VCR, Gamecube, XBox, dvd player hook up?

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by Max TA, Dec 1, 2004.

  1. Max TA

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    I have a Samsung 27in neo slim HDTV (sorry can't post links yet)
    I'm trying to hook up an Xbox, Gamecube, Vcr, and DVD player to it is this possible? Right now I have the xbox and DVD player hooked directly to the TV using component cables and 2 component inputs. Then I have the gamecube hooked up to the side panel video input and the vcr hooked up to the rear panel video input and thats where the problem starts. When my gamecube is plugged in to the side panel I can't use the vcr? only when I unplugg the gamecube from the side panel will the vcr show an image? any suggestions?
     
  2. EricRWem

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    Probably some bizarre override on "Video 2" or something like that.

    You probably have a situation where two different physical jacks are assigned to only one input. That side panel you're using is probabably for a camcorder or something like that. If you check your instructions for that TV, I'm willing to bet you you'll see some special note about one or both of the inputs in question here.

    It's an outright conflict created by the manufacterer's themselves. Nothing you can do about it except either unplug the GC when you want to use the VCR or buy a component video switcher. Or buy a better TV. [​IMG]
     
  3. John S

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    Just start looking at Video Switchers if you can't get it to stop overriding the other input.

    Many inexpensive AVR's have good video switching capabilities and probably would provide a better bang for buck over a simple switcher device, but be more expensive than a simple switcher device overall of course.

    I'd be dead in the water without the svideo switching and HD Component switching of my Denon 4802 AVR. It did in the end, allow me to choose a display with rather limited inputs.
     
  4. Jack Briggs

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    Max, please remember: Post just once about any given topic. Thanks.
     
  5. Mike JL

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    This will depend on the capability of your VCR, but...........

    I use the VCR itself to channel the different video game inputs to the TV. My VCR has a front panel input (selectable as channel F-1 in the VCR tuner) and I just plug in the set of cables for the game box I want to use and go from there. Switching from Gamecube to Playstation 2 is just a matter of pulling one set of cables and plugging in the other.
     
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    Either way, he's going to be looking at a small gymnastics routine short of buying a switcher outright.
     
  7. Nick Jablome

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    Hook up the vcr using a coax antenna input.

    the end.
     
  8. EricRWem

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    *slaps head* D'oh! How the hell did I forget about that?! I'm thinking too high end on everything, I guess! [​IMG]
     

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