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    Video splitters

    I need a new video spitter for splitting a PC output to a projector and monitor. I'm just wondering if people find budget models to cause ghosting should I spend more that the one in the link below?

    ATEN 1 in 2 out VGA Splitter 250MHz - Misco.co.uk

    Cheers.

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    We have a couple of Rextron VSA12 models in service here, no ghosting or anything to report, cheap and very solid little metal cased units. 350MHz, will do 1280x1024.

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    I tend to find it's more budget / overly long cables that cause ghosting than the splitter itself...

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    I think we paid about 25 for ours (StarTech) and don't have any ghosting - except one PC which is on a very long cable run.

    Avoid the splitter cables, as these do ghost and cut the brightness right out, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enjay View Post
    Avoid the splitter cables, as these do ghost and cut the brightness right out, too.
    Any PCs we have hooked up to projectors use cheap (5) splitter cables - image quality is fine, but I didn't think about checking the brightness of the projected image. Does it really make that much difference?

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    We use these StarTech ST122LE although we only paid about 14.40 for them at the time (from ProBrand). They're USB powered, very small and do an excellent job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 36Degrees View Post
    We use these StarTech ST122LE although we only paid about 14.40 for them at the time (from ProBrand). They're USB powered, very small and do an excellent job.
    I agree - these do the job as good as normal powered splitters. We have some of these USB ones which take up less space, don't need a power socket and are very discrete.

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    We've got loads of the Rextron ones here, although only using a couple of them at the moment (for some reason we have a box full upstairs.)

    We've pushed a 1360x1024 image through them no problem for our digital signage, picture is crystal clear

    Mike.

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    I've recently tried these passive splitter cables and had no problems with image quality - not noticeably any different from the active Lindy splitters. At 8.50 they're worth a try.

    Lindy VGA Splitter Cable (2 Way)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhicks View Post
    Any PCs we have hooked up to projectors use cheap (5) splitter cables - image quality is fine, but I didn't think about checking the brightness of the projected image. Does it really make that much difference?

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    We find using the splitter cables does affect image brightness and quality - It does vary by PC make though. We now try and use cheap graphics cards where possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhicks View Post
    Any PCs we have hooked up to projectors use cheap (5) splitter cables - image quality is fine, but I didn't think about checking the brightness of the projected image. Does it really make that much difference?
    Absolutely! Go and look at the monitor while you unplug the projector cable, and you'll see what I mean.

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