Need More Component Video Connections

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  1. AndrewBrimberry

    AndrewBrimberry Auditioning

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    I have an Onkyo 989 receiver with 3 Component INs. I have 1 Component cable run to my TV located away from my AV equipment. I have more than 3 component devices I would like to connect. What is the best method to add additional component INs? If I purchase a video switcher, do I connect the OUT of the switcher to one of the INs on the receiver? What switchers do you recommend? I appreciate your assistance.

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  2. Allan Jayne

    Allan Jayne Cinematographer

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    Normally you connect the output of the switcher to one of the "ins" of the A/V receiver.
    Alternatively if the TV has more than one component input you can connect the output of the switcher directly to the TV while the A/V receiver remains connected.
    Some folks have reported good results using a USD $20.00 mechanical non-remote audio-video switcher (composite) for component video. Use the yellow jack for Y, the red jack for Pr, and the white jack for Pb. Otherwise get a switcher expressly made for component video The powered remote controlled composite A/V ones are less predictable for quality since the audio paths are not guaranteed to transmit video.
    Personally I would put the movie sources (DVD, etc) through the best paths, i.e. directly into the A/V receiver while the video games go through the switcher.
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