Atlona AT-HD620 vs Kanex XD?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Aven SkyGazer, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. Aven SkyGazer macrumors regular

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    First off, I want to say that these forums have been a fantastic source of information, and that I have personally benefited from every answered question that I have asked here in the past. My thanks goes out to those who help.

    To those who are unfamiliar, these two devices are peripheral hardware units that convert and correctly scale HDMI input to Apple's Mini Display Port. This allows devices such as Xbox's, Playstations, Blu-Ray players and other sources that put out an HDMI signal to be connected to iMac's, therefore, enabling Apple computers to be used as extended displays.

    http://www.kanexlive.com/products/kanexXD.html

    http://www.atlona.com/ATLONA-HDMI-MINI-DISPLAYPORT-TO-MINI-DISPLAYPORT-SCALER-AND-SWITCHER.html

    I am considering purchasing one of the two, however, I do not know what the difference is. They both advertise that they do the same thing, and reviews on each respective product are similar. Albeit, the Atlona unit looks a bit more intricate, but the two products may be identical "under the hood."

    Can anyone clarify the difference?

    Thanks a ton.
     
  2. Aven SkyGazer thread starter macrumors regular

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    Bump! Perhaps this thread belongs in a different category? Does anyone have any info on the two products?
     
  3. arsene macrumors newbie

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    The Atlona does upscaling to fit your iMac 27" native resolution whereas the Kanex tops the resolution at 720p.
     
  4. Aven SkyGazer thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the swift reply. Still open to any further feedback!
     

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