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3x1 Digital and Analog Audio/Video to HDMI® Converter Switch
Combine DVI/Component video conversion with HDMI® switching into one convenient device!
This converter/switch allows up to three different video inputs: one Component Video (YPbPr), one DVI, and one HDMI. You can select which of the three video inputs is sent to the HDMI output using the Switch on the front of the unit or the included remote control. The Component and DVI inputs will be converted to HDMI before being sent to the HDMI output.
The converter/switch also switches and converts audio along with the video, with three different audio inputs allowed: HDMI, analog stereo, and Digital Optical Audio (Toslink). The HDMI audio is tied to the HDMI video input, so whenever you select the HDMI video you will also get the HDMI audio.
However, the other two audio inputs can be used with either of the non-HDMI video inputs. If you have the DVI or Component video input selected, the switch will automatically use whichever non-HDMI audio input is active (so only one of the two devices should be on at a time).
In addition to sending the audio output on the HDMI channel, the converter also sends it simultaneously to an Digital Optical Audio (Toslink) output, so you can send the audio to both your AV receiver over Toslink and your TV over the HDMI cable.
The converter/switch is HDCP compatible and supports video resolutions up to 1080p, as well as high resolution audio, such as DTS-HD Master Audio™, and Dolby TrueHD™. A proprietary Advanced Color Engine in the converter unit enhances the quality of the converted video with brilliant and fresh color, intensified contrast and details, vivid skin tones, sharp edges, and accurate and independent color control.
- User's Manual (Aug 9, 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.
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.
|Maximum Video Resolution||1920x1080 (1080p)|
|Video Output||HDMI with HDCP support|
|DVI Input||DVI 1.1v|
|Component (YPbPr) Input||up to 1080p maximum|
|Vertical Frequency Range||50/60Hz|
|Video Amplifier Bandwidth||165 MHz / 1.65 Gbps per channel|
|Supported Video Resolutions||480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p|
|Color Depth||8-bits per channel (24-bit total)|
|Supported Analog Audio Input||2-channel stereo|
|Supported Digital Audio Input||LPCM, DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby TrueHD|
|Supported Digital Audio Output||LPCM, DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby TrueHD|
|Input Power Requirement||5V DC, 2A|
|Power Consumption||5 Watts|
|AC Adapter Input Requirement||100-240V AC, 50/60Hz, 0.5A Max|
|Operating Temperature||+32 ~ +158°F (0 ~ +70°C)|
|Operating Humidity||10 ~ 85% RH (no condensation)|
|Storage Temperature||+14 ~ +176°F (-10 ~ +80°C)|
|Storage Humidity||5% to 90% RH (no condensation)|
|Dimensions||10.2" x 4.9" x 1.3"|
|Weight||1.8 lbs. (832g)|
|Regulatory Compliance||FCC, CE, UL (Canadian and US), RoHS|
- 1x 3X1 HDMI converter/switch
- 1x Remote control with installed battery
- 1x AC adapter with 44" cord
PROS: Does what it needs to. Solid, good construction.
CONS: Only one of each kind of input. Most of us have more than one source of a type.
PROS: Switches between HDMI and DVI and component video inputs flawlessly.
Splits a digital audio signal from an HDMI signal
CONS: Does not start converting analog audio until powered off and back on, or if an active optical audio input is plugged in and unplugged.
Does not handle 1080p well, even with 24AWG cables. In high bitrate scenes (lots of motion on the screen) the signal drops out. 1080i is fine, though.
DVI input had a strange green tint, however, I was able to compensate for this through the display driver settings on the computer.
My apologies for the issues you had with the HDMI converter switch. I have forwarded this you onto our QC team for review and any necessary changes that need to be made to the product. If you don't mind me asking can you describe your setup for me, meaning the source devices you are using? If you are running deep color can you try turning it off on both sources and displays if supported and perhaps give this a try on your other review as well? Thank you for your cooperation and for being a valued customer of Monoprice.
PROS: Cheap, works perfectly.
PROS: Does exactly as it should in avoiding the obscenely greedy manipulation by HBO, et al, of the HDMI signal.
CONS: Florida Power and Light (FPL) in my area turn off the electrical power to our neighborhood an average of twice a week. This unit has to be rebooted following each power outage.
The unit functions perfectly. Switching is quick. Colors and positioning seem accurate. A nice solution to bring my components together on my limited-input tv. Highly recommended.
PROS: Switches have a nice solid feel. Video processing is accurate. Very compact size.
CONS: The downside to it's compact size is that it is not rack-mountable. And the LED's are indeed very bright however, electrical tape or some "Dim-it" (available thru Amazon) easily fixes the problem.
Once connected i realized the picture quality on the TV was greatly deteriorated, even distorted. I disconnected after five minutes and apologized to the person i gave it to as a gift. Complete waste of time, money and gift wrap.
PROS: easy to install, idiot-proof
CONS: very poor video output quality
PROS: Works as advertised, combines DVI or composite video signal with digital or composite audio and outputs them as HDMI. Ideal for sending HDMI signals over long distances. The unit is well priced.
CONS: My only negative comment is that the LED status lights on the unit are very bright. I've covered them with a tinted tape
PROS: 1080i input via component looks fine on 1080 p monitor.
This has been my only use for the past few years, hooking it up to a PS3.
CONS: Just recently tried to use the hdmi input with a 1080P source. (Video card on windows 8 box). The output looked awful on the same 1080p monitor used in the pros above.
Then tried dvi input with a the same 1080p source video card. Same exact thing.
Tried 1080p hdmi and dvi input from another computer. Same issue. The output is wavy and flickers.
Straight plugin of all these sources resulted in beautiful output.
PROS: It does convert component to HDMI ONLY if the component signal is "progressive" or higher.
CONS: If you have an older DVD or super VHS unit with standard component output, don't expect this unit to work. The unit also defaults to the HDMI to HDMI switch when power is shut off and turned on again when both the HDMI and component inputs are used. This causes confusion when outputing a signal from more than one source. Finally the instruction booklet is absolutely worthless as very little of the functions are covered. The remote is very weak. I have tested two units with the same result in every action mentioned above.
PROS: Relatively small
CONS: Fluctuation of brightness, and less than hd signal.