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

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

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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®

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

    (based on 58 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (31)

    • 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 (34)
    • Simple controls (27)
    • Improved audio/video (14)
    • Attractive (10)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home (35)
      • Movies (21)
      • Professional (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual user (25), Enthusiast (16), Power user (12)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (51)

      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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      5.0

      Excellent!***

      By schoolgeek

      from Long Island

      About Me Power User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          This audio decoder worked great for separating the audio out of an Apple TV to a separate set of speakers on a SMARTboard in one of our high school special ed classrooms. I would highly recommend.

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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

                    About Me Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    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

                                                  About Me Power User

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  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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