Component video switching ???

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Michael Cook, Mar 18, 2003.

  1. Michael Cook

    Michael Cook Stunt Coordinator

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    will those "Y" adapters work? trying to hook xbox and ps2 up but only have one set of component jacks on the TV. Could I just buy 3 "Y" adapters so I can hook ps2 and xbox up together?
     
  2. GlenHaag

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    What I ended up doing was using my Sony switchbox for my four component sources. I just use Red, Blue, and Green into Red, White, and Yellow, and I'm not having any issues thus far.

    I might be seeing some picture quality drop offs, but it will work until I pick up the Audio Authority Component switcher.

    Glen
     
  3. James St

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    I'm using an a/v switcher the same way Glen is. Works great.
     
  4. Michael Cook

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    ohh, so you are just using a regular video switcher? Didn't think of that.
     
  5. GlenHaag

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    I remembered reading something about it on AVSforum, and figured it couldn't hurt to try it.

    It seems to be working without a hitch. Other than the fact that I hate having to hit the buttons. I'll get that autosensing switch from AudioAuthority sometime in the future.

    Glen
     
  6. Allen_Appel

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    Same here, with no visible drop-off in video quality. I had to also get an optical cable switcher in order to have my cable, PS2 and Xbox in digital sound. Make sure you get a push-button "passive" switcher rather than an electronic "active" model.
     

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