- Shipping Weight: 1.8 Kg
- Item model number: VB50HRTV
- ASIN: B00005U5RT
- Date first available at Amazon.ca: Aug. 19 2009
- Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
Consolidate your screens with this clever accessory that transforms your flat-panel LCD or standard CRT monitor into a fully functional higher-definition TV, with cable, video game console, VCR, and DVD connectivity. Forget about having a separate den and office; combine the two and do your computing and your entertainment viewing on the same screen.
The tuner is ready to use right out of the box. Cables and a remote control are included, and the plug-and-play connectivity makes installation a breeze. No additional software drivers are necessary. The 28-key remote control lets you control input sources and display options via the relatively intuitive onscreen menu, making the transition easy for lovers of TV. With resolution up to 1,024 x 768 dpi and 24-bit color, the display is stunning, enhancing television, movies, or video games.
The VB50HRTV provides full-screen viewing; it is not a pop-up viewer. This means that you can't watch television while working on your computer, so devoted multitaskers may find it frustrating. However, you can use the unit without turning your computer on (and without listening to the whir of your computer's fan) while watching movies or playing games.
IE Magazine boasts that the ViewSonic VB50HRTV "is top-notch, and for hardcore gamers [it] will be something that is used every single day." The VB50HRTV turns your LCD or CRT display into a TV or multimedia center with multiple video entertainment connections. You get a full-screen TV viewing experience--no small pop-up viewer. With plug-and-play connectivity, it's easy to hook up favorite extras like a DVD player, VCR, or digital camera. The VB50HRTV comes with everything users need to get started, including cables and a remote control.
Enjoy high-resolution 1,024 x 768 TV at full screen in full 24-bit color. Simply connect the VB50HRTV module to the antenna or cable feed. Connect a DVD, VCR, video game console, or digital camera to the VB50HRTV and enjoy favorite movies or pictures in high resolution. The VB50HRTV provides S-Video, composite (RCA) video connectors, audio pass-through, and associated cables.
The module is a plug-and-play tabletop configuration requiring no software drivers or internal computer installation. A 28-key remote control is supplied for your convenience. Easily switch from TV to computer as well as all other input sources. In addition, you can control contrast, brightness, color, and hue from the remote control and onscreen menu.
With RGB computer pass-through, you can watch TV or enjoy your DVD movie without turning on your computer. The unit automatically tunes all available TV broadcast and cable TV channels. It is compatible with CRT, LCD, plasma, and projection displays and even has a built-in sleep timer that automatically shuts off the display at a set time.