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KanexPro HDMI to Component Converter with Audio

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Product Highlights
  • Data Transfer Rate up to 6.75Gbps
  • HDMI Input Resolutions up to 1080p
  • 10-bit Digital-to-Analog Converter
  • Output Signal up to 1080p & UXGA

The KanexPro HDMI to Component Converter with Audio allows you to decode HDMI input signals and provides component video output with R+L audio. In addition to offering data transfer rates of up to 6.75 Gbps, the Converter supports HDMI input resolutions up to 1080p (1920 x 1080@60Hz). Using a 10-bit digital to analog converter, it provides an analog output signal with resolutions up to 1080p and UXGA (1600x1200). It allows seamless integration of analog displays and projectors with an HDMI source, however it does not support HDMI devices that are HDCP encrypted. For operation, it requires a 5V DC external power supply (included).

Allows you to decode the HDMI input signals
Provides component video output with R+L audio
Supports data transfer rates of up to 6.75 Gbps
Supports HDMI input resolutions up to 1080p (1920 x 1080@60Hz)
10-bit digital to analog converter
Provides an analog output signal with resolutions up to 1080p and UXGA (1600 x 1200)
Seamless integration of analog displays and projectors with an HDMI source
Does not support HDMI devices that are HDCP encrypted
Requires a 5VDC external power supply (included) for operation
Input HDMI x 1
Output Component (YPbPr) + 1 / RCA audio x 1
Video Amplifier Bandwidth 1.65Gbps@165MHz
Vertical Frequency Range 50 / 60 Hz
Resolutions HDMI input: 480i/576i/480p/576i/720p/1080i/1080p
Component (YPbPr) output: 480i/576i/480p/576i/720p/1080i/1080p
Power Supply 5V/2A DC, 5W
Operating Temperature 32 to 158° F (0 to +70° C)
Operating Humidity 10 to 85 % RH (no condensation)
Storage Temperature 14 to 176° F (-10 to +80° C)
Storage Humidity 5 to 90 % RH (no condensation)
Regulatory Approvals Converter / power supply: FCC, CE, UL
Dimensions 3.5 x 1 x 2.7" (88 x 25.5 x 68 mm)
Weight 0.24 lb (110 g)
KanexPro HDMI to Component Converter with Audio
  • 1-year Warranty Parts & Labor
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    KanexProHDMI to Component Converter with Audio
     
    4.1

    (based on 62 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (34)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (7)

    80%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (41)
    • Compact (35)
    • Lightweight (27)
    • Professional quality (22)
    • Highly compatible (21)

    Cons

    • Limited compatibility (10)
    • Lacks functionality (6)
    • Poor performance (6)

    Best Uses

    • Home movies (12)
    • Complex projects (5)
    • In the studio (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (20), Business owner (13), Professional artist (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (55)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    HDMI to a Componet HD only TV

    I recently got the new Whole House Hopper & Joey system from dish. I have an HD theater with a HDMI projector and rooms with HDMI HD TVs, except for one dinosaur big...Read complete review

    I recently got the new Whole House Hopper & Joey system from dish. I have an HD theater with a HDMI projector and rooms with HDMI HD TVs, except for one dinosaur big box TV I have in my living room. This older TV is a rear projection TV; it's what they used to call an HD-Ready TV. This TV came out when HD-TV was not a norm and was very young. It was designed with HDTV in mind, but was created for the then current SD-TV market with the option of being ready for HD-TV when it becomes available, that being said, this TV is a 1080i TV using Component HD. This TV does not have an HDMI input because HDMI was not heard of back in the late 90's and in early 2000. This is a Sony TV and still has a great HD picture and just will not die on its own no matter how bad I want it to, just built way to good to get rid of. The Joeys that Dish uses for its "client" rooms only has an HDMI output for HD and composite for SD. So I needed to be able to convert the HDMI output to a Component HD output my TV can use. This item worked perfectly. I looked everywhere for this item and B&H was the only place that had one.

    The only glitches I found with this item and it could be my setup was you have to run 720p HD through this unit for color stability; again it may be my dinosaur TV coupled with new technology. When I set my Joey to 1080i it seemed to work great until it got to a TV show that used a lot of colors, I started getting crazy colors and areas of black & white on the screen. When I set the Joey to 720p everything cleared up and the color was perfect. I did not notice on this TV a difference in clarity from 1080 and 720. I also noticed if I turn to an SD channel on the Joey on this TV the 4:3 screen is slightly shifted to the left, but on HD channels the screen is centered and not shifted. Not sure if this is a conversion issue, or communication issue with the Joey and this unit, I just don't know. The Joey has a screen alignment adjustment but that did not fix it, but who cares I don't watch SD anyways. Also the unit got real hot when the Joey was in 1080i mode where as it runs just slightly warm (normal feeling) in 720p mode. But all those glitches may be my setup, which may not be with your setup.

