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Rating: 3/5Not bad, but you get what you pay for here
This review is from: BYTECC HM107 CVBS/ S-Video + R/L to HDMI® Converter
Pros: - Solid construction, feels of quality - Both composite and s-video inputs - Convenient on/off switch on the front and video switch on the back - Good for retro gaming
Cons: - Only upscales to 720P, not 1080P - Composite upscaling is not very good and causing bad color banding on HDTV's - Should have 1080P upscaling at this price point vs competitors - Color and contrast loss on cable signal conversion
Other Thoughts: To be honest, I expected more out of this converter. It does a decent job of sharpening up your old s-video connection for use on an HDTV and has proven good for retro video games in that capacity. If you're looking to upscale your cable TV connection, you may way to look elsewhere though. Even with the s-video conversion, the quality is questionable and there appears to be color and contrast loss! You can make up for these with your TV's settings, but you'd be better off with a higher quality unit that supports 1080P and has better color reproduction.
Considering what I mentioned above, I've found the composite input upscaling to be virtually unusable for anything and highly recommend using only the s-video on this. This makes the box only usable for one thing, unless you're ok with color loss and poor composite conversion!
My primary reason for this purchase was to play retro games (SNES, Dreamcast, PS2) on my new HDTV. For this purpose it does just fine, but don't expect it to be a one in all upscaling solution. You can probably find better for your money when considering an upscaler.
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