Anyone used a HDMI to stereo rca adapter


If so were there any issues and can you recommend one -

My brand new tv doesn't have rca out, only hdmi and optical and my preamp doesn't accept anything besides rca

r_burke
I am assuming your TV has HDMI INPUTs only. Does it also have HDMI outputs?

I’ve used these for both TV and Apple TV optical out with some success:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005K2TXMO?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s...

There are a few well-reviewed DACs with HDMI input/output. Essence makes one I’ve been considering.

Hope it helps.

It does have HDMI outputs, I will have to check for optical outs

I found some HDMI to RCA converters similar to what you posted but not sure if they work the same or not



Why don’t you list the brand and model of your TV. I doubt your TV has HDMI output as that is rare. I just looked a some top end TV's and none have HDMI output. Some have a 1/8 mini audio out or digital out that can be used.


Here's a link to a recent thread from here that talks about an HDMI adapter:

https://forum.audiogon.com/discussions/new-discovery-getting-the-oppo-dsd-output-to-a-dac?highlight=...

Good luck!

I double checked and I believe tls49 is correct.  The TV is a Sony KDL-50W800C and the manual talks about HDMI to receiver using ARC, but it is an HDMI in, not out. 

There is a digital audio out (optical) so I can use the FiiO that dbtom2 recommended 


Sorry for all of the confusion, it should be obvious that I am not up to speed with current technology - hell I still use tubes :)

Hi R Burke,

I was in the same boat a couple of months back--just got my first flat screen, and I still use tubes too. I ended up getting this:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ANIIY9I?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s...

It works well.