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HDMI to HDMI Plus Audio Converter

GTV-HDMI-2-HDMIAUD

User’s Manual

www.gefentv.com

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Gefen LLC reserves the right to make changes in the hardware, packaging and any accompanying documentation without prior written notice.

GefenTV HDMI to HDMI Plus Audio Converter is a trademark of Gefen, LLC

HDMI, the logo, and High-DefinitionMultimedia Interfaceare trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing in the United States and other countries.

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CONTENTS

1Introduction

2Features

3Connecting The HDMI To HDMI Plus Audio Converter

4Supported Audio Formats

5Audio Processing

6Panel Layout

7Panel Descriptions

8Specifications

9Warranty

INTRODUCTION

Congratulations on your purchase of the GefenTV HDMI to HDMI Plus Audio Converter. Your complete satisfaction is very important to us.

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The GefenTV HDMI to HDMI Plus Audio Converter

The GefenTV HDMI to HDMI Audio Converter is a product that takes a Hi Def source using HDMI and outputs it to an HDTV display using HDMI and, in addition, up to 8 channels of LPCM audio output through eight RCA connectors. Also, if a Bitstream audio is desired it outputs this to an Optical digital connector.

Additional features include switchable audio selections between auto mode and manual mode affording further selection between two-channelaudio only, multichannel bitstream and 7.1 LPCM audio.

How It Works

Connect a Hi Def source to the GefenTV HDMI to HDMI Audio Converter’s input with the included HDMI cable. Connect another HDMI cable from the output of the Converter to an HDTV display. Connect an optical audio cable from the Converter to an external amplifier. Alternatively connect an amplifier to the 8 channel RCA connectors. Finally connect the 5V DC power supply to the locking connector and to an electric outlet.

See pages 4 and 5 for further information about the switches on the front panel.

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FEATURES

Features

Resolution Supported up to 1080p Full HD

Switchable selection between Auto mode and Manual mode

HDMI v1.3 supported features:

Deep Color, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HDMaster Audio, Lip Sync (through the HDMI connector only)

Bitstream Audio via Optical Toslink and LPCM 7.1 via 8 RCA connectors

Locking power supply

CEC pass-through

Package Includes

(1) HDMI to HDMI Audio (GTV-HDMI-2-HDMIAUD)

(1) 6 ft HDMI cable (M-M)

(1) 5V DC Power Supply

(1) User Manual

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CONNECTING THE HDMI TO HDMI PLUS AUDIO CONVERTER

How to Connect the GefenTV HDMI to HDMI Plus Audio Converter

1.Connect a Hi Def source to the GefenTV HDMI to HDMI Audio Converter’s input with the included HDMI cable.

2.Connect another HDMI cable from the output of the Converter to an HDTV display.

3.Connect an optical audio cable from the Converter to an external amplifier. Alternatively connect an amplifier to the 8 channel RCA connectors..

4.Finally connect the 5V DC power supply to the locking connector and to an electric outlet and enjoy crisp and vibrant sound played through the connected amplifier while watching clear video.

Wiring Diagram for the GefenTV HDMI to HDMI Plus Audio Converter

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DIGITAL AUDIO (TOSLINK) CABLE

 

 

 

MULTI-CHANNELRCA CABLE

 

 

 

 

 

HDMI CABLE

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hi Def Source

 

HDMI to HDMI Plus Audio Converter

Audio Receiver

HDTV Display

GTV-HDMI-2-HDMIAUD

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SUPPORTED AUDIO FORMATS

The Audio Selector Switches

The audio output supports uncompressed LPCM 7.1 and lossless compressed digital Bitstream (Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus and DTS-HDMaster Audio).

There are two switches on the front of the unit to the right of the power LED. (See Panel Layout and Description on pages 6 and 7.) The switch at the left makes changes to the input audio and the right switch changes from “Auto” to “Manual.”

Unless the right-handswitch is set to “Manual,” the audio selector switch will not change the audio format from what is coming from the HDMI input. When this switch is set to “Manual” the audio portion is changed according to what has been selected.

Determining the Supported Audio Formats

The unit passes audio to its outputs according to the type of signal. See the table below:

AUDIO FORMAT

HDMI OUT

TOSLINK

8CH-RCA

 

 

 

 

2 Channel LPCM

x

x

x (FR, FL only)

 

 

 

 

5.1 Channel LPCM

x

 

x

 

 

 

 

7.1 Channel LPCM

x

 

x

 

 

 

 

Dolby Digital

x

x

 

DTS

x

x

 

Dolby True HD

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

DTS-HD-

x

 

 

Master Audio

 

 

 

A Note About Audio Processing in the GefenTV HDMI to HDMI Plus Audio Converter:

When “2.1” is selected, the audio signal is output to the FR and FL only. When “5.1 / 7.1” is selected audio is output from the “Multi-CH”output. When “Bitstream” is selected, the signal is output from the “Optical” output only. The signal output from TOSLINK should be LPCM 2 ch, AC3 5.1, or DTS 5.1.

