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Works with virtually any computer and any television!
Connecting your TV to your PC is easy with this converter. Simply plug one end of this adapter into your computer and the other end into your television (works with your TV's composite (yellow RCA) port.
How This Adapter Works
Setting up this adapter takes less than a minute with zero software or driver installations. Just connect your computer's VGA port to the adapter using a VGA cable, and connect the yellow, red and whaite RCA composites ports from your TV to the adapter with RCA cables (cables sold separately). The converter sits near your PC and gets its power from your PC's USB port through an included USB cable. This saves you from having to take up a power outlet.
You might be wondering why you can't just use a simple passive VGA to composite cable. The answer is that VGA and composite video are two completely different formats requiring the use of an active conversion. This means that the picture that comes out of the converter is going to be slightly different than the picture that came in. See this detailed article that includes screenshots and comparisons for this converter.
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- 1 x VGA input,
- 1 x Composite out
- 3.5mm audio input (optional)
- 1 x DC 5V port power supply port
- Input VGA Resolution 640x480 @ 60/ 72/ 75/ 85Hz , 800x600 @ 60/ 75Hz, 1024x768 @ 60/ 75Hz
- supported systems: NTSC, PAL
- Switch to change NTSC/PAL formats (default setting is NTSC - North America)
- PC to TV Converter
- Mini USB power cable
- Cross Platform: Mac, PC, Linux compatible
- No driver or software to install
- Only requirements: a VGA video source (your computer) and a TV with a composite (yellow RCA)
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low resolution is the NTSC format
TVdude - 7/23/2009 6:54:38 AM
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Pros: Just to explain to those who expect the video on the TV to look as good as the PC monitor. The PC monitor signals are a much higher bandwidth and therefore can reproduce the fine text on the PC monitor. When the converter combines these signals into the composite video NTSC format (luminance and color on one signal) they have to be separated back out in your TV with passive filters of limited bandwidth. Don't expect to see fine text, the frequency needed to reproduce those fine lines will not pass through the filters that separate the luminace and color signals back out in your TV. It's the fault of the NTSC format specifications. I don't care who makes the converter, you're never going to get higher resolution that NTSC was designed to handle. So there's no converter made that will ever do that, your TV can't be used as a monitor in this way. You can try setting the text size or resolution of the display on the PC monitor to much lower so the text is larger, then you should be able to see it better.
Sewell PC to TV Converter Wroks Awesome
Steve - 4/1/2009 11:53:31 AM
12 found this review helpful
Pros: Easy to understand. It hooks up quickly to the computer and tv. Flip the two switches to clear up the picture (both in the down worked for me), and it's done! The price is great. I have this running into a s-video coxial cable converter, that feeds 50 feet of coxial cable to the TV in the other room. Using this to watch Netflix and Hulu on the living room TV.
Other: A cheap and easy solution to get that computer video feed onto those older TVs.
Pretty good little device...
JHanke - 10/17/2009 1:29:03 AM
11 found this review helpful
Pros: *Easy to install *Uses USB Power supply *Video quality looks good on TV Sets *Has a video feedthrough so you can still see the footage on your monitor as well as your TV *My monitor image actually looks better with the included video cord than it did with the OEM monitor cord
Cons: *Max resolution is 1024 x 768 (75 hz refresh) *Doesn't include an audio patch-through
Other: I've been using this for a couple weeks now and have been impressed. In order for your audio to work, you'll need a mini-stereo to Dual RCA converter and a mini-stereo splitter (so you can split your audio signal to both your TV and your computer speakers). Once this has been done, you can just plug your audio/video hookups into your RCA inputs on any of your devices and you're ready to go. (Just remember, the feed will be constant coming out of your computer, so don't plug this into any auto-detect switches, as your computer will always have precedence over your other devices if you do. Plugging it into a VCR or DVD where it can be selected as an alternate input from a remote is the best policy.) Getting yourself a wireless mouse is helpful, even if your computer is close to your TV, as it's a pain to have to keep getting up and down from your house! All in all, this setup cost me about $50 and I can watch everything on my computer (unlike the Netflix boxes, which only show you Netflix stuff). It's not wireless, but it does a great job if you don't mind running wires to your TV. Just be aware that this is designed to allow you to clearly watch video on your TV, not to use your TV as a monitor. Old school TVs are just too blurry for reading text well.
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JD - 6/6/2014 4:16:23 PM
This device is fairly easy to connect and seems to provide an excellent signal because the image on my HDTV looks great. It also is fairly priced, considering the viewing it provides from live streaming video (espngo is a particular favorite, allowing me to watch four college football games at one time on a big screen). That makes it a bargain.
Anonymous - 5/18/2014 9:48:54 PM
three years ago i was looking for a box that would let me watch and record some videos from computer to tv, i went to radio shack,i was told that there was no such box. long story short.....found this product at discount electronics here in austin, loved the way it worked,bought two more from amazon...thank you sewell team
Anonymous - 1/30/2014 3:07:43 PM
Anonymous - 10/18/2013 11:26:48 AM
Easy to use, picture looks close to my laptop
Anonymous - 8/15/2013 7:31:18 AM
works great - nice size and price
I am new at this so bare with me, I want to play movies from my laptop to tv for bigger pic, this is what I need correct? I dont want to put tv on lt, but other way around. thanks for help T
You are correct, this product will allow you to take video from your computer and display it on your tv. To hear the sound you will also need a cable like our part 3.5mm (1/8 in.) Mini Stereo to Dual RCA Audio Cable with Extension Jack, 25 ft.
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what is the length of the cables included with converter
The cables provided are approximately 5 feet in length.
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I have a 720p flatscreen TV that I would like to connect to my laptop via the VGA connection to watch movies from Netflix. Will this adapter work well, or do I need to go to the VGA to HDMI adapter that you offer for a clearer picture?
This will work for you, in fact that is a popular application for this, however the quality will not be great, (I'd say it is about the same as a VHS tape). Many flatscreen TVs have VGA ports on them, if yours does, you will just need a simple VGA cable. If your TV doesn't have VGA but does have HDMI, the VGA to HDMI will give you a much better signal, although it is more expensive, you can decide if you want the quality for the additonal cost. Also note that the VGA to HDMI is the only solution that includes audio. With the PC to TV or the VGA cable you will need an additoinal 1/8" to RCA cable
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