Networking - TV One
The VGA Theater from TV One is able to merge a variety of external video and audio devices with a computer's monitor and speaker system. An external box that requires nothing to be installed inside the PC, the unit has a built-in TV tuner that allows you to watch broadcast or cable TV stations on any VGA monitor at 640 x 480 resolution. It also has composite and S-Video inputs for VCRs, camcorders, satellite receivers, LaserDiscs, DVD players or virtually any other type of external video source. VGA Theater also routes the audio associated with all these devices to the computer's external speaker system.
TV One also offers the Cheese Video Box, a low-cost video-to-VGA converter. Its integral line doubler (15.75KHz to 31KHz) allows any analog NTSC or PAL video signal to be viewed on almost any VGA monitor, TFT display or LCD panel at 640 x 480/60Hz. It accepts both composite and S-Video signals. TV One, Erlanger, KY, (800) 721-4044, www.tvone.com.
This article originally appeared in the 11/01/1999 issue of THE Journal.