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    Monoprice DVI Video + Digital Coaxial and Digital Optical Audio to HDMI Converter
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    Will this unit convert only the digital optical input signal to an HDMI output signal? I have an optical audio output on my tv and want to us it to connect to the HDMI input on my surround sound system
    New User U on Jan 4, 2018
    My TV only has one output and it is an audio optical output. Can I use this product to convert theTV optical output to HDMI output with the product and then connect the HDMI output on the product to my stereo receiver?
    New User U on Jul 2, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: I use mine to take the DVI video out and optical sound out from my Mac desktop computer, and then run the HDMI to my TV.
    If the optical on your TV is really an OUT and not a sound IN, I do not see why it would not work. Verify it is an out though!
    Does this device support outputting 5.1 audio through the HDMI connection?
    A shopper on Jan 3, 2018
    My cable company just went all digital. When using their little black box, the HDMI connection to my tv stops for a few seconds quite often. No problem when using the coax connection. However, there is a quality loss when using just the coax. I was hoping to run the coax from their little black box into this device and then running hdmi into my tv. Will this work and will I get the full benefits from hdmi?
    A shopper on Jan 6, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: The "Best Answer" here seems to say that the RCA jack (Coax) on this device is for Audio only. The jack itself in the product photo is color Yellow. This indicates it is intended for video. Aside from that detail, Scott's point about the device appears to be correct. "This device is designed to take a video signal and an audio signal and combine them into a single stream through the HDMI out."
    I have a digital music recorder with an optical out. Can I use this converter device to connect that optical signal to my PC via the HDMI port and, thus, record the audio using the PC?
    Thank you!
    New User U on Mar 2, 2018
    I bought a new tv recently and it doesn't have the coax port that i need for my tv antenna. will this product work well for that use?
    A shopper on Jan 11, 2018
    Will this thing work in reverse? I need to take and HDMI signal and split it to DVI + audio (separate feeds).
    J Michael R on Nov 1, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: No, this only combines DVI and digital audio to HDMI. There are some out there, but none on monoprice that I could find. I know of one called VCando HDMI to DVI With Audio.
    Does this device alter the DVI signal in any way other than embedding the optical audio? What is the latency added by this device?
    A shopper on Jan 3, 2018
    4.5 / 5.0
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    Perfect 1080p from a mid-2009 13" MacBook Pro
    My sister bought a new 32" LCD TV on Black Friday (a Westinghouse VR-3225). This TV is relatively inexpensive but has a native 1080p display and dual HDMI inputs. Unfortunately, there is no way to get audio from the TV's speakers when viewing HDMI other than supplying audio+video together over HDMI (you can't use HDMI for video and RCA for audio simultaneously).

    To complicate things further, she has a 13" MacBook Pro (mid 2009) that she wanted to hook up to the TV. The Mac has a mini-displayport connector, so naturally I figured we'd use a mini-displayport to HDMI cable. The bad news is the mid-2009 MacBook Pro doesn't output audio at all over the mini-displayport connector, leaving you with an HDMI picture but no sound. (mid-2010 and later MacBooks Pros *do* support audio output thru mini-displayport)

    So to make a long story short, after some research, I decided on the following items from Monoprice:

    5369 DVI & S/PDIF Digital Coax/Optical Toslink Audio to HDMI Converter $29.40
    5999 6ft 32AWG Mini DisplayPort to DVI Cable - White $8.92
    1557 6ft Toslink to Mini M/M 5.0mm OD Molded Cable $2.41
    7853 15ft 28AWG Standard Speed w/ Ethernet HDMI Cable w/ Ferrite Cores - Black $5.70

    This allowed us to convert mini-displayport to dvi + toslink audio to HDMI for the TV. All the audio and video remain fully digital from end-to-end. It works perfectly. Beautiful picture and great sound. I was a bit skeptical after reading some of the negative reviews here on the DVI to hdmi converter, but at least for this MacBook and this TV, it worked perfectly.


