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5x1 Digital and Analog Audio/Video to HDMI Converter Switch
Do you have a Wii®, PS2®, PS3®, Xbox 360®, and PC, and are looking for a way to hook them all up to your big-screen HDTV? Or are you an AV enthusiast with an older AV receiver, without HDMI® inputs and some older equipment with only DVI or Component outputs? This Converter/Switch is just what you need!
Until now, most AV switches supported just one type of video input - either component or HDMI, but not both. And if you have DVI, well, you've got to buy a converter to turn it into HDMI before you can use that. Now Monoprice offers the ultimate power-user's Video Converter Switch with HDMI, DVI, and component video inputs, plus a built-in converter module for HDMI video output.
The unit has two HDMI inputs, which is normal enough and lets you plug in your PS3 and Xbox360. The third input is set for DVI (digital, single-link) signals, so you can connect to your PC. The last two inputs are Component (YPbPr) video, so you can add your Wii and PS2. The DVI and Component inputs each allow for Analog stereo L/R, Digital Coaxial, or Digital Optical (Toslink) audio inputs.
The output of the unit is standard HDMI for your HDTV or for use with another switch, splitter, or HDMI matrix. Along with the audio on the HDMI signal, it also simultaneously outputs audio in Analog stereo L/R RCA, Digital Coaxial, and Digital Optical Toslink, so you can connect to your amplifier and get a room full of sound, no matter what type of inputs it supports.
Switching between inputs can be done manually with front panel controls, by using the included remote control, or by hooking up a computer to the RS232 connector and sending programmed signals. The unit remembers which input source was last used and will return to that source whenever it is powered on.
So, whether you're a power gamer or an AV enthusiast with older, but still serviceable, equipment, this Converter Switch is just what you've been looking for!
- Two HDMI audio/video inputs with support for compressed (LPCM) and uncompressed (DTS-HD Master Audio™ and Dolby TrueHD™) audio
- Two Component video inputs with associated Analog L/R, Digital Coaxial, and Optical Toslink audio inputs
- One DVI (digital single-link) video input with associated Analog L/R, Digital Coaxial, and Optical Toslink audio inputs
- Built-in video converter to convert DVI (digital single-link) and Component video inputs to HDMI output
- Built-in audio converter to convert Analog L/R, Digital Coaxial, and Optical Toslink inputs to HDMI, Analog L/R, Digital Coaxial, and Optical Toslink
- Supports simultaneous audio output on HDMI, Analog stereo L/R, Digital Coaxial, and Optical Toslink outputs, regardless of audio input type
- Supports video resolutions up to 1080p
- Supports 165 MHz/1.65 Gbps per channel (4.95 Gbps all channel) bandwidth
- Supports 8-bit per channel (24-bit all channel) deep color
- Supports uncompressed audio, such as LPCM for HDMI input
- Supports compressed audio, such as DTS® Digital, Dolby® Digital, DTS-HD Master Audio™, and Dolby TrueHD™ for HDMI input
- Supports Digital Optical (Toslink), Digital Coaxial, and Stereo Analog audio for the DVI and Component video inputs
- Rack mountable (brackets not included)
- Gold plated video and audio connectors
- FCC, CE, UL (Canadian and US), and RoHS compliant
Note: Monoprice strongly recommends the use of minimum 24 AWG HDMI cables when connecting a device, such as this splitter, between the source and destination devices to ensure minimal signal loss and maximum High Speed signal reliability.
- User's Manual (Aug 29, 2011)
HDMI, the HDMI Logo, and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC in the United States and other countries.
PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PS2, and PS3 are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony Corporation.
DTS is a registered trademark and the DTS logos, Symbol, DTS-HD and DTS-HD Master Audio are trademarks of DTS, Inc.
Dolby and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
Wii is a registered trademark of Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Microsoft, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE, and the Xbox logos are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies.
|Input Video Signals||HDMI, Component (YPbPr), and DVI (digital single-link only)|
|Input Audio Signals||
HDMI (LPCM, DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby TrueHD),
Analog L/R, Coaxial, Toslink
|Input Audio Signals||
HDMI (LPCM for all inputs, DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby TrueHD
for HDMI input only), Analog L/R, Coaxial, Toslink
|Video Amplifier Bandwidth||165 MHz / 1.65 Gbps|
|Vertical Frequency Range||50/60 Hz|
|Supported Resolutions||480i (SD), 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p|
|External Power Supply||5 VDC, 2A|
|Operating Temperature Range||+32 ~ +158°F (0 ~ +70°C)|
|Operating Humidity Range||10 ~ 85% RH (no condensation)|
|Dimensions||17.3" x 8.3" x 1.9"|
|IR Receiver Dimensions||3.9" x 2.6" x 0.9"|
|Amplifier Weight||2.9 lbs. (1.3kg)|
|Regulatory Compliance||FCC, CE, RoHS, UL|
- 1x HDMI converter switch
- 1x AC adapter with 44" cord
- 1x Remote control
- 1x IR extender receiver with 49" cable
- 1x User manual
Questions and Answers
The primary purpose of this converter is to take legacy Composite or S-Video input and convert it to HDMI for use on your newer HDTV. The converter accepts a low-resolution 480i legacy input and upscales it to a high-resolution 720p or 1080p HDMI digital signal.
The HDMI input allows the converter to perform upscaling on low-resolution HDMI signals, so you can view them at the full 720p/1080p resolution supported by your TV. The output can be switched from 720p to 1080p at the press of a button. Another small button on unit switches between the composite/s-video input and the HDMI input.
