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Old 15th May 2018, 12:09 PM   #1
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My wife just bought a new ultra 4K Blu-ray DVD player. My old Blu-ray DVD player had analog audio output. The new one does not. My Hafler preamp does not have digital input or optical. I use the players as much for CD as for DVD. I see digital to analog converter's online, most less than $15, but I worry about losing sound quality. Please advise. Thanks in advance.
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Old 15th May 2018, 12:34 PM   #2
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I'm using VGA+audio to HDMI like this ebay item but much cheaper, i think the ebay is overpriced. I connect my old thinkpad X61 to my tv which only has hdmi input.

GPCT 1080p VGA to HDMI AV Audio Video Converter Adapter Cable. | eBay

sound quality? not really care for that cheap price, but at least it is decent, even if you want high quality A/D converter will not exist since big company is not interested on this feature.
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Old 15th May 2018, 12:47 PM   #3
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I (and Lubbock023 also) am looking for the opposite: cheap HDMI to composite video + stereo audio. That is three RCA plugs: yellow, red, white.
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I am not necessarily looking for cheap. I don't mind spending a little more to keep my sound quality. I have a Hafler SR 280 amp and Klipsch horn clones that I built 30 years ago, so unadulterated sound is the priority.
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Old 15th May 2018, 01:05 PM   #5
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So I guess my question is, is there a product out there that will convert digital audio (from HDMI) to RCA L/R while maintaining sound quality, or do I need to return this DVD player and find another? I don't know if there are even any players made these days with analog audio output
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I (and Lubbock023 also) am looking for the opposite: cheap HDMI to composite video + stereo audio. That is three RCA plugs: yellow, red, white.
1080P Mini Composite HDMI to RCA Audio Video AV CVBS Adapter Converter For HDTV | eBay

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So I guess my question is, is there a product out there that will convert digital audio (from HDMI) to RCA L/R while maintaining sound quality, or do I need to return this DVD player and find another? I don't know if there are even any players made these days with analog audio output
does it have optical or coaxial output? you will have better opportunity on spdif to analog rather than hdmi to analog
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Which Ultra Bluray player is it?
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you will have better opportunity on spdif to analog rather than hdmi to analog
Very true. Far more choice there. HDMI and HDCP cost money and thus limit the choices.
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Old 15th May 2018, 04:22 PM   #9
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correct Pano, if no spdif then no other choice rather than replace that old Hafler into newer AVR
I'm cheap and do not want focus on HT yet, hence i bought this small toy

Audio 5.1CH AC3 DTS Digital Sound Decoder Optical SPDIF Coaxial to 6RCA w/Cable | eBay

up to AC3 can be decoded, while newer codec like DTS HD, TrueHD, Atmos is dead silence
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Old 15th May 2018, 04:33 PM   #10
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Well that's cheap enough! Nice that it does some decoding, too.
If HDMI is the only option, then won't the convertor need a pass thru? How else to get HDMI from the BluRay to the TV? Maybe the TV has SPDIF out and that could be used. It's usually not volume controlled, tho.

I work in pro video, where we are forced to use HDMI for some things. It's pretty well hated in the pro world. Fortunately audio is usually separate and HDCP is turned off, so HDMI just gets treated like DVI.
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