I picked this up in the store, the versions there are different than what's shown here. This has a couple of vents in the image, the one (even the S-Video upgraded model for a couple bucks more) have NO venting! Nor do they have a power switch. So it's on 24/7 as long as it's plugged in and that power source is active. What's that do? Well like any electronics - it can smoke itself. If you put this in a tight area with no airflow, if you put this anywhere the sun will shine in and beat down on it even for an hour a day - it will die! They'll cool down eventually, but their small and heat up because the older F cable technology does that. If you can unplug the 9V adapter when not in use or get it on a switched power strip or plug, you'll be far happier. It can sit turned on, but if it gets to an overheat point - it'll blow and you'll end up taking it back. Don't bury it in entertainment center holes or shelves with no venting. Simple in design and construction, has 3 RCA jacks for basic hookup. I did have it working with the HD A/V cable from a 360 as well, but I reverted back to an OEM Analog 3-wire (Y, R, W) cable because having the Component wires just sitting there is pointless. Tiny red LED showing it's powered up, but it does auto-sense when you turn the device on and flip it over to that which is really nice! Hands-off once plugged in and you're using it.
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