The unit supports uncompressed digital LPCM 7.1, 5.1 or 2 channels and compressed digital Bitstream (Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus and DTS-HDMaster Audio) through the HDMI input and the RCA output.

It only supports Hi Res Audio via HDMI. It does not decode Hi Res Audio.

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AUDIO PROCESSING

Audio Mode Selection:

AUTO MODE:

To use this mode, set the switch on the front panel to the AUTO position. The converter will output the highest common video resolution and audio capability according to the EDID data it retrieves from the connected display device.

MANUAL MODE

To use this mode, set the Switch on the front panel to the MANUAL position. This mode will use a preset EDID that is stored in the converter from the factory. This pre-programmedstandard EDID data structure is compatible with most A/V display devices. All resolutions and audio formats specified in this EDID will be passed to the source device, allowing the user to set the video resolution and audio capabilty.

Manual Audio Mode Switch Settings:

SWITCH POSITIONS

AUDIO FORMAT

AUDIO OUTPUT

2CH

LPCM 2 CH

FR, FL Analog and

 

 

HDMI only

LPCM

LPCM 5.1

Multi-ChannelAnalog and

5.1/7.1

LPCM 7.1

HDMI

 

 

 

 

 

Bitstream

LPCM 2CH

Optical Out and HDMI

 

Dolby AC3 5.1

 

 

DTS AC3 5.1

 

 

 

 

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PANEL LAYOUT

Front Panel

1

2

3

Back Panel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

5

6

7

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PANEL DESCRIPTIONS

1Power LED

When the LED is lit it shows that the unit is powered.

22.1 / 5.1 -7.1 /Bit Stream Switch

This enables the 3-waychoice between 2.1, 5.1 and 7.1, and bit stream audio (when in manual mode only) .

3Mode Switch

This switch will toggle between MANUAL and AUTO modes. (See Page 5)

4HDMI Input

Connect a Hi Def source device to this input port.

5HDMI Output

Connect an HDMI cable to an HDTV display.

6TOSLINK Optical Audio Output

Connect a TOSLINK (Optical) audio output here.

7RCA 7.1 Surround-SoundAudio Output:

FR - The Front Right audio channelFL - The Front Left audio channel

SUB - The low frequency Subwoofer audio channelC - The Center audio channel

SR - The Side Right audio channel

SL - The Side Left audio channel

RR - The Rear Right audio channel

RL - The Rear Left audio channel

85V DC Power Input Receptacle

Using the power supply that was shipped with the unit use this to power the unit

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SPECIFICATIONS

Digital Video Amplifier Bandwidth

..............................................................225 MHz

Maximum Resolutions..............................................................

1080p, 1920 x 1200

HDMI Input.....................................................................................

1 x HDMI 19-pin

HDMI Output..................................................................................

1 x HDMI 19-pin

Digital Audio output.............................................................................

1 x TOSLINK

Analog Audio Outputs.................................................................................

8 x RCA

Power Supply......................................................................................

5V I 2.6A DC

Power Consumption.........................................................................

13 Watts (max)

Operating Temperature..............................................................................

0 - 40 °C

Dimensions..........................................................................

10.25”W x1”H x 4.25”D

Shipping Weight...............................................................................................

4 lbs

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WARRANTY

Gefen warrants the equipment it manufactures to be free from defects in material and workmanship.

If equipment fails because of such defects and Gefen is notified within two (2) years from the date of shipment, Gefen will, at its option, repair or replace the equipment, provided that the equipment has not been subjected to mechanical, electrical, or other abuse or modifications. Equipment that fails under conditions other than those covered will be repaired at the current price of parts and labor in effect at the time of repair. Such repairs are warranted for ninety (90) days from the day of reshipment to the Buyer.

This warranty is in lieu of all other warranties expressed or implied, including without limitation, any implied warranty or merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose, all of which are expressly disclaimed.

1.Proof of sale may be required in order to claim warranty.

2.Customers outside the US are responsible for shipping charges to and from Gefen.

3.Copper cables are limited to a 30 day warranty and cables must be in their original condition.

The information in this manual has been carefully checked and is believed to be accurate. However, Gefen assumes no responsibility for any inaccuracies that may be contained in this manual. In no event will Gefen be liable for direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages resulting from any defect or omission in this manual, even if advised of the possibility of such

damages. The technical information contained herein regarding the features and specifications is subject to change without notice.

For the latest warranty coverage information, refer to the Warranty and Return Policy under the Support section of the Gefen Web site at www.gefen.com.

PRODUCT REGISTRATION

Please register your product online by visiting the Register Product page under the Support section of the Gefen Web site.

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www.gefentv.com support@gefentv.com

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This product uses UL listed power supplies.