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Hi,


I only have one set of HD component inputs on my RPTV but I have both DTV and Dnet HD receivers. I'd like to get a switcher because I am tired of swapping cables. Anyone have any idea on a switcher that I won't lose any signal with?


Thanks for the help.


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I use a manual Radio Shack Audio/Video Selector PN 15-1952.


It cost under $20. I use it to switch between my DISH 6000 and ExpressVu 6000.


Yes I do have to get up to do it, however I am old enough to remember when you had to always get up to change TV channels.


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Do a search for "Inline".


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I would not recommend the $20 Radio Shack switchbox. I have used this device (and other comparable boxes from Belkin and others) and have had nothing but ghosties, fuzzies and other types of interference.


Back around March and April I posted a series of topics on this very subject (search for my name and you should find them). I finally settled on the Extron SW4 VGAxi and am quite satisfied with the results. It cost $400+, but was worth it.


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I have heard of a RatShack mechanical A/V switcher $20 but you have to physically go and flip the switch between the two. The automatic sensing switcher is $200.


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I have never had a problem with my Radio Shack switch.


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Inline IN3582:

http://www.inlineinc.com/products/matrix/


Around $250, but does the job perfectly. Auto-sensing,

whichever source is turned on is the one fed to the TV.


Only consideration is that its connectors are BNC, so that

you will need RCA-to-BNC from your two sources to the

switch, and BNC-to-RCA for your switch to the TV. You

can get properly built cables (as I did), or buy nine

adapters (I was concerned about signal loss and the

size of the adapters).


The switch actually has 4 connectors for each input/output,

so with normal 3-wire RGsB component video you use the

"Sync" connector for the green wire and leave the "Green"

connector empty.
 

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You might consider logging onto ebay, and search for

video switchers. Extron switchers for RBGS etc frequently

appear. Another, that I obtained, is a Sony switcher

PC-1271 that can be configured with up to eight input

boards. With luck, one can be obtained for about $200.

The PC-1270 or 1271 (later model) will operate as stand

alone switchers unlike Barco which needs to interface

with a Barco projector. Output from the Sony is RGBHS,

composite,S, plus audio. Good luck.
 
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