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KWorld External TVBox 1680ex w/ YPbPr 1080i Signal Input KW-SA220 VGA Interface

  • S-Video Input (4PIN)
  • YPbPr Input (RCA)
  • D-SUB Output
  • VGA input
  • Mini jack (stereo) (3.5mm)
  • D-SUB output
  • Composite video output
  • Mini jack (stereo) (3.5mm)
  • VGA Interface
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Turn your computer monitor into an all in one entertainment monitor with KWorld’s TVBox 1680ex. The slim external box has everything you need to play games, watch TV or use your computer all on one screen. The picture in picture feature even lets you watch TV while working on your computer.

There is an AV in port that supports Component, composite and S-Video signals. A coax port allows you to hook up a TV antenna or a cable TV cable. A built in speaker eliminates the need for extra speakers cluttering your desk.

  • newegg HD 1080i Support The KWorld TVBox 1680ex supports up to 1080i high definition signal input and outputs video on widescreen displays with resolutions of up to 1680 x 1050 to meet your HDTV needs.
  • newegg Turn Your LCD Monitor into a TV With a D-Sub (VGA) port, the KWorld TVBox 1680ex turns your LCD monitor into a TV without the need for a PC!
  • newegg Convenient Changeover Switch With the TVBox 1680ex’s changeover switch, tune your LCD monitor in the TV mode or the PC mode simply at the press of a button.
  • newegg Remote Control With the full-function remote control, access all features on the KWorld TVBox 1680ex from across the room without tangling wires.

Learn more about the Kworld Computer Co.,Ltd KW-SA220

Model

Brand
KWorld
Model
KW-SA220

General

Type
External TV Tuner Box
TV Tuner
Analog Tuner
TV Standards
NTSC
FM Tuner
No
Remote Control
Remote Included
Interface
VGA

Features

Features
Enjoy Analog TV and video games on Your LCD Monitor

Supports wide screen LCD up to 1680x1050 resolution.

Compatible with output resolutions for 800 x 600, 1024 x 768, 1280 x 1024, 1440 x 900, 1680 x 1050.

Supports 4:3/16:9/16:10 aspect ratio.

Multi-channel preview function to easily facilitate channel selection.

Still-picture function enables you to capture wonderful moments from TV program.

Super 3D picture noise reduction function to make picture clearer and more stable.

Enhanced PIP function: size and position are adjustable.(PIP is not supported in YPbPr input )

Full-function remote control with built-in speaker.

The supplied MMI cable enables you to connect to multiple entertainment devices. The product supports standard-definition and higher definition signal input (480i/480p/576i/576p/720p/1080i).

Auxiliary functions such as automatic start up or shutdown within 24 hours, calendar, calculator, game and etc.

Channel editing function allows you to arrange the order of programs up to your needs.

PC/VGA/TV switch.

Specifications

Input Signal
75 Ohms TV Antenna
Ports In
S-Video Input (4PIN)
YPbPr Input (RCA)
VGA Input
Mini Jack (3.5mm Stereo)
Ports Out
D-SUB Output
Mini Jack (3.5mm Stereo)
Specifications
VGA Output Resolutions: 800 x 600, 1024 x 768, 1280 x 1024, 1440 x 900, 1680 x 1050
Power: 5V DC, 800mA

System Requirements

Others
No specific PC system required
LCD, CRT, Plasma or projectors with VGA input
Video input device (e.g. VCR, V8, DVD player, TV game console etc.)

Packaging

Package Contents
KW-SA220
VGA Cable
3.5mm Stereo cable
MMI AV cable( L R /AV & S-VIDEO)
MMI AV cable( YPbPr/LR)
Remote control
Power adapter
User Manual

Consumer Alert

Consumer Alert
This television receiver has only an analog broadcast tuner and will require a converter box after February 17, 2009, to receive over-the-air broadcasts with an antenna because of the Nation's transition to digital broadcasting. Analog-only TVs should continue to work as before with cable and satellite TV services, gaming consoles, VCRs, DVD players, and similar products. For more information, call the Federal Communications Commission at 1-888-225-5322 (TTY: 1-888-835-5322) or visit the Commission's digital television website at: www.dtv.gov

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-SA220

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  • Alexandra G.
  • 5/17/2010 9:37:47 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Lovely cables.

