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iSimple ISHD01 MediaLinx

HDMI to composite RCA A/V adapter cable

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Overview

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Ever wanted to connect your smartphone or tablet to an older overhead or headrest video monitor in your vehicle? Thankfully, iSimple now offers the ISHD01 MediaLinx adapter, which lets you connect your device directly into those red, white, and yellow RCA inputs on your legacy gear to get sound and video — making your backseat passengers much happier.

An audio/video problem-solver

Ever wanted to connect your smartphone or tablet to an older overhead or headrest video monitor in your vehicle? Thankfully, iSimple now offers the ISHD01 MediaLinx adapter, which lets you connect your device directly into those red, white, and yellow RCA inputs on your legacy gear to get sound and video — making your backseat passengers much happier.

You can use the ISHD01 adapter to connect smartphones and tablets to a monitor with only analog audio and video connections, which could make long road trips much more pleasurable. To connect your devices, here's what you need:

  • iPhone® users with the Lightning connector:  You'll need the Apple Lightning digital AV adapter and an HDMI cable to plug into the iSimple adapter.
  • Android™ users: You'll need a compatible MHL-to-HDMI cable for your phone, which plugs into the female HDMI connector on the ISHD01 adapter.

Note: The ISHD01 adapter is not recommended for home audio/video HDMI sources, such as DVD players, Blu-ray players, and video game consoles.

Product Highlights:

  • connects smartphones and tablets to monitors with RCA audio/video inputs
  • female HDMI to male composite RCA plugs
  • length: 4 feet
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • 50" HDMI to AV cable (w/ a female HDMI connector on one end and male composite video/stereo RCA connectors on other end)

This product really, really works. I was very skeptic to purchase but it is just what I needed.

Marvin, District Hts, MD

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iSimple ISHD01 MediaLinx Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(16 Reviews)

Something that works!

Marvin from District Hts, MD on 10/3/2018

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This product really, really works. I was very skeptic to purchase but it is just what I needed.

Pros: Does everything it was designed for.

Cons: None so far

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Crutchfield customer from Phoenix, AZ on 9/29/2018

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I was unable to use the iSimple because I misunderstood that the configuration was only one way. So Jason/jay helped me and I purchased a different converter device as recommended by Jason, one which does work to do due what was intended. But, the second part of my connection is still in limbo and I may have to come to Crutchfield for a higher quality CD/Mp3/wave multi disk player. Thanks for your help. Ed Blundon

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Crutchfield customer from Milford, CT on 1/10/2018

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Does what is supposed to do

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OLD is NEW AGAIN!!

DOUG from Delray Beach, FL on 1/7/2018

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Great way to connect your older analog equipment to the digital age.

Pros: Did just what I wanted

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from New York, NY on 12/10/2017

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easy to connect and did what it was supposed to do well.

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Crutchfield customer from Redlands, CA on 11/20/2017

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this product does what the description said

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robert from Palmyra, VA on 1/23/2017

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used it to use a fir stick to dvd recorder it worked great

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Crutchfield customer from Spring Hill, FL on 12/14/2016

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The pictures appear in great resolution. No problems like some people warned me about.

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Best thing since sliced bread.

Ryan from Ellendale, ND on 11/29/2016

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Does exactly what I needed it do. People complain about the quality but I don't see the problem. I use it to play videos from my cell phone to my head unit using an hdmi wifi dongle and I have no complaints about the quality. I've had it hooked up to my 40ish" tv and still no problems.

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Jbilla26 from Milwaukee, wi on 5/20/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This device works as simple as plug and play??. Just insert the hdmi male to the female end and press play on your connected device. It's so simple it's actually a relief. My setup is with an iPhone 6+ and my phone is mirrored onto my headunit in my vehicle. It also works on tvs with RCA connections. Be warned though you will not be viewing a digital signal(as if you didn't know already)

Pros: So easy it's almost criminal

Cons: None

Exactly what I needed

Kevin M from fresno, CA on 1/28/2016

Needed to mirror iPhone 6 to pioneer head unit, converting hdmi to rca. Use video input on unit, works great. You can charge iPhone by connecting the usb cable to the iPhone adapter which you will also need to purchase. I wasted money earlier, buying a similar product from the nerd place, direct from a different retailer.

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Amerallus from Harrisonburg,VA on 1/15/2016

Crutchfield was the only place in town I could find this cable to connect WiiU console to an older tv. Salesman was very helpful , checking to be sure it was compatible. Price was a little higher than I'd had expected. But it solved the problem so my grandsons got to play their game!

Pros: Easily connected, works as promised

Cons: Little higher prices than expected, but no one else had anything like it.

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Bob F. from Hawaii on 12/6/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The MediaLinx adapter does just what it says it will. It was easy to hook up and the basic hook up diagram is on the back of the box. And the box is correct in saying that no programing is needed for the converter itself. But the biggest challenge was in figuring out the correct settings on the Pioneer tuner. Also I had to buy a Microbypass parking brake safety bypass so I could view the screen while driving as opposed to having to stop and apply the emergency brake any time I wanted to view the navigation on screen. The best screen fill is accomplished by laying the cell phone down so it displays in landscape format. The need for this item was inspired by the desire to display navigation on the in dash video capable tuner. I have a converter that takes MHL from my cell phone and converts it to HDMI but I needed the iSimple ISHD01 MediaLinx adapter to be able to get the video and audio into my vehicle's Pioneer video receiver's RCA jacks so I could display the navigation in the dash instead of chasing my cell phone around the interior of the vehicle. Ultimately, when all is hooked up, figured out and used, it works really well and is much less expensive than buying and installing new receiver. Good job people!

Pros: Easy to plug in, no programing of the converter, works well, much cheaper than a new tuner.

Cons: None for the converter itself, only for the figuring out of the correct settings on the other equipment that it is hooked to.

Function as it should

Regular Customer from Maryland on 9/2/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It's a simple HDMI to RCA A/V cord. Since it's an analog, it doesn't make it HDMI quality, it just make it simple to connect newer technologies which are HDMI standard.

Pros: It functions as described.

Cons: It doesn't upscale the quality.

Did not work

Disappointed from Texas on 8/23/2015

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I was excited, I was pumped, then I hooked it up and it didn't work. Trashed it! Simple as that. I had to buy a converter box. 1 star rating because it won't allow me to give it a ZERO star rating.

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samsung note-4 to pioneer 5700 BHS

ldwhitt from Missouri on 7/6/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The isimple media linx was the ultimate bridge to my media enjoyment from my samsung galaxy note -4 to my pioneer 5700-bhs head unit

Pros: Easy as pie for hook up

Cons: None so far

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Features

HDMI-to-AV Cable: The iSimple MediaLinx (ISHD01) cable converts an HDMI digital audio/video signal to analog composite video and stereo RCA audio. It will play video from your smartphone or tablet on nearly any screen. The iSimple MediaLinx (ISHD01) cable features a female HDMI input connector on one end and a male composite video output connector, plus male stereo RCA output connectors on the other end.

  • Apple iOS Device Connectivity: Apple Lightning iOS devices will require Apple's Lighting digital AV adapter and an HDMI cable (sold separately).
  • Android/MHL Connectivity: Android smartphone/tablets will require a compatible MHL-to-HDMI cable. The Samsung Galaxy S3 and newer, as well as Galaxy Note II and newer will require an additional 3rd party MHL microUSB 5-pin to 11-pin adapter (sold separately).
Note: Not recommended for home audio/video HDMI sources - like DVD, Blu-ray, and Game Consoles.

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