VGA to HDMI Converter, 1080p with Scaler

Sewell Part # SW-29790

$49.46

4.5 (2 reviews)

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Overview

If you want a unit that is smaller see our VGA to HDMI 1080p converter with Scaler, the Sewell Manta (SW-30008).


Connect your PC (or anything else that outputs VGA) to a big-screen HDMI TV with the aid of this VGA to HDMI converter with 1080p upscaling.

VGA to HDMI Conversion

This is probably one of the best PC to TV solutions out there, accepting VGA and outputing HDMI with virtually no quality loss. The converter also accepts the 3.5mm stereo audio coming from your computer and injects it directly into the HDMI line, sending both audio and video to your HDTV.

1080p Scaler

This converter features a 1080p scaler that will take any VGA video signal and reconfigure it so that it fits the resolution of your 1080p TV. But how exactly does scaling work?

If you are taking any resolution that is less than 1080p and enlarging it, you are going to need to add pixels because 1080p simply displays more pixels than any of the other lower resolutions. Therefore, if your VGA signal isn't meeting 1080p, the converter has to intelligently enlarge the whole picture and then fill in the blanks.

Since you are going from a VGA source, however, chances are you will not need a ton of "filling in the blanks" because VGA can support resolutions that even surpass the number of pixels that 1080p displays. But, besides the problem of "filling in the blanks," VGA has another problem: Aspect Ratio.

Aspect Ratio

Since VGA is capable of resolutions that even surpass 1080p, many will like this VGA to HDMI scaler mainly for the aspect ratio correction. Scalers are handy not just for increasing the number of viewable pixels, but also can format the aspect ratio from VGA's typical 4:3 ratio to a 16:9 widescreen format.

Specifications

Mfg. Part Number

  • SW-29790

Brand

  • Generic

Output

  • HDMI
  • up to 1080p

Input

  • VGA or Component RCA
  • All input resolutions supported

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Works great!

Rob - 10/5/2012 2:29:45 PM

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Pros: Small size, accepts wide variety of resolutions, sound throughput works great, zoom function is a great feature to help stretch the picture to compensate for some lower resolutions.

Cons: Scaler sometimes gets confused when input resolution is changed on the fly; although it works great when first connected to a computer at one of the stated resolutions and not changed. No way to disable the test pattern that comes on when an input signal isn't present.

Other: Connection and operation is simple and straightforward. I am only using the VGA and audio inputs and the signal quality and resolution scaling is great. The zoom function is a fantastic feature because it allows you to stretch the picture to utilize your full screen; a feature that is not included in most other scalers in this price class. Sound passthrough quality is great. The only negative thing I can say is that the internal black and white test pattern generator (comes on when an input signal is not present) cannot be shut off. The only reason this is a negative is because it will not drop the HDMI output signal, causing the tv to "see" a signal constantly and not automatically shut off. For most applcations this shouldn't be a problem. We have a business conference room that the users may occasionally leave the plasma tv's turned on and the bar generator feature prevents the tv from automatically shutting off, and will cause the bars images to burn in the screen if left on. Overall a great little box that does its job very well.

great

Anonymous - 4/23/2012 1:28:36 PM

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Works great!

Rob - 10/5/2012 2:29:45 PM

Small size, accepts wide variety of resolutions, sound throughput works great, zoom function is a great feature to help stretch the picture to compensate for some lower resolutions.

great

Anonymous - 4/23/2012 1:28:36 PM

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