Component Video Y Cable?

Discussion in 'Accessories, Cables, and Remotes' started by Andrew_G, Sep 5, 2004.

  1. Andrew_G

    Andrew_G Agent

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    Hi guys,

    I am looking for a Component Audio/Video Y Cable which splits a component video (Red, Blue Green) connection into two.

    I have looked everywhere and have found nothing. Doing this because of setup limitations due to cables that are too tight to replace/plug back in to the receiver after they were pulled out by my two year old brother. I don't want to spend too much money, which is why I don't want to get those expensive converter boxes. Plus, I have to get all the component video cables for my other brother's game systems (the reason why I am searching for this is because we need to hook up my brother's game systems - xbox, play station 2, and gamecube) so the cost adds up. Yes, I know, that's three - but we need two cables for this sitation. Any help finding such a cable is greatly appreciated!

    Andrew Grathwohl
     
  2. pitchman

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    You might want to look into a component video switcher. I know this has been discussed on the forum before. For your needs, you can get an inexpensive Radio Shack model as described here (around $25.) Or, you may want to look at something like the JVC JX-S111 switcher.

    The combined cost of the Radio Shack switcher and a low-end component video cable will probably be less than the custom cable you describe... and easier to locate.

    Gary
     
  3. SimiA

    SimiA Second Unit

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    I agree with Gary on this one.
    Get the Radio Shack switcher.
    I have one, and it works great.
    Just keep your cable runs 6ft or less.
    Vb
     
  4. Neil Joseph

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    Moved to Connections.
     
  5. Orlando

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    I have two of the JVC JX-S111 switches and they work great. I no longer need one of them if your interested. Most of the ones for sale on black, the one I have is silver if it matters.
     
  6. ScottCHI

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    you can't just simply split the video signal with a y-splitter or y-cable. you'll degrade it.

    get one of the splitter boxes, as recommended here.

    TARGET has 'em cheap, too. [​IMG]
     
  7. Bob McElfresh

    Bob McElfresh Producer

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    You wont find any "Y" adaptors for video.

    In addition to the earlier suggestions for a switcher, Mad-Catz has a $40 component video switcher designed just for people with too-many game systems. I have not tried one of these yet, but they claim it is "HDTV" compatible which means it was a bit better designed than ordinary component video switchers.
     

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