    * I read a review where someone claims that the DVI-to-HDMI converter converts the signal from digital to analog and back to digital. Not true. I opened the converter box out of curiosity and looked up the chips inside. They are high-speed serializer-deserializer ICs for DVI and HDMI. A digital DVI signal goes in, along with digital audio, and these get re-framed for HDMI signaling over a single HDMI cable. Seems like a very clean design. One thing that *might* happen is that perhaps digital RGB pixels are converted to YUV colorspace or vice-versa, I'm not sure. (the chips may support that functionality)

    * The computer *does not* see the EDID from the attached TV as far as I can tell the converter box has its own EDID and set of supported resolutions reported to the computer. But these seem to include all the common TV resolutions, and the worked fine for me.

    * A few reviewers claimed that 1080p didn't work or that the picture was cropped (overscan). The correct setting on the MacBook Pro when connecting to an HDTV is Overscan (checked). If your TV screen has a native physical 1080 rows of pixels (vertical resolution), the entire image should fit on the screen with no cropping or scaling. I did notice that the TV (Westinghouse VR-3223) did have a menu option to enable overscan. In my case, I want overscan turned *on* on the computer and *off* on the TV, which were the default settings in both cases.

    * I did notice a small amount of horizontal color resampling (rainbowing) at the pixel level. This is either being done by the TV or some RGB-to-YUV conversion along the way. (That is par for the course for video signals anyway). But other that that it is pixel-perfect, and more than good enough for 1080p HD viewing, and not noticeable at all from normal viewing distances.

    * I did have to set the computer to 60 Hz / NTSC, because it was on 50 Hz / PAL for some odd reason. (Maybe if most of your video is in PAL format you'd want to leave it on 50 Hz?)

    * The box does report a handful of odd resolutions to the computer besides the usual 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, and 1080p none of these showed a picture at all on my TV. It probably depends on your TV and what input resolutions it will support. But 480p, 720p, 1080i, and 1080p all worked fine for me.

    * I suspect that the 1080p mode and maybe the 1080i mode *will not work* if your TV is not native 1080p (most 32" TVs are 720p). But this, again, probably depends on your TV.

    * I did use a dual-link DVI cable when testing 1080p. I don't know if a single-link cable would work to or not I didn't have one handy.

    PROS: All digital, sturdy metal housing, and not too bulky. But most importantly, VERY INEXPENSIVE. Wow. The closest stuff out there to this converter is like $200 and up.

    CONS: None really. It is a bit of extra cabling to do things this way, but what is the alternative?
    November 30, 2011
    High quality box comes with a few quirks for Mac users
    Pros: Good build quality, on/off switch on back panel. Silicone feet on bottom. Secondary coaxial S/PDIF and optical digital audio output. Does what it says, combines DVI and digital audio for output over HDMI.

    Other thoughts: Latency is just barely noticeable. It's a great product for home theater, but probably not for gaming. Your mileage may vary depending on the type of game (fast-paced games will have a slight lag that may render the game unplayable).

    Plugged directly into my Sony TV, my MacBook Pro will display 1080p without hassle. Plugged into the converter box, it refuses to go above 1080i. Had to use SwitchResX to create a custom resolution (based on the dumped Sony EDID info) to enable 1080p through the converter box. So, Mac users, be prepared for a hassle if you're trying to run your TV at 1080p.

    The alternative is to use a DVI to HDMI adapter/cable and a 3.5mm headphone to dual RCA Y cable (both from Monoprice, of course!), but then of course you forego the high quality digital audio over HDMI. It might be worth the trade-off for the low latency of a direct connection and hassle-free 1080p resolution.

    Will still use this box for watching HD films from my notebook now that I have the custom resolution set up.
    May 29, 2009
    works great
    I use this product to send my computer (windows 7) image to my HDTV. My computer is a few years old so I do not have the newer video cards that combine audio and video signals into one HDMI signal. This product solved that problem and works great!

    PROS: Awesome signal, I do not have any audio or video degredation what so ever!

    CONS: I do wish the unit came with a way to wall mount the unit.
    August 14, 2010
    small and simple
    I hooked this up between my Macbook (required a mini-DVI to DVI adapter, then a male-male DVI cable, and an optical minijack to TOSlink cable) and my TV and it worked like a champ - only minor problem was that in the dim room I mistakenly plugged the TOSlink cable into the output audio port on this box instead of the input one (stupid user error - if only I'd looked at the label!) and then I was up against a lot of resistance pulling it back out.

    This unit is small and simple and does exactly what I need. Definitely an improvement for my A/V center!

