Sewell TVdeck

PC to TV Converter (VGA to Composite)

Sewell Part # SW-23000

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Want a higher quality picture? If you need an HD picture please see our Hammerhead VGA to HDMI converter 1080p our, VGA to HDMI converter 720p or our, VGA to Component (RGB) converter. As another option, you can get an HD signal through any computer's USB port using the Sewell HDdeck USB to HDMI solution.

Sewell's PC to TV converter allows you to view content from your computer on your television.

PC to TV Converter Diagram
How This Works Using the Sewell PC to TV converter is easy and simple with zero software to install. The converter features an all-in-one cable that breaks out into the three cables you'll need to connect to your computer: a VGA cable, a 3.5mm stereo audio cable (aka 1/8" stereo audio or mini stereo jack), and a USB cable (just to power the converter). The all-in-one PC-side cable reduces cable clutter immensely.

Once the VGA, 3.5mm audio, and USB is connected, you'll just need to connect the red, white, and yellow (right/left audio and composite video respectively) ports to your TV with the provided cables. This unit also supports S-Video output to the TV (optional).

The PC to TV has built-in button controls to adjust the video and also to zoom in if desired.

Quality of Conversion

As with all PC to TV conversions, the image quality is not quite that of straight VGA pass-through. We have a very comprehensive article with screenshots where we compare the PC to TV conversion with straight VGA. The PC to TV converter works well for picures and videos, for small text and fine detail we recommend the VGA to HDMI converter which is optimized to work with HDTVs.

Past Models

Being the world leading distributor of PC to TV products, Sewell Direct knows the concerns users have had with past units; mainly the issue with cable clutter. Not only have we improved the PC to TV by including audio (so you don't have to route a seperate cable from your PC to the TV to handle audio), but we've combined all cables that go to the PC in one single break-out cable. The difference is quite significant:

Here is a quick run down of features on 6 PC to TV solutions on a convenient chart.

Sewell PC to TV adapters

Comparison Chart

Part #: SW-22050 SW-29831 SW-30008 SW-30510 SW-30409 SW-1120 SW-30247-05 SW-30511
pc to tv Hammerhead vga to hdmi Manta VGA to HDMI with Scaler Moray VGA to HDMI Cable Minideck USB to HDMI HDMI Female to DVI Male DVI male to HDMI male cable Wireless PC to TV
Product: TVDeck Mini
VGA to HDMI w/Scaler
VGA to HDMI Cable
USB to HDMI Cable
Resolution: 480i up to 1080p up to 1080p up to 1080p up to 4K up to 4K up to 4K up to 1080p
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Extremely Compact Most Compact VGA to HDMI on the market Compact and provides scaling All-in-one Cable Use any USB port as a video port and keep using your monitor Wireless audio and video
Price: $27.95 $26.95 $29.95 $14.95 $32.60 $9.95 $5.95 $99.95

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Mfg. Part Number

  • SW-23000


  • Sewell


  • 1 x VGA input, 1 x VGA output (VGA loop-through)
  • 1 x Composite Out (yellow RCA)
  • 1 x Stereo Audio Out (red and white RCA)
  • 1 x S-Video out
  • 1 x DC 5V port
  • Input VGA Resolution 640x480 @ 60/ 72/ 75/ 85Hz , 800x600 @ 60/ 75Hz, 1024x768 @ 60/ 75Hz
  • Output VGA at the same resolution
  • Can display on computer monitor and TV simultaneously
  • Multi-system Support: NTSC (North America, taiwan), NTSC-EIAJ (Japan), PAL (Europe, China),
  • PAL-M(Brazil), PAL-N(Uruguay ,Paraguay) etc
  • Dip switch included to change NTSC/PAL formats (default setting is NTSC - North America)
  • Adjustable overscanning/ underscanning
  • Highly portable.
  • lightweight, small and easy to carry

System Requirements

  • Cross Platform: Mac, PC, Linux compatible
  • No driver or software to install
  • Only requirements: a VGA video source (your computer) and a TV with a composite (yellow RCA) or S-video port.
  • For help tuning the unit for best image quality check out our how to video: PC to TV Adjusting

Package Contents

  • PC to TV Converter w/Built-in PC cabling
  • One 3RCA Cable 5 ft. (Composite video and stereo audio to TV)
  • User manual


