Posted 05 May 2011 - 11:19 AM
I don't know if these exist and was wondering if someone can point me as to what to look for.
I have a friend that we would like to be able to switch between video output to their monitor or their television at will with minimum effort. They have integrated graphics so all they have for video-out is a single VGA port that is useable. This would be a switch and not a dual-monitor setup. The television and monitor are close to one another because both are located in the living room of an apartment so length shouldn't be too big a problem. I am just looking for them to have a setup that is easier to use than actually moving the physical cord every time. The desire to use the television as a monitor is so they can watch online television without being stuck in the computer chair.
So is there a VGA splitter cable that can be used as a switch?
**Speakers are not an issue, computer speakers are close enough and loud enough they can be used.
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