    So to wrap it up this is a great product. It did what I wanted and allowed me to keep HD to a dinosaur TV without HDMI inputs. Highly recommend if you need this. Absolutely love this item for older HDTV's without HDMI.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Converter and chromecast a no-go

    Though B&H's technical support assured me this video converter would allow me to use the Google Chromecast to work, thereby making it possible to wirelessly surf the web and play videos with...Read complete review

    Though B&H's technical support assured me this video converter would allow me to use the Google Chromecast to work, thereby making it possible to wirelessly surf the web and play videos with my HD component TV, this turned out not to be the case, unfortunately.

    All I was able to get were angular running lines on the TV screen but no picture and no sound.

    B&H customer support was very understanding and helpful as they allowed me to return the item for a full refund. In future, I will not hesitate to shop with B&H. They stand by their products and service is excellent.

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    4.0

    It does work! HDMI Laptop to projector.

    By Chris O.

    from San Berdu, CA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Lacks Functionality

      Best Uses

        Comments about KanexPro HDMI to Component Converter with Audio:

        I connected this to my older HD Projector that did not have HDMI or DVI connections.
        My connection Method:
        Laptop HDMI out to HD Projector

        On first connect I did not get any video to the projector. The LED showed it was connected but no video. I disconnected the box, unplugged the power, and started over.
        1. First I powered back up the box.
        2. Connected the HDMI Cable to my computer
        3. Connected the HDMI Cable to the Box
        4. Light on the box shows connected so I connected the component cables from the box to the Projector
        5. The projector now shows there is an input. I switch to the input and I now have video.

        The picture looks pretty good. For some reason I don't have my complete screen showing. The very bottom of the screen is cut off. This normally isn't a problem except when I host Karaoke it cuts off the text that shows who is singing next.

        Other than that it seems to be working as it should. Great product.

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        • No

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        1.0

        Disappointed. Should have returned

        By Bigbadjohn

        from Florida

        About Me Business Owner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Limited Compatibility
          • Poor Performance

          Best Uses

            Comments about KanexPro HDMI to Component Converter with Audio:

            Picture quality poor

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            It worked!

            By AV Man

            from Los Angeles

            Comments about KanexPro HDMI to Component Converter with Audio:

            Most of these units do not work. This one did a satisfactory job!

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            5.0

            New + Old Technology - Outlawed

            By Bob

            from EDison NJ

            About Me Typical Tv Viewer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Nice size

            Cons

            • 2014 Bluray Oldtv Nogood
            • Limited Compatibility

            Best Uses

              Comments about KanexPro HDMI to Component Converter with Audio:

              If you are going to connect a 2014 Blu Ray with HDMI only connection through a Kanex Pro HDMI to component converter to a analog/digital TV with no hdmi input, it will NOT work due to new laws passed by the government for the sake of the entertainment industry.[*]I did not know this until I tried to connect the two. Basically if you have an OLD TV with no hdmi input , your stuck or you have to find and purchase a Blu Ray that was built before 1/1/2013with component/composite cables .I'm sure the KanexPro converter would be a good purchase otherwise. Can't really rate the product since I returned it.

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              5.0

              When you want to keep your TV

              By Easy going

              from Maryland

              Comments about KanexPro HDMI to Component Converter with Audio:

              I didn't want to buy a new HD TV since I have a good working projection TV but wanted to buy and enjoy the Xbox One. However, this converter was necessary to keep both and it works just fine! I'm glad my brother researched the requirements and found B&H. I didn't know they sold such a vast array of products until I browsed their magazine. I will be purchasing other tech products from them and I recommend the converter. It saved the day for me by

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              4.0

              No go with Apple TV v2 or v3

              By el Tombre

              from Raleigh, NC

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about KanexPro HDMI to Component Converter with Audio:

                    I was quite interested in this converter, since lightning took out the HDMI port on our TV. But I checked out the warning in the last line of the description, and, sure enough, the Apple TV v2 and v3 does use "HDCP encrypted HDMI". ("Just another way to keep your TV from working with your equipment, brought to you by the friendly folks at Big Media.")

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Works as advertised

                    By Shannon

                    from Austin TX

                    Comments about KanexPro HDMI to Component Converter with Audio:

                    The HDMI input to one of our televisions was damaged by a lightning strike and no longer works. This allowed us to connect an XBOX One to the TV without using the HDMI input. Yes, I've got a good API surge protector on all my electronics now.

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                    5.0

                    Effective conversion

                    By jaxjim

                    from Jackson, MI

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Highly Compatible
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about KanexPro HDMI to Component Converter with Audio:

                        I purchased this converter to use an old Pioneer Elite rear projection HD TV with my Mini Tivo. It does a good job of allowing me to connect the TiVo's HDMI port to my television's component and audio inputs.

