Author: Malcolm

If you have 2 or more soundbar, amplifier, sound speakers or headphone, and don’t want anyone of them to be sitting idle. A simple solution that allows them to work simultaneously is a digital optical audio splitter. Many people will search for 2 in 1 out / 3 in 1 out optical audio splitters by mistake because they may need a digital optical audio switch instead of a SPDIF splitter.  The optical switch and optical splitter look similar, but their functions are completely opposite. What’s the difference?  Optical audio switch = 2 or more optical input ports, but only 1 optical…

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Because the optical cable has the characteristics of high bandwidth, longer distance, interference resistance, better security, and affordable price, lots of devices (e.g. TV, soundbar, video game consoles, Blu-ray/DVD player, Apple TV, computer, home/audio theater receivers, preamplifiers, digital satellites, audio processors, etc. ) are equipped with at least one SPDIF optical port. If you want to connect an external audio receiver through an optical fiber (also known as Toslink) for a better sound experience, a premium optical fiber cable is also important, although it has no complicated parameters and seems to be much simpler. A premium optical audio cable can…

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Some days ago, we introduced several top-rated HDMI 2.0 HDR switchers and HDMI 2.0 HDR Splitters. As we know, in order to ensure stable [email protected] signal transmission,  qualified HDMI cables are necessary, because 4K 60Hz HDR video needs larger bandwidth and faster signal transmission speed, so the 18Gbps HDMI 2.0 HDR cable is currently the most economical choice. Too many sellers claims on Amazon that their HD cables are the highest quality, but in fact, many of them cannot support smooth [email protected] HDR signal transmission. We analyzed all the HDMI cables on Amazon that claim to support 18Gbps, and finally selected…

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Contrary to the HDMI switch, the HDMI splitter allows us to split one signal and output to multiple display terminals such as TV, monitors, or projector. Today, we will introduce several [email protected] HDMI 2.0 splitters for ultra 4K devices. HDMI switch or HDMI splitter? I have one Blu-ray player, one PS4 PRO, one Xbox, or other HDMI devices, but a 4K TV only has one HDMI input. You need an HDMI switcher to switch the input source to the TV. If you want to split one HDMI signal into 2 or more TVs / monitors/ projectors simultaneously, what you need…

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Although [email protected] or 1080P HDMI audio extractor can extract the same audio, if your TV and source device all support [email protected] or higher, a [email protected] HDMI 2.0 audio extractor with HDR10 and HCPC 2.2 capacity should be the best choice for you. Most [email protected] HDMI audio extractors are equipped with Optical and 3.5mm or RCA (L/R) audio output, few products have one more digital coaxial port. Because of the transmission limitations of these audio interfaces, supported audio formats are DTS, Dolby Digital, LPCM, PCM (analog audio port supports LPCM only). We analyzed and tested all top-rated [email protected] HDMI 2.0 audio…

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Opposite to the digital optical audio splitter, a digital optical audio switch is the best solution to allows multiple source devices (e.g. TV, Xbox, PC) to be connected to the same soundbar or headphone via optical fiber cables so that you can use remote control or button to switch the source device freely.  What’s the difference between the optical splitter and optical switch?  Optical audio switch = 2 or more optical input ports, but only 1 optical output port. Only one source device can output sound through the adapter. Optical audio splitter = Only 1 optical input port, but there are 2 or…

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Although a single HDMI cable currently the most convenient transmission medium to transmit UHD video and audio in multiple formats at the same time, its shortcomings are also obvious. Long-distance HDMI cables (50ft or above) will cause signal loss and signal lag, especially for 4K HDR videos or games. The best solution is a 4K HDMI extender to use serial communication that can sustain the high bandwidth required over a longer distance over Cat 5, 6, or 7 Ethernet cable. In order to ensure that the purchased products are of reliable quality, we have analyzed nearly 1,000 similar products on…

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[email protected] HDMI matrix switch box is the best solution to allow two or more 4K/2K/1080P HD source devices to be switched or split easily to two or more TVs, monitors or projectors. With it, you can easily manage output devices and display terminals through the remote control or buttons. Tips: If you only need more HDMI ports on your TV or want to display the content of the same device on different HD TV or monitor, a reliable 4K HDMI switch or HDMI splitter is enough. The price of the 4K 60Hz HDMI matrix switch is relatively high, but there…

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