Inexpensive receiver with Component Video Switching...?

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  1. Jeff Holton

    Jeff Holton Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm looking for a receiver that can handle up to 4 component video inputs with component video switching.

    The only thing I've seen that even comes close is the HK AVR8000... and it only handles 3 inputs... and it is $2,500.

    Is it possible to find something for a more reasonable price, or am I going to have to wait a few years...
     
  2. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    What are you trying to accomplish, Jeff? It may be that there is a lower-priced solution for your problem.
     
  3. Jeff Holton

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    I've got 4 component video sources (DVD, XBox, PS2, and GameCube)... and only 1 component input for my projector.

    So unless I want to manually plug and unplug my component video cable each time I change inputs, I will need some sort of switching. As far as I've been able to tell, they don't make a stand alone component switching device... so I guess my only option is a receiver that does it.
     
  4. Bill Slack

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    Ran across this a few months ago:
    http://www.inday.com/
    Was reviewed very well by Keohi HDTV too. Should be the perfect solution for you. It's not cheap, but it's not terribly expensive either, and has all the features most should need.
     
  5. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    This link, mentioned by Gregg Loewen of this forum is one option. You can purchase their component video switcher less than $200. Note the bandwidth, which is important for HD, but not necessarily for all of your devices.
    But if you want to insure that the full signal is passed through, this is a very good option.
    There are other, similar devices. Make sure to check the specs.
    Good luck.
     
  6. Jeff Holton

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    Bill...

    Thanks for the info, this looks like exactly what I need.

    Has anyone actually used this device... and can tell me how it works.
     

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