CAN I DO THIS, HDMI SPLITTER?

  • 14 January 2022
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Hello all, now ive got the beam2 to play dts from disc’s, i would like to use a hdmi splitter/switch to do the following…..

Firstly i have my LG CX tv connected to the beam via earc hdmi (atmos)

Then the panasonic ub820 player connected to the tv via hdmi 

Now that i can get the beam to do dts via the optical out on the pan converted to the hdmi adaptor into the beam. I was wondering if i can use a hdmi splitter, rather than pulling them in and out when a want to spin one of me old a dts films? Because the single hdmi port will start to loosen otherwise. If i can what is the specs im looking for? as it has to support atmos. BTW I have to do this because the LG CX doesn’t support DTS, and have to use the optical out on the player to get this.

Thanks m


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The point is that Sonos soundbars need (e)ARC, that uses different pins in an HDMI connection. The cheap HDMI splitters will not convert HDMI from your BD-player to HDMI-(e)ARC. The Feintech and the HDFury do, but you will have to pay for this convenience….

Thanks 4 the reply Ken, but those options seem expensive. I was looking on amazon, and i thought they where around £10??? I must be missing something? Thanks m

Yes. they are quite expensive, but they are currently the only two I know that will work with all the Beam (gen2) and Arc supported Atmos codecs. If you do ever find anything cheaper, that works with HDMI-eARC, then maybe post it back here for reference (thanks).👍

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Thanks 4 the reply Ken, but those options seem expensive. I was looking on amazon, and i thought they where around £10??? I must be missing something? Thanks m

Perhaps take a look at these two suggestions:

Feintech VAX04101A

https://feintech.eu/en/products/feintech-vax04101-hdmi-earc-pass-switch-4x1

HDFury Arcana

https://www.hdfury.uk/product/hdfury-arcana/

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