Kanex ATV Pro X HDMI to VGA Adapter with Audio Support

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  • Overview

    Kanex ATV Pro X provides an easy way to mirror and stream your new iPad, iPad 2, or iPhone 4S content directly to a VGA projector. It links to your projector's VGA port and your Apple TV's HDMI port, so you can view and share information via AirPlay.

    Highlights

    AirPlay mirroring for VGA projectors

    No external power required

    Built-in 3.5mm audio jack

    Did You Notice?

    There's no need for an external power supply.

    Apple Recommends For

    Great for sharing visual content with students in classrooms that have an Apple iPad and Apple TV.

    What’s in the Box

    Kanex ATV Pro X

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    Mfr. Part Number: ATVPROX

    UPC or EAN No.: 814556016022

    Warranty

    Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.

    Warranty: One-year limited (For details, please visit http://kanexlive.com/company/warranty.html)

  • Apple TV Models

    • Apple TV (2nd generation)
    • Apple TV (3rd generation)
  • 3.5 Average
    3 out of 5 stars
    Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Brings Apple TV to the pre-HDMI generation

      I bought one of these with a 3rd generation Apple TV. I needed the adapter because we have a Philips early flat screen TV, which has no HDMI connections, but do I bought one of these with a 3rd generation Apple TV. I needed the adapter because we have a Philips early flat screen TV, which has no HDMI connections, but does have high-res capacity and a VGA input. This clever little adapter sorted it out perfectly (tho I needed an additional lead for the audio). I am very pleased with the results: everything the 3rd-gen Apple TV can do, for a pre-HDMI TV! Bye bye video store and dirty rental DVDs!

      • Written by David D from London

      45 of 48 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Brings Apple TV to the pre-HDMI generation

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Allows for use of VGA projectors with iPads

      Excellent piece of kit. Very simple to set up and allows Apple TV to be used with VGA projectors in school. Also quick and simple to fit. So impressive in fact Excellent piece of kit. Very simple to set up and allows Apple TV to be used with VGA projectors in school. Also quick and simple to fit. So impressive in fact the school is planning to buy one for every classroom.

      • Written by Owen R from Rugby

      24 of 24 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Allows for use of VGA projectors with iPads

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Works great with non HDMI plasma screen

      I bought the Kanex ATV Pro to use with a 10 year old Panasonic TV plasma screen with an Apple TV 3rd gen. I wanted to stream video/music/photos and use mirrorin I bought the Kanex ATV Pro to use with a 10 year old Panasonic TV plasma screen with an Apple TV 3rd gen. I wanted to stream video/music/photos and use mirroring with my late 2009 MacBook, which in Apple speak is Airplay and Airplay Mirroring. The plasma screen does not have a HDMI input (which the Apple TV needs) but does have a VGA input. You will need a VGA cable to plug into the Kanex and the other end to your screen. You will also need a 3.5mm jack lead (the same as most headphone ends) to be able to get sound from Apple TV. The volume can then be controlled via the speaker you attach to the Kanex or via your computer/ iPhone/iPod. Please note that I didn't get volume control using a simple bluetooth speaker but when I connected to a slightly more sohphisticated portable speaker, it worked. I have a late 2009 MacBook and Mountain Lion. I could get videos/music/photos to play from iPhone 4 and also from my MacBook as long as the videos were already in iTunes. You will not be able to play .AVI .MKV .FLV etc videos from your MacBook without using third party software. The good news is there is a great app called Beamer that works seamlessly to allow you to play other video formats. As far as I understand Airplay MIrroring will not work with a pre 2011 Macbook and anything else less than Mountain Lion. Again there is a great app called AirParrot which allows you to do this on a pre 2011 MacBook. This will allow you to mirror exactly what is on your computer screen to your TV screen or monitor. In conclusion, the Kanex adaptor works well to be able to stream media from (in my case) an iPhone 4 and late 2009 MacBook via an Apple TV linked to the Kanex linked to VGA input of plasma TV screen.

      • Written by Ziya K from London

      25 of 28 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Works great with non HDMI plasma screen

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Don't let the name throw you

      Apple thinks it's selling a Kanex ATV Pro X HDMI to VGA Adapter with Audio Support. The key phrase is "X". Got one and it was not an "X". Reordered the part and Apple thinks it's selling a Kanex ATV Pro X HDMI to VGA Adapter with Audio Support. The key phrase is "X". Got one and it was not an "X". Reordered the part and again did not get an "X". Wrote Kanex for help. They said that they no longer sell the "X". They said "The ATVPRO X is made specifically for Apple TV 1 to 3 generation. The ATVPRO X has HDCP Encryption which will block content like Netflix, HULU, etc. Normally schools use this model due to legal reasons.The ATVPRO is made specifically for Apple TV 1 to 3 generation as well. However this model doesn't have HDCP Encryption." I'm not a school so I didn't need an "X" anyways. Bottom line...it works fine for me but I thought that the "X" was something special for general Mac users, not really. BTW it appears that only the Kanex works in an Apple setup (Ipad/Apple Express/Apple TV/VGA projector)

      • Written by Bernie J from Colorado Springs

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Don't let the name throw you

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Used to work, 8.4.1 update breaks it

      We use these extensively. And they've now stopped working. It appears the latest apple TV update (8.4.1 at time of writing) breaks it - as soon as the adapte We use these extensively. And they've now stopped working. It appears the latest apple TV update (8.4.1 at time of writing) breaks it - as soon as the adapter is plugged in (and i've tested with several), the apple TV light goes out and that's the end of the game. The appleTV works fine with an hdmi cable to a hdmi device, just not to vga via the kanex.

      • Written by flow I from HOKITIKA

      5 of 5 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Used to work, 8.4.1 update breaks it

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      It doesn't work

      I bought this product last week because I wanted to connect an Apple TV to an Epson projector that only supports vga. But when I tried to connect it the screen I bought this product last week because I wanted to connect an Apple TV to an Epson projector that only supports vga. But when I tried to connect it the screen just goes black

      • Written by José M from Quetzaltenango

      4 of 4 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?It doesn't work

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