few options: 1 - Buy a BluRay or DVD player with built-in decoding.  They typically cost $30-$50 more than the comparable version that doesn't have decoding. 2 - Buy a pre-amp that has HDMI inputs. 3 - Buy a receiver that has pre-outs for each channel (example: Onkyo RC180) . . . I would lean toward this route as pre-amps are typically geared toward higher-end separates setups and are often more expensive.

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