Source switching?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by george.Legeza, Dec 18, 2002.

  1. george.Legeza

    george.Legeza Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2002
    Messages:
    96
    Likes Received:
    0
    I need some advice. Right now I'm using a 20" Sony Wega TV (way too small, even for my little room, but I can't afford an upgrade yet) and a Technics SA-DX950 receiver that doesn't do S-video switching. All of my sources, however, use S-video. My question is whether or not I should buy an S-video switcher or just deal with plugging and unplugging each of my sources. Will an s-video switcher cause any noticeable degredation in picture quality? Are there any in specific brands that I should buy?

    Thanks in advance for any advice.
     
  2. Bob McElfresh

    Bob McElfresh Producer

    Joined:
    May 22, 1999
    Messages:
    5,182
    Likes Received:
    0
    Uhhhh... the little pins in a SVideo plug really are not made to stand up to hundreds and hundreds of insert/remove cycles. Radio Shack sells a fairly decent switcher for about .. $40 that does SVideo. While not the highest quality in the world, people who have used it have not complained.
    There are other units from www.audioadvisor.com and www.markertek.com - the latter being for the professional studio industry. The Audio Advisor unit 1155 sells for about $170.
    The Onkyo TX-SR500 receiver that has 4 SVideo inputs for $320. Just to give you a comparison. [​IMG]
     

Share This Page