Shortage of HD-Capable Video Inputs:

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  1. TyB

    TyB Auditioning

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    I've got a Sony KP-57WS500 HDTV and have had my progressive scan DVD Player and Hi-Def Television cables hooked up to it. I recently purchased an Xbox 360, but there are only two rows of HD-Capable Video Inputs. Is there a remedy for this, such as an adapter of some sort? Pulling the television out and rearranging the set-up for each situation would be a major hassle (and I wouldn't think it'd be good on the set, either), so any help would be immensely appreciated.
     
  2. Glenn Overholt

    Glenn Overholt Producer

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    As long as it is just video, you could get an ordinary (composite) A/V switcher. If you don't have one lying around they start at around $10.

    Glenn
     
  3. Jongyoon Lee

    Jongyoon Lee Stunt Coordinator

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    You have three options.

    1. Buy a receiver with HD component switch capability.
    2. Get an active switch (Audio Authority 1154A).
    3. Use a passive switch ($10 variety).
     
  4. JoseLH

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    I had the same problem. You need to get a receiver with HD component switching as anything else will ruin the picture. I had a supposed HD switcher I got at Best buy and watching the Incredibles DVD showed major picture flaw. After getting a new Sony HD capable receiver, it all got cleared up any my Xbox 360 games look even more amazing! Now, I can enjoy progressive scan movies and HD games
     
  5. Michael Young

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    the Audio Authority 1154A suggested above is basically a cheaper alternative to buying a whole new receiver and keeping the video quality.

    you might want to look into that.
     

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