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KWorld KW-PCTV-1600 PC to TV Converter

  • VGA Interface
  • Remote Included
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Learn more about the Kworld Computer Co.,Ltd KW-PCTV-1600

Model

Brand
KWorld
Model
KW-PCTV-1600

General

Type
PC to TV
TV Standards
No
FM Tuner
No
Remote Control
Remote Included
Interface
VGA

Features

Features
Supports HDTV high quality by Y.Cb.Cr video outputs
Resolution up to 1600 x 1200
Auto save the user configuration
Simultaneous display on TV and VGA monitor
Power from USB or PS/2 port, No need for power adaptor

Specifications

Specifications
Automatically saves your adjustment settings.
Pure hardware design- just Plug and Display, no software drivers or setup required.
Supports resolution standards up to 1600 x 1200.
Supports CVBS, S-VIDEO or RGB & Y.Cb.Cr video outputs with a simple switch change.
Programmable 2D scaling (without black frame on TV).
Powered from a USB or PS/2 port - no power adaptor required.
Simultaneous display on both TV and VGA monitors.
Simultaneous RGB and CVBS output signal available on RGB connector.
24 bit, true color digitizer.
Panel Buttons: Power, Fine Tune, PAL/NTSC, Zoom, Menu and Position control function.
Y.Cb.Cr output supports all interlace formats including YUV,Y.Cb.Cr and Y.Pb.Pr.
PAL/NTSC button functions: NTSC, NTSC-EIAJ, PAL-M, PAL-N, PAL, PAL- COMBINATION-N.
MENU button functions: Freeze, Horizontal SIZE (H-SIZE), Vertical SIZE (V-SIZE), Brightness, Contrast, Hue, Saturation, Flicker, OSD color & Reset.
LED power indicator.
Independent Horizontal Size and Vertical Size adjustment (programmable 2D scaling).
64 stages of output Brightness, output Contrast, output Hue, and output Saturation adjustment.
16 stages of FINE TUNING (Sharpness), and Flicker adjustment.
Remote Control functions: POWER, VIDEO STANDARD, Position control, RESET, MENU, FREEZE, and ZOOM adjustment.
On Screen Display (OSD) operation status.

System Requirements

Others
IBM PC Compatible or notebook and Apple MAC.
Supports NTSC or PAL video standard TV or VCR.
Provides composite video output, S-Video output, and Y.Cb.Cr terminal output.

Packaging

Package Contents
KW-PCTV-1600
Remote Control
USB Power Cable
Component Video Cable
S-Video Cable
Lithium Button Battery
Composite Cable
VGA Y-Cable

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


Customer Reviews of the Kworld Computer Co.,Ltd KW-PCTV-1600

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  • Timothy S.
  • 1/23/2014 7:40:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome

Pros: Works great for Mame ....I hook it to my pc then to my 32" Crt
res at 800X600 looks just like the arcade :D

Cons: Looks like poop on LCD\LED\PLASMA.......

(GREAT ON CRT)

Other Thoughts: Does what i wanted it to do.
Saved me several hundred dollars on buying another arcade crt for my arcade super gun.(even thou i have 4 29" arcade monitors)
this unit is awesome!!!!!

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  • Reuben G.
  • 1/4/2013 12:01:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsWorks when I use supplied VGA cable

Pros: Easy to connect, all cables included, great picture for videos. Lots of picture adjustment controls... and they all work very well. The remote control is handy too.

Cons: Missing a warning in the instruction manual that says "use the supplied VGA/video cable only or colored bars will be the only thing you see".

Other Thoughts: This device converts your computer's monitor output to a TV output, and it works GREAT for viewing things you would normally view on a TV. Movies, videos, DVDs... motion pictures, that is what this converter is perfect for. It is not good at rendering text, and is NOT A REPLACEMENT FOR YOUR REGULAR MONITOR because of that. For some technological reason beyond my concern, small computer text (like what you are reading here) is grainy on the TV screen and unreadable by my 50 year old eyes. Perhaps if the font was more than 50, then it would be readable, but that's not what I got this nifty box for, so "no problem" for me.

