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DealExtreme (DX): Converter HDMI to Composite Video (CVBS) + Stereo Audio (HDMI to CVBS Video Converter)

The Converter HDMI to Composite Video (CVBS) + Stereo Audio (HDMI to CVBS Video Converter) was acquired in DX – DealExtreme, directly from Hong Kong, and arrived in my hand only 12 calendar days, no taxes, as highlighted in the report on the purchase. This device was my choice to connect a CRT TV (tube) standard resolution (SD – 480i) as slave Sky point, being that I had already prepared all the "circuit" of the house with HDMI extenders and there was no way to bring the compound and stereo audio video image decoder directly without passing new cables.

This Converter HDMI to Composite Video (CVBS) + Stereo Audio handle any digital video signal encoded in HDMI, whatever resolution (480p, 480i, 720p, 1080p, 1080i, etc.), and converts to a composite video signal NTSC or PAL (you can select) with 480i or 576i, respectively. The PCM audio is also converted to analog. In this way the converter has an HDMI input and three RCA outputs (a video and two for stereo audio).

If you want to understand exactly how will my device use, recommend reading the article on the Transmitter Set + Receiver Extender HDMI-LINK MI LM-EX11 (LINK MI LM-EX11 HDMI Extender Transmitter + Receiver Set – Black), for there I explain and make a diagram of the installation of points slaves in the house. Adding Converter HDMI to Composite Video (CVBS) + Stereo Audio e a TV CRT, the diagram is thus:

Wiring diagram of a main point of the Sky and two slaves points, including HDMI Converter for Composite Video (CVBS) + Stereo Audio (HDMI to CVBS Video Converter) for a CRT TV

Wiring diagram of a main point of the Sky and two slaves points, including HDMI Converter for Composite Video (CVBS) + Stereo Audio (HDMI to CVBS Video Converter) for a CRT TV

Note that this is not, obviously, the best way to make that connection. The ideal would be to have party with two twisted-pair cables from the main point, one for each slave point. So would be easy to connect to high-definition TV with a Transmitter Set + Receiver Extender HDMI-LINK MI LM-EX11 and CRT TV with two Baluns Passive Transceiver 4 Video Channels (CCTV) via Twisted Pair, 330m maximum (4-CH CCTV via Twisted Pair Passive Video Balun Transceiver (Max 330m)), as the Sky also has composite video output and stereo audio, that can be used simultaneously with the HDMI. But using the wiring I've ever had, and it is difficult to change, the best that has to do it was right there.

Importantly, the Converter HDMI to Composite Video (CVBS) + Stereo Audio does not decode Dolby Digital audio, which is used in some of the channels Sky. The audio in the output of converter is just noise to the audio signal arriving for Dolby Digital. In this case, you must configure the Sky decoder to decode and already put in the HDMI cable audio decoded to PCM. This would not be a great nuisance to the main point I did not have a Home Theater. Because of this, when I'm watching TV in the main point have to put the Sky decoder to do passthrough Dolby Digital audio, to enjoy the sound 5.1 channels where appropriate. And when I watch the CRT TV slave point, need to put the decoder to decode the audio. It is there as great inconvenience, but requires a few clicks on the remote control to get to the menu where this setting is made. In some channels, is also has to switch between aspect 16:9 in LCD TVs and appearance 4:3 na TV CRT, otherwise the image is compressed in CRT TV and stretched and cut in LCD TV.

The zoom button is also a nice feature, because with it you can set the Converter HDMI to Composite Video (CVBS) + Stereo Audio to display the image in full screen (100%) or only 98%, 96%, 94%, 92% or 90% screen. This setting is especially useful for the way that CRT TVs work, cutting part of the image that is in the hidden edges of the tube. The general TV broadcasts already have this loss, and do not put anything important in these locations. But to connect a PC on TV, for example, it is possible that the edges are hidden. With the Zoom button you can fix it, displaying a smaller image, without taking up what would be the entire screen, then fleeing the hidden edges.

The Converter HDMI to Composite Video (CVBS) + Stereo Audio comes with instruction manual in English and 5V power supply. The box is generic and there is no brand / manufacturer apparent. Its operation is very intuitive, just connect the cables and everything is working. The only settings are the default output (PAL/NTSC) and the zoom. When there is no input image, the converter displays that famous pattern of colored vertical bars.

In short, I was pleased with the Converter HDMI to Composite Video (CVBS) + Stereo Audio, who answered well to what is proposed. I could not hear a difference between the image generated by it and the image generated by the composite video output of the Sky.

Stay up with some photos Converter HDMI to Composite Video (CVBS) + Stereo Audio:

Box with HDMI converter for Composite Video (CVBS) + Stereo Audio (HDMI to CVBS Video Converter)

Box with HDMI converter for Composite Video (CVBS) + Stereo Audio (HDMI to CVBS Video Converter)

Box with HDMI converter for Composite Video (CVBS) + Stereo Audio (HDMI to CVBS Video Converter)

Box with HDMI converter for Composite Video (CVBS) + Stereo Audio (HDMI to CVBS Video Converter)

Converter HDMI to Composite Video (CVBS) + Stereo Audio (HDMI to CVBS Video Converter) in your mailbox

Converter HDMI to Composite Video (CVBS) + Stereo Audio (HDMI to CVBS Video Converter) in your mailbox

Converter HDMI to Composite Video (CVBS) + Stereo Audio (HDMI to CVBS Video Converter), manual and power supply

Converter HDMI to Composite Video (CVBS) + Stereo Audio (HDMI to CVBS Video Converter), manual and power supply

