Use Apple AirPlay® Mirroring with a VGA Projector

Kanex ATV Pro allows a VGA projector to use Apple AirPlay mirroring from an iPad to Apple TV, thus eliminating the need to upgrade to expensive HDMI projection equipment. ATV Pro enhances presentation and educational iLearning experiences by bridging the gap between current equipment and modernization.

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Power Plug Free and Audio Included

No need for external power or heavy adapters. ATV Pro draws power directly from your Apple TV so you can just plug and play. ATV Pro also has a built-in 3.5mm audio jack so you can play movies and music during your presentation.
ATVPro Power Free and Audio

Education Technology in Your Hands

Classrooms will have no limits. Educators have the ability to keep audiences engaged and connected for today’s iLearning experience. Thousands of apps can easily be mirrored from an iPad and displayed while allowing the freedom to move around while presenting.
divider " As districts and schools look to technology modernization projects over the next few years, ATV Pro can help facilitate the jump into iLearning, creating streamlined environments and optimal classroom opportunities for teachers and students, alike. ATV Pro can be key in helping schools create the demand for iLearning experiences from K-12."
- Chris Coffelt
Director of Technology
Mill Valley school District, CA

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A panel of industry experts and the editors of CE Pro chose ATV Pro to join an exclusive group of products deemed the most noteworthy of 2012. Read More...

divider " It was very tough for the judging panel this year, as evidenced by the several'ties' in certain categories. In the end, 37 winning products will be receiving a BEST Award for 2012."
says Jason Knott, editor-in-chief.

ATV Pro + Roku

ATV PRO is an HDMI to VGA adapter. It’ll connect any of the new Roku media players via HDMI to a TV or monitor that has VGA. You can also connect external speakers to get high quality audio. There is no external power adapters needed to power the ATV PRO for it is bus powered, giving you more flexibility to connect in your entertainment center. Once connected, you can use Roku as it was intended– to give you all that great Internet video and music content from over the Internet. Do know that you do need a wired or wireless network at home to enable the streaming of the content over the internet.

ATV Pro with Roku will not enable you to mirror your iPad content to your TV, however Roku does offer an IOS and Android app so you can stream music and photos to your TV from your mobile devices.
ATV Pro and Roku

Case Study

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What's Included:

Kanex ATV Pro

Technical Specifications:

Input video signal:HD source
Output video signal:VGA
Audio Output:3.5-mm stereo mini-jack
Resolutions supported:480i/576i/480p/576i/720p/720i/1080i/1080p
Vertical Frequency Range:50/ 60Hz
Cable length:2.75 in (70 mm)


Apple TV® (2nd or later)

1. AirPlay requires an Apple TV (2nd generation or later) with an iOS device running iOS 4.3 or later or a Mac with iTunes 10.2 or later. Some features require the latest software.

2. Peer-to-peer AirPlay requires a Mac (2012 or later) with OS X Yosemite or an iOS device (late 2012 or later) with iOS 8; and an Apple TV (3rd generation rev A, model A1469 or later) with Apple TV software 7.0 or later.

3. AirPlay Mirroring is available with iPhone 4s or later; iPad 2 or later; iPad mini; iPod touch (5th generation); and iMac (Mid 2011 or newer), Mac mini (Mid 2011 or newer), MacBook Air (Mid 2011 or newer), MacBook Pro (Early 2011 or newer), and Mac Pro (Late 2013) with OS X Mountain Lion or later.

FAQ (45)

Will this work with the original ipad?
Great question! Yes, it will work in terms of streaming your movies, photos or music but it will not Mirror your iPad, since iPad mirroring works with the later models and iPhone 4S.

Do I need a wifi connection for this to work?
AirPlay Mirroring requires Apple TV and iOS device to be on the same network. If you have the new iPad 3rd generation or iPhone 4S it has a personal hotspot that Apple TV can join which will form a network of the 2 devices.

How do you choose (or what determines the VGA output resolution?
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Great question. The VGA output resolutions are displayed using EDID (Extended Display Identification Data) through internally stored resolutions from either the VGA display parameters or through the adapters internal memory of resolutions.

Does this work with the new AppleTV generation 3. I have an existing adapter that works with my Apple TV gen 2, but not with the new gen 3, so I am looking for one that works.
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Yes it has been tested to work with Apple TV 3rd Generation, 2nd Generation even the original Apple TV from 2006

Does it work directly with backberry playbook?Thanks
Yes it does. You'll need an micro hdmi adapter though

Will you need a wired connection from the Kanex ATV Pro to the iPad to get sound through the device or a wired connection with the Stereo Mini jack to a local sound source?
No. You only need a wired connection from your Apple TV to the VGA projector using our ATV Pro. That's it! Once that is connected, you can stream, mirror your content from iPad wirelessly around the class-room or conference room. The stereo mini-jack connects to the VGA projector for audio.

Does it work with a "normal" PAL-TV with VGA-in Port? Do i need any other accessories? Are there any restrictions?
Yes, it will automatically recognize the video system (PAL or NTSC) based on your TV. You don't need any additional accessories except a longer VGA cable and 3.5mm stereo audio cable for sound.

