Product ID: COMP2VGA
This Composite and S-Video to VGA Video Converter lets you play console video games on your computer monitor! With StarTech.com's for Computer Monitors Video Game Jockey, there’s no more waiting to use the TV. Simply connect your Xbox®, Playstation 2®, GAMECUBE™, Dreamcast™, or other game console to the Video Game Jockey, then plug into your computer monitor, and it’s 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.com's 2-year warranty.
|Warranty Information||Warranty||2 Years|
|Connector(s)||1 - Connector A||Stereo Audio (2 x RCA)|
|3.5 mm Mini-Jack (3 Position)|
|Composite Video (1 x RCA)|
|S-Video (4 pin, Mini-DIN)|
|1 - Connector B||VGA (15 pin, High Density D-Sub)|
|3.5 mm Mini-Jack (3 Position)|
|VGA (15 pin, High Density D-Sub)|
|Hardware||Active or Passive Adapter||Active|
|Packaging Information||Package Height||0.4 in [10 mm]|
|Package Length||8.7 in [22 cm]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||2.0 oz [58 g]|
|Package Width||7.9 in [20 cm]|
|Performance||Maximum Analog Resolutions||1280 x 1024|
|Supported Resolutions||NTSC - 720 x 480
PAL - 720 x 576
Horizontal = 31.4685KHz Vertical = 60 Hz
Horizontal = 31.25 KHz Vertical = 50 Hz
|Physical Characteristics||Weight of Product||1.7 oz [49 g]|
|Product Length||6.5 in [16.5 cm]|
|Product Width||4.0 in [10.1 cm]|
|Product Height||1.0 in [2.5 cm]|
|Power||Power Source||AC Adapter Included|
|Input Voltage||100 ~ 125 AC|
|Input Current||0.1 A|
|Output Voltage||9V DC|
|Center Tip Polarity||Positive|
|Power Consumption (In Watts)||5.4|
|Special Notes / Requirements||System and Cable Requirements||The SPK out port cannot be used with headphones.|
|What's in the Box||1 - Included in Package||Composite/Svideo to VGA Converter|
|3.5mm audio cable|
This device is plug and play. It does not use any drivers, and does not require any setup tasks other than plugging in the source (for example, a computer) and the destination (for example, a monitor).
When you troubleshoot issues with a video adapter, there are some quick tests that you can complete to rule out potential problems. You can test to make sure that the following components are working correctly and are not the source of the issue:
Video source (such as a DVD player or computer)
Video destination (such as a monitor or projector)
To test your setup components, try the following:
Use the cable, video adapter, video source, and video destination in another setup to see if the problem is with the components or the setup.
Use a different cable, video adapter, video source, and video destination in your setup to see if the problem persists. Ideally, you should test a component that you know works in another setup.
When you test your cables, it is recommended that you do the following:
Test each cable individually.
Use short cables when you are testing.
When you test the video source and video destination, it is recommended that you do the following:
Remove the video adapter from your setup and test to make sure that the video source and video destination work together without the video adapter.
Test to make sure that the video source and video destination work together at the resolution that you want to use.
Note: In order for your setup to work properly, the video source, adapter, and destination all need to support the resolution that you are using.
Try the following:
The error “Out of Range” normally means that the resolution being output by the computer is not compatible with the display. Try lowering the resolution to see if that helps resolve the issue. You may need to connect another monitor or restart the computer or source to accomplish this.
Unfortunately no, this device has an intended source and an intended destination. Refer to the title of the webpage for this order.
This is an active video signal converter.
A passive video signal converter changes the type of connection that is being used but does not change the signal that passes through the converter. Because the video signal is not modified, passive converters tend to be smaller, simpler, and less expensive than active video signal converters. Examples of passive converters include DVI-I to VGA, HDMI to DVI, and DisplayPort to Mini-DisplayPort converters.
An active video signal converter modifies both the type of connection that is being used and the signal that passes through the converter. Because this type of conversion can be complex, active converters tend to be larger than passive video signal converters and sometimes require additional power. Examples of active converters include DVI-D to VGA, HDMI to DisplayPort, and VGA to HDMI converters.
For more information about passive and active DisplayPort video signal converters, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/faq/DisplayPort_Converter_DP_Multi_Mode.
For more information about which type of video signal converter you should use when you convert video signals with an MST hub, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/faq/mst_hubs_passive_vs_active_adapters.