    PROS: Small form factor, does exactly what I expected

    CONS: TOSLink port "grabby"
    November 30, 2010
    great little box
    seems to work exactly as advertised great so far. great price.

    maybe it seems a little quickly put together, one day i'm destined to break it when pulling out the optical cable. but i was skeptical it would work as everything else was so much more expensive!

    PROS: cheap
    no noticable quality loss at all

    CONS: seems a little flimsy, but shouldn't cause a serious problem unless it needs to undergo lots of beatings for some reason
    September 10, 2010
    use it to record ps3 gaming
    works great. i used it with my ps3 set output video only to hdmi, and output sound to component with y adapter plugged into my pc as a mic (set to listen). now i can record hd video and stereo sound with no problems.

    PROS: works

    CONS: none
    March 22, 2013
    This product is amazing, I saved around 350 € with this baby, otherwise I should have changed my almost brand new TV due to bad non-compatible connectors.
    The only drawback, if you're not happy with the plug type - and you won't if you aren't American! :-) - you' have to buy an adapter, as the plug itself is built into the AC transformer. Too bad they didn't use a cable-plug or just offered different adapters!
    Anyway, excellent product, a must-have if you have connectors issues.

    PROS: Good quality and excellent output signal, both HDMI and coaxial.

    CONS: Requires an adapter if you're not using American-type plugs.
    June 25, 2012
    Awesome Mac Mini to HDTV connector.
    fyi... This device supports 1080p to the extent the MAC supports full 1080p.

    I use this to watch hulu from my mac mini on my 42 inch Samsung HDTV and junked my cable service entirely.

    1) The head phone jack of the MAC contains both a normal head phone and and a special optical output. To make this work you need the DVI cable, a HDMI cable and the mini optical fibre to tso link cable "Toslink to Mini M/M OD:5.0mm, Molded Type - 3ft". Available for under $3 from this site.

    2) I have been using this for a year and this works seemlessly... I wish the Mac better supported the 1080 format it is underscan or overscan. Never seems to want to support full frame, perhaps the mac is confused by the Samsung but I think not I noticed many people have the same complaint about getting the MAC to output 1080p or 1080i. My sister's Windows machine supports full frame 1080P on the HDMI connector on the video card. I think MAC messes with this beacuse they want us to buy an apple TV...

    3) the optical output of the MAC Mini (or any of apple's computer aside from apple tv) is pass thru... if you put in a dvd the mac mini outouts the encoded format to the optical output.

    January 24, 2010
    Addendum to my previous review
    I am still impressed with Monoprice and this product... but I thought it my be useful to let you know of my experiences with it. This converter works exactly as advertised and does a great job but it seems to be VERY sensitive to voltage drops. For instance, when my central unit kicks on or off or when the lights/ceiling fan that are on the same circuit are turned on, it causes the unit to lose signal for about 15 seconds. This is easily remedied with a cheap voltage regulator (I bought one on eBay for $20). As I stated in my previous review, I use the unit with a Windows MCE computer connected to my plasma. I've noticed that when closing or opening the MCE interface (to do maintenance or whatever) it causes signal loss and when the unit came back up, I get 'glitches' every few seconds. Now you'd think this wouldn't be a problem since the order of powering on your components should be device - TV - PC, but for whatever reason it wasn't working for me. It may just be my setup or something but I am having to return the unit because of it and am just gonna buy a motherboard for my MCE with native HDMI output. I must note that Monoprice has been very courteous and seemingly customer centered through the returns process so far.
    AGAIN, the problems I had are most likely just a result of the usage and individual circumstances of my setup and I full well believe that this is a fine product and capable of doing just what it's advertised to do.

    December 24, 2009
    Sweet Product!
    This device works great, I have a DVI input coming in and a Fiberoptic cable for the sound. I'm using a 50 foot "HDMI Tin-Plated Copper CL2 Rated (for In-Wall Installation) Cable (22AWG) - (Gold Plated Connectors)" going to my 1080P TV at full resolution. While watching some things from the computer there is a bit of video breakup mainly seeing the vertical scans, but I assume that is from my great run of HDMI cabling. Since my PC is in another room than the TV I'd much rather watch a little bit off goofy video than dragging the PC to the TV to watch a show from Hulu.com.
    June 26, 2010