Can anybody recommend a good component video A/V switch?

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  1. Joachim Stumm

    Joachim Stumm Auditioning

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    My home theater tuner only has 2 component video inputs and I need at least 3. I would like to buy an A/V switch box, but there are quite a few models out there. Anybody have experience with this?
    Thanks!
     
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    The JVC JX-S111 switch box is what I use. It has three component inputs plus composite and S-Video. Here is a link to it from the JVC Web Site. You can get them around 60-80 dollars on eBay.
     
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    I bought this one and it works great. It has a remote and 2 outs. It can also handle 1080i.

    http://www.impactacoustics.com/produ...1002&sku=40020

    No interference or loss of picture quality.

    I use mine so I can run my Xbox,PS2, HD Decoder and DVD all into the 1080i input on my Mitsu RPTV and to my Sanyo Z3 projector.

    I got mine for $90 on ebay.
     
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    We've had good luck with Extron... but given that they were part of a large contract buy, I'd hate to find out how much that component matrix routing switcher cost... (12x8 I think, RGBHV ports, balanced stereo audio switching.)

    Leo
     
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    I use a Video-Storm one that works great. They have a few different models.
     
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    Audio Authority makes a well designed unit (4-in, 1 out) that will memorize your reciever remote commands so it will keep the audio and video in sync. ~$200

    A company called MadCatz makes a HD video selector switch for game systems for about $40. They claim it is HD compatible. I have one, but have not had time to play with it.

    What to look for: Make sure whatever switch you get, it documents something like a 90 Mhz bandwidth. Your cables/switches need to have 3X or better yet 4X bandwidth of the highest frequency you plan to send through it:

    Component Video: 4 Mhz max
    Progressive Video: 13 Mhz max
    HD Video: 35 Mhz max
     

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