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Gefen GTV-DD-2-AA GefenTV Digital Audio Decoder

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Product Highlights
  • S/PDIF or TOSLINK Input
  • L/R Analog Output
  • Plug & Play

The GTV-DD-2-AA GefenTV Digital Audio Decoder from Gefen accepts audio encoded in Dolby Digital (at up to 5.1 channels) from your multi-channel S/PDIF or TOSLINK digital audio source and converts it to L/R analog audio. It allows you to listen to digital audio sources, such as DVD & CD players or digital computer audio, on your legacy analog sound system. Plug-and-play installation means no special configuration or software are required.

This device converts S/PDIF or TOSLINK digital audio to L/R analog audio
It features a digital interpolation filter and digital to analog converter (DAC)
The device supports up to 6 channels (up to 5.1 Surround) of audio encoded in Dolby Digital
Auto samples occur at frequencies of 32, 44.1, and 48KHz
It features 24-bit incoming bitstream on left and right channels
This unit allows you to listen to digital audio sources on legacy analog sound systems
Save money otherwise spent on stereo equipment upgrades
It is compact and easy to install
Inputs Coaxial and optical digital audio ports
Outputs Right and left RCA-type stereo analog output ports
Power 5VDC, 5W maximum
Dimensions (HxWxD) 0.9 x 1.7 x 1.6" (2.29 x 4.32 x 4.06cm)
Weight 1 lbs (0.45kg)
Gefen GTV-DD-2-AA GefenTV Digital Audio Decoder
  • GefenTV Digital Audio Decoder
  • 5VDC Power Supply
  • User's Manual
  • Two-Year Warranty Against Defects in Material & Workmanship
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    GTV-DD-2-AA GefenTV Digital Audio Decoder
     
    4.3

    (based on 57 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (30)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (19)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    90%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to setup (33)
    • Simple controls (26)
    • Improved audio/video (13)
    • Attractive (9)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home (35)
      • Movies (21)
      • Professional (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual user (25), Enthusiast (16), Power user (11)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (50)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Works as expected

      I purchased the GTV-DD-2-AA to be able to plug my new LED TV to my old surround sound receiver with no ptical input. The product works as advertised except for when watching...Read complete review

      I purchased the GTV-DD-2-AA to be able to plug my new LED TV to my old surround sound receiver with no ptical input. The product works as advertised except for when watching streaming video over the internet (sound pops and cuts out for a few seconds). Contacted Geffen and they said it was the tv loosing audio signal for a moment. I can live with it for the short amount of time compared to the price of the component they said would fix it for an added $75.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Damaged my speakers

      I used this product very briefly, connecting a Panasonic Viera D2 to my old stereo - the TV is broadcast, i.e. an over the air signal. The decoder generates an audible 'pop'...Read complete review

      I used this product very briefly, connecting a Panasonic Viera D2 to my old stereo - the TV is broadcast, i.e. an over the air signal. The decoder generates an audible 'pop' at every channel change.

      Later, while watching a music performance (at moderate volume) the signal was momentarily lost - when it was reestablished, an incredibly loud 'pop' was generated that damaged the woofers in both speakers, which now need repair. This product should include filtering to remove audio noise of this magnitude - and consumers should know it is not appropriate for broadcast TV use. It worked OK when used with a DVD player only, and may work fine in a cable setup, although another reviewer noted the audible pop during power cycling.

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      4.0

      pretty good

      By tesla 79

      from Chicago

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast Setup

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Movies

        Comments about GTV-DD-2-AA GefenTV Digital Audio Decoder:

        This does exactly what it says.. it converts the dolby digital optical out from my TV to Left right Stereo analog audio.

        My only problem is that the build quality is a bit cheap. The flap on the optical input broke off the first time that I unplugged the cable.

        Sound quality is great.

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        3.0

        excessive jitter

        By audiophile

        from Stoneham, MA

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              Comments about GTV-DD-2-AA GefenTV Digital Audio Decoder:

              The one I received has excessive jitter. I posted the graph and comparisons .......I requested an exchange.

