Laptop PC notebook VGA to TV HDTV Plasma TV RCA S-Video Converter Adapter Switch Box
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10 of 10 found the following review helpful:
For it's price....it works!!!! Oct 09, 2011
By TEVA NOVA
The product didn't work for me straight out of the box. Instruction is not as clear. After fiddling around, I got it to work with my TV. The video composite OUT didn't work to my TV Video IN BUT it did work with my VCR Video IN....go figure. The menu allow various adjustment for sharpness, hue, contrast, zoom in and out, etc. which helps alot. Video looks good on TV...TEXT looks bad though. Don't expect to be surfing the web on your TV. You can adjust to clear the text but doing so will darking the video playback picture quality. Adjusting the video for best viewing quality will blur up the text. You can't expect everything to be perfect on an old school TV. I spent a good 2 hour fiddling with it to get how I wanted. For it's price, it is worth it.
IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW:
1. Use the USB power supply or it will not work.
2. There are 2 dip switches (1 and 2) for setting NTSC and PAl TV. You have to play with that to get it to work with your TV.
3. You will have a better chance getting it to work connecting straight to your VCR VIDEO IN than your TV VIDEO IN.
10 of 10 found the following review helpful:
Make a t.v. into a monitor Apr 04, 2010
By Dave T. Allen
First alot of wires to get pluged in to a TV it has video wire, vga, usb (for power),and left & right sound. The picture is 480i or less so don't plan on reading with it has menu to make image fit your screen size but if you turn it off you have you do it all over again, gets old fast. WORKS GOOD and easy to hook up....
10 of 11 found the following review helpful:
Works well and includes all wires you may need. Aug 25, 2011
This little thing is sweet! Great for presentations or watching movies. Take anywhere you can find a TV, Monitor or projector to hook your PC to. Now I can combine my laptop plus 2TB external hard drive and carry loads of shows or movies anywhere while utilizing a TV's bigger screen and much better sound than my laptop provides. If you attach to big screen monitor or high quality projector you will have super sized computer display but not if attached to regular tv due to most tv's low resolution. Doesn't come with detailed setup manual but manual does explain interfaces and is very easy to figure out. Very nice to see that it came with all wires needed for most any application including the stereo wires that plug into headphone jack on PC. Converter is powered by PC via included usb cable which means all wires go directly from PC to Converter to TV making it a self contained and straight forward hook up. Apparently this can output video from the AV composite, S-video and VGA ports simultaneously giving potential of three video screens at same time. I haven't tried it but I see where it could be useful. Overall, for watching video, I think you can't go wrong with this unit.
5 of 5 found the following review helpful:
Awesome product and Excellent Customer Service!! Feb 26, 2012
This is a great product that allows you to see your laptop image on your TV screen. If you're having a distorted picture, however, you should know, there is a trick to making it work. My picture was jumping horizontally and vertically, and I couldn't make it come in with all the different buttons on the gadget. Actually, the buttons were not the problem. You must first plug in all the connections except for the USB power plug in your laptop. Once everything else is plugged in, then power up the converter by plugging the USB into your laptop. After this, you may have to go into display settings and ensure the resolution of both screens 1 and 2 are set to the same thing, i.e. 1024 x 768 or less. Then, you may have to go to Advanced Settings as well. Here, you will have to choose ATI control center, and you may have to change the resolution to 1024 x 768 or less. This should do the trick.
I learned about the first couple of steps from the seller, so Kudos to Jojo with Brainy Deal. They're great people and responded so quickly. The ATI step is probably specific for my DELL Inspiron 15 laptop. I hope this helps you!! Good luck.
11 of 13 found the following review helpful:
HANDY LITTLE THING!!!!!! Aug 20, 2011
This item works great!
When I first got it in the mail I was worried that , like my last item, it would not have any instructions and would not work. I was greatly surprized that not only did it come with very detailed instructions for set up and for trouble shooting , but that it worked straight out of the box . I had to make one minor setting adjustment on the laptop to connect to a projector(which is found in the display settings in control panel) then it worked fine.
WELL WORTH THE MONEY!!!!!!!!!
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