So I am looking at getting the AMH A399U monitor covered by Tek syndicate earlier this year but am unsure about one thing. My set up is a little complicated so bare with me as I try to explain it. I use an HDMI switch to connect to my main TV/monitor(which is going to be replaced by this AMH A399U). My Fios cable box, chromecast, and pc all go in to this hdmi switch. On my current set up, my tv has a 3.5mm audio out that then goes into my surround sound speaker system. With the AMH A399U there is no audio out. I know this won't be an issue for my computer as I can simply change the audio out to my speaker system as I have another 3.5mm wire going from my computer's audio out to the speaker system. Where I see the issue being is when using my chromecast/fios box and getting the audio to come out my surround speakers instead of the AMH A399U speakers. I have somewhat looked into solutions but was wondering if anyone on here had any ideas. From what I could find it seemed like I could get a HDMI audio extractor which is basically an HDMI passthrough box that gives you a separate 3.5mm out from the box or a new HDMI switch that has a 3.5mm audio output. If these are my only two options, does anyone have any good recommendations on reliable quality products I could buy?
My current solution involves this:
Getting this hdmi audio extractor: http://www.amazon.com/ViewHD-Extractor-Support-Converter-VHD-H2HARCi/dp/B00N5MEQYG/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1451453288&sr=1-1&keywords=hdmi+2.0+audio+extractor&refinements=p_72%3A1248879011
And pairing it with this RCA to 3.5mm cable: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00004Z5CP?keywords=rca%20to%203.5mm&qid=1451453638&ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1
I know it is super jenky but its the best I can come up with so far...
My other option would be to get a new HDMI switch like this one that has an rca output: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00U8WBOOG/ref=mp_s_a_1_8?qid=1451454823&sr=8-8&pi=AC_SX118_SY170_QL70&keywords=4k+hdmi+switch+with+audio&dpPl=1&dpID=31s4nNCcZnL&ref=plSrch
Paired with the aforementioned rca to 3.5mm adapter.
Feel free to ask me to clarify anything. I tried to explain it the best I can. Thanks!