Im out of "component in's"... what now?

Rob Varto

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As the title states, I've used up all of my component in's on the back of my Toshiba RPTV. I planned on getting the GCN and was hoping to take advantage of the progressive picture. Is there such thing as a component in switch box? Can anyone provide a link to one? Thanks in advance.
 

Michael Hudson

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I have the same problem. I have two running in to my 3801 but now Im full as well. I wish the VGA support for Gamecube and X box were out.

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Michael Janis

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You could try using a COMPOSITE video switcher. These units work by physically switching multiple RCA inputs to an RCA output. To use it for component video, just use the yellow, read and white RCA connectors for Y, Cr and Cb.
I picked up one of these at Best Buy for $20. I don't have an Xbox yet, but I have already routed my DVD player through the switch and back to the TV. I did extensive before and after tests, and I could not see any degradation of the image quality due to the switch.
When my Xbox arrives, I will be able to hook it up and share my TV's only component inputs with the DVD player.
 

Michael Hudson

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This sounds cool. I have the switcher have had it since the SNES days never even considered using it for Component Video. I will post my results.
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