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Please recommend an inexpensive component switcher

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#1 of 5 OFFLINE   Todd K

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Posted August 14 2008 - 12:35 PM


A friend is in the market for a device that can switch component video. The content will be high def 1080i stuff.

Right now this seems to be the leading contender:
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If anyone knows of a better product, please let me know!

Thanks in advance.

#2 of 5 OFFLINE   Chris S

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Posted August 14 2008 - 03:51 PM

Your link doesn't seem to be working but you may want to take a look around monoprice.com to see what they have to offer.
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#3 of 5 OFFLINE   Todd K

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Posted August 15 2008 - 12:40 AM

That is odd, let me try this again:

Amazon.com: Cables To Go - 40324 - 3-Play Component Video Digital Audio Selector: Electronics

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Posted August 15 2008 - 08:33 AM

I'll be curious to hear reports on this switcher, since I am looking for the same thing - a component switcher for 1080i that doesn't degrade the signal. But I'm skeptical of this one, as well, having read conflicting reviews.

I was referred to the Monoprice Altona 4 component switcher, which only costs about $27, but the signal definitely cuts out for a couple seconds when the screen goes too bright (predominately white). Here's the thread I had on that ...


Personally, I'm thinking of getting a new receiver and running the component connections (cable, Blu-ray, DirecTV) through that as my switcher. It will also have HDMI inputs for when I eventually upgrade my 1080i set for 1080p. But component hook up is perfectly suited for 1080i.

#5 of 5 OFFLINE   Todd K

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Posted August 15 2008 - 12:36 PM

Somone on another forum said he used the one I linked about and had positive results -- and wasn't using it currently, so I'm gonna take it used from him. If i don't report back here in a week or so, PM me to remind me to tell you about it.

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