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Old 11-07-2019, 08:08 AM   #21
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Thanks, Jason. I really like the floorplan of the 20FB but with three dogs, needed all the space I could get. I'm in Ohio, so our AS is put up for the winter. Part of me just wants to leave well enough alone and part of me wants to try out an HDMI audio extractor so I can use the HDMI ARC on the TV.

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Old 11-07-2019, 11:25 AM   #22
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I wasn't aware of the HDMI audio extractor so I looked into that.

You are trying to get over air TV channel audio to come out of your speakers, correct? You will need to get a signal from the TV to the stereo without running additional wires.

You have upgraded your TV to have audio outputs on the back. You shouldn't need an HDMI audio extractor for that. You can plug in a Bluetooth transmitter to the back of your TV audio out and wirelessly transmit your over air television back to the JL stereo.

You may be talking about extracting audio from HDMI from the DVD to the JL stereo though vs using the already existing digital audio out.
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Old 11-08-2019, 04:09 AM   #23
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Thanks Jason, you are correct. I'd like to get the TV (and the DVD player) to play over the speakers, preferably without running wire. Another poster mentioned that HDMI ARC would play any audio it sees. I had assumed that the TV would have to be switched to HDMI (the DVD player, in my case) to have any audio to pass. The extractor would provide a mechanism to connecting that audio to the JL system's RCA ports.

Realistically, I doubt I'll be watching many DVDs. I upgraded to a smart TV so I would be able to watch Netflix, Prime, etc. IMO, DVD players are getting to be like CD players in that physical media isn't as popular or practical anymore.

I read about bluetooth transmitters in other posts on Airforums and there was mention of latency, enough to be distracting. I guess another option is to just suck it up, get a digital audio converter and run optical cable to it. Those cables are thin and small enough to not draw the eye. I'm not sure if I'd want to keep it coiled up when not in use as I understand it's fiber and subject to breakage.

Finally, I could get a soundbar, but to me that's something else to haul and potentially get banged up. Plus I would just like to use the nice system already in the camper.

With all that said, I'm going to revisit your post and read up on the items you so kindly linked. Thanks again for your feedback, I really appreciate it!
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