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KanexPro HDMI to Component Converter with Audio

B&H # KAHDRGBRL Mfr # HDRGBRL
You Pay: $49.99
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 58 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (33)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (6)

    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 (8)
    • Lacks functionality (5)
    • Poor performance (5)

    Best Uses

    • Home movies (12)
    • Complex projects (5)
    • In the studio (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (20), Business owner (12), Professional artist (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (52)

    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

     

    Not Great for Broadcast Monitors

    First of all, if you're using this for home theater (with an old component TV or projector), don't hesitate to buy this converter - it will work great for that. So, 5...Read complete review

    First of all, if you're using this for home theater (with an old component TV or projector), don't hesitate to buy this converter - it will work great for that. So, 5 stars for this use.

    However...
    After pulling my hair out for 4 hours today, I was finally able to verify that this unit results in a substantial drop in luma levels (maybe gamma too). I bought this converter to go from my non-Thunderbolt 27" iMac to my Panasonic broadcast monitor (component HD & composite SD).
    iMac > MDP-to-DVI adapter > DVI-to-HDMI cable > KanexPro > component (RGB) cable >broadcast monitor

    The levels weren't looking right even after manually adjusting color bars via blue only function on the broadcast monitor.

    I verified this with a Panasonic HMC155 camera hooked up like so:
    Camera > HDMI cable > KanexPro > component cable > broadcast monitor

    The camera's waveform (when looking at color bars) showed correctly, but the monitor's waveform showed WHITE was reading at ~80IRE instead of 100IRE. Kind of a big deal. ;)
    My novice diagnosis is that there is a "sync amplitude" issue with this device.

    1 star for this use.

    Reviewed by 58 customers

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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

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        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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              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    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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                                        5.0

                                        Perfect for apple TV hookup to older TV

                                        By Tech Tim

                                        from Baltimore , MD

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Compact Design
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Highly Compatible

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about KanexPro HDMI to Component Converter with Audio:

                                            Worked exactly as advertised, with simple setup. Can now watch apple TV on my older Sony big screen which only has component HiDef connections.

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                                            5.0

                                            Pleasantly Surprised

                                            By Mike

                                            from Ponte Vedra, Fl

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

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

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about KanexPro HDMI to Component Converter with Audio:

                                                I have a Panasonic plasma TV and Yamaha receiver that I purchased prior to HDMI. My entire system was connected using analog component ports. My Blu-ray player started having streaming issues so I decided it was time to purchase another one. To my surprise, component connections are no longer available on Blu-ray players. I decided it was time to begin upgrading. I purchased the new Yamaha RX-V775 receiver with plenty of HDMI ports and a new Sony Blu-ray player. I now had the ability to connect my cable box, and Blu-ray player to my receiver via HDMI but my Plasma TV was still an issue with its component only connection. I didn't want to purchase a new TV this year after the expense of upgrading my receiver and Blu-ray so I decided to try an HDMI to Component converter.

                                                I purchased the KanexPro HDMI to Component converter and connected it between my receiver (HDMI)and TV(component). I was pleasantly surprised with the results, excellent picture quality with no flickering at a reasonable price. All my components are now connected via HDMI.

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                                                5.0

                                                It works as it is supposed to

                                                By Charles B

                                                from NJ

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Easy To Use
                                                • Highly Compatible

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about KanexPro HDMI to Component Converter with Audio:

                                                    I bought this to connect a new DVD player to my older TV and surround sound receiver. It seems to work fine. I am not a big time audiophile, so maybe my standards are not the highest, but for the money, this solved a problem very nicely.

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Love It - Works Perfectly!

                                                    By ScottCPDT

                                                    from Portland, OR

                                                    About Me Business Owner

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Easy To Use
                                                    • Highly Compatible
                                                    • Professional Quality

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                        Comments about KanexPro HDMI to Component Converter with Audio:

                                                        I got this in combination with an HDMI cable and component outputs to connect my Apple TV to a Hitachi LCD projector. Works like a charm. I am so happy and the quality of the video output is excellent!

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