Chromecast, Monitor and HDMI Audio Extractor

Discussion in 'Home Theater PCs & Equipment' started by daphatgrant, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. daphatgrant

    daphatgrant I'm w/Stoopid ^

    Messages:
    17,097
    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2003
    Hey [H], I recently obtained (for free) a Dell 27" monitor. I don't really have a need for it as a PC monitor but I thought it might be nice to throw it in the kitchen as a small TV. I picked up a chromecast for it so I could stream stuff to it, the only problem is it has no audio. I did a little looking and I think that an HDMI audio extractor might solve the issue. I'd just need to add a small set of speakers to the setup.

    Has anyone used HDMI audio extractors? I've never messed with them but at $26 it's not that big of a risk, thanks for any input.

    This is the extractor I am looking at:

    https://www.amazon.com/J-Tech-Digital-Premium-Extractor-Converter/dp/B00BIQER0E
     
  2. ChoGGi

    ChoGGi [H]ard|Gawd

    Messages:
    1,174
    Joined:
    May 7, 2005
    daphatgrant likes this.
  3. EchoWars

    EchoWars Limp Gawd

    Messages:
    478
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2010
    Haha! Hard to argue with that logic.
     
  4. FnordMan

    FnordMan [H]ard|Gawd

    Messages:
    1,734
    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2011
    HDMI audio extractors are a bit of a mixed bag. I've used a couple in the past (one built into the switch, currently have a standalone one) and in both cases the Cromecast just plain wouldn't work. Not sure if that's the audio extractor or the odd setup i've got going on though.

    my setup:
    Devices -> 5 port HDMI Switch -> audio extractor -> reverse HDMI switch (one input, one of two outputs) -> monitor
     
  5. Solhokuten

    Solhokuten [H]ard|Gawd

    Messages:
    1,066
    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2009
  6. Farkle

    Farkle Lurker

    Messages:
    706
    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2007
    I've used the Sewell Siphon on two TV's since August of 2016, and they're still functional. I can't recall having any issues with them via analog out or TOSLink passthrough to an HD Audio Rush decoder. Prior to that I had a set of Orei audio extractors, which would sometimes give me HDCP error screens, and flash the screens on hot summer days.
     
  7. daphatgrant

    daphatgrant I'm w/Stoopid ^

    Messages:
    17,097
    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2003
    The audio extractor worked great, I bought the one in the op. I don't see any lag in the audio/video, worked smoothly, slapped a usb powered soundbar to the bottom of the monitor.