Recommend a Component Video Switcher?

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  1. Gary Tjia

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    Hi,
    I need to connect several digital video sources to a HDTV, which only has one component video input. Thus, I am looking at getting a component video switcher.

    What should I be looking for in a component video switcher to connect Progressive DVD player, HD satellite, HD Cable, HD Game box to a HDTV?

    Is JVC JX-S111 a good one? It cost less than $100, compared to JVC JX-S555 at about $400. I understand Radio Shack has one for $40. What is your recommendation?

    Thanks,

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    Brajesh,

    Thanks for the feedback.

    I understand that there is minimum resolution frequency that the switcher should have for optimal HD connection. I believe it is in the 30 MHz range. I could not find the specs on the JVC JX-S111 to determine it.

    Is the Wal-Mart switcher have the similar specs as the JX-S111?

    Gary
     
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    Does anyone has specs on JVC JX-S111?

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    Hey Gary-
    I've been chasing this one for a while too. There are quite a few threads here and there on HTF that go into it. Most touch on the low end solutions like you have and few go into high end switches like the Extron SW6 YUV A. Not only will this device switch HDTV signals (up to 300 Mhz!!!) but will switch digital audio at the same time. The ability to switch digital audio is cool and is frequently overlooked in these discussions. After all: all of the devices use digital audio -- it sure makes sense that when you switch the video you'd want to switch the audio along with it. At about $950 this switch is a tad on the expensive side for me but unless I find a similar product I may just be forced to go down this road.

    I'd like to hear from an engineer or a techy type person the technical requirements for switching HD signals for the different resolutions (read: what's the max bandwidth I will require?).

    Also -- does the JVC have the bandwidth?

    Just a few thoughts. Let me know if you find anything.

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    Gary

    Are you interested in custom made backed with professional references (video production houses / television stations)???



    Dan
     
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    Dan,
    In May, I was looking at HDTV with only one Component Video input, but I did not buy it. Now I am looking at the new TVs that have more than one CV input and would not need a switcher afterall. Thanks for asking[​IMG]
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