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Need a true SD to HDMI converter? The AVermedia Video Converter may be for you! Here’s a quick review of the specs and how it works.

The AVerMedia Video Converter is a small box that takes video from composite, component, or VGA signals (depending on the version you get) and outputs the signal to HDMI. The box is only about four inches long, the cables on the composite cable model are seven inches long, and the USB cable the powers the device is eleven inches long.

Plug the device in any USB port or add a power converter to the USB cable (sold separately) like most cell phone cables to plug it directly into an outlet. The box will get a little warm, but not too hot. It doesn’t make any noise either.

I purchased the composite model — Yellow, Red, and White cables. This version takes SD video and outputs it through HDMI as an SD signal, although some may consider it “ED” or Enhanced Definition. The input resolution can be 480i 60Hz or 576i 50Hz, and the output will be 480p 60Hz or 576p 50Hz. It was as close to the original signal as you could get, and the aspect ratio stood at 4:3. This is exactly what I wanted!

The listing on all three models say they can input and output 1280x1024p, 1600x900p, ,1600x1200p, 1280x720p, and 1920x1080p. However, the composite model only outputs at 480p and 576p. I expect the component model (RGB video and RW audio cables) to do 720p and 1080p, and the VGA model to do all resolutions.

Earlier I purchased the Tendak video converter which is about $15-$20 cheaper than these AVerMedia Video Converters. However, the output signals were always 720p or 1080p, and the video would be stretched to 16:9 with slightly altered colors. Some people may like that, but I absolutely hated it! If you’re looking for a converter that barely alters the signal, this is the device you want! You can buy it at Amazon using the links below. Use my links and I’ll get a small cut to power my website and YouTube channels. Don’t worry, it won’t cost you anything extra.