Cons: I received the product with everything in it, but the tuner itself. I was going to contact KWORLD, but to get their contact info you need to register on their site, in which to do so you need a serial number. There was no serial number on the box, and without the tuner I have no serial number. There was a number on the box to call, but it is a number in Taiwan, not a 1-800 number. Awesome.

Other Thoughts: Waiting for an RMA. If I do not recieve the product in its entirety, I am going to order one from a different company. KWORLD HAS NO CUSTOMER SERVICE!

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  • Jason M.
  • 5/7/2010 5:45:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsits grrrreat

Pros: I use this to turn my 32" 1080p LG monitor into a tv/games device. (also looks great on my ViewSonic E771 CRT screen)

ZERO LAG

I play a lot of Granturismo 4 over component (ps2) and if there was any lag I would see it in my lap times. (which have gone down due to increased visibility!)

Also: Device up-scales Sega GENESIS (240i) with NO lag.

Ive taken to carrying this to friends' houses for the sole purpose of playing games lagless on their otherwise laggy up-scaling HD panels (this has made me slightly more popular).

Color and image sharpness on Wii and most PS2 games is crystal clear.

SD TV reception is as watchable as it is on an HD set. People who say otherwise are either too used to HD television or have their monitor contrast, saturation and brightness configured strangely to respond to improperly tweaked graphics card settings.

the internal speaker is garbage but really handy for checking if you have a TV signal.

Cons: Scan line issues (I actually kinda like it) on the 240i signal coming out of the Sega GENESIS (and a friend's Japanese Famicom). But there is no lag or frame rate drop.

Some PS2 games (dark cloud 2) look rather green with the saturation up and there is no way to adjust colors in component mode. This may be my unit or my PS2 so beware.

remote control must be pointing straight at device, preferably from a downward angle.

Other Thoughts: BOTTOM LINE: Cheap, portable, some PS2 HD color issues, can up-scale nearly anything with no lag.

And ABOVE ALL:
Make sure your monitor has a neutral-realistic color/contrast/saturation settings or SD TV will look super gross.

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  • Brandon K.
  • 4/13/2010 4:11:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsOKAY, good for the price.

Pros: This tvbox is overall a decent peice of equipment for only being appx 60 USD with shipping. The PIP options are really helpful, and there is little to no audio buzz that I have experienced with other tuners.

Cons: The picture ranges from Good, to less that watchable, luckily, less than watchable channels are usually channels I don't watch anyway, but if being used elsewhere it could end up being one of someones favorite channels, which would be annoying to say the least.

Other Thoughts: Overall I would definitely make the purchase again, but my expectations were never extremely high to begin with, you DEFINITELY get what you pay for with tv tuners!

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  • Amie R.
  • 3/11/2010 8:43:47 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWorked for a while

Pros: I had this in my bedroom and used my monitor to watch tv instead of buying another TV

Cons: Picture wasnt all that great , I had used about 5months. I put it in the box it came in and stored with my spare pc parts in cool dry place. Lent it to my sister about a month before the 1yr warranty was up and the sound no longer worked..

Other Thoughts: I contacted the company and didnt have any luck. I used this less than a year. I was hoping to keep it around a while longer

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  • Kristopher B.
  • 3/11/2010 7:52:13 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggswho designed the remote?

Pros: It does what it says...picks up cable channels and displays them on my old monitor. I really can't tell any difference between the different resolutions, except for the size of the onscreen menus (smaller at higher resolutions). It has a sleep-timer function which is great, and you can also set a timer for it to automatically turn on, like an alarm clock.

