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Kanex XD HDMI to Mini Displayport Converter- iMac 27 inch to HDTV
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- Converts HDMI input to DisplayPort format
- Work, play, and enjoy your Apple iMac 27-inch with the Kanex XD
- Playback audio/video with a single cable solution to Apple iMac 27-inch
- Full screen playback with 2-channel audio pass-through support
- Toggle between iMac 27-inch OSX and HD playback by using Hot Key-command+F2
- Toggle volume and brightness controls through your wireless bluetooth keyboard
- Utilizes a Die-Cast A380 aluminum chassis that is designed to dissipate heat
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From the Manufacturer
The Kanex C247m is perfect for those who want to utilize the Apple Cinema Display with legacy Mac models that are equipped with a mini-DVI port. The C247m will actively convert the video signal from mini-DVI and integrate audio using USB. The USB pass-through also works with the iSight camera, and provides power to the adapter.
So bring your MacBook and Mac Mini that still uses mini-DVI up to speed with this unique solution. Extend your desktop and view all your content on the beautiful Apple Cinema Display and at the same time utilize the display's built-in speakers for superb audio. It even works with the iMac 27-inch! The C247m is truly a one-of-a kind confidante.
Work Hard and Play Hard
Play all your favorite games from the PS3 and the Xbox 360 on the iMac. Eliminate the need for an additional TV that is expensive and takes up space when you can simply connect your consoles to the 27-inch iMac and Apple Cinema Display.
Two displays in one
Fully utilize the backlit LED of the 27-inch iMac to work and play hard. Use command+F2 hotkey to toggle between the OS and target display mode so you can maximize efficiency.
Award Winning Performance
Winner of Macworld's Best of Show Award 2010, the Kanex XD provides stunning performance and quality. Offering excellent design and features unparalleled, Kanex XD provides premium results as a solution connecting your HDMI source to your iMac and Cinema Display.
- Input: HDMI
- Output: Mini DisplayPort
- Maximum Resolution of 1920x1200@60Hz
- 1920 x 1200 @ 60Hz on 24-inch Apple LED Cinema Display*
- 1280x720 @ 60Hz on 27-inch iMac and Apple LED Cinema Display*
- Supports uncompressed digital LPCM 7.1, 5.1 or 2 channels
- Supports compressed digital Bit-Stream (Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus and DTS-HD Master Audio)
- Power: 5V DC Power Supply
- Dimensions: 3.2 inches (L) x 2.1 inches (W) x 1 inch (H))
- Kanex XD
- 3ft Mini DisplayPort cable M/M
- 3ft HDMI cable M/M
- 5V Power Supply
Top Customer Reviews
Well, as most people figured out, the fly in the ointment is that Apple only includes their Mini DisplayPort (MDP) input on the iMac, and few computers can output this type of video. Even more disappointing, converting from things like VGA, DVI or HDMI isn't straightforward - it's not just a fancy cable...you need more serious conversion. Enter the Kanex XD, one of the first affordable ways to convert HDMI into the MDP input needed by the iMac.
My intent was to put the Kanex behind a simple HDMI video switch, and for my older systems that lack HDMI (or DVI), add a VGA to HDMI converter. The switch lets me select among as many feeds as I want, and now I have a way to connect just about any video source to my iMac. HDMI comes through natively, DVI can be converted to HDMI with a simple cable, and VGA goes through my converter (I use the excellent Atlona VGA to HDMI scaler). Yes, there are issues with sharing the keyboard and mouse, but that's for another review.
The Kanex XD basically does what it says it will. You plug it into the back of your 27" iMac, attach an HDMI video source, press Command + F2 on your iMac keyboard - and viola, you've got external video on your iMac. Still, while I'm thankful to have achieved this much, I have three complaints about the unit:
1. The included documentation is rather sparse. There's more information on the Kanex web site, but it's not particularly clear either.
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My search began several months prior to this review and my goal was simple -- find a device or adapter which will convert video signal from HDMI to Mini Displayport. At least, I thought this was a simple goal. There is a considerable amount of misinformation out there, as there always is, regarding the correct hardware, software or adapters (yes, plural) required to make this absolutely gorgeous display work outside of its native environment. Well, the search ends here and the answer is the Kanex XD. The following is a brief description of the hardware and software I am currently using so that you may reference your setup to my own:
Computer: 17" HP Laptop with Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
Display Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4500/5100 Series
Available Video Outputs: HDMI (female), VGA (female)
Display: Apple 24" LED Cinema Display
Screen Resolution: 1920 x 1200
Finally, I would like to point out that Windows automatically recognizes most of the additional features the display offers including a 3-port USB hub, USB audio for the built in speaker(s), microphone and iSight camera.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
When I purchased this I was worried it would not work long (as a couple of reviews at the time had mentioned) but it has lasted years and works fine. Read morePublished 20 hours ago by Kevin
Ultra Urser friendly, plug in to any computer usb3.0(speed) usb2.0(possible latency). Great 1080p!, closest to zero latency I've ever seen, great for monitoring anything on HDMI. Read morePublished 1 month ago by connor
Didn't work for me, resold on ebay for 10 more than I paid.Published 2 months ago by WigglesTheHoly
Waited for product review. I can say I'm very pleased with product. Works wonderfully. I feel bad that they have bad reviews from people who don't have the right model iMac. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Very cheap quality, i recommend belkin brand for the same purpose. Mine broke the first day and refused to work. Had to return it.Published 5 months ago by Derek H.
didn't work on my iMac. Just turns on and nothing happens. What a bogus product.Published 7 months ago by Baro
Didn't work for my Macbook (2015) to Apple LED display. Construction was solid....Published 8 months ago by Joshua Smiley