I have a Wii U that I would like to play on my monitor. I have a number of other devices connected to the monitor, so I use a five-way HDMI switch to control the visual input. When I connect my PC or Wii (using Wii 2 HDMI), I have no issues. For my PC, I connect my video using the HDMI switch and the audio to another audio switch that goes to my speakers. With the Wii, the Wii 2 HDMI separates HDMI video from audio, which then go to their respective devices and work normally.
However, I have had some issues with the Wii U. I first tried going from the HDMI port to the switch, but then only the video would show up and there would be no audio. I then tried to use an HDMI switch and a Wii Component cable, as recommended here. I located the settings on the Wii U to put video over the HDMI cable and audio through the Wii Component Cable, but the audio still did not work. Finally, I tried my same setup with the Wii by purchasing another Wii 2 HDMI adapter (because it separates audio and visual signals). I used the HDMI from the Wii 2 HDMI to go to my HDMI switch and the audio to my speakers, just like I did with my Wii. However, the Wii U will not output a visual signal (the monitor does not recogize any inputs) when the resolution is set to anything other than 480p or 480i, and the audio still doesn't work!
Is there any way I can connect my Wii U to a separate set of speakers? Can I use something that strips the audio away from HDMI and puts it into a 3.5mm jack, perhaps something like this?