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Zinwell Pro V TV Tuner for Monitors £30.00

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8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months agoFeedback:45 Positive/0 Neutral/0 Negative
Complete with remote, VGA cable and power supply.
Very good working condition

Heres the only review I could find online:
This unusual gadget converts a computer monitor into a TV. The process involved is rather complex; the Pro V deinterlaces the off-air video signal from the tuner, rescales it to the common resolutions and converts it into the non-interlaced RGB form that computer monitors are happiest with.

The refresh rate of this progressive scan, de-interlaced VGA output is 60Hz - marginally less flickery than British TVs' 50Hz. Your monitor plugs into a rear-panel VGA terminal. When the Pro V is in standby, you can continue to use a PC with the monitor courtesy of a 'loopthrough' VGA input - but only as long as the Pro V is powered up.

The VGA input can be manually invoked with a Source button, which also selects rear-panel composite video and S-video inputs. The latter are suitable for AV gear such as DVD players and VCRs - great news for those desktop video editing enthusiasts who don't have enough space for both a video monitor and computer display.

We found that the video inputs were happy with NTSC sources like Region 1 DVDs, as well as PAL ones. There are also two audio inputs for your computer or external AV source, and an output that feeds the selected audio to your PC speakers.

PERFORMANCE
The Pro V has a slow auto tuning system, although the menu system from which it is selected is a model of clarity. There's no Nicam stereo but the mono sound is pretty good, with no audible buzzing. Off-air images, meanwhile, are of a high standard. Deinterlacing is excellent given the price, the only significant artefact being an occasional (and slight) displacement between greyscale and colour.

The Pro V should give a new lease of life to old projectors with poor (or absent) video inputs. TV functionality, albeit without teletext or stereo sound, is also thrown in. It will also be of value if you don't want to go to the trouble of adding a TV tuner card to your PC. All things considered, it's a worthwhile and sensibly priced box of tricks.

£30 delivered
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8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months agoFeedback:45 Positive/0 Neutral/0 Negative
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#1
Any pics?
#2
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v642/Dwabo/DSC_0029.jpg
#3
Analogue or digital tuner???
#4
Analogue - I plugged a freeview box into it
#5
can you supply a pic of the back please? i need to the I/O ports
#6
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v642/Dwabo/DSC_0033.jpg
#7
Can you please provide feedback elsewhere, such as your ebay username?

Thanks.
#8
ebay username: dwabo
#9
bump1
#10
Will this drive an LCD screen, or is it CRTs only ?
#11
It works fine with an LCD

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