2 s-video in to S-video out? Possible?

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  1. Jason_A

    Jason_A Stunt Coordinator

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    Is this possible and is there any product out there that does this! I'm stuck in the situation of having two s-video out and one s-video in?

    Any opinions or suggestions welcomed!




    Jason
     
  2. LewB

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    You mean something like this ?
     
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    Most modern AV receivers offer "Video Switching" feature. You basically run both audio and video to your receiver, then 1 SVideo cable from the "Monitor" output of the receiver to the TV.

    When you hit "DVD" on the receiver remote, the video to the TV switches to the signal coming into the "DVD" input. When you hit "TV/DSS", the video switches as well.
     
  4. Jason_A

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    Since my receiver doesn't have s-video at all there is a problem huh?

    HtPB
     
  5. Jason_A

    Jason_A Stunt Coordinator

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    LewB more like a coax combiner but S-video!

    HtPB
     
  6. LewB

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    Not sure I understand what you are saying here ?
    I'm guessing that your situation is:
    A receiver that does no video tasks at all, you have 2 devices that output S-video (like a DVD player and a PS2 for example). Your TV only has 1 S-video input. You want something that will allow you to feed the s-video signal from the 2 devices to the 1 input on the TV. Is that the case ?
    If so, you are looking for something like one of those coax switches that would let you switch from 2 coax output devices (like your cable TV box and a coax VCR let's say). The device in the link I gave you will do the S-video switching, It accepts audio inputs too since most s-video devices also output audio (but you want to use your receiver). I don't know if I've seen anything that just does the s-video switching like you are asking about. Or am I confused ? [​IMG]
     
  7. Jason_A

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    You got the majority of it! See I have a Satellite and a DVD player both with Svideo! I want both to have a quality connection of S-video.

    My Receiver has no s-video connectors at all but does do the video switching. As of now I have the dvd player connected in the S-video on my tv!

    Basically a signal combiner but for s-video! Signal combiner is like you have an antenna and cable and you put them together using an adapter which puts it in one cable!

    The product you linked to would work but you would have to push one of the buttons to switch to your source.

    Thank you for the help though LewB.

    HtPB
     
  8. LewB

    LewB Screenwriter

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    Jason:
    I did a google search on 's-video & cable' then found this
    Is this more like it ?
     
  9. Tom Rags

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    I believe this may be what you are looking for.

    If not,
    this is what I am using since my receiver has no s-video inputs (its a few years old). It can be found much cheaper than its list at various places (I found this one at WalMart).

    --Tom
     
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  11. Jason_A

    Jason_A Stunt Coordinator

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    LewB, Thank you Thank you thats exactly it! Man I knew I wasn't crazy. Somebody had to have one of those!

    Thanks again!
     
  12. LewB

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    You're welcome Jason. [​IMG]
     

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