Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




1 post

Wannabe Geek


Topic # 105912 13-Jul-2012 17:49
Send private message

Hi,
I've got a relatively unusual setup planned, a Cat6 HDMI 4x4 matrix switch in my cupboard, with HDMI over cat 6 cables going to TV's. The skybox, DVD player, xbox will go into matrix switch.

One of my TV's is in the gamesroom, which will be used for things where I want big sound (note: TV not yet purchased). I want this one TV to have it's sound played over surround speakers through a 5.1 receiver. The receiver will live in the cupboard also.

Is it possible (in general theoretical terms) to feed audio back from the TV to a receiver/amp, using the optical audio output of the TV? How about the standard RCA audio outputs? What is better? Will the TV's "audio out" send out whatever is being played on the screen, regardless of the source (I.e HDMI input vs tv tuner).

Because the matrix switch is over cat6, I can't go from matrix switch, into receiver, then on to the TV. My only option is to send audio signal back from TV (I think).

The distance from TV to receiver is about 12m.

Thanks!

Create new topic
3136 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 359


  Reply # 655205 13-Jul-2012 18:22
Send private message

To start with, the only TV brand with analogue audio out these days seem to be Panasonic. However, I think you'd suffer from quite a few issues... Occasional issues with re-mixing 5.1 audio to the stereo output. Oh yeah, and it's only going to give you stereo sound.
Optical - I haven't ever tried a 12 meter run, and could see why it may be difficult to run a toslink cable without damaging it.
HDMI ARC - this should be your best bet. However, it's often flukey to be honest... However, it may well work for you in theory.

530 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 150


  Reply # 655216 13-Jul-2012 19:04
Send private message

Dunnersfella: Optical - I haven't ever tried a 12 meter run, and could see why it may be difficult to run a toslink cable without damaging it.
HDMI ARC - this should be your best bet. However, it's often flukey to be honest... However, it may well work for you in theory.


If you do go with the optical out from the TV and are worried about damaging a long optical cable you could always get  an optical to coax converter and run coax back to the receiver.

HDMI ARC would probably be the best bet if you could figure out how to work the receiver in with the matrix switch and the TV?!?  Might be a mission to get that to work though...

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Whatever ailed Vodafone broadband … seems to be fixed
Posted 23-Jun-2017 14:10


VMware NSX Meets Stringent Government Security Standards with Common Criteria Certification
Posted 22-Jun-2017 19:05


Brother launches next-generation colour laser printers and all-in- ones for business
Posted 22-Jun-2017 18:56


Intel and IOC announce partnership
Posted 22-Jun-2017 18:50


Samsung Galaxy Tab S3: Best Android tablet
Posted 21-Jun-2017 12:05


Wellington-based company helping secure Microsoft browsers
Posted 20-Jun-2017 20:51


Endace delivers high performance with new 1/10/40 Gbps packet capture card
Posted 20-Jun-2017 20:50


You can now integrate SMX security into Microsoft Office 365, Google and other cloud email platforms
Posted 20-Jun-2017 20:47


Ravensdown launches new decision-making tool HawkEye
Posted 19-Jun-2017 15:38


Spark planning to take on direct management of all consumer stores
Posted 19-Jun-2017 10:03


Qrious acquires Ubiquity
Posted 14-Jun-2017 12:21


Spark New Zealand prepares for 5G with Nokia
Posted 14-Jun-2017 12:16


The future-proof 10.5-inch iPad Pro
Posted 13-Jun-2017 18:16


Mandatory data breach reporting in Australia
Posted 13-Jun-2017 11:30


Review: Sony MDR-1000X noise-cancelling headphones
Posted 12-Jun-2017 08:08



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.