Easy to use and fulfilled my expectations. I needed to get VGA signal to a projector about 20 feet from the source but due to the install was unable to get a standard VGA cable through a wall and ceiling to the projector. With this balun I was able to accomplish the goal and the outcome is great. I'm planning to use a couple more for some longer runs in the near future.
An incredible product at any price, and it has a low price tag. It was unfortunate that it didn't solve my grounding problem, but the product isn't advertised to do that, so I still rate it a 10. Thought that would be good info for others though.
PROS: Worked flawlessly all the way up to 1280x1024 on 120' of Cat5E as advertised.
CONS: I was hoping it would act as a ground isolator solving an ever present ground loop problem I have between my video suite and the stage, but it didn't.
I figured I was gambling on a passive adapter instead of a powered unit, but I am actually rather impressed. Over a relatively short run of about 25 feet, using plain old cat-5 cable, through and around all manner of high and low-voltage equipment, the picture quality is crisp, vivid, and noise-free.
I don't know how long a run would be too long for this kit, but I have no reservations at all for relatively short runs.
PROS: No wall wart needed Totally works
CONS: Comes with only one of the two VGA cables you'll need. I'm sure the assumption is, we all have a spare VGA cable around, but you'll want to keep this in mind so you can plan ahead.
I also think it should come with two-sided foam tape, since the receiver module is perfect for sticking to the back of the display. But you can pick some up easily enough at the store.
If you need something to send a simple 1024 x 768 to an LCD or LED - this is a good solution. CAT5 runs are cheaper than the alternatives.
I'll grab these again.
PROS: It just works - that's the most important. Something that is not specifically mentioned in the description: You do NOT need a special cat6 cable with ground etc. Only if you are running through walls, then MAYBE. The ground is there to cut down on interference, but in most installs, no necessary. Works well!
CONS: It's not HD, it is 1024 x 768
It's not free!
The instructions were not too helpful - make sure you hook the CORRECT box up to the device. Transmitter is for SENDING - Receiver is for SENDING (they are labelled!)
Our original purchased extender did not work, so after a recommendation for this model, we thought we'd try it. It works great! We ran about 80 feet of CAT5e cable through a core hole, across a room up through the ceiling of another room to a projector. Performs just as it was intended. The units are small so we mounted them under a table and inside the ceiling grid.
PROS: Works at full 1280x1024 resolution. No Power Adapters Needed!
CONS: Doesn't extend audio. But that's more of a bonus if it did.
Found these locally branded under another name for about 60.00 more then at Monoprice. Can't beat these prices from MonoPrice and the product works phenomenally. Good stuff. No artifacts, finds resolutions accurately without ghosting. We use this in a Conference room to hook up a laptop or iPad to our TV to present content.
PROS: Works perfect. Cheaper then anywhere I've seen. These are better then all other Baluns I've tested.