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    Default Do splitters introduce lag?

    Do devices such as

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...YGTE3MY85D5NEE

    as an example introduce any input lag? What about devices that split s-video or component?

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    Assuming the splitter is not doing any processing on the image/audio, there should be no lag because electrical impulses travel at the speed of light. A switcher just closes the circuit to what you have selected and opens the circuits of the ones you aren't.

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    A splitter like that will not introduce lag, but in my experience they will introduce ridiculous signal degradation. I use a similar one in the livingroom and it is THE reason I do not have more systems hooked up in the game room. The signal coming out is "darker." I keep seeing threads about these magical switches that don't get this, but I can't seem to find anywhere selling them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Compute View Post
    A splitter like that will not introduce lag, but in my experience they will introduce ridiculous signal degradation. I use a similar one in the livingroom and it is THE reason I do not have more systems hooked up in the game room. The signal coming out is "darker." I keep seeing threads about these magical switches that don't get this, but I can't seem to find anywhere selling them.
    Usually the powered switchers make the signal a bit brighter,least in my case it did. Ask for lag,none at all.
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