KWorld PlusTV 1920ex TV Tuner - KW-SA230WP

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Over the past six months I have done a lot of research on TV Tuners and I am glad that I waited to purchase this one. This TV tuner is excellent. It comes with all the necessary cables (with the exception of a VGA-to-VGA cable). When taking the product out of the box, I noticed it is no bigger than DVD Case and not much thicker than one either. You can safely nestle this thing next to your monitor. When you first hook up the TV Tuner, you can set it up in about 3 minutes. I used the remote to set it up as the box itself has only 5 buttons, Vol-/+, channel -/+, and a menu button. Although you can setup everything using only the box's controls, I found it easy to use the remote. Take a look at the details outlined in the instructions manual below. ftp://ftp.kworld.com.tw/kworld/manual/manual_install/SA2XX_Series/SA-230_manual_ENG_071107.pdf There are the instructions directly from Kworld's website. Once hooked up, the TV Tuner will accept signals from any device and turn them into the resolution you specified. I have a Hanns G 22" monitor (1680x1050), and everything that I have thrown at it works beautifully. So far, I have tried: 1. the supplied Wii cable with the Wii on the component setting, 2. the supplied PS2/3 with the PS2 (dont own a PS3 yet) on the component setting, 3. an XBOX 360 using the component cable on the component setting, 4. a DVD player using the component cable on the component setting, 5. a PS2 using the composite cable on the standard setting, 6. a Gamecube using the composite cable on the standard setting, 7. and a DVD Player using the composite cable on the standard setting. I have also tried the computer to Monitor bypass setting. The screen quality looks just as good as if I hooked up the laptop directly to the monitor. I also tried the TV Tuner aspect of this box. I have the simple digital cable package from Comcast, and hooked up the main line of the house to this box. The picture looked simply amazing as you can switch between the resolution settings and the normal/widescreen aspect. If you use a digital cable box like I do, then you will need to use the remote supplied with your cable box and not the TV tuner. All in all, I would say that I am extremely satisfied with my purchase. This TV Tuner is the best product for the price, and does everything that I need it to. Being a college student, I can't afford to buy a brand new 22" TV for $500+ just to be able to use my gadgets. My monitor looks better than most TVs in my opinion and has a higher resolution and contrast ratio than most TVs that I have seen. So for around $300+ dollars, you can get the same thing as a TV, but possibly with better quality. Do not hesitate to buy this product if you are in need of a TV Tuner to use your other devices. Buy this and you will be satisfied completely. Hope this helps out some potential buyers. After writing this review and hitting the preview button, I notice that buy.com removes all the blank spaces in between sentences. Sorry.

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Product may be ok. But watch out for rebate scams. They like to play games with rebates.

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The Best TV Tuner PERIOD!

by Jeremy on 3/20/2008

Over the past six months I have done a lot of research on TV Tuners and I am glad that I waited to purchase this one. This TV tuner is excellent. It comes with all the necessary cables (with the exception of a VGA-to-VGA cable). When taking the product out of the box, I noticed it is no bigger than DVD Case and not much thicker than one either. You can safely nestle this thing next to your monitor. When you first hook up the TV Tuner, you can set it up in about 3 minutes. I used the remote to set it up as the box itself has only 5 buttons, Vol-/+, channel -/+, and a menu button. Although you can setup everything using only the box's controls, I found it easy to use the remote. Take a look at the details outlined in the instructions manual below. ftp://ftp.kworld.com.tw/kworld/manual/manual_install/SA2XX_Series/SA-230_manual_ENG_071107.pdf There are the instructions directly from Kworld's website. Once hooked up, the TV Tuner will accept signals from any device and turn them into the resolution you specified. I have a Hanns G 22" monitor (1680x1050), and everything that I have thrown at it works beautifully. So far, I have tried: 1. the supplied Wii cable with the Wii on the component setting, 2. the supplied PS2/3 with the PS2 (dont own a PS3 yet) on the component setting, 3. an XBOX 360 using the component cable on the component setting, 4. a DVD player using the component cable on the component setting, 5. a PS2 using the composite cable on the standard setting, 6. a Gamecube using the composite cable on the standard setting, 7. and a DVD Player using the composite cable on the standard setting. I have also tried the computer to Monitor bypass setting. The screen quality looks just as good as if I hooked up the laptop directly to the monitor. I also tried the TV Tuner aspect of this box. I have the simple digital cable package from Comcast, and hooked up the main line of the house to this box. The picture looked simply amazing as you can switch between the resolution settings and the normal/widescreen aspect. If you use a digital cable box like I do, then you will need to use the remote supplied with your cable box and not the TV tuner. All in all, I would say that I am extremely satisfied with my purchase. This TV Tuner is the best product for the price, and does everything that I need it to. Being a college student, I can't afford to buy a brand new 22" TV for $500+ just to be able to use my gadgets. My monitor looks better than most TVs in my opinion and has a higher resolution and contrast ratio than most TVs that I have seen. So for around $300+ dollars, you can get the same thing as a TV, but possibly with better quality. Do not hesitate to buy this product if you are in need of a TV Tuner to use your other devices. Buy this and you will be satisfied completely. Hope this helps out some potential buyers. After writing this review and hitting the preview button, I notice that buy.com removes all the blank spaces in between sentences. Sorry. Read More

