I need a manual component video switcher..

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  1. JohnTKline

    JohnTKline Stunt Coordinator

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    Something under 50.00 would be nice so I can connect an xbox, ps2, and my toshiba dst-3000 to the dtv input...any suggestions?

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    I dont think there is a component switcher out yet. I searched for a while for it and just decided on a s-video switcher by interact

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  3. Adam Tyner

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    Joey, there are absolutely component switchers out there, though they're fairly expensive. I'm actually using a composite switchbox from Radio Shack to switch component video, and I'm running an optical cable from the HD pack directly to my receiver.
    This has been discussed a few times:
    http://www1.hometheaterforum.com/htf...=&threadid=278
    http://www1.hometheaterforum.com/htf...threadid=76812
    http://www1.hometheaterforum.com/htf...threadid=91300
    http://www1.hometheaterforum.com/htf...threadid=68019
    http://www1.hometheaterforum.com/htf...threadid=27825
     
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    Adam, how's the composite been working for you? I only need to run xbox and my hd dst-3000 to the dtv input on the mitsubishi 55809...ps2 is on another 480p component input by itself as well as the dvd player on the other 480p input...

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    It's worked like a charm, though actually having to get up off my couch is a mild annoyance. [​IMG] I haven't noticed any signal degradation on my admittedly smaller display (using a 36" 480i-only VVega), though the results have been exceedingly positive in the other threads I've read where HTF users with comparable equipment to you have gone down that same route.
    I believe this is the model I have:
    http://www.radioshack.com/product.as...5Fid=15%2D1978
     
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    I meant switchers in the area or $50 or less without any hastle

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    I use a composite switchbox to connect my Xbox, PS2 and Gamecube to the one component input on my 27" Panasonic Tau and it works great. Only cost me $10. It was recommended to me by a tv tech at my old job.
     

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