Can anyone recommend a good component switchbox?

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  1. Marvin Richardson

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    I just bought a Sony KP-57WS520 CRT RPTC today. It has two component inputs on it. Unfortunately my 2 year old Sony STR-DE1075 receiver has none. I have my HD DVR, DVD, Xbox and PS2 (I assume I can get a component for this...can't I?) and need to hook all those up. Can anyone recommend a good switch box that won't degrade the signal at all?
    I may get HDMI for the HD DVR, but the cable is $120 at Best Buy...unfortunately, if the PS2 can do component, I'll still need the switchbox.
     
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    Check the Pelican brand or JVC JX-s111. There are other, more costly brands and products that I'm sure some people will recommend to you. It will get to a point in price where you're practically buying a receiver anyways. [​IMG]
     
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    I've been real happy wih the Inday RGB4X-R which has 4 in. It's compact and takes up very little rack space. It has a remote and it's relatively inexpensive.
     
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    Checkout BetterCables.com for cabling. I have had good results and their prices are somewhat lower than you showed.[​IMG]
     
  5. Marvin Richardson

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    After a little research, I'll probably go with this:
    http://www.audioauthority.com/aacconsumers/1154c.html
    It does auto-switching which is good, plus it has the optical connections as well.
    As far as the HDMI cable goes, has anybody had any experience with Blue Jeans Cable? They are way less than that Monster Cable.
     
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    Be careful with that AA 1154 A, I've gone through two now and it just cannot pass the signal of my Cyberhome DVD player. AA tech support states that it is a compatibility issue and that the 1154 A is not powered--no signal processing (the power is for the auto switching and relays). So be aware that the 1154 A has some issues that may or may not cause you trouble. As for me, I guess I'm looking for a switcher too...[​IMG]
     
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    If you check the Tweaking, Connections & Accessories forum, you'll find quite a few endorsements for Blue Jeans Cable, including mine (I don't have their HDMI cable, as I don't have an HDMI-capable DVD player at this time, but I do have their coaxial RF and component cables).
     
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    I have the video storm component switch and it works great. I shopped around a lot before selecting it, and I believe it is the best value. Not too expensive, and good test data to back up their specs. Plus it works with my remote control, none of that autoswitch confusion.

    You can find at video-storm(dot)com (not enough posts for links)

    I remember they also had some reviews of other switchers on the site somewhere.
     

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