The image is a little darker, but the sharpness and color-accuracy are all there.
To test this, I captured Sega Genesis footage with an OSSC while simultaneously playing on a CRT TV. The picture looks indistinguishable on the CRT, while the captured footage is only slightly darker. For a single-digit price, this is perfectly acceptable and something I can touch-up in post-production.
I bought a distribution-amplifier for triple-digits before I bought this, and it had inaccurate colors, so I returned it. For a single-digit price, I could not be happier.
This product did what it needed to do. I I used 2 of these to split 2 dvd players. I used one split fTom each to go to a channel bank to a monitoring tv and the other half was put out to the que line tvs. Thus I was able to see what was playing on the que line tvs by using the monitoeing tv simply by changing the channel bank.
Attempting to split the signal from satellite box one output going to capture card and the other to a DVD burner. Plugged into the capture card only and the output seems to be identical to the source. When the second set of output cables are connected to the DVD burner, the incoming signal to both of the devices (capture & DVD) is lost, resulting in black screens. Guess I should have acted on my first impression that such a cheap solution was too good to be true. I'm moving on and will purchase a splitter/amplifier for $90, which will hopefully provide the two good signals I need.
In sum, this is a product that can meet a specific need if you are not too demanding and you take care to attach them correctly.
PROS: As always with Monoprice, an excellent quality product, very sturdy with professional appearance. But...
CONS: Unfortunately, the division of the signal produced some loss of definition, which is not acceptable for a demanding user. In addition, the robustness gives a little too rigid cables, and it follows that the connectors, which do not attach firmly enough, tend to disconnect when the cables are moved slightly.