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Composite and S-Video to VGA Video Converter for Computer Monitors

Convert a Composite or S-Video source signal from your Game Console, VCR or DVD Player to VGA

Product ID: COMP2VGA

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  • Convenient push-button switching between game display and PC display
  • Compatible anywhere in the world, with automatic NTSC and PAL video signals detection
  • Superior video resolution - 1280 x 1024 @ 60Hz

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.

Applications

  • Connects any commercial game console or VCR/DVD to a VGA monitor

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Save money! Play video games on your computer monitor with no need for another TV
  • Compatible with all game consoles
  • Easy one-time plug and play set up requires no drivers
  • Keep your game gear together in one place, right at your desktop

Partner Numbers

  • UPC 065030789424

Specifications

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
AV Input Composite
S-Video
AV Output VGA
Audio Yes
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
Frequency Range NTSC
Horizontal = 31.4685KHz Vertical = 60 Hz

PAL
Horizontal = 31.25 KHz Vertical = 50 Hz
Physical Characteristics Weight of Product 1.7 oz [49 g]
Color Black
Product Length 6.5 in [16.5 cm]
Product Width 4.0 in [10.1 cm]
Product Height 1.0 in [25 mm]
Power Power Source AC Adapter Included
Input Voltage 100 ~ 125 AC
Input Current 0.1 A
Output Voltage 9V DC
Output Current 0.6A
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
VGA cable
AC Adapter
Instruction Manual

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Frequently Asked Questions

Installation

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).

Troubleshooting

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 cables

  • Video adapter

  • 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:

  1. Check that the monitor’s video port works with another source.
  2. Check that the cables between the source and the destination work with other equipment.
  3. Check whether the video adapter works with another source and another destination.

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.

Before You Buy

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.

Compliance and safety

Compliance letters

  • WEEE
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  • RoHS
    • Language: English

Safety Measures

  • If product has an exposed circuit board, do not touch the product under power.
  • If Class 1 Laser Product. Laser radiation is present when the system is open.
  • Wiring terminations should not be made with the product and/or electric lines under power.
  • Product installation and/or mounting should be completed by a certified professional as per the local safety and building code guidelines.
  • Cables (including power and charging cables) should be placed and routed to avoid creating electric, tripping or safety hazards.
*Product appearance and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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