Merging two S-Video cables...

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  1. Christopher Chung

    Christopher Chung Stunt Coordinator

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    Does anybody know if such an item exists?
    I have an older model Sony XBR 27", and it only has one S-Video In. I am using two S-Video cables, one for the DVD and PS2. I want to merge the two cables into a type of gizmo that looks like a "cable splitter" and NOT use one of those AV/Selectors, for fear it'll reduce the image. I'm so tired of constantly switching back and forth, can anybody help me out?
    Thanks!
    Chris
     
  2. Allan Jayne

    Allan Jayne Cinematographer

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    A switch box will probably be better.
    Using a straight Y-connector, is possible for the unused device to cause interference even if it is turned off.
    Other video hints: http://members.aol.com/ajaynejr/video.htm
     
  3. Jeremy Little

    Jeremy Little Supporting Actor

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    You are correct, it WILL cause some signal interference. Whether it is noticeable or not is luck of the draw. Do you not own an A/V reciever with S-Video switching? I ask because most DD/DTS recievers are doing at least a pair now.
     
  4. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    On a related question:
    I have an old NTSC monitor I use for video production (it has a GREAT picture considering it was $400 15 years ago, and yes, I calibrated it). It takes a Y/C signal through RCA plugs, can you suggest where I can get an S-Video-RCA adapter that will split the signal?
    Jeff Kleist
     
  5. Bill_S

    Bill_S Auditioning

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    Radio Shack has a switching box that accepts 4 S-Video inputs. I got my for $20 when it was on sale.
     

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