Metra ethereal CS-AVHDM
Composite video + stereo audio to HDMI converter
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Our take on the Metra ethereal CS-AVHDM by Crutchfield's Steve Kindig
Remember the Analog!
In recent years, as video formats have shifted from analog to digital HD, and now 4K, equipment makers have cut back on or eliminated analog connections on many A/V receivers and other gear. This audio/video adapter from Metra ethereal makes it possible to keep enjoying audio and video from old-school VCRs and camcorders through your HDMI-equipped A/V receiver or TV.
The CS-AVHDM takes 480i composite video and stereo RCA audio signals and converts them to HDMI-ready digital signals. It not only converts the composite video signal to HDMI, it also upscales the 480i signal to either 720p or 1080p (there's a selector switch). The USB-powered CS-AVHDM comes with a miniUSB-to-USB cable to plug into a USB power source, like a USB port on your TV.
- accepts composite video + stereo audio signals and converts them for transmission over an HDMI cable
- takes a 480i composite video signal and upscales it to 720p or 1080p
- USB-powered — features a miniUSB power port and includes a 30" miniUSB-to-USB cable to plug into a USB power source (like a USB port on your TV)
- supported video formats include NTSC, PAL, and SECAM
- HDMI cable and composite video/audio cables are not included
- warranty: 60 days
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- Composite video/stereo RCA-to-HDMI converter
- 30" miniUSB-to-USB cable
- User Manual
Works great so far. We've only had it for a couple weeks.
Gordon, Clearwater, FL
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Composite AV to HDMI Converter: The HELIOS CS-AVHDMI is a composite AV to HDMI converter. It takes a 480i composite video signal/stereo RCA audio signal and converts it over to HDMI. Not only does it convert the composite video signal to HDMI, it upscales the 480i video signal to either 720p or 1080p (selectable on the device).
Analog AV Inputs: The CS-AVHDMI is equipped with a female composite video input and a female stereo RCA audio input (L/R). Composite video and stereo RCA cables sold separately.
HDMI Out: The CS-AVHDMI is equipped with a female full-size HDMI output. HDMI cable sold separately.
USB Powered: The HELIOS CS-AVHDMI is powered via USB. It features a miniUSB power port and comes with a 30" miniUSB-to-USB cable to plug into a USB power source (like a USB port on your TV).
Note: The HELIOS CS-AVHDMI will not function without USB power.
Supported Video Formats: Supported video formats include NTSC, PAL, and SECAM.
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Why did you buy this?
Because I needed it [ David A. Apr 07, 2018 ]
Have an old A/V receiver and need to convert s-video to HDMI [ Juan Aug 29, 2017 ]