Originally Posted by kelemvor
Update: I forgot to mention that this is for a Video Only use. No Audio. This is for use in a church and it simply shows song lyrics, announcement slides, and things like that on the TVs for people to see. The audio will get routed through a different sound system.
Thanks for any ideas.
Okay, if you're not ever going to be displaying any content that has DRM issues, then it'll probably be cheaper/easier to use your existing cables and splitter, and just get a pair of VGA -> HDMI adapters (available on amazon) and use one at each of your new displays.
Keeping in mind, that an analog run that long is already going to have some signal degradation issues, and then passing through an analog to digital converter will introduce even more signal degradation. But if you're on a budget, that's probably the most cost effective way to go. Make sure the laptop is set to a resolution and refresh rate that is native to HDMI. If it's not a standard resolution/refresh rate, worst case scenario the adapter can't convert it. Best case scenario the adapter can convert it, but you lose even more quality in the conversion process.
That said, if your laptop has HDMI out, you'll get a much better picture if you stick with HDMI from end to end. Its just a matter of whether the quality increase can justify the cost increase. If it was me, I'd get a couple of adapters off amazon, and try them out. If they meet your needs, then you're all set, and if not, send 'em back and go the HDMI route.