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                        5.0

                        Xbox One works with this Converter

                        By Jay

                        from Hattiesburg, MS

                        About Me Hobbyist

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact Design
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Professional Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Xbox One Game Console

                          Comments about KanexPro HDMI to Component Converter with Audio:

                          My son got the new Xbox One for Christmas and unfortunately it only has HDMI output and cable. The Big Screen HDTV has Component inputs. I called B&H sales and was told this would work. I ordered it and got it that Friday. Very simple to hook up and it works great with no distortion.
                          Thanks B&H
                          Jay

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                          5.0

                          Easy to install and use

                          By DL

                          from Calgary, Alberta

                          About Me Business Owner

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Highly Compatible
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about KanexPro HDMI to Component Converter with Audio:

                              The converter is small, easy to connect and operates perfectly.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Works Like A Champ

                              By Edit Guru

                              from Knoxville, TN

                              About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact Design
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Highly Compatible
                              • Improves Performance
                              • Lightweight
                              • Professional Quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • In The Studio

                                Comments about KanexPro HDMI to Component Converter with Audio:

                                Low cost fix to an expensive problem! The HDMI ports went out on my monitor I use for editing and viewing content. It is a 1080i monitor with component inputs also. The cost to repair the HDMI ports was cost prohibitive, even if the parts had been available.
                                I ran the 1080 HDMI signal from my computer into the converter, and the 3 component cables into the monitor. Looks great! No adjustment. Great tool to fix a problem at a very reasonable price point.

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                                5.0

                                HDMI to COMP Rocks

                                By Black Bear Lee

                                from Narragansett, RI

                                About Me Hobbyist

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Lightweight
                                • Professional Quality

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Complex Projects
                                  • Independent Films

                                  Comments about KanexPro HDMI to Component Converter with Audio:

                                  Plug & Play
                                  Chug & Pay
                                  It's so easy to use, my boss could set it up!

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  This box fixed my Xbox One problem!

                                  By Pizza Eater

                                  from Orange County, CA

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact Design
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Highly Compatible
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Professional Quality

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about KanexPro HDMI to Component Converter with Audio:

                                      I have a TV with a broken HDMI input so I needed a converter to let me use my Xbox One (with only an HDMI output) with my TV which only has working Component Video inputs. It works perfectly! No complaints at all. The price is reasonable too.

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                                      5.0

                                      great product

                                      By jack the russell

                                      from aiken, sc

                                      About Me Hobbyist

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Home Movies

                                        Comments about KanexPro HDMI to Component Converter with Audio:

                                        great product with documentation online only

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                                        • No

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                                        4.0

                                        Delivers as advertised

                                        By jrgorrie

                                        from NC

                                        Comments about KanexPro HDMI to Component Converter with Audio:

                                        I have an older plasma that I wanted to use with a new receiver that only had an HDMI output to monitor. Ordered the KanexPro and was able to down convert the signal so that I didn't need to replace the tv immediately. One down side is that the picture isn't centered.

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                                        5.0

                                        Add HDMI display on old projector

                                        By CW

                                        from East Brunswick, NJ

                                        About Me Hobbyist

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Compact Design
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Highly Compatible
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Home Movies

                                          Comments about KanexPro HDMI to Component Converter with Audio:

                                          Bought a mini TV dongle (HDMI out only) and I'd like to hook it up to Viewsonic PJ501 projector (Component in only).

                                          First tried connecting mini TV dongle --> KanexPro --> Stereo --> Projector, and there's no sound. So I tried mini TV Box --> Stereo --> KanexPro --> Projector and sound played from stereo fine.

                                          For HDMI --> Component, remember to adjust out put resolution to 1080i or lower or you will get a blank screen.

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                                          5.0

                                          Better than expected and excellent

                                          By Zombie

                                          from San Juan, P.R.

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Comments about KanexPro HDMI to Component Converter with Audio:

                                          I use this for the newest gaming consoles Xbox one, Wii U, PS4 for mi non hd tv projection. Image looks very detailed and clear and increase resolutions of the tv.

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                                          3.0

                                          Limited success

                                          By The Hoffr

                                          from Placerville CA

                                          About Me Business Owner, Hobbyist

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Compact Design
                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Enabled A Great Older Tv

                                          Cons

                                          • Failed With Blu-ray Playr
                                          • Lacks Functionality
                                          • Limited Compatibility
                                          • Pricey / Poor Value

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Home Movies
                                          • Stream Smart Tv

                                          Comments about KanexPro HDMI to Component Converter with Audio:

                                          I have an older 1080i big-screen with only component video inputs. The converter works to hook up my D-Link DSM-312 MovieNite Streaming TV player hdmi output, but did not work with my Blu-ray player hdmi output. Blu-ray player would get a scrambled output. Not sure why it would matter.

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                                          1.0

                                          Horizontal alignment was off

                                          By Fred

                                          from Dallas, Texas

                                          Verified Reviewer

                                          Pros

                                            Cons

                                            • Poor Performance

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about KanexPro HDMI to Component Converter with Audio:

                                              Horizontal alignment was off by about 5%. Not really usable. Called KanexPro tech support, they were not very helpful.

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                                              • No

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                                              4.0

                                              Nice mini converter

                                              By Peter the Techie

                                              from NYC, NY

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Compact Design
                                              • Easy To Use
                                              • Lightweight

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about KanexPro HDMI to Component Converter with Audio:

                                                  I purchased this to convert my HDMI devices to component for an older plasma tv. It works right out of the box, very simple to use.

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