HDMI® is taking over the world, or at least the video world. All new TVs sport multiple HDMI inputs, while legacy inputs, such as composite and S-video are found on fewer and fewer displays. But what if you still have some legacy equipment, such as an old VHS player and VHS tapes? There is no need to throw it away or to get a replacement. Just get this Composite, S-Video, and HDMI to HDMI Converter from Monoprice!
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".