KWorld Digital ATSC QAM TV Tuner Box Reveiver VGA-Watch Digital TV In HD Format - KW-SA290-Q LE

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Overall Satisfaction
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Value
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Ease of Use
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The setup for this item is not very intuitive, and the instructions are minimal, so if you can get past the challenging setup, this is a great product. The Kworld tuner connects to a spare monitor to produce a sharp TV picture, and it plays music or photos from a USB drive. The QAM tuner works best for me, since I am 30 miles away from TV stations and the tiny included antenna won't pick up anything but very strong DTV signals. If buyers will just patiently work through the setup, they will be happy with this product. One setup matter not mentioned is that the included cable is to be used only if you want to connect both your computer and the Kworld tuner to your monitor. Otherwise, just use the monitor cable that came with your monitor. I sent a long time trying to figure out how to connect cables.

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This has been a good bargain but still leaves me wanting more. I attached this to a HD capable monitor, did a scan for channels of my rabbit ears, and got 13 over the air digital channels, most with HD output. I attached this to a cable service and got 81 unencrypted channels. Some in HD. What I want more is: It could have another output, dvi, to go to my DVD so that I can record the tv programs. Also another set of sound outputs. It would be nice to be able to go to the unencrypted channels directly, however, the remote is not capable of entering more than three numbers. A lot of the unencrypted channels have up to seven numbers and the only way to get to them is by moving up or down the channels in order.

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Great product after difficult setup

on 1/15/2009

The setup for this item is not very intuitive, and the instructions are minimal, so if you can get past the challenging setup, this is a great product. The Kworld tuner connects to a spare monitor to produce a sharp TV picture, and it plays music or photos from a USB drive. The QAM tuner works best for me, since I am 30 miles away from TV stations and the tiny included antenna won't pick up anything but very strong DTV signals. If buyers will just patiently work through the setup, they will be happy with this product. One setup matter not mentioned is that the included cable is to be used only if you want to connect both your computer and the Kworld tuner to your monitor. Otherwise, just use the monitor cable that came with your monitor. I sent a long time trying to figure out how to connect cables. Read More

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watch hdtv on any vga input

by Luke on 1/15/2009

The good: I have not had any problems with the unit yet. I was able to watch hd tv on my computer's lcd in 3 minutes after opening the package. I get 20+ channels here. Small antenna is good, I have not tried another antennas. Good picture good colors on hd channels 1024*768 on my lcd, no picture distortion on my lcd. It froze once: unplug power and you are right back watching. I hooked it up on my 37" lcd via vga input as well and got same good results. The not that good: every switch of channel is not as fast as I would like it to be and for 3 sec it displays unnecessary info... When switching output or screen resolution, sometimes you do not know where you are, the lcd receives no signal and it is kinda hard to get back to seeing a picture. It happened once when I was playing with the remote, I had to unplug and play further with the buttons without knowing what the outcome would be. Somehow I got a picture.... frustrating. This might be the problem that many experience. The unit might not be defective, just out of tune... Manual is a mini flier instructions, not a manual Final thoughts: it does what is supposed to do and for the price I paid ($53.00) it was a great value more than 5 stars on value) Read More

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Product Overview

The SA290 digital TV tuner Box Reveiver ATSC are self-contained unit with multi-processing tuners that transform both clear channel QAM cable and ATSC hi-definition antenna signals to digital outputs that include composite audio and video, 1080i HDTV for YPBPR component inputs, VGA for LCD monitors or television sets with VGA input connectors. This stand alone TVBox tuner will convert your LCD/Plasma/Monitor/Projector, into a HDTV. This TV tuner box connects you with Digital HDTV (over-the-air ATSC or unencrypted “Clear”QAM).This unit provide standard digital conversion output for any TV set or monitor with composite audio and video inputs. For sets having YPBPR component inputs, it provide resolution capability of up to 1920 x 1080. This unit have “Plug and Play” setup, an RF connector for antenna/cable connection, and an USB input for connection to a MP3 player or JPEG photo storage to convert your monitor and speakers into a high resolution, large screen, photo frame display or audio/video play center. Other elements include a full-featured handheld remote control with complete on-screen display of all available channels and programming based on whatever input system has been connected. This unit ship with the digital TV tuner, remote control, AC adapter, stereo audio output cable, quick start guide, and an RF mini-antenna. The SA290-Q LE Includes a VGA cable for LCD monitors, No PC Required!

Specifications

Manufacturer KWorld
Mfg Part# KW-SA290-Q LE
SKU 209849676
UPC 872880889347
UPC 14 00872880889347
Features
TV system: Digital (ATSC: Vestigial and Unencrypted QAM)
Supports widescreen LCD 1280x720 resolution LCD TV Box
Supports 4:3, 16:9 Aspect Ratio
Full-function remote control
1 click PC/VGA/TV changeover switch
Watch TV programs on LCD/CRT/PLASMA monitor (VGA port); plug and play, no PC Required
Supports media playback such as MP3, & JPG
Auto-Power Off
Tech Specs
Input:
75O IEC or Type-F
DVI-D
Mini Phone Jack (3.5mm Stereo)
USB A-Type
Output:
VGA x1
YPbPr x1
Composite x1
Audio R/L (RCA) x1
Mini Phone Jack ( 3.5mm Stereo) x1
System Requirement:
No PC Required
LCD, CRT, Plasma or Projector with VGA Input
Package Content:
External ATSC/QAM TVBox (SA290-Q LE)
VGA Cable
Mobile Antenna
3.5mm Audio Cable
Adaptor (US)
36 Key Remote Control
Quick Start Guide
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