I have connected my apple tv via HDMI to my 4:3 smartboard and have been disappointed by how small the picture is - after changing all kinds of resolution settings on both the apple tv and the SMARTboard I am still faced with a tiny 16:9 screen that is mirroring my iPad 2. Will this attachment possibly correct the resolution problem since it will be displaying via VGA (which works great when directly connected to the iPad 2 instead of airplay via the apple tv)? Thanks for your help! If this
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Apple TV max resolution out for AirPlay mirroring is 720p (1280x720 pixels). No matter if the output port is HDMI or VGA this is the max from the source Apple TV

Will this product go backwards, VGA to HDMI? It doesn't need to up convert, but just output.

Will the ATV Pro work with the new Apple TV at HDMI output resolution of 1080p?
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Can this be used to ONLY play audio through speakers via the 3.5mm connection? more specifically, can this be used with airplay to play music through speakers connected through the 3.5mm mini-jack without using any VGA input whatsoever?
The answer is yes. You can easily connect the ATV Pro to your stereo or 2-channel speakers from the TV, disconnect the VGA output and still get audio from your iTunes collection and other Airplay related music sources. But keep in mind, you need Apple TV there to work the magic.

We're looking for an inexpensive way to add HDMI inputs to our existing analog projection system, but we have to have a specific resolution (1024x768). Can the internal EDID tables of this device be customized?
Yes, the internal EDID tables includes 1024x768 resolution and lower res up to 640x480 or 800x600. The internal tables cannot be customized since the converter works on Auto EDID mode, however – you can customize Apple TV resolution by going under general/ audio –video settings/ tv resolutions.

How does the ATV Pro handle multiple iPads in the classroom? How is the signal handed off from one iPad to another?
Great question, yes it does handle multiple iPads in the classrooms, to be precise - you can handle one signal at a time from Airplay devices and pass it on to another iPad as long as they are connected to the same network. As a tip: you can also set up a password/ lock for every ipads so they can log in to the Apple TV once their password is entered. Let us know if you have any other questions. Thanks
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Not sure that my question is answered in the FAQ - I tried the ATV Pro this week at a conference, and the Apple TV showed just fine in 4:3 - but when I switched on mirroring, the screen went square, and the iPad screen was scrunched up. Is there a fix for this issue, or is this a function of HDMI to VGA? Thanks.
It will re-size the output based on your screen resolution. Apple TV supports 800x600, 1024x768, 720p and 1080p. Depending on the display, you can watch full widescreen TV when streaming Netflix or Itunes content but in mirror mode you screen when in Vertical mode will compress itself, smaller than 4:3 due to Airplay Restriction. On a second note, try going under projector settings and change your screen size (Horizontal& Vertical) this may help the overall size when mirroring.

Once connected, can the optical out of the AppleTV still be used to play out 5.1 streams or does the audio strictly now come out of the 3.5mm jack in stereo?
Yes, absolutely - you can use the optical out from the Apple TV to your AV receiver and still get 5.1 SS while connected to 3.5mm stereo which powers the 2-channlel audio from VGA projector speakers and you can mute or unmute, that's the beauty of it.

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Ratings (128)

  4.70 out of 5/ Based on128 reviews

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Reviewed by OR, Distrito Federal Mexico, 7/16/2014
Device: Apple TV - Year: 2013

1. I am using ATV with my projector and it works amazingly . I really love it. 2. It works really smoothly and I have no problem with it and I will tell other people about this product . 3. I have nothing negative to say about the product I am really satisfied with it . I am so happy that I can use Apple TV with my projector with ATV:) Thank you 4. Thank you again it's a great product and I am really enjoying it . Having a VGA projector is not the worst thing when you have ATV you are back in business . Alikarim@live.ca this is my email if there is a way I can help promote this product let me know thank you
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Reviewed by AK, Surrey Canada, 7/12/2014
Device: Apple TV - Year: 2014

Unfortunately, this device has not yet arrived. It has been a long time now& would appreciate either my money back or a new one sent please.

Reviewed by DB, Port Macquarie Australia, 6/26/2014
Device: Others - Year:

Best solution if you wish to use your Apple TV with an LCD monitor or projector without HDMI interface.

Reviewed by NJ, Petaling Jaya SELANGOR Malaysia, 5/31/2014
Device: Apple TV - Year: 2014/5

I made a match from my ITV to the Beamer. IT works well.

Reviewed by HB, Lommel Belgium, 4/14/2014
Device: Apple TV - Year: 2012

We are using this product with VGA projectors and Apple TV~ we LOVE it! It works well and allows us to project our iPads using our older projection devices.

Reviewed by EE, Meadville PA United States, 1/27/2014
Device: Apple TV - Year: December 2013

Used it for wireless Commercial presentations. Works very well! Too bad that the screen size is cut in half, but I understand this is an issue with Apple TV, not the Kanex product

Reviewed by TB, Lisboa Portugal, 1/27/2014
Device: Apple TV - Year: 2014/01

We used this to connect an Apple TV to a projector that did not have an HDMI port. The adapter works great for our use! I love that I didn't have to replace projectors to allow our iPads to connect to projectors.

Reviewed by GF, Green Bay WI United States, 1/26/2014
Device: - Year:

It did not work in our school district and I found that I didn't really need it with my iPad.thank you anyway.please refund my account
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Reviewed by kj, Bellingham WA United States, 1/21/2014
Device: - Year:

1. in classrooms 2. easy to use 3. perfect picture and sound 4. build in bluetooth as a possibility for audio out. This would make it much more easier to install audio.

Reviewed by KS, Godby Åland Finland, 10/19/2013
Device: Apple TV - Year: 2013

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