Originally Posted by jjeff
I think I just may purchase one of these the next time I place a Amazon order, if I don't like it I'd think returning it may be easy.
I'm particular about brightness level and didn't really see any complaints about that in all the reviews. One of my Simas has passable black levels but the other 2 are way too bright, I'd like something that doesn't brighten the blacks at all, and also no to very little resolution degradation. At $89 shipped the cost isn't too bad.
On the downside, the thing is sure ugly
looks like some sort of pace maker device or something else I've seen but can't quite remember now.
Well I ordered one of these and I'm quite happy with it. It has none of the black level issues my Sima's or even cheaper component/HDMI to S-video converters do
I do notice a ever so slight degradation in resolution but using my DVD player as a source I'm able to bump up the sharpness just a tad to compensate. Even without the compensation the quality looks quite good(I'm using S-video in/out) and overall I'm pleased.
I kind of ordered this device on a lark, half thinking I'd return it because I wouldn't be happy with the quality but again I'm happy to report that I will not be returning it and will probably retire one of my Simas that overly brighten the passthru.
Oh and while I still think it looks very odd I was pleasantly surprised how small it was, from the picture it looks quite large but in reality it's not much larger than my Sima CT-2's, just a bit fatter in the middle.