ARC Audio Formats supported are LPCM 2.0, DTS, Dolby Digital AC3
Fosmon's HDMI Audio Return Channel Optical Extractor enables displays that support HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) to connect with older AV receiver equipment that do not support ARC. In ARC mode, the converter extracts the digital audio signal from the HDMI ARC enabled display and outputs it to the S/PDIF Optical TOSLINK port.
Extract Audio from the ARC Supported Display This extractor allows you to use your optical sound system with your HDMI ARC-enabled HDTV. Set the device in ARC mode, and connect the HDTV to this extractor (make sure an HDMI ARC port is used) along with the optical sound system.
ARC Extraction / HDMI Pass-through Mode The button switches between two modes: ARC extraction mode, and HDMI pass-through mode. In HDMI pass-through mode, an input device will be able to connect to the HDTV, without having to use up a valuable HDMI port on the HDTV.
Specifications: • Input: HDMI x 1 • Output: HDMI with ARC x 1, Optical x 1 (works in ARC mode only) • 4K @ 24/25/30fps @ 30Hz • 1080p/3D @ 60fps @ 120Hz • Pixel Clock Rate: 340MHz max • Total TMDS Throughput: 10.2Gbps max
Note: • HDTVs require HDMI ARC support to use this extractor. • The Optical output port does not output audio from the HDMI input port. It extracts the audio signal from the HDMI output port (sent by the ARC enabled HDMI port on the TV). • This device does not pass-through the HDMI audio from the Input Device to the optical port. • High-Speed HDMI Cables are required. • TOSLINK does not support Dolby Digital Plus. Please change the input source's audio output to a different setting, if needed.
Compatibility: • Blu-Ray/DVD Players • Video Game Consoles (PlayStation 3/4, Xbox 360/One, Wii U, etc.) • Media Players (Amazon Fire TV and Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, etc.) • Set-Top-Boxes • HDTVs • Amplifiers
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
When I purchased this, all the other reviews were from people that were given the unit for free or a discount for their review - which was very offputting. I have a Panasonic TC-58AX800U 4k. No sound on Amazon or Netflix since they switched to Dolby Digital 5.1 a year ago. I hoped extracting the sound from the ARC would work, but no: still no sound from Amazon. Netflix has a work around that allows consumers to switch from 5.1 to stereo, however that doesn't work for their 4k content. This unit did work for non-DD+ audio. I finally tracked down info that stated hdmi ARC offers the same audio as optical out, so it would not have worked anyhow. If you're dead set on getting one of these, I would recommend it over the viewHD model as Fosmon comes with an electrical plug & free shipping - viewHD's version does not have a plug and charges shipping at the time of this review, making it more expensive than the Fosmon.
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Returned and received full refund. HDMI pass through worked, but could not get audio. Defective unit maybe. Had another adapter of a different brand and that worked as intended so it was not my components.
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