StarTech.com COMP2VGA Composite and S-Video to VGA Video Converter for Computer Monitors
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- Convert a Composite or S-Video source signal from your Game Console, VCR or DVD Player to VGA - S Video to VGA Adapter - SVideo to VGA Converter - S Video to Monitor - TV to PC Converter - TV to PC Adapter
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This Composite and S-Video to VGA Video Converter lets you play console video games on your computer monitor! With StarTech.coms for Computer Monitors Video Game Jockey, theres no more waiting to use the TV. Simply connect your XboxÂ®, Playstation 2Â®, GAMECUBEâ„¢, Dreamcastâ„¢, or other game console to the Video Game Jockey, then plug into your computer monitor, and its game on! An economical solution that saves the expense of a separate TV and frees up your workspace, the Composite/S-Video to VGA converter supports full audio pass through via your PC speakers or headphones and switches from PC to game display with the push of a button - the adapter even works when the computer is powered off! A versatile video solution, the Composite/S-Video to VGA converter is also a great way to connect VCRs, DVD players and camcorders to your monitor. Backed by StarTech.coms 1-year warranty.
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Now I'm off to plan B. I just bought an HDMI to VGA converter. I haven't received it yet, but hopefully that'll work a lot better.
If you plan to use this device with a Raspberry Pi, I would advise against it. For the price, I was hoping for a much better outcome. Unfortunately, I was wrong.
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I originally gave this item one star, but that was premature. I have since learned that the reason this device didn't work with my Raspberry Pi is because my 3.5mm composite cable was wired inappropriately. The cable wasn't designed/wired to work with the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B. There's no way for anyone to know this since all of these cables look the same, but are sometimes wired differently. So beware of this if you're looking for 3.5mm composite cables.
After rewiring my cable, this device did give me an adequate picture. The picture was a bit shaky, but that may have been due to the fact that I had to cut, and rewire my cable. Though the picture was shaky, it was certainly usable -- unlike before.
First of all, the picture quality is not good. Using a composite hookup will cause the picture to flicker, and it doesn't look very clear. Using an s-video connection will stop the flickering, but the sharpness in the picture quality doesn't improve by much. You'll have a much clearer picture using the composite and s-video hookups on a television set. Another problem is the setting are very limited. You only have the ability to adjust the brightness of the picture. However, the setting is very poor and you'll have problems getting the picture just right with the monitor settings. Either the picture is too bright or it's too dark. Also the lack of settings like adjusting the color, the contrast, etc really hurt this device.
I also connected my computer through the Jockey and the picture quality also takes a hit for the worst. The sharpness isn't as clear, as a straight pc to monitor connection.
The only good thing is the status setting, which allows you to center the picture on your Monitor. I didn't test the sound, but judging by other reviews the conversion isn't any good either.
Bottomeline, I ended up sending this device back. I was looking for something that would let me enjoy my video games and other devices on my monitor and hopefully have a better image experience than what's on my tube television. I wasn't expecting HD, but I also wasn't expecting a picture quality far inferior to what you can see on a tube television.
If you don't have a television set, but a computer monitor, then this device could be great for you. Otherwise, it's not worth the money.