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              3.0

              Good news/bad news

              By Smitty

              from High Springs, Florida

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Fast Setup
              • Improved Audio/Video
              • Simple Controls

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Professional

                Comments about GTV-DD-2-AA GefenTV Digital Audio Decoder:

                This is my second decoder. The first lasted 3 and 1/2 years. Just purchased the second one. It appeared to be a well designed product that worked quite well at converting the "Optical output" of my 60" Panasonic to audio, to operate my "TV Ears." Disappointed however at the reliability for such an expensive product. Thought it should have lasted for the life of the TV.

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                4.0

                Works Fine

                By tld5634

                from Marshall Va

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fast Setup
                • Simple Controls

                Cons

                • None that i can think of

                Best Uses

                • Home

                Comments about GTV-DD-2-AA GefenTV Digital Audio Decoder:

                It was easy to hook up. I bought this because I have a new tv and old stereo. My new tv does not have out rca plugs like my old tv. My old stereo sounds wonderful but the connections were going to be the problem. Thx goodness for B&h. I would have had to buy a sound bar subwofer package If they did not have the adapter and cable.

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                4.0

                Works as advertised

                By BertR

                from Mt.Washington, MD

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                Pros

                • Fast Setup
                • Simple Controls

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Movies

                  Comments about GTV-DD-2-AA GefenTV Digital Audio Decoder:

                  I purchased the converter to connect my stand-alone speakers through my legacy analog receiver to my digital equipment (Panasonic SmartTV and Samsung Blue-Ray player. This DAC down-converts the audio signals nicely and clearly from my blue-ray player and for streaming video from Netflix and Amazon. There is a sound delay when switching HDTV OTA channels, but that's to be expected.I like the ease of set-up and use. However, I do agree with other reviews I've seen elsewhere regarding the product being a bit overpriced.

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                  5.0

                  Works well with Apple TV 3

                  By Dave Face man

                  from San Carlos

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Fast Setup
                  • Improved Audio/Video
                  • Simple Controls

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home
                    • Movies

                    Comments about GTV-DD-2-AA GefenTV Digital Audio Decoder:

                    + Made it possible to connect my Apple TV3 to the RCA inputs on Arcam Solo. Excellent detailed sound.
                    + Lost sound once when moving connector around, simple re-power boot up worked.

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                    5.0

                    figured out how to play cd's and mp3's

                    By confused but not about this product

                    from Florida

                    About Me Casual User

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                          Comments about GTV-DD-2-AA GefenTV Digital Audio Decoder:

                          I had just posted a review where the dac converted everything but cd's and mp3's. I did a little more research and unpowered and repowered the GTV-DD-2-AA and made sure that it was set to toslink and not coax.

                          Now it plays all formats great.

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                          4.0

                          D to A converter

                          By Bob Jaben

                          from Kansas City

                          Comments about GTV-DD-2-AA GefenTV Digital Audio Decoder:

                          A little pricey, but it does the job.

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                          5.0

                          Best Converter for Apple TV

                          By Brett

                          from Ipswich,MA

                          About Me Power User

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Improved Audio/Video

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home
                            • Movies

                            Comments about GTV-DD-2-AA GefenTV Digital Audio Decoder:

                            I have used several different digital to analog converters and this has a distinct advantage being able to convert Dolby Digital and PCM. I only use this one if I am connecting an Apple TV to a Zone 2 portion of a Home Theater Receiver (part of my profession). It would also be very useful with a Bluray player or XBOX ONE. This ensures audio output if listening to a streaming movie with a Dolby soundtrack. Gefen is a great brand also.

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                            5.0

                            Works good

                            By Spencer

                            from NY

                            About Me Casual User

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Fast Setup
                            • Simple Controls

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home
                              • Movies

                              Comments about GTV-DD-2-AA GefenTV Digital Audio Decoder:

                              Easy to set up, and does what it's supposed to. Note: Does not come with cable.

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                              5.0

                              Excellent Decoder

                              By Pete

                              from Windham NH

                              Comments about GTV-DD-2-AA GefenTV Digital Audio Decoder:

                              Installed the Genfen GTV-DD-2-AA in minutes and was able to get great sound from my TV through an old Demon amp. It also helped with the sync of the audio and video which was out quite a bit. Highly recommended.

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                              5.0

                              What a surprise!!

