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Monoprice VGA to RCA

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  • This converter box will convert a VGA computer display signal into a composite (Yellow RCA) and/or S-video TV display signal
  • It even has a VGA pass through so that you can keep your computer monitor connected while sending a signal to the TV
  • All outputs are driven simultaneously
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  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 6.1 x 2.7 inches ; 0.3 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001CJOLBW
  • Item model number: 104724
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (593 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,771 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 2, 2001
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This converter box will convert a VGA computer display signal into a composite (Yellow RCA) and/or S-video TV display signal. It even has a VGA pass through so that you can keep your computer monitor connected while sending a signal to the TV. All outputs are driven simultaneously. It's simple to use. It has fine tuning controls to adjust the picture to your preference. It draws power from an available USB port using a supplied USB power cable. Video cables are also included. Box contains:. User manual. 4ft s-video cable. 4 ft. composite (yellow RCA) cable. USB to power cable. 4ft SVGA/VGA cable

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G. Fastabend
I bought it to watch movies and stream videos on my tv and for my needs it now works great with high quality vga cables and rca cables.
Huevon_Hawkes
The box was easy to install and use, the menu buttons took little time to figure out.
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214 of 217 people found the following review helpful By J. Black on March 3, 2010
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Works great right out of the box. Works great for watching Hulu and other streaming video sources. Picture looks just like its from a cable box or dvd player.

As someone else noted, you'll have to make sure to switch from PAL to NTSC if you're in North America (default is PAL). This is configured with dip switches.

I did not have to deal with the problem of the settings having to be readjusted after every use (that WOULD be annoying), because I didn't really have to adjust anything. Of course, the edge of the desktop was rolled off the edge of the screen on all four sides, but this is because of the nature of old-fashioned SD CRT televisions: they are actually designed to cut off some of the picture so that there is no "wasted" space. If I wanted to, I could have probably fiddled with the "zoom" and positioning controls, but for what I wanted to use it for: watching streaming video (primarily old tv shows) off the web full-screen, that was unnecessary. The edge-to-edge effect with the tv cutting a bit off the edges is how we have watched tv for decades.

I am running mine through a Philips HDD DVD recorder, simply because that was the device that had convenient A/V jacks on the front in my rack. Probably it helps with some of the signal processing as well.

It is important for buyers to have correct expectations with this device, however: you should not expect crisp PC-monitor-like graphics and easily readable text fonts. Your old-style CRT television is simply not capable of producing a high-res image and was never designed to display computer output. Likewise if you use an LCD with this device it will be the same because the composite and S-Video inputs on even an LCD tv are designed to accept and display a signal of CRT-tv quality.
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129 of 138 people found the following review helpful By David Glenn Lawson on March 28, 2009
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The converter box has one input (VGA) and three outputs (VGA, TV, S-Video). It it powered off a USB port.

The pros are that it is small and works quite well for video. I tried it with three different pcs and the quality of the video input will determine what you get out of it.

Cons include the quality of text output to the screen and the use of a USB port for power. If you use large fonts and icons, a lower resolution setting (800x600) and a quality video card you can read text well enough to surf the web (but you will have to use scroll bars at that low resolution) - I am using an older 36" Toshiba (pre-HD)

I am overall pleased with my purchase. I would recommend it for the price.
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85 of 94 people found the following review helpful By J. Chris Campbell on December 26, 2009
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The device came set to PAL, but once I switched it to NTSC it was easy to configure.

The size and position for horizontal and vertical are easy to set, but the device forgets my settings every time I turn it off. Since I am powering the device from the computer's USB port instead of using a separate power supply, this happens every time I turn the computer off.

Since the device sits behind my computer and TV, I find it easier to live with only being able to see the top 60% of my lower panel (GNOME) or task-bar (Windows) than it is to re-configure the device every time I turn on my computer.

My TV is about 37 inches and not high definition (free at the dumpster when my neighbors got a HD flat-screen :-) ). I find that text is too fuzzy to read without large fonts for the OS when I use 1024x768, so I keep my computer set to 800x600.

A word of advice, do not let your computer automatically adjust your display size because it will automatically detect 1152x864 which is an unsupported resolution. At this resolution, my TV flickers and there is double-image with most text un-readable. Depending on your OS, this may or may not be possible to prevent, and it can be very difficult to override since the screen is garbled when you try to change the settings (especially if you don't know the keyboard commands for your OS).
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Shannon on September 17, 2010
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I ordered this product because I wanted to hook up my netbook running Windows XP (with a small display) to my TV in order to watch streaming video, such as Netflix, on a decent-sized display.

As with any type of conversion from PC to TV, things such as text will be nearly impossible to read, but video (including subtitles or text in the video itself) looks great. I can't really tell a difference between this setup and cable TV.

Product works as advertised and comes with all cables needed to hook up to an RCA input or an S-Video input. Note that there is no audio hookup on the unit. This was not a problem for me, as I hooked up a 3.5mm-to-RCA cable (such as this: http://www.amazon.com/RiteAV-3-5mm-Stereo-Male-Cable/dp/B000V0G2C4/ref=pd_cp_e_2) from the headphone jack on my laptop to the same input on my TV as the converter is hooked to (i.e. converter connects laptop to Video 2 video inputs on TV and audio cable connects from headphone jack on laptop to Video 2 audio input). This allows the audio to play (and control volume) through my TV.

I set mine up so that the converter signal acts as a secondary monitor (this is an option in my display settings). This way, I can keep my PC monitor at the higher resolution I like (1366 by 768), and the secondary display has the lower resolution (1024 by 768) in order to make the converter's signal show up. I have a separate browser window on the secondary display (TV), so I can surf or work using my laptop display and the video plays on the TV. When I need to read the text in the browser window in order to change videos, I just drag that browser window back onto my main display (where I can actually read the text), find and start the video, then drag it back on my secondary display (or just squint a lot!).
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