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Fuzzy monitor with y-splitter

by sisterelizabeth / February 2, 2006 12:42 AM PST

Several teachers in our school are trying to connect their computers to video projectors. We want to use a y-splitter so we don't have to always change cables. When we connect the splitter on many of the monitors (several different brands) the monitor becomes fuzzy. The picture on the projector is fine. If we disconnect the splitter and connect the monitor cable directly to the PC the picture quality is fine.

My question is does this have to do with the quality of splitter we are using and how do I find one the will work with out making the monitor appear fuzzy?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Sister Elizabeth
Powhatan School

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Quite normal. But try this...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 2, 2006 12:44 AM PST

Lower the Refresh rate to 60 and maybe the resolution to 800x600 so the splitter gets a signal it may be able to handle.

The effect is well known.

Bob

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A load
by Willy / February 2, 2006 11:08 PM PST

As Robert stated, the signal strength is weaken due to a "multiple/broken link" this effect is also found in extended cabling. Either buy a "high quality" cable, gold tipped or adapters specificily offered/recommended by the vendor of your projector. I'm not that into projector and stuff but found this issue with large monitors and ext. cables.

tada -----Willy Happy

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