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Hi, so I have an older Panasonic plasma TV that still functions beautifully and looks fantastic. The TV has neither HDMI or optical out ports, however. Currently, I have an X Box 1 connected to it via an HDMI to Component converter. I have the X Box connected to a separate soundbar via an optical out. My kid uses it as a gaming screen and for YouTube and Disney. It works great. However, we recently added a Nintendo Switch and are considering a PS5. To allow the Switch to function, I have to unplug the X Box and Plug in the Nintendo for video and use an analogue connection from the Switch to the soundbar for audio. I would like to use the soundbar (a Sony ST HT5000), which has several HDMI ports and an optical port and 3.5mm analog port, as a switcher (among the X Box, Nintendo, and PS5), but I am assuming that is impossible. I am wondering whether there is multi-input HDMI to Component converter that can be used as a switching device--or am I asking for too much? Eventually I will upgrade the TV, but it still looks and performs fine for its current use. Any solutions?
 

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I would think your solution is an hdmi switch, like a 4 in 1 out model, then feed the output of that to the component converter.
 

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If you are using this for gaming, the switch and converter could cause enough of a delay to slow down your gaming response time. Just something to think about....
 

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Plus, not that you asked, but you have no idea how much TVs have improved. No pre-hdmi plasma can touch even a low end QLED that's available today.
 

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Yep. I know. I have an 8K LG OLED--which is why I'm trying to do the kid tv on the cheap!
 

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I would think your solution is an hdmi switch, like a 4 in 1 out model, then feed the output of that to the component converter.
Not sure I follow you: do you mean 4 HDMI out to the converter, then the converter to the TV component RGB?
 

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Hi, so I have an older Panasonic plasma TV that still functions beautifully and looks fantastic. The TV has neither HDMI or optical out ports, however. Currently, I have an X Box 1 connected to it via an HDMI to Component converter. I have the X Box connected to a separate soundbar via an optical out. My kid uses it as a gaming screen and for YouTube and Disney. It works great. However, we recently added a Nintendo Switch and are considering a PS5. To allow the Switch to function, I have to unplug the X Box and Plug in the Nintendo for video and use an analogue connection from the Switch to the soundbar for audio. I would like to use the soundbar (a Sony ST HT5000), which has several HDMI ports and an optical port and 3.5mm analog port, as a switcher (among the X Box, Nintendo, and PS5), but I am assuming that is impossible. I am wondering whether there is multi-input HDMI to Component converter that can be used as a switching device--or am I asking for too much? Eventually I will upgrade the TV, but it still looks and performs fine for its current use. Any solutions?
Check Amazon. And see what they have?
 

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