Mini AV2HDMI Video Adapter
The Mini AV2HDMI Video Adapter offered by ReActiveMicro allows Replica 1, Apple ///, II, II plus, IIe, //c, IIc Plus, and other retro users to connect and display their >composite< system to an existing modern monitor. If you don't have an HDMI monitor then instead of this adapter we can recommend the 12-Inch LCD Display we sell.
Note: NOT intended for use on the Apple IIGS, RGB, or other signal inputs although they all work well for modern needs.
On September 14th, 2020 the Mini AV2HDMI Video Adapter was released for sale in the ReActiveMicro Store, although no formal announcement was made until October 7th.
The display adapter is a standard product which has passed testing by ReActiveMicro for primary use with retro computer such as the Apple II and allows for decent performance for this use.
Product Status: Actively sold by ReActiveMicro.
Sales: Visit the ReActiveMicro Store.
Connection And Setup
The Mini AV2HDMI Video Adapter is very simple to connect and use. It will come pretested from ReActiveMicro.
- Without Audio:
- With Audio Mini Jack 3.5mm:
- With Audio RCA Left/Right:
Done! Turn on your Apple system and you should have a decent modern display ready for text and color graphics.
After being contacted by several users about the KFEST 2020 session on July 24th on "Modern Video for Old Apples", Henry reviewed the session and decided there was enough of a demand to warrant action in this area and that he was able to assert some control and assist the Community with their needs. Little has been done to that point, and what solutions there were available were lackluster at best (mostly VGA), unavailable (VGA/VidHD), or due to lack of any business structure or concern for the Community as a whole, would resell on eBay for much more than they would if vendors had the good of the Community at heart.
Several reasonable and low cost modern options were available yet even after several years seemed to be allusive or unknown within the Community. It's unknown why this is. ReActiveMicro decided to start to import in bulk and offer options so there would be a consistent source with good quality control from known and trusted vendor. Just releasing a vendor or contact name and not taking some responsibility or leadership would prove nothing but a repeat of the Night Owl 8" Display debacle of hard to find stock and little to no quality or price control.
Also note worthy is this should NOT be considered the “end all, be all” for Apple II to HDMI solutions. This is a low cost stop-gap for your retro needs till ReActiveMicro can complete their HDMI Adapter project. Users will find this solution decent, but will pale in comparison to any retro platform specific solution ReActiveMicro offers in the future.
Users are encouraged to upload their own pics to better show the performance of the Mini AV2HDMI Video Adapter. And lots more real time pics with the reviews listed below.
On October 7th, 2020 the YouTube channel "Assembly Lines Podcast" posted a review of hardware they were sent. They did some good demos of games and the built in sound of the 12-inch Display. And also some good demos of both the HDMI Adapter and the 12-inch LCD Display in real time and with several text and video modes.
On September 17th, 2020 the YouTube channel "Joe's Computer Museum" posted a review of hardware they were sent. They also show some good screen pics of test programs and how to connect the basic cables.
On September 14th, 2020 the YouTube channel "Jav Master" posted a review of hardware they were sent. They show some good screen pics of programs and how to connect cables.