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HDMI to Composite Converter with Audio

Convert an HDMI® signal with supporting audio to work with legacy composite video televisions and displays

Product ID: HD2VID

  • Converts HDMI® source to NTSC or PAL
  • Converts HDMI audio to analog stereo RCA Audio
  • Supports input HDTV resolutions up to 720p (PC up to 1280x800)
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  • Output picture size Underscan / Overscan
  • Adaptive contrast enhancement
  • Supports output resolutions of 480i/576p
219,99 € EUR exc VAT
263,99 € EUR inc VAT

Overview

The HD2VID HDMI® to Composite Video Converter (with Audio) converts a digital HDMI video source (with supporting audio) to work with analog Composite video televisions and displays in both NTSC and PAL systems.

The HDMI to Composite converter provides features that ensure the highest quality output image, such as noise reduction, frame rate conversion and adaptive contrast enhancement, while an easy to use On-Screen Display(OSD) allows you to monitor your display status. Support for a wide range of HDTV and PC input resolutions make this versatile HDMI converter a perfect solution for using newer devices with existing legacy displays.

Backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • The ability to convert HDMI® input to be used with legacy televisions adds flexibility and saves the cost of upgrading hardware
  • Compact form factor and simple plug-and-play installation for fast, easy integration into your A/V environment
  • Support for multiple HDTV and PC input resolutions, providing compatibility with almost any source device

Applications

Ideal for converting newer HDMI devices to work with older composite or S-Video televisions

Great for use in presentations, tradeshows, conferences, retail, entertainment, and home video applications

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Active or Passive Adapter Active
Audio Yes
Converter Type Scaler
Industry Standards Standard HDMI, DVI 1.0
Performance
Audio Specifications Input - LPCM 2Ch, 48kHz
Output - Stereo L/R
Supported Resolutions Input
TV - 720p, 576p, 480p @ 60Hz
PC - 1280x800, 1280x768, 1224x768, 800x600, 640x480 @ 60Hz
Output
480i, 576p
Connector(s)
Connector A 1 - HDMI (19 pin) Female Input
Connector B 1 - Composite Video (1 x RCA) Female Output
1 - Stereo Audio (2 x RCA) Female Output
Power
Center Tip Polarity Positive
Input Current 0.3 A
Input Voltage 110V-240V AC
Output Current 1A
Output Voltage 5 DC
Plug Type M
Power Consumption (In Watts) 3
Power Source AC Adapter Included
Environmental
Humidity 20~90% RH
Operating Temperature 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 60°C (-4°F to 140°F)
Physical Characteristics
Color White
Enclosure Type Plastic
Product Height 26 mm [1 in]
Product Length 100 mm [3.9 in]
Product Weight 90 g [3.2 oz]
Product Width 64 mm [2.5 in]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 0.3 kg [0.7 lb]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - HDMI® to Composite Converter
1 - Universal Power Adapter (NA/UK/EU/AU)
1 - Instruction Manual

Certifications

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Product Support

Frequently Asked Questions

Before You Buy

Unfortunately no, this device has an intended source and an intended destination.  Refer to the title of the webpage for this order.

This is an active video signal converter.  

A passive video signal converter changes the type of connection that is being used but does not change the signal that passes through the converter. Because the video signal is not modified, passive converters tend to be smaller, simpler, and less expensive than active video signal converters. Examples of passive converters include DVI-I to VGA, HDMI to DVI, and DisplayPort to Mini-DisplayPort converters.

An active video signal converter modifies both the type of connection that is being used and the signal that passes through the converter. Because this type of conversion can be complex, active converters tend to be larger than passive video signal converters and sometimes require additional power. Examples of active converters include DVI-D to VGA, HDMI to DisplayPort, and VGA to HDMI converters.

For more information about passive and active DisplayPort video signal converters, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/faq/DisplayPort_Converter_DP_Multi_Mode.

For more information about which type of video signal converter you should use when you convert video signals with an MST hub, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/faq/mst_hubs_passive_vs_active_adapters.

Installation

This device is plug and play. It does not use any drivers, and does not require any setup tasks other than plugging in the source (for example, a computer) and the destination (for example, a monitor).

Troubleshooting

When you troubleshoot issues with a video adapter, there are some quick tests that you can complete to rule out potential problems. You can test to make sure that the following components are working correctly and are not the source of the issue:

  • Video cables

  • Video adapter

  • Video source (such as a DVD player or computer)

  • Video destination (such as a monitor or projector)

To test your setup components, try the following:

  • Use the cable, video adapter, video source, and video destination in another setup to see if the problem is with the components or the setup.

  • Use a different cable, video adapter, video source, and video destination in your setup to see if the problem persists. Ideally, you should test a component that you know works in another setup.

When you test your cables, it is recommended that you do the following:

  • Test each cable individually.

  • Use short cables when you are testing.

When you test the video source and video destination, it is recommended that you do the following:

  • Remove the video adapter from your setup and test to make sure that the video source and video destination work together without the video adapter.

  • Test to make sure that the video source and video destination work together at the resolution that you want to use.

Note: In order for your setup to work properly, the video source, adapter, and destination all need to support the resolution that you are using.

Try the following:

  1. Check that the monitor’s video port works with another source.
  2. Check that the cables between the source and the destination work with other equipment.
  3. Check whether the video adapter works with another source and another destination.

The error “Out of Range” normally means that the resolution being output by the computer is not compatible with the display. Try lowering the resolution to see if that helps resolve the issue.  You may need to connect another monitor or restart the computer or source to accomplish this.

This is likely a High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) issue. If you are converting a video signal from a device that can play copyright-protected content, HDCP will block the conversion to an analog signal (for example, VGA) or to any video capture cards.

You will likely run into this issue when you use devices like Blu-ray players, DVD players, and certain gaming consoles. For more information on HDCP and gaming consoles, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/faq/video_capture_cards_video_game_console_compatibility.

Some video cards also output an HDCP signal full time. In this case there should be an option for your video card to disable this feature. You might need to contact the manufacturer of your video card for more information.

Adhering to HDCP is required for converting all digital signals to analog signals or to video capture cards. Unfortunately, there is nothing you can do in these situations other than convert to a digital display.