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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Roberto Carlo, Jun 12, 2002.
I want to split the S-Video feed coming out of my digital cable box. Thank you.
radio shack has an amplified 4-way distributor for 40 bucks works for me
Just pickup an AV switchbox that has S-video inputs. You can get one almost anywhere for under 30 bucks.
Dave, did the switcher degrade the signal? Maybe Roberto was looking for an actually splitter like a Y connection rather than a switcher. The answer is yes. Would someone comment on it if you've purchased one? Price, quality of splitted signal?
Roberto, I have Direct TV and a 43in RPTV and it does make a difference with S-Video connection with my setup. I can't comment on cable box because I never own one. In general, if you have a choice between running a S-video versus a composite, go with the S-video. I know why I want a switcher/splitter because I want to run one line to my SVHS and another to the TV. Why, may I ask, you want to use a switcher?
Roberto, As to using s-vid or composite out of a cable receiver I prefer composite. my comb filter in the mitsubishi is far superior to the one in the cable box. Using s-vid on MY cable box shows serious dot crawl. Colors are better for sure, but I can't live with the crawl. My box is some kind of motorola. YMMV. Rather unusual really becaus s-video is always preferred and a good jump in quality. Just not in my case for cable.
I'm using an S-Video switcher(I believe it's an RCA brand that I got at Target or Walmart) for my game systems. My TV only has one S-Video input and I use the switchbox to share the input between my PS2, Gamecube, and occasionally when my brother brings his XBox over. I can't notice any signal degradation at all. Great picture and it leaves my component input free for my DVD player.