Sewell Develops an Advanced Way to Watch a PC on TV

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More and more people are turning to their computer to watch movies, TV shows, YouTube videos, and other interactive web content. Sewell is providing a more advanced solution to comfortably watch this content on any TV.

Sewell (http://sewelldirect.com) claims to have developed the most advanced solution for people who wish to connect the VGA monitor output from their desktop or laptop computer to the yellow RCA video input on their TV: the Sewell PC to TV Converter. Sewell's new take on this classic solution will be available Nov. 2, 2009.

Video streaming from sites like YouTube and Hulu is becoming a daily ritual for more and more users, along with other downloaded content and homemade videos, making this PC to TV solution ideal.

According to Nielsen's July 2009 "VideoCensus," the number of individuals using the Internet to stream video is still increasing by leaps and bounds. According to the report, there was a 14.2% increase of individuals that stream video over the Internet, meaning that over 30 million more people stream video over the Internet than last year. Not only has the amount of people that stream video increased, the number of videos that are streamed has increased by over twice that rate: by 31.4%. This suggests that not only are there more individuals watching video on their PC, but that people already familiar with this practice have increased their use.

One explanation for the sharp increase in videos being watched and downloaded online is the recession. Many people are ditching their cable bill because sites like Hulu offer free viewings of popular TV shows with shorter-than-TV commercial interruptions. This converter also allows users to save money because they don't need to buy a new TV; the Sewell PC to TV (http://sewelldirect.com/pc-to-tv-adapter.asp) works with both new and old televisions.

Watching video on your PC's monitor can be convenient but limiting. Most desktop computers have small 15-inch or 17-inch monitors and are often located where it is difficult for people to gather. Laptops, though portable, are still difficult for multiple people to watch at once. Sewell's PC to TV device takes the VGA signal output from any computer and converts it into a signal that TVs can use called "composite video," (the S-Video connection is also provided) allowing people to comfortably watch from their couches.

Educational institutions around the country are prime candidates for this conversion. Curriculums have become digitized on computer hard drives and limited funding makes it difficult to upgrade traditional TVs to expensive digital displays. The PC to TV converter helps to save over 85% of the costs of replacing their current TVs with digital sets.

Sewell set out to design a PC to TV solution that would solve all of the complaints about past versions (http://sewelldirect.com/pc-to-tv-converter.asp). Their first step was to include audio. No existing PC to TV video converter includes an audio channel; currently users must run a separate cable from their computer straight to their TV or receiver if they wish to hear the audio track. Sewell's new PC to TV will include the audio channel, simplifying things greatly.

Sewell didn't stop there in simplification. Instead of bundling separate cables for VGA, USB (used only to power the unit), and 3.5mm stereo audio, they integrated all three into a single cable that runs to the PC, breaking out into the three separate cables at the end. The result is a simple and elegant converter with only one single line running to the source computer. Sewell then topped it all off by including a more advanced integrated chip that enhances video, making video significantly sharper from past PC to TV models (http://www.sewellsupport.com/archives/pc-to-tv-screenshots).

About Sewell:

Sewell is a developer of unique audio/video, networking, and data products and provides custom solutions to corporations and government institutions. Their products can be found at http://sewelldirect.com.

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Cameron Postelwait
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