Recommended Composite to HDMI scaler

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Recommended Composite to HDMI scaler

Postby allencp » Sun Mar 22, 2015 7:23 am

I have read many of you not recommending the Monoprice Composite to HDMI scaler. I have also seen many of you recommend other products that could be used. However, several of these have been distributed through other posts. I'm hoping to find a good consensus on recommended scalers to be used with the VidiU product. The following are several recommendations that I have already found:

    - Blackmagic products, going from composite to SDI and then SDI to HDMI
    - StarTech VID2HDCON Composite & S-Video to HDMI Converter http://goo.gl/BSpcCJ
    - One Task 1T-VS-622 Video to HDMI Scaler http://goo.gl/a7USYF

Do these stand as some of the recommended scalers from the forum? Are there others? Do some of you still recommend the Monoprice?

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Re: Recommended Composite to HDMI scaler

Postby robbie@dalley.org » Sun Mar 22, 2015 2:27 pm

Mono price is cheap, but not reliable. The Startech product is good, the BMD is great. Having worked in commercial AV for the past 10 years, cheap rarely wins....

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Re: Recommended Composite to HDMI scaler

Postby autryld » Sun Jan 31, 2016 8:35 pm

In November 2015, our test webcast with the Monoprice model went well. For our actual webcast the Monoprice was an immediate failure. The video was blinking steadily. We still have our MWC so I switched to that and all was well again. I passed this information along to our FM group. I also suggested that the Monoprice mode be removed as a recommended model.

The only reason we purchased the Monoprice was because the preferred model was out of stock.

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Re: Recommended Composite to HDMI scaler

Postby michaelfish » Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:30 am

Mono price is cheap, but not reliable. The Startech product is good, the BMD is great. Having worked in commercial AV for the past 10 years, cheap rarely wins....


I second that. I've had great success with Blackmagic Design mini-converters.

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Re: Recommended Composite to HDMI scaler

Postby autryld » Tue Feb 02, 2016 11:31 am

Our FM group manager just ordered us the Atlona model. I hope that one works well.

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Re: Recommended Composite to HDMI scaler

Postby rolandc » Tue Feb 02, 2016 3:57 pm

We have had great success with the FM provided Atlona athd-120
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Re: Recommended Composite to HDMI scaler

Postby Aczlan » Sun Feb 14, 2016 5:52 pm

We used the Startech for the last conference and it worked great (much better than their VGA to HDMI one we tested did).

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Re: Recommended Composite to HDMI scaler

Postby StevePoulsen » Thu Feb 18, 2016 4:17 pm

Both the Atlona, and the Startech models mentioned above are supported models, thought the Atlona is the recommended model. It has proven in testing to produce a better picture, and be more reliable. It is however more costly, hence the inclusion of the Startech model.


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