I displayed a PowerPoint presentation and although some text was readable, the smaller the font the less readable is was... best to stick with a projector than to try using this device on the cheap.

I bought this device to push Netflix and my recorded TiVo (DVR) shows from my 14 inch laptop screen to my old fashion (2003) 27 inch Phillips TV. My TV has s-video, and component inputs, but not HDMI or VGA plugs. It was a great TV in 2003, but now in 2013 the only way I can watch anything on it is to use my cable set top box (it's an analog TV not digital/DTV).

This converter measures around 4 inches by 2 inches and 1 inch thick. It comes with all the cables you need. The instruction manual is 10 pages long, and only illustrates how to connect things, and names the symbols. One EXTREMELY IMPORTANT THING not mentioned in the manual is that YOU HAVE TO USE THE VGA CABLE SUPPLIED with the device or you will just see colored bars on the TV instead of your computer display. I discovered this when I tried using a generic VGA cable I had. The supplied cable is only 3 feet long, but I have an extension cable (male on one end, female on the other) so I used it with the supplied one and everything works as normal. Apparently there is some special configuration within their cable.

Users will have to connect the audio/sound from their computer to the TV independent of this device because there are not audio ports on it. If you prefer to listen to sound from the TV or your stereo then you'll have to set that up independently.

Very nice display on the TV from my laptop, no complaints. I recommend this device over others as it works great, and the price I paid (60ish) was reasonable. There are cheaper devices on the market, but after searching for weeks and weeks I found this one to have enough good reviews on other web sites to give it a try, and to my delight IT WORKS!

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  • LaWaunda J.
  • 2/25/2010 12:41:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsKWorld PC to TV Converter

Pros: Really fast shipping. Thanks again New Egg, it does what it is supposed to do.

Cons: None yet.

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  • Olivia M.
  • 1/25/2010 9:56:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks just fine

Pros: Works just fine from me. I can use it with my regular computer or on my laptop. Works a lot better with video than on text but for the price I can live with it. The setup was quite easy as the VGA cable that comes with it has the name to where each one goes to.

Cons: None really it just took a little longer to get it to work with the laptop because I had to press the function key for the picture to appear on my TV.

Other Thoughts: Gets the power through the USB on your computer so it is convenient and comes with all cables necessary to get started.

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  • Mike S.
  • 12/10/2009 6:45:11 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsHorrible, just Horrible

Pros: Easy hook up, remote makes it easy to adjust screen from chair. It does do what its supposed to, just not very good quality. Unfortunately if Video quality is your thing, you will be disappointed by this item

Cons: Horrible picture quality. I bought this thinking it would be a great way to feed a VGA signal to my older, but yet HDTV that had only component video inputs. This thing basicly only outputs at 480i. Picture quality is no different between Composite, or Component video output. Also the color accuracy and contrast is very poor. If I tried watching a DVD through my computer on the TV the color was inaccurate and the blacks horrible. No amount of adjustments on the adapter made any improvement.

Other Thoughts: Sadly, I have to say any videophile looking for a way to watch HD video from a computer on an older HDTV with no HDMI or DVI inputs should steer clear of this device. Save your money and either get a better adapter or a new TV

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/9/2009 7:27:53 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsReally Not Bad -- Especially at This Price

Pros: Despite the cons, I like this unit and am planning to buy more for different applications where I can use lower resolutions.

I am now giving this 4 eggs, primarily for "value" -- because it is not any worse than any of its competitors, and the ability to have good quality television while the PC is set to 1600 x 1200 is not something all such units have -- especially for this price.

I use this for watching Netflix movies. The video outputs are run through a distribution amplifier to feed all the televisions in my house... which allows me to watch a movie "in the background" while moving from room to room doing chores, etc.

This product is a good value for casual distribution of PC-derived video to other televisions.

Cons: Video quality on the feed-through cable is really poor at higher resolutions, presumably due to the cable being cheap. As I noted before, AFAIK there's no simply way of replacing this cable -- it's proprietary. It's a 3-headed cable, one for the PC, one for this device, and one for the monitor -- and the monitor goes blank if this device isn't connected.

