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(@adambetts)
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21/02/2019 7:44 pm  

Hi all I'm deaf and I'm anxious to get my woojer vest soon! It's at "Ready for UPS" stage for almost a week now 🙁 While I was waiting I looked up on what exactly I needed for full surround on game consoles and learned that I'll need "HDMI Digital Audio-to-Analog multi-channel converter."

I looked it up at Amazon and was confused at which device would be good enough for my need. Do you have a recommendation?


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(@pjguy)
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23/02/2019 8:09 pm  

Hi,

This would be one, you will also need  

(4) 3.5mm Stereo Male to Two RCA Male Audio Cable

HDMI to HDMI 7.1ch Audio Extractor Converter Optical Digital to Analog LPCM DAC

It works really well.........


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(@adambetts)
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25/02/2019 8:05 pm  

@PJGUY Gotcha thanks I've picked that one up at amazon.

This post was modified 3 months ago by Adam Betts

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(@adambetts)
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25/02/2019 8:07 pm  
Posted by: Boaz Feldman

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Hdmi-digital-audio-to-analog-coverter-Hdmi-audio-extractor-LPCM-7-1CH-DAC/32361868594.html

I'm not able to find that one in stock. Would this one work the same?  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07MGVN51K/


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(@adambetts)
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26/02/2019 8:43 pm  
Posted by: Boaz Feldman

No, the one you've mentioned has only two output channels. Try the following:

https://www.amazon.com/Monoprice-BlackbirdTM-HDMI-Audio-Extractor/dp/B01B5FR722

https://www.amazon.com/AllAboutAdapters-Analog-Surround-Decoder-Version/dp/B07J2VZ8DL/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=digital+to+analog+converter+hdmi+7.1&qid=1551175083&s=electronics&sr=1-3

 

Thanks Boaz, just ordered the Monoprice one 🙂


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(@adambetts)
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02/03/2019 3:23 am  
Posted by: Boaz Feldman

No, the one you've mentioned has only two output channels. Try the following:

https://www.amazon.com/Monoprice-BlackbirdTM-HDMI-Audio-Extractor/dp/B01B5FR722

https://www.amazon.com/AllAboutAdapters-Analog-Surround-Decoder-Version/dp/B07J2VZ8DL/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=digital+to+analog+converter+hdmi+7.1&qid=1551175083&s=electronics&sr=1-3

 

I recently got woojer vest today and I’m stuck on the part for connecting four 3.5mm audio in. My DAC (Monoprice Blackbird) have those jacks:

FL/FR
LFE/FC
RL/RR
RLC/RRC

Other than FL/FR going to 1-2, which should goes to 3-4, 5-6, and 7-8?

Pic of setup:  https://d.pr/i/ZeVuhq+


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(@boaz)
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03/03/2019 6:44 pm  

@adambetts

DAC's FL+FR ports are connected to Vest's channels 1+2

DAC's RL+RR ports are connected to Vest's channels 7+8

DAC's LFE+FC ports are connected to Vest's channels 3+4

DAC's RLC+RRC ports are connected to Vest's channels 5+6

However, it might be that this DAC's channels routing is different from those of the one we've used. We will come up with an updated answer for this one as well soon if it is different. If there is a change, it should be swapping RL+RR  and RLC+RRC. 


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05/03/2019 10:14 pm  

I was able to get it to work however with some caveats: Xbox One X will have to be downgraded from 4k/hdr to 1080p for DAC to work properly and even so, it will only play at low volume (Woojer's volume & sensation are set to max.)

Could it be DAC that is preventing playing at full volume & 4k/hdr?


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(@adambetts)
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15/03/2019 12:42 am  

Curious if there's a solution to low volume/non-4k issue I'm experiencing?


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(@boaz)
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17/03/2019 1:37 pm  

@adambetts The low-volume issue should be solved with the firmware update we will publish soon.


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(@meringo)
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26/03/2019 1:45 am  
Posted by: Adam Betts

I was able to get it to work however with some caveats: Xbox One X will have to be downgraded from 4k/hdr to 1080p for DAC to work properly and even so, it will only play at low volume (Woojer's volume & sensation are set to max.)

Could it be DAC that is preventing playing at full volume & 4k/hdr?

I'm having the same issue. The xbox no longer does 4k or hdr 🙁 wish I didn't buy the converter @woojer recommended to me  (which claims to do 4k passthrough) 

 


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(@boaz)
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02/04/2019 4:24 am  

@adambetts What is the exact product and model of the DAC you use?


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(@adambetts)
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02/04/2019 7:23 am  

I got this one:

Monoprice Blackbird 4K Series 7.1 HDMI Audio Extractor | 10.2Gbps, 4K (3840x2160p) and 3D Video https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B5FR722/


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