Pengo 4K HDMI Video Pass-Through Grabber

Last updated: June 8, 2021

We looked at the top 4K UHD Video Pass Throughs and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best 4K UHD Video Pass Through you should buy.

Product Details

In our analysis of 11 expert reviews, the Pengo 4K HDMI Video Pass-Through Grabber placed 3rd when we looked at the top 5 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Supports 4K @ 60 fps 4:4:4 video pass-through HDMI output and captures 1080p60fps audio/video via USB 3.0 UVC, like XBox, PS4 (turn off HDCP), Switch, etc and connects to your USB 3.0 laptops and desktops. No driver needed but will require a third party capturing. DESIGNED IN TAIWAN. We do not support platforms that enables HDCP or plays copyright content such as SetTopBox, Netflix, Chromecast, Apple TV, BlueRay, DVD, etc etc. Will work if HDCP is turned off! OS SUPPORT: Windows 8 and above, Mac OS (10.13 and above) without driver via USB UVC. Driver needed for Windows 7 available on our website. Game capture made easy. Allowing you to capture your video while playing games at any OS. Supported softwares: OBS (more complicated set up process), XSplit, vMix, VLC, QuickTime, etc. Please make sure to read and set up carefully with third party softwares. Some might be more complicated than others. Easy set up guide available on our website. OUTPUT RESOLUTION: Up to 3840x2160p @ 60 Hz via HDMI. Up to 1080p @ 60 Hz via USB. Audio Input: HDMI, 16-bit PCM encoded audio at 32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 96kHz, and 192kHz sampling rates INPUT RESOLUTION: 640 x 480p, 60Hz / 1280 x 720p, 30Hz, 50Hz, 60Hz / 1920 x 1080p, 24Hz, 25Hz, 30Hz, 50Hz, 60Hz / 3840 x 2160p, 24Hz, 25Hz, 30Hz, 50Hz, 60Hz. Video Sampling: 4:4:4 format. Output Color Space: YUY2 (4:2:2), RGB (4:4:4) MJPG. We do not support 1080i or 720i. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: CPU: i5 Dual Core 2.8GHz or higher. RAM: 4GB or higher. OS: Windows (8 and above), Mac OS (10.13 and above). Includes a USB-A to USB-A Cable to conntect to your computer. HDMI Cable not included. USB 3.0 YUY2 is recommended over USB 2.0 as USB 2.0 has bandwidth restrictions and MJPEG is a compressed data.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Good value. Clean output. Mic in port and headphone monitoring port are useful. UVC device so plug and play in Windows.
Pass through at 4k. Plug and play design. Live streaming supported.
The small form factor is great for any environment. Compatible with multiple platforms, PC, console, mobile and camera feed. Affordable compared to other similar solutions.
- Play3r
As a 4K pass-through 1080p 60 FPS capture solution, the Pengo 4K HDMI Grabber works great. So long as you’re a creator who is familiar with OBS or other capture software, you should have no problems using this product as a compact capture and streaming device, without sacrificing your own enjoyment of 4K content on your own screen.

What reviewers didn't like

4K isn't 4K all through the device, just the passthrough to HDMI out. USB-A as output is just weird.
Expensive price range.
Audio settings can be a little fiddly. The POT player software didn’t work for my use case.
- Play3r
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