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HDMI to HDMI + Audio Out OR HDMI to DVI + Audio (quality loss???)

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February 24, 2014 2:49:23 PM

I have a Roku 3 connected to my PC monitor. My monitor has an HDMI, DVI, and VGA input. Also, it is has an audio in. My Roku 3 only has an hdmi out. I have a surround sound system and I want to connect it. I have temporarily been converting left and right audio into a single signal and plugging it into the Roku 3 remote but the connector on the remote is spotty and I want to use something else.

I found this on Amazon:

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Is there any cheaper options?

Currently I use HDMI at display of 720p. I was thinking of converting HDMI from roku to DVI + audio but I was not sure how much quality I would lose. Any sugggestions?

a c 107 C Monitor
February 24, 2014 3:30:20 PM

what surround system?
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February 24, 2014 4:05:21 PM

Surround Sound system has left and right audio inputs. Right now I have a converter that combines the left and right into single output. I believe it is 3.5mm. Did this help?
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a c 107 C Monitor
February 24, 2014 4:20:38 PM

not really.

brand? model number? link to product? photos?

a surround system or computer speakers?

unless you specify... i'm only guessing here.
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February 24, 2014 4:23:57 PM

It is a surround sound system but is brand and model important? (I have it at my other house and have yet to pick it up), but I understand the connections of my sound system. My problem is splitting an hdmi from my roku into a video and audio output.
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a c 107 C Monitor
February 24, 2014 4:34:31 PM

honestly no, its not. the only reason i ask is so that i can be 100% sure about your connections in case you overlooked something.

if you want to rely on the fact that "red+white" composite plugs are the only inputs (which would only be a 2.0 stereo sound input to your surround system) then yes... a box like the one you listed above is exactly what you need.

you need a box that has a digital analog converter (to convert the hdmi digital audio signal to an analog signal) along with hdmi passthrough for the video signal and it needs to have either a red+white composite connection or a 3.5mm stereo connection.

that box that you listed is actually one of the cheaper ones. there are others which have a few more features which are more expensive.

now if you missed an input and your speakers had a spdif coax or spdif optical connection you might be able to get away with a cheaper converter.

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February 24, 2014 4:44:05 PM

I do not think I missed an input but I will check. I appreciate your help, thanks for being patient with me :) 
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