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10 x 6 x 4 inches
October 21, 2017
– October 11, 2021
I bought this splitter to see the computer video in a computer monitor and a Plasma TV. The video quality is very good. I tried before another splitter, but the video quality was bad. You need to check the bandwith of the amplifier to be shure that the video quality will not suffer. Now, people are using more resolution for their wide screens so the bandwith increases.
The only minor problem was the connection between the computer and the splitter was male-female cable. The connection between the computer and the monitor is always male-male cable.
– October 17, 2021
These work pretty well for the money and I’m not really disappointed, but when you get to the highest resolutions and try to split the signal 4 ways you better make sure your signal is pristine because they have some bandwidth limitations. I am feeding them from a cat5 KVM receiver and it looks ok but I would not say it would win awards…
– October 23, 2021
I wanted to split the VGA signal from our laptop to our plasma TV and a small LCD computer monitor in another room. Like others, I wasted a little money trying a standard VGA splitter ‘Y’ cable first. This might work if you wanted to split a VGA signal between two small monitors. In our case the monitor got perfect signal but the TV picture was ghosted and horrible. I knew we needed a powered VGA splitter, so I was glad I had bookmarked the Cables To Go 29550.
This was a snap to set up and worked immediately to feed both our TV and monitor. The only small snafu I encountered was that I couldn’t get our 42″ TV and 17″ computer monitor to play nicely together in resolution requirements. To get the best picture on our tv, the laptop’s display settings for the “external monitor” need to be 1280 x 768. I guess because the laptop sees the splitter as a single device, if the TV and monitor don’t share native resolutions then one or the other will suffer. I futzed around with the laptop’s display settings trying to find a happy medium, before I settled on feeding the TV the proper resolution since we watch that more. The monitor’s picture is beautiful, just slightly elongated.
Anyway, I THINK that’s what’s going on…If anyone has another suggestion I’d love to hear it.
XP laptop –> Cables to Go 29550 powered VGA splitter –>
HD15 SVGA Monitor Extension Cable, Male to Female with Ferrite Bead 1 ft
Component video (YPbPr) / VGA To HDMI Converter With Auto Up-scale
–> 42″ plasma TV
RiteAV – SVGA Monitor Cable with 3.5mm Audio – 10 ft.
RiteAV – VGA Coupler / Gender Changer Female-Female
–> 17″ lcd computer monitor
Sure, it’s a lot of work to figure it out and cable it up, and we can’t watch all our favorite shows immediately. But we enjoy being pioneers in DIY internet tv, especially since it’s saving us $70/month in satellite fees!
– November 6, 2021
This is the 3rd device I’ve purchased for our church. The first and second time they stopped working I blew it off as unfortunate happenings. This is the 3rd device that has now failed in one of its ports. Save yourself the headache. When it does work it functions great. Very disappointed
– November 24, 2021
We bought this to split the signal of a Powerpoint presentation in our church. We use the Powerpoint show every weekend and this splitter has been working well since we got it a few weeks ago. There was a little hiccup in setting it up with the video card on the computer, but I just had to make sure the output was a generic resolution instead of to a specific plug-and-play monitor.
I’ve had four separate connections/outputs hooked up to it at once it was worked flawlessly. I’d definitely recommend this product.
– December 11, 2021
I needed a VGA Splitter to hook up a third monitor to my machine that would allow me to project to customers. Most splitters distort images due to signal power loss from splitting the signal. This unit is powered, which amplifies and duplicates the video signal without loss of video quality.
The only con is this unit requires a gender changer, which can be purchased for about $3 on Amazon. Not sure why the company would design it this way.
For the money, you cannot beat it!
– December 14, 2021
We bought this unit, the 4 port model(
Cables To Go 29551 4-Port UXGA Monitor Splitter/Extender (Male Input)
), to replace an aging and unreliable VGA splitter that had started to fail. After doing some research, this product had the best reviews and seemed to be built well. When we received the unit I was not disappointed, simple, very well built, and did what it was supposed to do. We actually bought and began using this unit in January of 2010, so it has proven to be a great purchase.
I decided to take the time to write this review today though because of the EXCELLENT customer service I just received on the item. A few days ago while setting up the splitter the wall-wart broke. I mean it literally broke in my hand as I was plugging it in. The AC adapter plug in had been stressed enough that it just came apart at the side of the unit. I called the company directly to see about buying a replacement. First off, the contact phone number is right there on the top of their webpage…and it’s on EVERY page! (I am so used to having to dig around on websites only to find there is no way to call them…so I was ready to be frustrated.) Secondly, when I called I actually talked to a human being! I had to navigate a very brief routing system, but was on the phone with a live human being within 30 seconds of my call. After hearing what had happened the customer service rep simply asked for my address. When he told me how it was being shipped and from where, I had to ask: what do I owe you? His reply surprised me: nothing. The whole call took 4 minutes! It has taken me longer to write this review than get the service, but I’m doing it gladly.
This experience has been a joy for me today, and makes me wonder why we no longer expect such service from companies. As if they need to earn our business. I can tell you this: Cables2Go has earned mine for a long time to come. Great products, great service…what more could you ask for?!?
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