XBOX - DVD - LCD Connection question

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  1. George Banks

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    Hi folks!

    I have a technical question regaurding Hooking up both an XBOX with the HD pack and progressive scan DVD player to an LCD projector (Sanyo XW-15) with only one set of component inputs. Is there a affordable AV switch the does HD component input/output or should I go and buy some Y-cables at Radioshack. If I go the radioshack route, will buying Y-cable/spitters degrade the signal?

    Thanks for you replys and help!
     
  2. John S

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    How many component video devices are you wanting to be able to switch to one input? This about this for the long term.
     
  3. George Banks

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    Two...the DVD player and the XBOX
     
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    I'd go with 3 or 4 to be safe. Just when you get two taken care of, you'll need a 3rd. [​IMG] BUT, do they make such a beast?
     
  5. Mike-C

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    I had the same problem when I got my new Hitachi TV. It has two component inputs but I had three component devices (Xbox, HD digital cable box, and DVD)

    I ended up connecting my Xbox with S video, since I already had the cable. I didn't notice any significant difference between the component HD pack and S video so I didn't have to buy a video switcher.

    But at the time I did do some research on component switchers.

    There is the JVC JXS111 HD for about $100. You can find it on Amazon, Crutchfield.com, and a bunch of other sites.

    Zektor.com has two different models. A four input/one out and four input/two out. They are $299 and $499 respectively

    If you do a search at Yahoo for "component video switcher" you'll find a bunch of links that should prove helpful.

    Good luck
     

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