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 http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Pelic...oductDetail.do



It isnt the pro version, my television only has 2 component inputs and was wondering if this would be sufficient without any quality loss...



Problem is my set only has 2 inputs but I will have 4 devices running into it.


Xbox 360

Ps2

DVD player

Cable set top box


Any input?
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It will be fine for the signal. It is a manual (unpowered) switcher. The only problem with it is doesn't have optical switching.
I would buy the Audio Authority 4x1 Auto Switch instead. I have it for my systems and dvd player...Works GREAT and has optical switching...The price on this site is a little high, I think I got mine for $120.
http://www.digitalconnection.com/Pro...ideo/1154A.asp
I snagged it off of ebay for under 10 bucks so I figured it was worth a shot...I also went along and purchased an HDMI cable for my receiver to cut down on the component use....I hope it works well, I have looked at a few actually including the one you posted Dingo but to pricey at the moment...Just got done upgrading my entertainment center and looking for a cheap fix for a short time.
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I would buy the Audio Authority 4x1 Auto Switch instead. I have it for my systems and dvd player...Works GREAT and has optical switching...The price on this site is a little high, I think I got mine for $120.
http://www.digitalconnection.com/Pro...ideo/1154A.asp
I agree, With The way it seamlessly integrates into your HT, no one would ever know you were using a switcher unless they actually see it.

I originally had the Pelican pro but the manual switching got old.

I soon realized I should have spent the extra and got the AA to start with.
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http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Pelic...oductDetail.do



It isnt the pro version, my television only has 2 component inputs and was wondering if this would be sufficient without any quality loss...



Problem is my set only has 2 inputs but I will have 4 devices running into it.


Xbox 360

Ps2

DVD player

Cable set top box


Any input?


I have the same model that you are getting. Can't beat it for the price IMO. If there is any loss in picture quality I sure can't see it. I think you'll be very happy with it.
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Any opinions on the Psyclone source selector? It is remote controllable and 4 components is better than the 2 I get with my receiver (which may not even support the proper bandwidth - Rotel RSX-1055).
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1134701087687
 http://www.digitalconnection.com/Pro...ideo/1154A.asp

I am about to get that switch. I think the rule is, is if a switcher is powered it can reduce quality but if it is manual it is pretty much as basic as it gets and more than likely cannot reduce signal quality. The one I am going to get has auto switching but it can be turned off. If I turn off the auto switching, will I still get the quality of a manual switch?
I think I'd be heading over to monoprice.com and seeing what they have. I wouldn't touch a Pelican product if it were free.
Just hooked this one up today--> http://www.inteclink.com/inteclink/p...ils.asp?id=234


It has 4 COMP in and 3 Optical in...


It even has Ethernet switching for those that have an xbox and 360 hooked up and playable.



I've noticed no diff in pic going from a direct connection on my 360 and from the switcher.


It's also IR, and I was able to learn the commands on my Harmony remote.


For $40.00, it really is the best switcher I could find.
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http://www.digitalconnection.com/Pro...ideo/1154A.asp

I am about to get that switch. I think the rule is, is if a switcher is powered it can reduce quality but if it is manual it is pretty much as basic as it gets and more than likely cannot reduce signal quality. The one I am going to get has auto switching but it can be turned off. If I turn off the auto switching, will I still get the quality of a manual switch?
Huh?

Manual switches can still be powered.

The AA1154 has plenty of bandwith for all HD signals.
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Any opinions on the Psyclone source selector? It is remote controllable and 4 components is better than the 2 I get with my receiver (which may not even support the proper bandwidth - Rotel RSX-1055).
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1134701087687


I just tried both this AND the Joytech 240c, and both of them went straight back to the store. They are both huge pieces of crap. Do not waste your time with either of them. Psychlone will give you lovely purple lines crawling up your screen, and the joytech will make it look like your screen is being projected onto a stucco wall. Avoid like the plague.
I bought this unit a few months ago and I love it:

http://www.buy.com/prod/Score_Univer...202139566.html


It's not an auto switcher, but it does what it's supposed to do and it does it reliably.


There is a post about this selector here on AVS and it seems some people bought ones with random inputs that don't work but I have my Comcast Cable Box, PS2, Xbox, and Xbox 360 hooked up to it via Component and Digital Optical cables and it works flawlessly.


Cheers,

Quik
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Huh?

Manual switches can still be powered.

The AA1154 has plenty of bandwith for all HD signals.
What is the point in a manual switch being powered? Does it have to be?


Well does bandwidth mean everything? I mean is that what either makes or breaks your signal?
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What is the point in a manual switch being powered? Does it have to be?


Well does bandwidth mean everything? I mean is that what either makes or breaks your signal?
1. All Manual switching means is you have to switch it manually.

Yes, a powered switch would need power, otherwise it wouldn't switch or even pass a signal.


2. You will lose signal quality if the switches bandwith is lower than the signal bandwith.
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