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Video selctor switch with optical inputs

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Chad Sunderland, Aug 27, 2002.

  1. Chad Sunderland

    Chad Sunderland Stunt Coordinator

    Aug 22, 2002
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    Hi, I have 3 game consoles, a PS2, an X-Box, and a DreamCast that I run through my Yamaha receiver. The X-Box and the PS2 both have optical outputs. I do not have enough optical inputs on my reciever to use the optical outs on my game systems.

    What I'm looking for is a simple selector switch to plug all 3 game consoles into, that has optical inputs. I have seen several of these at places like Best Buy, and even Wal-mart...but they all use just A/V jacks and S-Video. Does anyone know of a selctor switch with optical inputs? A selector switch that will allow 4 devices to be hooked up would be ideal, as I will probably be adding a GameCube in the future. Thanks for any leads!

  2. Phil A

    Phil A Producer

    Oct 1, 2000
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    Central FL
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    Radio Shack makes catalog 15-1987 has 6 inputs and 2 outputs and is $149.99. Each input has a toslink and analog audio jacks as well as composite and 'S' video.
  3. Lee Petty

    Lee Petty Stunt Coordinator

    Jun 1, 2002
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    do you just need the optical switch? if so check out Parts Express and part number 180-980. it is only $19.80. then you could also pick up the other switch if you need it (check part number 180-932) for around $30, and by using both you will save around $100 if you dont mind using 2 separate switches.

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