  • Manuals and Support pages available under the support tab


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Great Product

Shawn - 8/6/2010 7:35:16 AM

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Pros: I bought this to hook a new hp laptop to my TV to allow us to watch HULU and NETFLIX on the TV. Sewell Customer service was great and answered my questions. Shipping was fast. The unit is powered through the USB port. My laptop has all the necessary ports (VGA, USB, and Headphone) on the same side, so it's no problem, but the cables seem long enough that I might have been able to reach the other side of the laptop if needed (and I have a 17" laptop that's HUGE). In less than 5 minutes my laptop was hooked to my TV with a nice image and no difficult software to install. Just use the color-coded cable that comes with the unit and hook it into your TV (make sure you set the TV to the correct input). Everything worked - first try - no problems. My wife and I think the sound and picture quality are great and I carry the unit with me in my laptop bag because you just never know when you'll want to use it.

Cons: None really. I'm very happy with the unit. See the OTHER COMMENTS section for some things to consider.

Other: I work with video regularly as part of my job, so I have a little knowledge and a discerning eye. That said, I wasn't expecting this box to produce readable text on my TV (I know what TV's can and can't do - Mine is a 36" flatscreen tube TV that is not high-def) and I wasn't expecting HD quality. After reading some of the other reviews I expected the quality to be LESS than it was, and I was pleasantly surprised. The image on the TV looks very good to me. We've watched HULU and another movie from my hard drive with no problems and no disappointments. I Have noticed (barely noticed) an occassional (maybe once per hour) scanline distortion that runs down the length of the TV. It is so difficult to notice that my trained eye catches it only in the lower third of the screen (and then it's gone in less than a second). My wife has never noticed this at all. I think the average viewer won't notice it at all. It does not bother me. The picture from the unit displays on the TV as a slightly warmer (color-wise) image than the laptop picture and slightly more saturated (color-wise again) image. I did not adjust the color either through the box or on the TV because I found it looked more natural than the laptop image. I left everything set to factory defaults and COULDN'T BE HAPPIER. It's a nice convenient box with all the cabling kept neatly together. It was my first purchase from Sewell and it was a good sound purchase.

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Guy_in_MD - 1/9/2010 12:53:41 PM

8 found this review helpful

Pros: The quality of videos through the device was incredible. After buying this device, we canceled our cable TV entirely and now watch everything streaming online. A one-time very low payment sure beats $80 a month. The device couldn't be easier to setup or use. I'm glad I waited for this one, since it consolidates all inputs from the computer into 1 cable and does not need another wall socket.

Cons: None so far. If you want an HD signal or detailed computer screen resolution on your TV, get one of the HD TV converters. If you want to watch movies accessible through your computer on your TV screen in the highest quality the transmission stream can handle, then this is the device for you.


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PC to TV Converter

Jhoye - 12/14/2009 7:04:50 AM

7 found this review helpful

Pros: It does what it says works right out of the box easy setup nothing extra to buy for most people see cons below. Picture quality looks like VCR but good enough.Great product

Cons: If your interested in viewing text from you computer to TV this will not be for you. The sound cable that plugs into head phone jack needs to be 3 inches longer. My VGA jack is on left side of Laptop and my head phone jack is on right side of laptop so I needed 2 inch extension. FYI If your laptop has same layout you will neeed headphone ext piece as well


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Works as advertised. I'm satisfied with it.

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- 8/21/2016 7:47:57 PM

Great product! I had to use an older, large flat screen TV at a venue I do Karaoke. The TV did not have any HDMI imputs so I needed an alternative way of connecting my laptop. This product was ideal, although the picture quality wasn't as good as HD it worked.

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Please forgive me if my question sounds dumb but I an new to this! My computer only has one VGA port which is currently connected to the pc monitor. When I unplug it & connect it to the tv, will I see the mouse cursor on the tv and be able to use it in the same way as when the pc monitor was hooked up?


Yeah, the idea behind the PC to TV Converter is that everything you're doing on your computer, whether it's watching movies, doing power point presentations or just playing solitaire, will be projected onto your TV screen.

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Can I buy longer wires? My computer is about 12 ft.from my tv


Yes, you can definitely buy longer Audio/Video cables to use with this product. here is a 12 foot set that would work no problem at all for you: http://sewelldirect.com/Premium-Gold-Series-Composite-RYW-Audio-Video-Cable-12-ft.asp

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My TV has both S-video and Component Video inputs. I understand that Component Video is the better of the two. Does this adapter (SW-23000) convert from VGA to Component Video, or would I need a different adapter?


The SW-23000 does not support component video. You would need something like our SW-5693 to do so, we have a few options though besides that one only.

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