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Springbok
August 30th, 2013, 10:25 AM
I.e, this?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Inline-2060-IN2060-IBM-PS-2-Distribution-Amplifier-Video-Inline-Inc-La-Habra-/171116869221?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27d75c3665

Looks like it is used for splitting the signal from a single XGA card to 2 different monitors, but what would a practical application be fore that. For $17 I almost want to buy it "just because".

Chuck(G)
August 30th, 2013, 10:41 AM
Well, there's a complete manual online, but to quote from it:


The IN2060 / IN2061 / IN2075 / IN2076 are dedicated video distribution amplifiers designed to work
with specific computer graphic signals. They allow for the simultaneous viewing of a local monitor and
one additional monitor, LCD projector, or other compatible display device. These units do not alter the
video or sync signals, but merely amplify the signals to a level needed to extend the external display as
far as 100 feet away. The IN2060/61/75/76 distribution amplifiers are fully automatic, offering easy
operation and the following features:

Loop through output for the local computer monitor
Output connector and sync format identical to input
Gain of 1.1 provides signal boost to compensate for 75 to 100 feet of cable
100 MHz bandwidth

Old Thrashbarg
August 30th, 2013, 11:03 AM
Looks like it is used for splitting the signal from a single XGA card to 2 different monitors, but what would a practical application be fore that.

The most common use for a cloned display would be for hooking up a projector to do presentations. It's also handy for showing information screens in multiple areas.

It's not such a useful feature in a normal home environment though.