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5.0 out of 5 stars work if you know how., 13 May 2008
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This review is from: VGA TO TV RCA S-VIDEO ADAPTER CONVERTER CABLE LAPTOP PC (Electronics)
This adapter works great. I would have say to everyone here who wrote that it doesnt work, they have no idea what they are talking about. Its not a magic adapter. It does what it is designed to do. If you connected it to your computer and you didnt change your resolution and it doesnt work, then it is working exactly as it is designed to work. Most (about 95%) of CRT TVs only have a resolution of 640x480. If you tried to connect your laptop or PC to a TV and you have the resolution set higher than 640x480, it probably wont work. Even with a HD TV, you cant get a RES higher than that via SVIDEO or Composite video cable.
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Initial post: 14 Oct 2008 09:45:43 BDT
P. A. says:
Yes the comments made about settings are exactly correct. If you do not have the correct screen resolution you will not see a picture nor will your PC recognise that it is connected to your TV, Projector, or whatever output it is connected to!!!

However pic quality is excellent and sharp. You can buy alternative VGA to TV converter boxes but the quality is exactly the same and the price is much higher!!

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Feb 2009 09:41:00 GMT
T. Coleman says:
Actually I beg to differ. DVD has a native resolution of 720 x 576 pixels (PAL). This is displayed easily enough without problem or upscaling. If you are experiencing difficulties at resolutions over 640x480 then try removing the tick from display properties / advance - and allow it to show all resolutions allowed. You should then be able to increase the resolution and if your gfx card allows it, you will be able to have an external display runing at PAL DV. Otherwise a scan converter will help and remove any black borders that 640x480 will produce.

Posted on 11 Jul 2009 13:37:20 BDT
Hi. I am interested in EXTENDING my laptop screen (s video) to a normal computer monitor with 15pin VGA, would you recommend this to me? I have seen lots of reviews based on the extension to a tv monitor and not a computer, would this present any issues to me?

thanks for your time
Matias Sjöwall

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Aug 2009 23:49:31 BDT
Last edited by the author on 23 Aug 2009 23:50:12 BDT
R. Arthur says:
Post aimed at T.Coleman

You can get PAL Res at 720 x 576 Correct... and your normal average CRT Tv will run upto 720 x 576... How ever, if you can get a Computer to set at that resolution then you may be a genius... as every Graphic card will have a resolution from 640 x 480 then 800 x 600.... so therefore the original comment is correct... as you wont be able to set a resolution on any computer at 720 x 576... please correct me if i am wrong...

Any ways.. thought i would state the obvious... S Islam is correct... you need to set the Res to 640 x 480... (as it is very rare that a CRT t.v will support a res higher, some but on a rare occasion will support 600 x 800) to make yout TV output work.... unless you have a HD tv were the resolutions are different all together.
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