Projector VGA Out vs VGA Splitter
Something crossed my mind recently about why we don't utilise the "VGA Out" port on projectors. We use VGA splitters (as I am sure everyone else does) which creates more wired mess, occupies an additional plug socket (an problem where they're limited) and needs more VGA cables. I've noticed all our projectors come with a VGA Out port specifically for connecting an external display (such as a PC monitor) to output the same image like a splitter does.
I'm concerned why none of our installations have the VGA Out port wired up to the faceplate (like audio, vga in and composite do). Am I overlooking something? Why do we use splitters when the projectors have this functionality included?
We looked in to using VGA Y-cables (literally just a cable which splits into 2) but the signal quality was poor as there was no additional power (monitor and projector images where dim), so we dismissed this idea.
Surely it's cheaper to use this port than to buy splitters where needed (we're talking PCs, not laptops) and would be alot neater?