Instruction Manual HDMI Converter for Composite Video (CVBS) + Stereo Audio (HDMI to CVBS Video Converter)

Instruction Manual HDMI Converter for Composite Video (CVBS) + Stereo Audio (HDMI to CVBS Video Converter)

Instruction Manual HDMI Converter for Composite Video (CVBS) + Stereo Audio (HDMI to CVBS Video Converter)

Instruction Manual HDMI Converter for Composite Video (CVBS) + Stereo Audio (HDMI to CVBS Video Converter)

Power Supply HDMI Converter for Composite Video (CVBS) + Stereo Audio (HDMI to CVBS Video Converter)

Power Supply HDMI Converter for Composite Video (CVBS) + Stereo Audio (HDMI to CVBS Video Converter)

Power Supply HDMI Converter for Composite Video (CVBS) + Stereo Audio (HDMI to CVBS Video Converter)

Power Supply HDMI Converter for Composite Video (CVBS) + Stereo Audio (HDMI to CVBS Video Converter)

Converter HDMI to Composite Video (CVBS) + Stereo Audio (HDMI to CVBS Video Converter)

Converter HDMI to Composite Video (CVBS) + Stereo Audio (HDMI to CVBS Video Converter)

Converter HDMI to Composite Video (CVBS) + Stereo Audio (HDMI to CVBS Video Converter)

Converter HDMI to Composite Video (CVBS) + Stereo Audio (HDMI to CVBS Video Converter)

Converter HDMI to Composite Video (CVBS) + Stereo Audio (HDMI to CVBS Video Converter)

Converter HDMI to Composite Video (CVBS) + Stereo Audio (HDMI to CVBS Video Converter)

Outputs and settings buttons HDMI Converter for Composite Video (CVBS) + Stereo Audio (HDMI to CVBS Video Converter)

Outputs and settings buttons HDMI Converter for Composite Video (CVBS) + Stereo Audio (HDMI to CVBS Video Converter)

HDMI and power supply input to HDMI Converter Composite Video (CVBS) + Stereo Audio (HDMI to CVBS Video Converter)

HDMI and power supply input to HDMI Converter Composite Video (CVBS) + Stereo Audio (HDMI to CVBS Video Converter)

Converter HDMI to Composite Video (CVBS) + Stereo Audio (HDMI to CVBS Video Converter) operation

Converter HDMI to Composite Video (CVBS) + Stereo Audio (HDMI to CVBS Video Converter) operation

Converter HDMI to Composite Video (CVBS) + Stereo Audio (HDMI to CVBS Video Converter) operation

Converter HDMI to Composite Video (CVBS) + Stereo Audio (HDMI to CVBS Video Converter) operation

TV CRT displaying the output image HDMI Converter for Composite Video (CVBS) + Stereo Audio (HDMI to CVBS Video Converter)

TV CRT displaying the output image HDMI Converter for Composite Video (CVBS) + Stereo Audio (HDMI to CVBS Video Converter)

TV CRT displaying the output image HDMI Converter for Composite Video (CVBS) + Stereo Audio (HDMI to CVBS Video Converter)

TV CRT displaying the output image HDMI Converter for Composite Video (CVBS) + Stereo Audio (HDMI to CVBS Video Converter)

TV CRT displaying the output image HDMI Converter for Composite Video (CVBS) + Stereo Audio (HDMI to CVBS Video Converter)

TV CRT displaying the output image HDMI Converter for Composite Video (CVBS) + Stereo Audio (HDMI to CVBS Video Converter)

TV CRT displaying the output image HDMI Converter for Composite Video (CVBS) + Stereo Audio (HDMI to CVBS Video Converter): Sky's menus are clearly legible

TV CRT displaying the output image HDMI Converter for Composite Video (CVBS) + Stereo Audio (HDMI to CVBS Video Converter): Sky's menus are clearly legible

TV CRT displaying the output image HDMI Converter for Composite Video (CVBS) + Stereo Audio (HDMI to CVBS Video Converter)

TV CRT displaying the output image HDMI Converter for Composite Video (CVBS) + Stereo Audio (HDMI to CVBS Video Converter)

And the purchase summary table:

Product Name: Converter HDMI to Composite Video (CVBS) + Stereo Audio
Name Original: HDMI to CVBS Video Converter
Store: DX – DealExtreme
Value: US$ 44,80
Current value: US$ 44,80
Payment Method: PayPal w / Credit Card Visa International
Shipping Type: Registered Air Mail
Shipping Fee: Free
Package Home Country: Hong Kong / China
Purchase Data: 19/07/2013
Submission Date: 24/07/2013
Data Delivery: 06/08/2013
Time in Transit: 12 days
Declared content: Video Kit
Type Marked Content: Gift
Declared Value: $ 6,36
Taxed: Not
Taxable Value:
Tax Value:

And I'm ending here the article on Converter HDMI to Composite Video (CVBS) + Stereo Audio (HDMI to CVBS Video Converter) with a positive recommendation. Share this article with your friends if you liked ;). If you also want to shop in DX – DealExtreme, directly from Hong Kong, click here and good shopping.

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Skooter

Skooter is a computer scientist and the founder of Skooter Blog. He is interested in everything related to technology and he likes to save money by making his purchases directly from abroad.

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2 comments

  1. 1
    Devanir Nunes Filho

    And this protection that the HDMI signal for some channels have ?

    1. 1.1
      Skooter

      Good question. Here I had no problem with it, but the signal that reaches the converter has passed before the HDMI splitter, then the protection probably been broken there. I do not know how it would be linking directly to the converter output Sky.

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