Multi-Input VGA Box for DVD, PS2, PlayStation, Gamecube, XBOX, Dreamcast, Digital Camera / Camcorder and More
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- Converts the video and audio signals into your VGA monitor.
- Compatible with Playstation, PS2, XBOX, Gamecube, Nintendo 64 or Dreamcast
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It's much cheaper than most mini RCA to VGA converters. I was told to expect about $100, and that is what I found for most of them, which seemed absurd to me. I think you will agree that this is a much happier price. I can have my N64, Dreamcast, Cube, and DVD player all hooked up to the same box and switch between them all by pressing their respective buttons, which is much quicker than swapping out cords.
But all is not happy. The picture's quality is noticeably reduced. The color is a bit off, and it seems a bit blurred as well, but that might be because I'm used to play my N64 games from further away on a TV much larger than my monitor, which might have made the image look sharper. You definitely do not want to hook up your XBox 360 or PS3 through this thing. I mostly play old video games, and you have to accept that the graphics suck anyway, so no big deal for me. Interestingly, I have noticed more of a problem with with color in Zelda than in Perfect Dark, and more of a problem with blurriness in Perfect Dark than in Zelda.Read more ›
VERY convenient - rather than unplugging and plugging systems to our old TV with only one input, this allows you to hook up 4 systems via composite, and one via VGA (I pass through my 360 in this way and it looks great). Also, all the sound is output through one 1/8" plug so we don't need to switch the speakers either. (Note: If you're using a VGA enabled system like we did, you will have to hook up your speakers in a different way for this system as there are no audio inputs next to the VGA port. Fortunately my speakers have both an auxiliary input and a standard 1/8" plug) Obviously this is functionality that you would expect out of a receiver, but for college students without such a thing, this was a blessing.
Colors are very bright and vibrant, at least compared to the 20 year old TV we used to play on.
With my monitor at least, there was no real way to display the image correctly. The box outputs at 800x600 but I have a 16:10 monitor that thinks that all inputs should full the screen. As such, by default everything is a stretched out mess. There is a way I discovered in the manual menus to shrink the image horizontally, but this introduces vertical banding and it's not very pleasant to look at. While the composite video output is very soft and blurry (particularly so with a PS2, not so bad for Wii/GC), the Xbox 360 passed through looks sharp as a tack.
All in all it is not an ideal solution, especially if you are looking to use a widescreen monitor to play standard def consoles on.Read more ›
It DOES do the job: output the video signal to your pc monitor.
output audio to your sound system (or headphones!!!!)
it has a 5 way selector so that you can choose what you're gonna output to the display.
Overall, good. It did the job folks...
Note:(important) the video quality is base on your monitor, not the VGA box, the video quality can be standard or low base on your monitor resolution. If too high, the pixels will break apart, too low will cause blurriness.
Note:(important) If you have old DVD player, old video game console, and cable box that doesn't support widescreen. This VGA box will not auto-adjust your display setting. So play your new machine like Xbox 360 on widescreen monitor.
Again, is not a HD convertor, standard video quality, great for cable box and video game console! Don't blame the VGA box if video quality is low, blame your monitor, not the VGA box.
Please note that what you are buying outputs at, shall we say, less-than-perfect resolution. Using this with something like an XBOX 360 is nearly unfeasible given the 360's sharp graphics. With F-Zero's color palette and blockiness it's nearly unnoticeable, but with better systems it's a real drag.
However. It's $40, and it lets you play all your old systems on your monitor. That's pretty sweet.
I'm going to hook up my PS2 now! And I'll be able to switch between PS2, Dreamcast, SNES, at will, thanks to this. :)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Really useful VGA box for a monitor. This allows up to 4 vcr's or older consoles to be connected to a computer monitor. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Mir
I bought this so i could play gamecube games on the monitor i use to play on my PC and my PS3 and it works perfectly. Read morePublished on January 3, 2014 by Stanley Anazco
Cheap, serviceable, durable. Only didn't give it 5 stars because the audio converter is pretty noisy; you get audible buzz. Read morePublished on December 5, 2013 by blackmesa
-The lame seller didn't even send this product and said they were out of stock when the listing said they had it (I did get refunded though, so not all was lost). Read morePublished on December 3, 2013 by Grashaboras
My old TV finally busted and I bought this to hook up some of my older systems to my monitor. It works fine but the output is a little grainy and the resolution is pretty poor. Read morePublished on August 8, 2013 by Patrick Ryan
this is ok product does what it suppose to but i have used only 1 time so not sure about detailsPublished on November 19, 2012 by Z. Pesic
I had an old monitor from '04 laying around collecting dust, and I decided to put it to good use. I decided to see if there existed a product to connect a video game system to a... Read morePublished on September 21, 2012 by R. Guzman