Atlona Releases HDVieW VGA to HDMI Converter/Scaler 
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Written by Dick Ward   
Tuesday, 09 February 2010

If you’re anything like me, you’ve got at least one old computer laying around that’s not being put to good use.  Older computers can’t do much for anyone who wants to experience the latest in content, especially with the lack of HDMI, but they do have some uses.  Rather than picking up a whole new HTPC for example, you can pick up Atlona’s ATView, a USB powered VGA to HDMI converter, and use an old box.

Using the adaptor, you don’t have to pick up a new motherboard or switch out to a new video card just for HDMI outputs.  Plug in the VGA to HDMI converter and you can send both your video and audio signals through a single HDMI cord.

The device is plug and play, and automatically detects the resolution of your monitor.  It’ll handle 1080p and resolutions up to 1920 x 1200.  It’s powered by USB, so there’s no need to attach any additional power cables. This is a great way to utilize those old PCs and a nice setup for playing video from a laptop too.  The AT-HDVieW runs $119 and will start shipping at the end of February.

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