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StarTech 8 Port 250 MHz VGA Video Splitter / Distribution Amplifier ST128L
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs Decent VGA Video Amplifier 01/24/2010

This review is from: StarTech 8 Port 250 MHz VGA Video Splitter / Distribution Amplifier ST128L

Pros: This is a pretty solid VGA video amplifier. After taking it out of the box I first noticed the case feels very sturdy and the black finish looks really nice. The power adapter shoots to the side so it doesn't take up multiple power plugs, which was a definite plus for me. I've had the unit hooked up all weekend to eight displays, and so far it's been performing great. I purchased the unit to run trippy visualizations on the screens and everybody who has seen it has been quite impressed.

Cons: The video input on the device is a male plug which was somewhat disappointing because I usually have tons of extra normal VGA cables, but I don't usually have a male to female VGA. Luckily my local Best Buy had a VGA extender cable which did the trick. I did have to break off the screw nuts on the extender cable to make it work, so perhaps there is a better cable out there that I should have purchased. Regardless of that, my setup works just fine. If you're using this in a high foot traffic area or moving it around often make sure you find a male to female cable that can screw into your video amplifier.

Other Thoughts: I'm always impressed with Newegg shipping. I paid for the 3 day shipping and it came next day. I live quite close to their distribution center though, so that probably helps.

I am not very well versed on what the difference between a 250 or a 400mhz video amplifier is, but I can only assume the better number is better. This unit is rated at only 250...but the picture looks spectacular on every single screen. Perhaps the extra bandwidth is more important when running high resolutions like 1600x1200. I'm not doing that so I don't plan on worrying about it. ;)

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AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ Windsor Dual-Core 2.6GHz Socket AM2 89W Processor ADA5200CSBOX
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Processor runs great! Overclocks great with the stock fan, and even better with my upgraded one. I upgraded from an AMD Athlon 3500+ single core, and the difference is awesome!

Cons: Haven't found any.

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Display Name: Alex B.

Date Joined: 11/19/06

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  • First Review: 01/05/07
  • Last Review: 01/24/10
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