+ Post New Thread
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 16 to 30 of 39
Hardware Thread, VGA Splitter Cable in Technical; We had a bunch of these that worked fine on some older systems but for some reason where resulting in ...
  1. #16
    contink's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    South Yorkshire
    Posts
    3,791
    Thank Post
    303
    Thanked 327 Times in 233 Posts
    Rep Power
    118

    Re: VGA Splitter Cable

    We had a bunch of these that worked fine on some older systems but for some reason where resulting in blank screens when I plugged them into onboard VGA ports..

    Had to resort to powered splitter units instead..

  2. #17

    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Central Scotland
    Posts
    829
    Thank Post
    12
    Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
    Rep Power
    19

    Re: VGA Splitter Cable

    http://www.equanet.com/catalogue/item/vidpcc18

    I'm not an enormous fan of them but they are extremely cheap and do the job. Some supplied cables seem to give slightly less ghosting than others but it's always present.

    I'm suggesting dual output cards now instead but these as a backup for departments that don't want the "expense" of a clear projection.

  3. #18
    enjay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Reading, Berkshire, UK
    Posts
    4,488
    Thank Post
    282
    Thanked 196 Times in 167 Posts
    Rep Power
    75

    Re: VGA Splitter Cable

    Quote Originally Posted by Halfmad
    http://www.equanet.com/catalogue/item/vidpcc18
    Interesting - those are clearly the things which I found at Videk; the VID~ prefix is one clue, and the manufacturer's part number is the same as the stock code at Videk - but... they're half the price Videk are asking for them!!

  4. #19

    Geoff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Fylde, Lancs, UK.
    Posts
    11,804
    Thank Post
    110
    Thanked 583 Times in 504 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    224

    Re: VGA Splitter Cable

    PC World Business also sell it for the same price.

    http://www.pcwb.com/catalogue/item/V...e&lead=froogle

  5. #20
    mrforgetful's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    1,637
    Thank Post
    7
    Thanked 15 Times in 15 Posts
    Rep Power
    22

    Re: VGA Splitter Cable

    Always use a powered device, and space can't be that limited!

  6. #21

    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Central Scotland
    Posts
    829
    Thank Post
    12
    Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
    Rep Power
    19

    Re: VGA Splitter Cable

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff
    PC World Business also sell it for the same price.

    http://www.pcwb.com/catalogue/item/V...e&lead=froogle
    PCWorld/Equanet/Inmac are all the same company.

    You should get a discount for being an education establishment though, they won't cost £6

  7. #22

    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Preston, Lancashire
    Posts
    634
    Thank Post
    11
    Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
    Rep Power
    21

    Re: VGA Splitter Cable

    Good old CPC? Though I do like the sound of the dual head graphics cards, I've thought of this before. You could have the desktop extended so that your ACTIVStudio flp (or Smart et al. equivalent) is left on the board while you (or rather the teacher!) get's on with something else - like take the register! Now if only I had a budget so that I could order 30 odd new graphics cards...



    Andy

  8. #23
    enjay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Reading, Berkshire, UK
    Posts
    4,488
    Thank Post
    282
    Thanked 196 Times in 167 Posts
    Rep Power
    75

    Re: VGA Splitter Cable

    Thanks Andy - those CPC ones are more like the price I wanted to pay.

    I do like your idea of extended desktops though, I hadn't thought of that - one of the teachers who is about to get a IWB for the first time asked if this was possible, and I said 'no'. Time to re-evaluate perhaps...

  9. #24
    ICT_GUY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Weymouth
    Posts
    2,261
    Thank Post
    646
    Thanked 283 Times in 204 Posts
    Rep Power
    104

    Re: VGA Splitter Cable

    49P
    Amazon, and I have used this seller before, quick and painless.

    Amazon 49p vga splitter (postage is extra though)

  10. #25
    tarquel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Powys, Mid-Wales, UK
    Posts
    1,740
    Thank Post
    13
    Thanked 45 Times in 35 Posts
    Rep Power
    29

    Re: VGA Splitter Cable

    I got one once... and never again. Was just too poor of a output.

    Think the powered ones I get / got are about £30 from Insight.

    Nath.

  11. #26

    TechMonkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    South East
    Posts
    3,287
    Thank Post
    225
    Thanked 405 Times in 302 Posts
    Rep Power
    162

    Re: VGA Splitter Cable

    If you just use a splitter is there still a problem playing video on both sources? I seem to remember on some of our laptops you had to have it set to just the projector if you were showing a video otherwise if you had it set to both the video would only play on the primary output (the notebook screen).

  12. #27
    enjay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Reading, Berkshire, UK
    Posts
    4,488
    Thank Post
    282
    Thanked 196 Times in 167 Posts
    Rep Power
    75

    Re: VGA Splitter Cable

    @TechMonkey - never found that problem, but then as far as the PC is concerned there is only one output.

    The video playback problem might exist on dual-head graphics cards though - could someone with one of those confirm/deny this, as I might yet go with dual heads...

  13. #28

    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    110
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 12 Times in 11 Posts
    Rep Power
    19

    Re: VGA Splitter Cable

    @Techmonkey - the video playback problem you describe is due to the video being played via an overlay, most modern dual head cards will have settings to alter how video overlays behave. On Intel cards it's in the overlay settings section whilst on ATI systems, the setting you are looking for is 'theatre' mode , as for Nvidia, I don't have one in front of me atm to check but i'm sure it's somewhere in the overlay settings.

  14. #29

    Geoff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Fylde, Lancs, UK.
    Posts
    11,804
    Thank Post
    110
    Thanked 583 Times in 504 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    224

    Re: VGA Splitter Cable

    Also, the DRM can bite you here. For example DVDs on Media Player. It'll only output the video on the primary display, despite what you tell it to do in the graphics card options.

  15. #30
    enjay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Reading, Berkshire, UK
    Posts
    4,488
    Thank Post
    282
    Thanked 196 Times in 167 Posts
    Rep Power
    75

    Re: VGA Splitter Cable

    So, as long as I make the IWB the primary display, I'll be fine. Right?

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Ethernet Splitter
    By istanlfc in forum Hardware
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 3rd September 2009, 08:58 PM
  2. SVGA Splitter Cable
    By SpuffMonkey in forum Hardware
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 10th September 2007, 09:54 AM
  3. Ethernet RJ-45 CAT-5 Network Socket Splitter
    By FN-GM in forum Wireless Networks
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 31st July 2007, 04:39 PM
  4. Can Anybody Identify This Cable?
    By DaveP in forum Hardware
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 11th May 2007, 02:00 PM
  5. Cable tampering
    By EL_S in forum Hardware
    Replies: 38
    Last Post: 8th May 2006, 09:12 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •