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Video/Control Adapters
How do I select the right Video/Audio Distribution Amplifier for my application?Why might I need a Video Adapter?
Q: How do I select the right Video/Control Adapter for my application?

KDS has an ever-expanding line of compact (the world’s smallest) high-quality, versatile, and practical HD/SD VIDEO ADAPTERS, designed exactly to suit the needs of our home theater enthusiast, custom installer, business, and retailer customers.

  • KD-VA5 *discontinued* - “Universal” Video Adapter with capability to convert RGBHV/VGA sources to Component output or Component Video sources to RGBHV/VGA output
  • ClearVideo3 (KD-CTCA3) *discontinued* - Automatic Component Video to VGA adapter
  • ClearColor3 (KD-VTCA3) *discontinued* - VGA to Component Video adapter
Q: So, why might I need a Video Adapter?

The video industry has produced many different products to process, switch, and distribute your video. In many instances, the video input or output formats of these products are not compatible. For example, you may have an application where your VGA-out (RGBHV) personal computer, may need to feed a component (YPbPr) HDTV video monitor.

What do you do? One less-palatable option is to purchase all new equipment that is totally compatible, which is a significant investment and limits you for the future to ever consider equipment which does not conform to the standard you purchased. At Key Digital Systems, we have a better solution for you. We have designed economical, high-quality video Adapters, which “glue” your components which may have been designed to diverging standards.

Need to connect your VGA (RGBHV) devices, like Set Top Boxes or computer outputs, to your component HDTV display? Or, do you need to connect your progressive DVD players or other Component Video output devices to a VGA monitor or display? Then KDS has the solution for you.

Video Adapters convert the diverging world of video games, Set Top Boxes, and Personal Computers to the format “type” of your favorite display. For example, you may have a VGA (RGBHV) output Set Top Box that you want to connect to your Component Video (YPbPr) display. Or, you may have a Component Video (YPbPr) video source that you want to connect to your VGA (RGBHV) display.

Q: Tell me more about Key Digital Systems
Key Digital Systems is a CES award-winning developer of leading-edge technology supporting HDTV custom installers, consumers, home theater retailers, corporations, and broadcasters. The wide range of KDS products effectively and economically links HDTV and SDTV components manufactured to diverging specifications, and includes Scalers, Switchers, Distribution Amplifiers, Video Adapters, and Digital Cables.
Q: Key Digital Systems makes what kind of products?
  • CAT5/6/7 Baluns
  • Video / Audio Matrix Switchers
  • Video / Audio Switchers
  • Video / Audio Distribution Amplifiers
  • HDMI Cables
  • Digital Video Processors and Format Converters
Q: How can I contact Key Digital Systems to purchase a product, for Sales Support, Customer Service, Tech Support, Questions about my Account, Marketing, or Engineering?
Q: What is the KDS Warranty policy?
  • All Key Digital Systems products are engineered and built to high manufacturing standards and should provide years of trouble-free operation. They are all backed by a limited two-year parts and labor Warranty. Before returning any item to KDS, you must contact us to obtain an RMA number.
  • To obtain a RMA NUmber please e-mail, or call us at (914) 667-9700, extension 223.
Q: What are the Terms and Conditions on all KDS sales?
All Key Digital Systems sales are subject to the following Terms and Conditions:
  • 1. Opening orders (first-time accounts) are subject to credit approval
  • 2. All prices are FOB, Danbury, CT, USA.
  • 3. Prices are subject to change without notice.
  • 4. Key Digital Systems, Inc. sells its products through Authorized Dealers. Buying from an Authorized Key Digital Systems, Inc. Dealer ensures that you have a FACTORY WARRANTY on your Key Digital Systems, Inc. product. A warranty on Key Digital Systems, Inc. products is NOT VALID if the products have been purchased from an unauthorized dealer or unauthorized E-tailor, or if the Key Digital Systems, Inc. factory serial number has been removed, defaced, or replaced in any way.
  • 5. Specifications on our products are subject to change without notice.
Q: An important note about interfacing Key Digital products via HDMI with the Sony Playstation
  • All Key Digital products strictly adhere to the specifications of the HDMI format. The format includes the following resolutions:
    • 480i, 480P, 720P, 1080i, 1080P
  • It has come to our attention that there may be issues when connecting our KD-VPHD2 and KD-VPHD3 products with some versions of the Sony Playstation. In our testing, we've determined that this is a result of non-standard HDMI resolutions present as output options on the Playstation. These non-standard resolutions are:
    • 1024X768, 1280X1024, 1600X1200
  • It is possible that upon connecting one of our HDMI devices, the Playstation may automatically default to a non-standard resolution. In this case, the output resolution of the Sony must be manually set to a resolution that is within the specifications of the HDMI format in order to get picture.