The converter is powered by a 5 VDC, 2A AC power adapter, which is included in the package. The AC adapter has a 46" long cord. The converter measures 5 1/16" x 3.5" x 1.0".
PROS: This unit is the perfect solution to using new devices with older A/V systems. My entire A/V system is built around it. I have experienced very few problems except for the ones listed in cons section. The unit converts audio and video flawlessly and all audio outputs are active at the same time. It is exactly the type of device I was looking for.
CONS: I have 2 minor issues and one MAJOR issue. The first minor issue is that the unit will not switch inputs without cycling the power after the unit has been in use for a few hours. The second minor issue is that the red LEDs are WAY too bright on the front panel.
My major issue is this: the unit simply stopped working after 15 months, and it only has a 12 month warranty! It powers on, but will not switch inputs and outputs no audio or video. Extremely disappointing. I would expect a nearly $100 unit to last longer than this. To Monoprice: do you guys want to make this right by replacing the unit or at least giving me a great price on another one? I feel cheated. My review would have been 10/10 if the unit had not failed!
Sadly, My old receiver had a connection that was not covered by this unit: a Record Player.
I could plug in a Raspberry Pi to just the "Y" channel of the component and get a signal to go across, but unless there was some sort of video signal, there was no way to send the sound across the HDMI. I will be asking for a return. This unit was much more expensive than the simple HDMI switchers offered elsewhere on this site, and I cannot justify the cost for myself in this case.
converts DVI or Component to HDMI
Cobmines analog or digital sound with picture seamlessly
IR extender helps get the IR receiver out of the cabinet
CONS: Sound is not carried without a video signal
The product will not switch to a component source if the device attached is not powered on. I wish that could be overridden, but again, the serial communication made it easy to program around that.
All in all, great quality product that offers a well-designed solution for a likely common problem at a great price point. Even the cons I listed were nor so much negatives as they are suggestions for features that would make this product even better! Thanks again, Monoprice!
PROS: Converts multiple formats to HDMI output
Support for Analog RCA, Toslink and Coaxial Digital audio
RS-232 control with simple protocol and unsolicited feedback.
CONS: Would like to be able to tweak some more settings. Audio levels can vary from source to source, would love some input gain compensation.
Conversion of component sources seems rather hi-gain, video-wise. Would be nice to adjust that.
PROS: Concept of the switch was great-this was the only place I could find a switch like this
CONS: Unfortunately it did not work to convert my HDMI equipment to a DVI and R/L audio output for my older TV
CONS: Can't get it to work
Not all that big of a deal though, since I have to be present to load /
unload a DVD or Wii disk anyway.
I would recommend this product for use in a similar situation.
PROS: solved the "limited Number" of HDMI ports un my tv issue
CONS: the remote quit functioning after 2 days
PROS: Works exactly as described. No unexpected issues.
CONS: Its big, 17 or so inches - it would be nice if it was smaller - but honestly I'm not sure that's even possible with the number of connections on this thing.
The indicator lights are bright, as mentioned in other reviews - but not really a big deal for me.
PROS: Outstanding piece of equipment. Good design, solidly built, does everything as represented, good price.
The Harmony knows all the IR codes and features for this device so that's all sorted and rolling--and I can put off a new receiver purchase for another generation or two.
1 year ago
Didn't test it yet with HDMI INPUTs.
I used the following setup:
YUV1 - RGB (video) + OPTICAL (audio)
YUV2 - RGB (video) + COAXIAL (audio)
OUTPUT: HDMI (video) directly to TV + COAXIAL (audio) to RECEIVER.
The funny thing is that when selecting YUV1 (which has OPTICAL input) you have to select the TOSLINK (optical) output to hear sound. Since i only have one COAX cable connected from SWITCH's output to RECEIVER's input, i expected the COAXIAL output would always stay unchanged.
That is not true in the case mentioned above, it somehow overrides the output with the Optical input.
Not a pain, just a funny thing.
GREAT TOOL also for switching between multiple INPUT audio sources too.
That part is overlooked by the main video switching, but think that you can bring in audio via HDMI, optical (toslink) or coaxial cables and take it out to the receiver or TV in any of those 3 formats or simply in L/R analog.
VERY IMPORTANT: the switch allows PARALLEL outputs on all 3 formats (Optical, Coax and Analog), so good news for those multizone audio fans. Basically, you can feed 3 amplifiers with the same incoming signal.
WARNING: don't remember seing that in the main product page, but mind you it only supports HDMI 1.2a (now we're at 1.4). Depending on your needs, you may want to consider that too.
Never used the DVI and the RS232 (PC) INPUTs.
The DVI INPUT can be easily used as the 3rd HDMI input by using a DVI to HDMI converter and a regular HDMI cable. No signal loss on that setup.
PROS: Packaging is perfect, clean, printed manual is decent, remote is small and cute, memory function (last setting remembered) helps a lot.
CONS: 1) Big cons: POWER CABLE is VERY SHORT for such device 1m (3 ft). This device is supposed to be used in a towered setup, therefore a longer cable would be expected.
2) Power plug includes the transformer, which is HUGE and eats up 2 slots.
Gave it one star less because of these top two power related aspects which are a real nuissance and could have been dealt with at this price (at least the cable length!).
3) Too bright red LEDs. Still not sure why in the world some manufacturers use these strong illuminating leds that would go better in a flashlight. The purpose of a LED is to be seen, not to blind you.
4) Not really a cons, but I am not clear what the remote extender does, manual does not cover that. I assume it gives a longer operating range.