Kanex XD - HDMI To Apple iMac 27" & Apple LED Cinema Display Converter (HDMIMDPAU)
- Manufacturer Warranty: 12 Months Limited Warranty
Transform your 27-inch Apple iMac or Apple LED Cinema Display into a High Definition Display with the award winning Kanex XD. Connect and play your Blu-Ray DVD player, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, or digital set top box in HD format. View a true crisp and clear picture with no video scaling. Full control is at your fingertips as you can adjust the volume and brightness through your wireless Bluetooth keyboard. The XD also supports audio pass-through resulting in the ultimate multimedia experience.
Silence is not Golden
Enjoy all the benefits of HDMI audio. Supports uncompressed digital LPCM 7.1, 5.1 or 2 channels and compressed digital Bit-Stream (Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus and DTS-HD Master Audio) through HDMI input.
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.
Full screen HD playback of Blu-Ray DVD, Playstation 3, Xbox Elite, Direct TV, Dish Network or other components with HDMI output set at 720p. This is due to limitation of the iMac 27" as a display which accepts only 1280x720(720p) or 2560x960 resolution base on the display EDID. If when the iMac 27" accepts a 1920x1080(1080p) resolution the Kanex XD will be able to output at 1080p.
Based on the EDID of the 27-inch Apple LED Cinema Display, the 27-inch display will only accept two input resolutions of 2560 x 1440 @ 60Hz (native resolution) or 1280 x 720. HDMI® can not render at 2560 x 1440 so it can only support 1280 x 720.
Playback not possible on Apple LED Cinema 24" because this display only accepts 1920x1200 resolution and PS3, Xbox 360, Blu-Ray does not have a matching resolution at 1920x1080.
However depending on your PC DVI/HDMI® video signal, it will work because it has more resolution to select from to match