Best HDMI Adapters in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update September 16, 2018
As technology marches on, devices get more and more sophisticated and one day you may find out that an HDMI cable you have doesn't fit new gadgets anymore. That is exactly when an HDMI adapter will come in handy. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Type
Connector material
Supported formats
Length
Warranty
 
PROS

The 3.5-mm jack is 60 cm tall, making it easier to connect to laptops that have an earphone jack and the VGA port on different sides.

CONS

The 3.5-mm jack can only transfer sound in stereo.

OUR VERDICT

The connectors that convert analog signals to digital ones usually cost a lot and transfer the signal very poorly. But not with this model. While being available at a rather low price, it can output images in a range of resolutions up to Full HD. 

detailed parameters
Type

VGA (male) and 3.5-mm jack (male) to HDMI (female)

Connector material

Metal

Supported formats

Supports up to 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) resolution

Mono/Stereo sound

Length

VGA: ~0.15 m

3.5-mm jack and USB cable: ~0.6 m

Warranty

1.5 years

PROS

The built-in converter can transfer 4k Ultra HD images with absolutely no loss in quality, which is especially great when watching movies or videos on YouTube.

CONS

The casing material is not too great.

OUR VERDICT

Modern phones and tablets are all being equipped with the 3.1 USB-C port that can transfer data at up to 10 Gbps. With this converter, you'll also be able to use this wonderful port to deliver images to a big screen.

detailed parameters
Type

USB 3.1 Type C (male) to HDMI (female)

Connector material

24K gold-plated metal

Supported formats

Supports up to 4k Ultra HD (3840 x2160) resolution

Uncompressed/compressed audio

Length

~0.15 m

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The DisplayPort connector has a special release-button which stops the cable from being unplugged by accident. This is a vital feature for any important work presentations.

CONS

Incompatible with some Sony devices.

OUR VERDICT

Some producers only offer DisplayPort to transfer images, making connection to projectors and LED TVs difficult. And that is exactly why you'll find Benfei invaluable.

detailed parameters
Type

DisplayPort (male) to HDMI (female)

Connector material

24K gold-plated metal

Supported formats

Supports up to 1920 x 1200 (Full HD) resolution

Uncompressed/compressed audio

Length

0.15 m

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The device has a 3.5-mm jack with which you can transfer audio not only to your TV via HDMI but also to a home entertainment or an acoustics system.

CONS

Will take up one of the two USB ports on the console.

OUR VERDICT

Don't want to spend a ton of money on a brand-name AV-cable for Sony PlayStation 2 but still want to enjoy the games? Then buy this converter and hook up the console via HDMI for some nostalgic moments.

detailed parameters
Type

PS2 AV OUT (male) to HDMI (female) and 3.5-mm jack (female)

Connector material

Metal

Supported formats

Supports up to 720 x 576 resolution

Uncompressed/compressed audio

Length

~5 x 2.5 cm

USB cable: ~0.6 m

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The special contact design lets you easily use the device both ways: from DVI to HDMI and as a HDMI to DVI adapter.

CONS

Rather wide, might get in the way of other cables.

OUR VERDICT

Many new video cards have no HDMI port so you might need this converter to connect the system unit to a monitor or TV. Comes in a pack of two.

detailed parameters
Type

DVI (male) to HDMI (female)

Connector material

24K gold-plated metal

Supported formats

Supports up to 1920 x 1200 (Full HD) resolution

Length

~4 x 3 cm

Warranty

1 year

Topop GDTPCL031AB-FRAA1

High-Quality Data Transfer from VGA

Looking to find the easiest way to connect your laptop to your TV with the best possible picture and sound quality? Well, let us present to you an amazing solution - the Topop GDTPCL031AB-FRAA1, an HDMI to VGA adapter that will let you do all that and more. It’s a monodirectional cord that will help you hook up your PC, laptop, projector, or any other appliances to your television set without using any additional accessories.

The cable has sturdy metal connectors of the highest quality that keep it rooted firmly in the port. The 0.15-m VGA cord can work with both mono and stereo audio so you have two options to choose from. The video signal will be routed with no loss in quality and the images will be clear, crisp, and uncompressed in Full HD.

The Topop GDTPCL031AB-FRAA1 also comes with a 3.5-mm jack, which can be used to send audio to a different device like a sound system. The cord is 60 cm long, which allows connecting even to laptops with a VGA port and an earphone jack located on different sides. The jack will transfer sound in stereo only, ensuring that the quality isn’t hampered by anything and the audio isn’t compressed.

All of these features make this HDMI adapter a universal solution and the best pick for those who need a quick and convenient way to connect their gadgets to television or computer screens for carrying out all sorts of presentations.

Review of Topop GDTPCL031AB-FRAA1 VGA To HDMI Adapter

 

VicTsing YP-125

Connect Your MacBook to a Huge TV

Have to hold a presentation at work or want to show your family some photos from your MacBook when you get together over a dinner? No matter the purpose, you'll benefit from having the VicTsing YP-125 HDMI adapter because it's one of the best ways out there for connecting big screens to electronic devices fitted with a USB-C port, including Apple gadgets. No need for expensive brand name converters, this little cable will let you enjoy the top-notch image quality keeping your wallet happy.

The built-in converter on this model transfers 4k Ultra HD images without compressing them or diminishing quality, so you can even use it to watch films in 1080p or put on a Youtube video.

The 0.15-m cable might not look like much and, as it utilises the modern 3.1 USB-C technology, its appearance is not to be believed. It’s actually a highly powerful data transfer tool that can work at up to 10 Gbps, a ridiculously high speed. Choose the VicTsing YP-125 and you’ll never have awkward pauses in your work presentation due to some lagging or glitches.

