Atlona released the AT-HDPiX USB to HDMI adapter which essentially adds HDMI video output to any computer via USB. This is pretty tremendous since you can now output video from any PC that didn’t have a HDMI-out to a HDMI-equipped HDTV at a maximum resolution of 1600×1200 (720p). Audio is transferred from the PC to the adapter via the 3.5mm stereo jack. The adapter then embeds the audio with the video and transfers the signal over a single HDMI cable.

Full press release:

Atlona Technologies, a solution based manufacturer of Audio Video accessories releases a Universal HDMI adaptor capable of adding an HD Audio Video output to any computer via USB.

San Jose, CA – Atlona Technologies, a solutions base connectivity manufacturer, has just released its all new USB to HDMI adapter, the AT-HDPiX. This new solution is designed to add a HDMI port to any computer, Mac or PC. The HDPiX has limitless applications in both consumer and commercial environments. From digital signage to home theater, the HDPiX provides a simple solution for viewing content from a computer on any HDTV at a maximum resolution of 1600×1200 or 720P. The device features a small form factor, which allows it to hide behind computers or displays.

Because the unit takes audio from the 3.5mm stereo jack from the computer, rather than through USB connection, the entire 34 Mbps bandwidth of the computers USB connection can be used to transfer HD video. This ensures high quality video playback without dropping frames during high motion video such as sports, or video games. Audio from the computer is embedded with the video and transferred to an HDTV over a single HDMI cable.

The HDPiX is will start shipping before Christmas with a MSRP of $179.

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