Tuesday, August 18th 2009

Ratoc Japan Intros D-Sub to HDMI/DVI Converter

Here's an interesting little gadget from Japan, the Ratoc VGA to DVI/HDMI converter (model: REX-VGA2DVI-PW). For systems with just the D-Sub video output, this box acts as an analogue to digital converter (ADC), and gives out a DVI port. It finds application where you're trying to connect a notebook or PC with just a D-Sub connector to an HDTV. One end of it connects to the D-Sub port (probably over a wire), the box draws its power from a USB port, while it outputs through a DVI port, which can further be converted to HDMI using the included dongle. The box further provides an adjust control that lets you adjust image quality. Finally, there are two catches: 1. The maximum resolution it supports is 1920 x 1200 pixel (so it should do fine for 1080p and below), 2. It's priced at ¥11,000 in Japan (that's a little over US $116).

Source: Akihabara News
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4 Comments on Ratoc Japan Intros D-Sub to HDMI/DVI Converter

#1
mtosev
the quality will be lower then on a native DVI/HDMI device. my opinion
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#2
TheGuruStud
by: mtosev
the quality will be lower then on a native DVI/HDMI device. my opinion
Done right I don't think that should be an issue, but if you have a "knob" to adjust quality...:roll:

I wonder what the latency is.
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#3
twicksisted
wouldnt be an issue for me either, as i quite like adjusting my knob :D
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#4
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
Digital -> Analog -> Digital

Silly.

Spend that $116 on a better graphics card.
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