I've been using this at occasional DJ gigs for a few years now. Simple but absolutely works. Biggest flaw, as others have pointed out, is that it's just a single toggle button "Source A, Source B, off, [repeat]" which means that switching from B to A requires cycling through an off state, which can cause a projector to temporarily go blank or show its logo. Still, it definitely does what it was designed to do.
This device is doing a great job. with the associated cables I drive 2 displays at once and both are sharp with no ghosting. I ran a usb link to another hub and I can work on either location, driven by a laptop. keyboard and mouse at either location. when not at distant location, I just power off the display.
I used it and it works great. I am inputing two inputs (computer & camera) in our church, and I can switch between both of them on different screens very easy. Works great for me, I hope it last a long time.
I purchased this item 3 years ago. to split a computers display between two projectors. It does the job but I noticed that there is produces a faint shadow. It is just enough to give the image a bit of out of focus effect. If the projector is plugged into the computer with one of the cables directly, bypassing the splitter, the image is perfect.
Great success using the chat line on Mono price. Was having trouble connecting multiple monitors to a photo booth at our bed-and-breakfast the system worked as advertised and I now have three monitors connected simultaneously.
Bought this switcher for our church.. works perfectly to take our two computers as Inputs, and feed to four outputs: 1) Computer monitor, 2) Projector screen, 3) TV in entrance area, 4) TV in the basement
PROS: Inexpensive, simple to install, clear picture over 100' vga cable(s)
Church uses this to run two monitors. Before this we used a VGA splitter that only allowed us 800x600 because the DDC info from the monitor was not flowing to our Mac. This works great - have 1 50 ft and 1 25 ft cable running from the unit.
PROS: Allows the correct signal from the monitor to flow to the computer
CONS: All monitors need to support the resolution of the main monitor
I bought one of these switches about a year ago so i could place another set of dual monitors inside my Audio Recording Booth - it worked (and has worked) like a charm. Happy enough that I actually bought another one so I could add monitors to a remote studio in another room. Again - working great! I'm about to buy a third one of these for my friend for Christmas. Easy to use - no discernible "ghosting" at all. Totally recommend this switch.
PROS: work as described
easy to use.
LEDs make it easy to see what mode the monitors are in.
CONS: svga sockets - this is not necessarily a con, but dvi availability would be nice.
it gets very crowded when plugging in all those video cables. (but it works)