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Product Overview

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Specifications

Manufacturer KWorld
Mfg Part# KW-SA230WP
SKU 207383650
UPC 872880889231
UPC 14 00872880889231
Features
2 Game Console Adapters
Picture-in-Picture: Never Have a Dull Moment!!
YPbPr Supports 1080i Video Output Up to 1920 x 1200 Quality and Resolution
Maximum 12 Multi-Channel Preview with Built-In Speakers
Supports Multi-national Format: NTSC 1920 x 1200 Support High Quality Screen Ratios 16:10 and Others (4:3, 16:9)
Tech Specs
Interfaces/Ports 1 x TV / 1 x / 1 x VGA / 1 x Mini-phone Audio In / 1 x Mini-phone Audio Out
Product Name PlusTV 1920ex TV Tuner
Manufacturer Website Address www.kworldcomputer.com
Manufacturer KWorld Computer Co., Ltd
Product Type TV Tuner
Brand Name KWorld
Product Model 1920ex
Manufacturer Part Number KW-SA230WP
Product Line PlusTV
Additional Information Full-function remote control and 3D-effect english and chinese menu display to give easy operations Auxiliary functions such as automatic power up or shutdown within 24 hours, calendar, calculator, game and etc Channel number ordering function allows you to arrange the order of programs as your favorites PC/TV changeover switch
Package Contents PlusTV 1920ex TV Tuner User's manual Remote control Power adapter Stereo audio cable VGA cable MMI cable (YPbPr, input) MMI cable (S-video/AV input) MMI cable (Composite video cable)
System Requirements LCD, CRT, Plasma or projectors with VGA or component video input Video input device (e.g. VCR, V8, DVD Player or Game Console...etc)
Compatibility Sony PS2 Game Console Sony PS3 Game Console Nintendo Wii Game Console
Form Factor External
Host Interface VGA
Video Features Multi channel preview Picture-In-Picture This amazing device supports 4:3/16:9 and 16:10 aspect ratios Its still-picture function enables you to capture your favorite images from your TV programs Supports standard-definition and high-definition signal input (480i/480p/576i/576p/720p/1080i) 9/16-channel pre-view function to facilitate the channel selection Super 3D picture noise reduction function to make picture clearer and more stable VGA/TV output with one click TV tuner with frequency phase lock (PLL) to offer stable reception. Thus, it will never occur that the TV program is lost
Video System NTSC / PAL / SECAM
Functions TV Tuning
Graphics Resolution 800 x 600 SVGA @ 60 Hz / 1024 x 768 XGA @ 60 Hz / 1280 x 1024 SXGA @ 60 Hz / 1440 x 900 WXGA @ 60 Hz / 1680 x 1050 WXGA+ @ 60 Hz / 1920 x 1200 WUXGA+ @ 60 Hz / 800 x 600 SVGA @ 75 Hz / 1024 x 768 XGA @ 75 Hz
Video Formats Component Video / S-Video / DVD
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