It worked perfectly provided that both monitors were "on". If I turned one monitor "off", the other monitor was still able to display a picture but it was messed up. The picture contained red and green stripes across the screen. Strange. I wanted this to split video between a monitor and a TV, and while it works when both screens are on, this is somewhat of a pain. What would work better?
I'm running two projectors from the same signal through a dvi over cat5e extender and the picture never looked better.
For the bad reviews, I'll say this...
1. Don't run 2 different outputs on this (ie one to tv and one to a monitor) they run at different resolutions so one is bound to not look good or not work at all. 2. Don't connect 2 splitters together. The signal level isn't strong enough and the picture will distort or you wont have any picture at all.
PROS: Great quality cable. Output was crystal clear.
I read a previous review of someone who tried to use this with a computer monitor and a HDTV and said it didn't work. I had my doubts and thought I could figure out a workaround so I bought this cable anyway. Well, turns out he was correct.
I even tried my 24" 1920X1200 with my 1920X1080 tv and it still wouldnt work
Only buy this cable if you are using screens with the exact same resolution.
It was only $5 so its not that big of deal :) I still love monoprice!
system: MacBook Pro 15" 10.7.2 Apple Cinema Display 20" Dell 2005FPW 20"
i have been using the cinema display with my macbook for over a year, using the monoprice mini-display-hdmi/dvi/displayport combo adapter. i wanted to add a second monitor, and for my purposes, it didn't necessarily need to be an 'independent' second display (it could just mirror). i thought this splitter was the perfect inexpensive solution, however when i plugged it into my setup, neither display would be recognized by the computer even though each worked fine when plugged directly. even when just one display was connected through the splitter, the computer wouldn't recognize the single display.
i wasn't sure if it was an actual defective item (i thought unlikely).. i contacted customer support who told me there may be an issue with HDMI and the 'handshake' between devices. now i understand the potential problems that could exist with the 2-way communication and 'handshaking' issues, but i thought my case was a pretty basic one therefore i don't understand in what potential situation this splitter could function as expected.
anyways, customer support proposed a powered HDMI splitter which would involve HDMI-DVI converter cables etc, to the point where i realized it made more sense to purchase a USB-DVI converter for roughly the same price. i was appreciative that monoprice was willing to refund me the cost of the splitter toward my purchase of the USB-DVI converter, and the USB-DVI converter worked right away and allows me the additional flexibility of using it as a second non-mirrored display!
Trying to send DVI output of Window 7 PC to both its monitor and HDMI-TV. Plugged one output to the monitor via standard DVI cable. Plugged other output to DVI to HDMI adapter (Monoprice part 2029) and from there to HDMI cable (monoprice part 2110) to TV. When both TV & Monitor are connected - non shows display When only one is connected - display is showing on the connected one. Note that if, for example, the PC Monitor is connected and working and I plug the DVI to HDMI converter (without even connecting to the TV) - the monitor goes blank. Any suggestion?
It's important to note that passive splitters like this are not HDCP Compliant and will not allow an HD signal from a cable box or satellite receiver or DVD player or PC etc to pass through to a Television set.