ClimaxDigital (VGA TO AV) (VGA TO Video/SVIDEO) (PC/Notebook To TV) Converter
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- Simultaneous display on VGA monitor and TV. Supported VGA Resolution: 640x480(60/72/75/85Hz),800x600(60/75Hz),1024x768(60/75Hz). Output: S-video (S-VHS) / VGA bypass / Composite (RCA)
- Supports Composite VIDEO, S-VIDEO, RGB. Power from PS/2 or USB port. • On Screen Display (OSD) operation status, zoom, size. • Independent horizontal size and vertical size adjustment. Pure hardware design, just Plug & Play No software or driver requirement, compatible with any operation system
- Suitchable NTSC, NTSC-EIAJ (for Japan), PAL, PAL-M, PAL-N, PAL-combination-N. Supports Position control, ZOOM & MENU button;MENU button supports HSIZE, VSIZE, BRIGHTNESS, CONTRAST, HUE,SATURATION, SHARPNESS and OSD9. BACKGROUND color adjustment
- Both PC and MAC machines supported.Easy to use, Plug and Play, No software or driver required
- Built-in 5v external AC power jet (only required if do not have enought USB power of your PC / Labtop)
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This PC to TV Signal Converter allows the VGA signal from PC convert it to high quality and excellent image quality displayed on TV screen. Easy to use, Plug and Play, No software or driver required, Auto switch PAL/NTSC. Huge application such as School/Classroom e-Education - present class notes or presentation your work from Laptop to TV screen, projector, DVD/VCD/GAME/VOD/KTV from PC and shown on big screen TV, Interactive network conference system, Video output to VCR recorder for software editing picture/power-point, business training and presentation etc. INPUT: 1.15-pin VGA analog RGB signal 2.Multiple input frequencies (1) 640x480 @ 60-85 Hz (2) 800x600 @60-75 Hz (3) 1024x768 @ 60-75 Hz OUTPUT: 1. S-video (S-VHS) 2. VGA bypass 3. Composite (RCA) APPLICATION: 1) School/classroom e-Education 2). DVD/VCD/GAME/VOD/KTV from PC and shown on big screen TV 3). Interactive network conference system 4). Video output to VCR recorder for software editing picture/power-point 5). Business training and presentation PACKAGE INCLUDE 1) AV cable x1 2) VGA cable x1 3) USB Power cable x 1 4)S-Video Cable 5)User manual x1 6)VGA to AV (PC to TV) Converter x1
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The box contains leads for every possible combination of input and output that the unit can handle which is very good. It's also powered from a USB port via the supplied cable removing the need for a heavy power adapter. This means the unit is very portable and with its leads will fit into the pocket of a laptop case without any problem.
The supplied manual is very brief, but functional. In use it the Converter was pretty much plug and play for me outputting my Samsung NC10 netbook to a Samsung 32" widescreen CRT TV. Connect the supplied VGA cable to the VGA out on your computer and to the VGA in on the Converter. Then choose the appropriate output for your TV and connect the cable. Finally, connect the USB power lead to a free port on the computer. After that just set your PC to output via VGA (usually one of the function keys on a laptop) and set the TV to the appropriate AV channel and there's your picture.
After a few tweaks of the settings on my netbook's graphics card I had a very acceptable picture on the TV. It was a bit blurry to be able to use for tasks like word processing, web surfing, etc, but for watching services like YouTube, BBC iPlayer, etc it was perfectly good - and that was the task I wanted this for.
The unit has some settings of its own if you want to play around with hue, brightness, sizing, etc. I tested with both AV out and S-Video and the picture was good. No more iPlayer on a 10" screen for me! For watching online streaming video this is a recommended product.
I right-clicked my desktop and tried changing the display settings. Ticking the "Extend my Windows desktop onto this computer" resulted in just my desktop/wallpaper picture being displayed on the TV screen (nothing else was displayed, no desktop icons, mouse pointer, or programs etc). So I unticked that option and tried using the function keys on my keyboard.
On my laptop there's an F5 key that shows two squares: one black, one blue. To use the F5 key I pressed and held down the Function button (shown as Fn on my keyboard) then pressed the F5 key. Pressing the F5 key more than once cycled my latop's monitor display through 3 settings: 1st Press) display the screen on laptop only; 2nd Press) display the screen on TV only; 3rd Press) display the screen on both the laptop and the TV. Success!
The colour of the image on my TV is much richer, although depending on the quality of the original image, the TV image can be very slightly blurred, but most definitely acceptable for watching films. The PC to TV setup is not really suitable for working eg typing/reading the text on the internet/Microsoft Word etc unless you significantly increase the zoom display within these programs (imagine trying to read slightly blurred font size 12 text on a sheet of paper 12 feet away).
The unit itself is very small (around the size of a basic mobile `phone) and the menu functions (brightness, size etc) are nice and simple to navigate and change. The unit's cables are long and enable me to position the laptop just over 12 feet away from the TV. The unit relays a video signal to the TV, but not audio, so you have to rely on your PC's speakers for sound (or look into getting additional/other units/cables that can relay the sound to your TV). I found the user manual unhelpful with trouble-shooting the display problem (the action I took above with the function keys wasn't mentioned). I'm no technical expert and got help by Google-ing the problem. I considered taking a point off my review score for that. If it wasn't for the help I found on the internet, I would have returned the product to the seller because it wouldn't have worked for me. Now that it's working, I'm happy with its quality.
Tip 1: if you can't see a DVD film that's playing through Windows Media Player on your TV, try cycling through the F5 function settings mentioned above until it gets to the "display the screen on TV only".
Tip 2: if you can't see a non-DVD file that's playing through Windows Media Player on your TV, try unticking the "Use Overlays" option under Tools, Options, Performance, Advanced, in Windows Media Player.
Tip 3: any other problems, try Google-ing to find the solution (like I did) before returning the unit as "not working". You shouldn't have to go through all that, especially if the user manual's trouble-shooting guide was more extensive, but it might save you returning a product that will actually work for you, with a tweak here and there. (Lucky you if it works straight out of the box!)
You must remember, as with your monitor, this is video only!!, you still need to cable up the sound as well, this product will not help you do that.
For Sound, you can get an adapter to convert the Stereo sound to composite and then use a standard Red/White/Yellow composite cable to Scart to connect to the TV. But if you want DTS sound, you will require different audio connections, subject to PC sound outputs and Surround Sound input.
This is a great video (yes video) conversion system, small and easy to use.
It would be nice to see Amazon lower the price to £20 like other retail outlets, I am sure they would sell more.
It is made and packaged well. It comes with all the cables you need (VGA cable, svideo, component video lead and USB cable with power plug to power it). The unit has six buttons along the side that let you move the picture up and down zoom in/out or go into a menu to change the size, contrast, brightness, hue, saturation, flick and sharpness and background of the menu - the default settings seemed to be the best but you can alter if it needs tweaking.
The picture is just as clear as I've seen from any other device or from laptops with svideo outputs so no complaints there - would be perfect for watching movies from the laptop on your TV.
Thanks for a great product ClimaxDigital!
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