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How to Use the HDMI Audio Extractor Converter to Output Both Video and Audio Signals
Posted on Monday, January 21, 2013

 How many different output connections does your personal computer or laptop have?  Yours might be a little older, and perhaps it does not have the most modern connections available.  Even if it does, sometimes it seems like you’re preparing for an expedition into the unknown because of all the different equipment and cabling you have to take along for your presentation.

MilesTek’s new HDMI Audio Extractor Converter is quite a unique piece of AV distribution equipment. This extractor converter has a HDMI video output and also allows you to connect the audio to external speakers or surround sound systems.  Similar products only output video, so this one is quite a treat.  Hey, let’s just face it – having one less device saves that much more space and confusion, so why not consider getting a device that lets you output both 1080p resolution HDMI video to display as well as audio signals to your speakers?
All right, let’s stop talking about how this product can help you and start discussing how to hook it up.
Keep the power off – When it comes to cabling, always make sure you have the power off to start.  In most cases, if you connect and disconnect cables while the power is on for any device, you probably won’t cause any damage.  But, if you keep the power off, you are 100% sure you won’t damage any of the cables while connecting or disconnecting.  Leave it off so you don’t find yourself having to purchase replacement cables and devices.
Make sure you have the right HDMI cables – If you’re the minimalist type and have that ancient cable from several years ago, make sure you have a high-speed HDMI cable.  Also, keep in mind you’ll need 2 cables – one for input, and one for output.
Check that you have the right audio cables – you can output SPDIF (Sony/Phillips Digital Interconnect Format) using toslink fiber optic audio cables or digital audio coaxial RCA cables, or output analog using  3.5 mm stereo cables.
Connect all cabling – Depending on your setup, connect the HDMI cables and the audio cables.
Connect the power cable – Now that all the other cabling is connected, connect the power.  If you noticed you made a mistake with your other cabling, make sure to disconnect the power cable first.
Find the right input channels – Okay – you’ve done all the hard labor.  Now it’s time to find the right input channels on the various devices you’ve connected.  We’d love to help you more here, but all of that information is device-specific, so this part is up to you!
Enjoy Your New HDMI Audio Extractor Converter Setup
Don’t forget this part.  Sometimes, working with electronics is nothing short of extreme frustration.  Once you’re all set up though, enjoy your new 1080p resolution HDMI video on your own display and stereo output on your own speakers.