Cons: Every other remote I've ever seen in my life has the number buttons arranged as 123/456/789/0. THIS remote has buttons like 1234/5678/90. (ie, the 5 is underneath the 1, the 9 is underneath the 5)...take a good look at the product picture! (It looks like other Kworld remotes have the buttons arranged in the normal way; I have no idea why the made an exception for this and a couple other models) Also, if you want to use this in conjunction with your computer and do PIP, it seems you can't adjust the aspect ratio for the PIP. Also the PIP wouldn't work with my computer resolution set at 1680x1050; I had to drop it to 1440x900. (My monitor is 1920x1200, so I just hooked it up for a quick experiment...I never really intended to use it with my computer.)

Other Thoughts: I wonder if this thing works with a universal remote.

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  • JAMES B.
  • 12/4/2009 4:19:50 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome External Tuner

Pros: Great box. Can pick up all channels from 2 through 132. Only get 2 - 98, but its kewl. Also, can replace channels and delete unwanted channels.

Cons: It doesn't do HDTV. I know, its not for HD.

Other Thoughts: Its next generation version supporting HD, does not have the advantages of this box.

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  • JAMES B.
  • 12/4/2009 4:19:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome External Tuner

Pros: Great box. Can pick up all channels from 2 through 132. Only get 2 - 98, but its kewl. Also, can replace channels and delete unwanted channels.

Cons: It doesn't do HDTV. I know, its not for HD.

Other Thoughts: Its next generation version supporting HD, does not have the advantages of this box.

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  • Kimberly G.
  • 11/22/2009 3:24:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsUnintentionally excellent with component switch

Pros: I have a Gamecube, Playstation 2, and XBOX plugged into a Philips 3 port component switch. Unfortunately the Gamecube doesn't have component output. The SA220 has a generic video input port with multiple cable adapters. It turns out that composite video and component Y (green) share the same pins. As such it's possible to plug the yellow RCA (composite video) into the Y (green) port on the switch and play the Gamecube on the AV input of the SA220 and the XBOX/PS2 on the component input. In other words, composite and component devices can be shared on a simple inexpensive component switch by changing which input the SA220 is using.

Cons: The computer picture in picture pass-through function only has a few limited resolutions, none of which I normally use. To view the computer I always have to turn the SA220 off. The VGA passthrough has faint signal ghosting which sensitive eyes may detect.

Other Thoughts: I wish I'd bought this sooner. This works so much better than a computer TV tuner card. The video quality and options are better at a fraction of the cost of a high end TV tuner card and I don't have to turn the computer on to play consoles on my LCD monitor.

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  • Zully G.
  • 8/31/2009 2:11:47 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsServing it'd purpose patially....

Pros: I basically bought this because 1. I have no TV and 2. the cable I receive in my room is through coaxial only without at cable box. I also have my xbox 360, archos 605 wifi and ps2 hooked up to it (through a pelcian system selector) being that this unit only has 1 component input connection. I have this device connected to a Gateway 19" widescreen HD LCD monitor. The xbox looks pretty good through a component connection and so does my archos and PS2.

Cons: The coaxial connection is loose and coming off. When watching tv through coaxial there are ugly lines poor quality even if you have cable. The built in speaker sound isn't good, you have to connect external speakers to get good sound. It doesn't seem sturdy because all of the wires you connect to it are heavier than it is so you are forced to lay it down. Remote buttons are def not normal and the vga input from pc does not work!

Other Thoughts: I am investing in 300 bucks into a lcd tv to avoid the need for a external tuner!!

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  • Josh E.
  • 8/10/2009 2:41:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBarely compatible with an LCD Monitor

Pros: The tuner works somewhat well with a CRT monitor.

Cons: The picture quality is absolutely terrible with any LCD monitor. It's so bad that any text on the screen is unreadable. This goes for coaxial connections and the S-video connection for playing console video games.

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