Component Video Splitter - Different Question

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by George Ulerio, Sep 11, 2004.

  1. George Ulerio

    George Ulerio Auditioning

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    Hi, I have an issue that hopefully some of you can help me with. I have a Harmon Kardon AVR-330. It has all of the component inputs that I require. I currently have HD Cablebox, Progressive Scan DVD player, and Sony Playstation hooked up to it. My issue is that I have a TV and a projector that can accept component. The receiver only has one component output. I would like to avoid getting a remote and customizing it with discrete codes to work with one of the devices plugged into the TV or projector directly because I would then only have that device connected to one device and not the other. Hopefully someone shares my pain. I'm just wondering if there is some type of Y splitter for component that provides the 75 ohm impedance matching that is required. I'm open to suggestions.


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  2. George Ulerio

    George Ulerio Auditioning

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  3. Bob McElfresh

    Bob McElfresh Producer

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    You still need a switch, not a splitter. When you toggle between the TV and projector, you need to make sure the active equipment cannot 'see' the other device.

    There is a product I have been looking at to see if it will really handle HD video. It is called the "Mad Catz HDTV Selector" and sells for about $40. Use one of these on the output of your receiver to toggle between your 2 different displays.
     

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