Video Converters

Video converters are a piece of hardware used to transfer video, and sometimes audio, from a host computer to a desired display. They translate one type of video signal to another, enabling users to connect legacy devices with newer ones.

What is a video converter used for?

These adapters are used to display video on a separate display output. Typically, converters are extremely useful for connecting predecessor equipment to modern outputs, for example: connecting a VHS player to an HDTV. This is a popular cost-effective and waste reducing initiative because it lessens the need to upgrade older, but perfectly functionable, hardware.

How do you use a video converter?

Using these video adaptors are easy and usually require no software downloads to work. Simply plug the input end of the cable into the correct port of the host laptop and the output end in the corresponding port of the display (e.g. a projector), and the wire performs the signal translation independently.

What types of video converters are available?


There are numerous combinations of video adaptors, but the types of connection can mostly be split into two categories: analogue and digital. They differ in the way they transfer data and so a converter is necessary to translate the signal.


Most commonly used analogue connections include:


  • S-Video

  • VGA

  • RCA

  • BNC

Most mainstream digital connections include:


  • HDMI

  • HDMI Mini

  • HDMI Micro

  • DisplayPort

  • DVI-D

Some cables can receive both signals like an M1 connection or DVI-I.

Typically, digital connection will transfer better quality video. If converting analogue to digital, some adaptors enhance the analogue picture/signal through the conversion process.

RS Components feature a generous range of video converters, supplied by leading brands such as StarTech, Roline, and of course our trusted own brand RS Pro.


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RS Stock No. 489-377
BrandRS PRO
£5.44
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RS Stock No. 741-2728
Mfr. Part No.VGA-FRL-50M
BrandRS PRO
£138.70
1 Reel of 50 Metre(s)
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RS Stock No. 741-2725
Mfr. Part No.VGA-FRL-30M
BrandRS PRO
£96.14
1 Reel of 30 Metre(s)
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RS Stock No. 822-3217
Mfr. Part No.74320-1004
BrandMolex
£3.77
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RS Stock No. 443-9626
Mfr. Part No.11.04.5430-20
BrandRoline
£15.54
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RS Stock No. 443-9632
Mfr. Part No.11.04.5420-25
BrandRoline
£14.56
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RS Stock No. 822-3490
Mfr. Part No.88768-5200
BrandMolex
£32.63
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RS Stock No. 443-9531
Mfr. Part No.11.04.5450-10
BrandRoline
£23.12
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RS Stock No. 777-542
Mfr. Part No.11.01.4518-50
BrandRoline
£5.00
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RS Stock No. 213-3232
Mfr. Part No.USB32DVCAPRO
£259.64
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DVI USB 1 1920 x 1080 -
RS Stock No. 177-8817
Mfr. Part No.MDPVGDVHD4K
£61.15
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Mini DisplayPort DVI, HDMI, VGA 3 1920 x 1200 (Analog), 3840 x 2160 (Digital) 110mm
RS Stock No. 177-8818
Mfr. Part No.MSTMDP123DP
£111.30
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Mini DisplayPort DisplayPort 3 4K 190mm
RS Stock No. 177-8778
Mfr. Part No.MDP2VGA
£28.11
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Mini DisplayPort VGA 1 1920 x 1200 102mm
RS Stock No. 177-8743
Mfr. Part No.VGA2VID
£118.16
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VGA Composite, S-Video 2 640 x 480 100mm
RS Stock No. 177-8829
Mfr. Part No.HD2VGAMM6
£40.91
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HDMI VGA 1 1920 x 1200 1.829m
RS Stock No. 177-8808
Mfr. Part No.MDP2DVIMM10B
£28.75
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Mini DisplayPort DVI 1 1920 x 1200 3m
RS Stock No. 177-8819
Mfr. Part No.MSTMDP123HD
£132.39
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Mini DisplayPort HDMI 3 3840 x 2160 114mm
RS Stock No. 177-8779
Mfr. Part No.DP2HDMM3MB
£29.21
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DisplayPort HDMI 1 4K x 2K 3m
RS Stock No. 177-8744
Mfr. Part No.HDMI2DP
£107.68
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HDMI DisplayPort 1 1920 x 1200 82mm
RS Stock No. 177-8830
Mfr. Part No.HD2DP
£58.34
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HDMI DisplayPort 1 3840 x 2160 255mm