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21st April 2010, 12:46 PM #1
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
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21st April 2010, 12:51 PM #2
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.
21st April 2010, 12:55 PM #3
I tend to find it's more budget / overly long cables that cause ghosting than the splitter itself...
21st April 2010, 01:10 PM #4
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.
21st April 2010, 01:56 PM #5
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?
Originally Posted by enjay
21st April 2010, 02:19 PM #6
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.
21st April 2010, 02:24 PM #7
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.
Originally Posted by 36Degrees
21st April 2010, 02:25 PM #8
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
21st April 2010, 02:28 PM #9
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)
21st April 2010, 02:46 PM #10
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.
Originally Posted by dhicks
21st April 2010, 02:59 PM #11
Absolutely! Go and look at the monitor while you unplug the projector cable, and you'll see what I mean.
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