The output to the VGA monitor is somehow dependent on the device being connected, so I don't know if the video quality is strictly being limited by the cable, or if there are active or passive components in the device itself.

The output quality of composite vs. s-video vs. component is not significant ON THIS UNIT. Obviously, ordinarily, there's a notable difference (on a DVD player, for example) but here, the quality constraint is systemic.

Other Thoughts: I absolutely have to laugh -- I read the other review written by the guy who complained how the device destroyed the readability of text on his Dell LCD 20" monitor whenever this device was inline... and I thought to myself "wow, this guy has a setup just like mine."

Then I realized I had written that review myself almost a year ago. roflmao.

The workaround I came up with, which has proven very satisfactory, is a dual-output video card -- one DVI, one VGA, set in "clone" mode where both displays show the same thing. I have my monitor on the DVI and this jewel on the VGA -- BUT -- my video card doesn't realize there's a monitor connected unless there actually IS a monitor connected on the provided Y-Cable.

With my Dell monitor, that's an easy fix -- it has DVI, VGA, Composite, and S-Video inputs -- so I connect the VGA port of the monitor, but I just don't use it (since the feed-through is so bad). But this makes all the hardware happy, and simplifies troubleshooting.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/6/2008 8:19:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot Up to Spec

Pros: Videos are reasonably watchable on the television with 1600 x 1200 output mode on the PC.

Cons: Wanted to use this to feed video from my XP Media Center Edition PC to another room... works fine on the television, but destroys the readability of normal-sized text on my PC's Dell LCD monitor.

I suspect it's the cheap y-cable for VHS they include -- unfortunately, without this device connected to the Y-Cable, there's no video on the PC screen at all... so I can't leave it in-line when I'm not watching television, and hooking up/unhooking was not what I had in mind.

Other Thoughts: I didn't expect perfect picture clarity on my PC -- but I did expect to be able to continue to use my PC monitor with this device plugged in. Can't. Guess I should have found a VGA-plus-composite/component/S-Video out card instead of going this route.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/14/2008 10:14:55 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNot as Bad as it seems

Pros: The resolution is what I expected from a TV-out capable video card, maybe a little better. By no means is it HD, but it suffices for watching streaming video on a TV. The video is not DVD quality, but it's not as bad as a VHS tape. Some reviewers mentioned the text quality. I run the PC's display at 800x600 with a 120dpi font in Vista and in IE7 I'll sometimes change the zoom to 125% or 150%. Text is readable, and Media Center looks great.

Cons: Wished the device remembered the picture settings after being turned off.

Other Thoughts: I was reluctant to buy this device due to the poor reviews. All I needed was a way to get a Mini-form factor PC with no expansion slots and onboard video, hooked to an HDTV with no DVI or VGA inputs. This did the job, was better than I expected and cheaper than building a Media PC with HD component out or buying a new TV.

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  • Scott S.
  • 10/29/2007 7:38:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsGreat idea, but a no go.

Pros: Remote, specifies high resolution, compact

Cons: I really wanted this to work for me. I first hooked it up with the computer VGA going into the PCTV unit and then connected the monitor to the other cable that was included. This simply put the PCTV unit between my monitor and computer. Immediately the monitor clarity decreased. To stop this, I placed the unit on my secondary VGA out and put the COMPONENT cables in and connected to HDTV, making sure that it was in the component switch mode. The picture was very shakey, even after I tried all of their adjustments. I resorted to using my S-Video out because it was a much better picture. Oh, well. Returned it to the store and got my money back. I tried to get help via their website, but it was lackluster as far as FAQ or troubleshoot. Not worth the money, or any money for that matter.

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  • Corey M.
  • 8/1/2007 12:09:30 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsShould've listend to him >>

Pros: There are none.

Cons: Bad picture quality, distorted and unreadable text at any resolution. I would not consider purchasing this item or any of its competitors'. I'm going to waste my money on an rma return.

Other Thoughts: Should've listened to the one that told me not to waste my money.

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