Ultimate XP Pro PC-to-TV Converter

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  1. gaz_az

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    Has anyone any experience with this product ??

    http://www.radioshack.com/product.asp?catalog_name=CTLG&product_id=25-3085

    Seems to be compatible with PAL.

    Could it be use to convert VGA to Component/RGB video to view my desktop on TV (Currently using s-video which is not that great !) ?? I have already tried to make a vga to scart lead for my radeon, but had no luck with the powerstrip settings !!! Could this be a easy option ??

    Mostly advertised in America , but there are several places to get it in the UK.



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    If you don't need to see your desktop, but wabt decent output for video have a look at the Relamagic Xcard.

    Excellent TV out via s-video and comes with a dediacted remote. I was quite surprised.

    Couple that with something like Joveplayer and you have a whole HTPC solution that works well on your TV with a remote interface. No messing with girder etc.

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    I use showshifter so I would like to keep my desktop !!

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    Don't rule out Xcard/Joveplayer quite so quickly.

    Joveplayer has PVR links in it, and showshifter could well be one of the supported PVR programs. But I've been looking at so much lately I could be wrong. I haven't got around to PVR on the PC yet, Tivo and Sky+ have that handled.

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