Who has a projector & TV in same setup?

Discussion in 'Beginners, General Questions' started by Frank_D, Feb 28, 2005.

  1. Frank_D

    Frank_D Agent

    Jan 4, 2005
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    I am planning to purchase an Infocus 4805 and set it up so I can easily switch from the television to the projector.

    So I am planning on hooking up the following and want to be able to use them all with the tv or the projector without changing anything:

    -HDTV Television Time Warner HD cable box
    -Infocus 4508
    -Onkyo 770 home theater in a box
    -DVD Player
    -Sony Playstation

    Any advice would be appreciated.

  2. Jim Mcc

    Jim Mcc Producer

    Feb 11, 2004
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    Oconomowoc, WI.
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    Do you have enough inputs on your receiver, so you can use it as your switcher?
  3. Allan Jayne

    Allan Jayne Cinematographer

    Nov 1, 1998
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    The easiest way to connect it all up is had if both the box TV and the projector accept all three -- composite, S-video, and component video.

    Start by connecting up everything so just the projector works. Next get a composite and S-video switcher. Connect it backwards just before* the projector, that is, unplug the composite and S-video feeds from the projector input and connect these to the switcher "output". Then connect the projector inputs to one switcher "input" and the box TV inputs to another switcher "input" . Get a non-powered component video switcher or A/V switcher. Connect this backwards too, just before the projector, for the component video connections. If the Onkyo (HTIB; receiver) did not have component video connections, you probably had another component video switcher connected normally, forwards, to feed the projector. This is the video feed that goes to the backwards switcher's "output".

    Video hints:

    * The switcher will be better off physically close to the HTIB, with the longer cables going between it and the projector.

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