Not a good product if you care about Picture Quality!
I bought about 6 of these last year looking forward to a great inexpensive product. I meant write a review previously but didn't get around to it. My first use of the splitter worked for about a week before it just stopped working. Hard to understand given that it is not a powered product but the picture just went out until I unhooked the splitter. My second use of the splitter was a few days ago when I split the signal from a Marantz SR6004 to go to a projector and a Plasma display. There was an obvious dimming of the picture on both units, especially the projector. Don't waste your time on this product. You get what you pay for most of the time. Monoprice does have some good products but this is not one of them.
Please note this before buying this adapter. If you have the second set of cables attached to this adapter, you MUST have them connected to the TV/device at the other end of the cables. If you unplug them from the TV and leave them connected to the adapter, there is severe ghosting and color degredation on the other TV. But as long as either the second set of cables is removed completely, or if both TV's are active, the picture quality is not degraded at all.
I purchased this adapter so I could hook up an additional TV on my deck for football parties, so I will not be using the second set all of the time. If this adapter was in a location where I couldn't reach it easily, it would really be a pain. Fortunately, I can get to it very easily to just plug inthe cables every time I want to hook up that TV.
So, if you are going to have both TV's connected all of the time, this is not an issue at all. Or, if you can get to this adapter easliy, it's no big deal just to plug them in every time.
I have purchased many products from Monoprice and always been delighted by the performance and the price.
Once again, this is a beautifully made component.
However, there is one major draw back and that the image through this unit will be much darker. I did not realize this and phoned the great support team who informed me that this was the case on any component splitter
The drop off is very significant to the point that Im surprised that nobody else mentions it.
Tried this to split component video from DirecTV HR-20 DVR to two HDTVs. Although it works, picture quality was somewhat degraded. Picture was less vibrant and colors seemed muted. Removed it and and put in the gadget/adapter graveyard. It was worth a try for the price.
What can I say? This splitter worked fine on outputting the component video from my Yamaha tuner to BOTH the overhead Sanyo front projector AND the Pioneer rear projection TV. They are both older technologies, and neither has the preferable HDMI input ports, so being able to at least get component into them without having to switch cables around is quite beneficial.