                              By Jim

                              from Hercules, Ca

                              About Me Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Fast Setup
                              • Improved Audio/Video
                              • Simple Controls

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Home
                                • Professional

                                Comments about GTV-DD-2-AA GefenTV Digital Audio Decoder:

                                I purchased a new blu-ray player and, to my amazement, it wasn't equipped with RCA outlets. only optical and HDMI. In order to connect the sound to my receiver's second amp, I need to use an RCA cable. In comes the audio decoder. I just connected the player to the decoder using an optical cable. Then connected the decoder to my amp using RCA cable and bam! High quality, near digital sound out of a second set of remote speakers!!

                                Thanks Gefen!

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                                4.0

                                Gefen TV Digital Audio Decoder

                                By Mick the knife

                                from Chicago

                                About Me Casual User

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Ease Of Installtion

                                Cons

                                • Did Not Include Cable

                                Best Uses

                                • Movies

                                Comments about GTV-DD-2-AA GefenTV Digital Audio Decoder:

                                The product was easy to install and get into operation.

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                                5.0

                                I would buy this product again

                                By hearing aide man

                                from Medford, WI

                                About Me Power User

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Simple Controls

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home
                                  • Movies

                                  Comments about GTV-DD-2-AA GefenTV Digital Audio Decoder:

                                  It got the job done

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                                  5.0

                                  Excellent product and delivery

                                  By Carlosmjr

                                  from Kenosha wisconsin

                                  About Me Casual User

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                                        Comments about GTV-DD-2-AA GefenTV Digital Audio Decoder:

                                        Easy as 123 to setup, super fast delivery. Very happy customer.

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                                        5.0

                                        Use for broadcast sound

                                        By dw

                                        from Minneapolis, MN

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                                              Comments about GTV-DD-2-AA GefenTV Digital Audio Decoder:

                                              My Panasonic TV gets HD channels through my antenna, but the broadcast sound is Dolby. Polk soundbar does not have a decoder, so no sound from soundbar when watching broadcast TV. This device solved the problem nicely, taking the digital sound out from TV with pushing analog out to my soundbar.

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                                              5.0

                                              Have used about 6 of these

                                              By Russ K

                                              from Beavertown PA

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                                              Pros

                                              • Attractive Design
                                              • Fast Setup
                                              • Simple Controls

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Home

                                                Comments about GTV-DD-2-AA GefenTV Digital Audio Decoder:

                                                Simple product, works great, and decodes AC3 as well as PCM. Use them to get analog audio from the new TV's that only have digital audio out.

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                                                5.0

                                                Simple install and works great!

                                                By Nick the Computer Consultant

                                                from Monroe, NY

                                                About Me Casual User

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Fast Setup

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Home

                                                  Comments about GTV-DD-2-AA GefenTV Digital Audio Decoder:

                                                  This was used to output the AppleTV optical output to my AV receiver for use in Zone 2. The install was super easy (just connect power and cables - done)!

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                                                  5.0

                                                  High Quality sound for Vintage Equipment

                                                  By Dwight

                                                  from Hayward, CA

                                                  About Me Power User

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Fast Setup
                                                  • Improved Audio/Video

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Home

                                                    Comments about GTV-DD-2-AA GefenTV Digital Audio Decoder:

                                                    I purchased the Gefen decoder to connect my new TV to my vintage Carver pre-amp. The digital audio from the TV connects to the Gefen decoder and the RCA out connects to the pre-amp. The installation is very quick and the sound is excellent. This device provides a relatively inexpensive solution to connect new digital audio signals to vintage equipment. I originally intended to connect my Blu-Ray player to the decoder but figured out connecting the TV to the decoder I only need one connection to capture any audio signal to the TV.

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Gefen TV DAC

                                                    By rocketdog42

                                                    from somerville, ma

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                                                    Pros

                                                    • Fast Setup
                                                    • Simple Controls

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Home

                                                      Comments about GTV-DD-2-AA GefenTV Digital Audio Decoder:

                                                      Using this with a Fiber Optic Toslink cable to send audio signal from our Panasonic Viera 50" to an FM headset. It seems to work fine although there is a small lag time. This lag time is not noticeable when listening thru the headset and viewing the sound on the TV (you cannot see the lag when watching a speakers lips). However, if the sound coming from the TV speakers is loud enough for the headset wearer to hear, (s)he can hear the sound lag although it is not so bad as to be unacceptable.

                                                      I think its best use is with home theater systems or analog stereo systems. It is probably excellent if you are not trying to listen to both the TV output and the output from the DAC.

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