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StarTech Ethernet to VGA over IP Converter IPUSB2VGA
  • Extend or mirror your primary desktop/display
  • Easy to use software and IP configuration utility
  • Supports Res. up to 1920x1080
  • Supports Windows Aero themes
  • $152.99
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3 out of 5 eggs Good product but fell short for my application 01/21/2012

This review is from: StarTech Ethernet to VGA over IP Converter IPUSB2VGA


Don't let the 3-egg review turn you away. I rated it based on my use, sending videos from the computer to a TV with a VGA input. If your needs don't include smooth motion, it's a 5-egg product. I possibly could have got there eventually, but trying was just taking up too much time.

- Can use existing network infrastructure.
- Provides video and sound.
- Remote screen image is clean and sharp.
- Provides 2 remote usb ports.
- Easy to install IF your system already meets the product's requirements.


- Bringing your Windows installation up to the product requirements can be difficult and time consuming.
- Setting Windows up for multiple monitors can be maddening.
- When enabling remote sound, the local sound is disabled.
- Aero Themes are required (at least in Windows 7). The product statement "Supports Windows Aero themes" should read "Requires Windows Aero themes".

I'm using Win 7 64 bit. The situation may be different for different environments.

Other Thoughts:

When first installed, I had a great quality remote picture but a horrible frame rate, ~2 frames/sec. Spending a couple hours reading online support info yielded things to try. The first was to update the ATI/AMD video driver. The new driver is a 45 meg download (!) and I blew an hour or two getting it set up. Not Startech's fault, but still part of setting up the adapter. The next thing was converting to Aero themes, which I strongly dislike. I set up a new Win user for this and replicated my user environment. Another few hours hosed. At this point the frame rate was significantly improved, maybe doubled to 4 frames/sec. I went from a wireless to a wired connection on the computer and got close to 10 frames/sec. Maybe a better network setup would do the trick. The previous review reported smooth video. But at this point I had put in all the time I was willing to and switched to a vga-over-cat5 solution. The picture is not as good but still ok, with no motion issues.

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