The 24K gold-plated metal connectors keep the signal steady and prevent the cord from being disconnected, even though its casing doesn't look very strong. The VicTsing YP-125 is a very well-made USB C to HDMI adapter that will save you from the headache of connecting your MacBook to any other devices.

Review of VicTsing YP-125 USB Type C to HDMI Adapter

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Benfei 000095black

Protects Your Connection, Offers HD Video

Ever had somebody trip over a cable, ripping it out of your devices, and hampering whatever you were doing? Even if that hasn’t happened to you, this is an issue that can really ruin a serious work presentation or damage expensive equipment. The best way to avoid such situations is to get the Benfei 000095black, a DisplayPort to HDMI adapter that has some nifty safety features.

The connectors on this model are made of 24K gold-plated metal, one of the most sturdy and reliable materials. Yet, this isn't the only advantage of this model. Another feature that adds to the safety of the cord is a special release-button which keeps it from being unplugged or ripped out from the system if someone pulls it hard. This small button can save you from multiple repairs as well as the necessity to restore the data lost in the result of incorrect cord extraction.

With the Benfei 000095black adapter, you can transfer videos at up to 1920 x 1200 with uncompressed audio. This means you can view photos in high detail and hear the sound as clear as it would sound from the original source. This 0.15-m adapter can be used with many laptops, PCs, monitors etc, though it does seem to be incompatible with a small range of Sony products as they use a different technology.

Overall, this is a pretty solid choice for transferring both audio and video content from the computer to any screen that has the required port. With up-to-date protection protocols, you can watch new films on Blu-ray and view encrypted data without any extra programs installed. Definitely the best one for film aficionados and those that work with sensitive information.

Review of Benfei 000095black Displayport to HDMI Adapter

 

mondpalast PS2-HDMI

Back to Your Youth with This PS2 Adapter

Do you feel nostalgic when you think about your childhood? Want to relive those weekends when you had no burden of responsibilities and could settle in for a timeless game classic or two? If so, then get this mondpalast PS2-HDMI, flick the dust off your Playsyation 2, and let yourself immerse into some fun enjoying your games anew in the HD quality with no extra converters or cords required.

Don’t miss an opportunity to use a 3.5-mm jack to stream your favourite and long forgotten soundtracks to new speakers and sound system. You will hear them sound fresh thanks to the uncompressed audio.

The converter will take a single port on the console and transfer video in 720 x 572, which while not the highest is still quite a good resolution given the price tag of the adapter. The 0.6-m cable is long enough to position the console so that it doesn't interfere with other devices and can reach a TV even if it's mounted on a wall.

So even though the mondaplast PS2-HDMI won't let you watch video in the highest resolution possible, considering the features it offers, it does have some indisputable pros. You will be able to relive those familiar levels again playing as Spyro, Crash, and other heroes from the old days, enjoying the crisp and clear sounds playing in the background. And if your kid shows off the desire to compete with you, hook up a second controller via a USB hub.

Review of mondpalast PS2-HDMI PS2 to HDMI Adapter

 

Rankie R1190

Unique Bi-Directional DVI to HDMI Converter

As technology has progressed, DVI and HDMI have become two main ports for visual data transfer that come included in most models of televisions and monitors available for sale today. However, that technological advancement has also left many people stuck with one port on their laptop or PC and the other on their television set or extra LCD monitor. If you’re one of the unfortunate many, the Rankie R1190 DVI to HDMI adapter for TV and monitors is the answer to your plight.

This is one of a few devices of this kind that works in both directions. The contacts are designed specifically to enable data transfers from DVI to HDMI and vice versa. That way you can connect devices regardless of which port they happen to have. You even get a two pack, so you can link up several appliances at once. This is quite a useful feature, for some video cards only have DVI ports and may require this converter to be plugged in at all times.

The Rankie R1190 is a very sturdy gadget with 24K gold-plated metal connectors providing signal stability at all times. The model is a bit wide so it’s best to make sure that you have enough space to connect any other cables. And if you have, do not delay your decision to buy this HDMI adapter, especially given that you will get a pack of two.

Review of Rankie R1190 DVI to HDMI Adapter

 

What Is an HDMI Adapter?

A lot of the newer tech devices come with a variety of ports that can be connected to transfer data, images, and sound. However, many of them omit HDMI ports, which can be crucial if you want to display something on your TV or monitor. The easiest way to solve this problem is to get an adapter. They come in many different variations that can help you link up to gadgets with VGA, USB-C, DisplayPort, MiniDisplayPort, DVI, USB, and any other ports. With these nifty little devices, you don’t need to spend a lot of time setting up a work presentation or trying to get photos from your iPhone to show up on your home TV set.

Adapters are usually small and can help you connect cables at an angle so you can put the device right up against the corners or flat surfaces. This adds a lot of freedom to the way you can position your furniture while allowing you to mount your TV on a wall.

After you browse your adapters, you might want to get some extra accessories. For example, if you want to really impress people with your vacation photos or watch movies in high contrast with beautiful colours, get a monitor for photographers, which provides unrivalled quality. And if you often make presentations and use all sorts of gadgets for that, get yourself a power bank that will let you keep your electronics charged.

Sources:

1. HDMI, Wikipedia.

2. The HDMI Advantage, HDMI.org.

3. Geoffrey Morrison HDMI 2.0: What you need to know, CNET. September 16, 2013.

4. Connect your PC to your TV through HDMI (and More), HP Communities. June 5, 2012.

5. How HDMI Works, HowStuffWorks.

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Publish Date: 2018-02-19 15:03:09