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Anyone know of a manufacturer of a component (not S-video or composite) video switcher ?


My HD set has only 1 Y, Pr, Pb video input and I would like to be able to switch a couple of sources into it.


Looking for something like a 4x1 switcher for about $100.


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Many people have had good luck with manual switches like Radio Shack's model 15-1976 for a mere $40 US. They are designed for composite video and L/R audio but seem to work fine for component switching. The more expensive remote control switches do the job electronically and some like them while others say they degrade performance. Do a search at radioshack.com for "video switch" and you get a bunch of hits at a wide price range. If a switch doesn't work for you, it can be returned. The question has been asked before. Do a search on


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I found a 4x1 composite switcher at Fry's Electronics for $45 that will work fine for component switching. It's a Sony AV Selector SB-V40 w/ 4 inputs and 1 output. It's a passive mechanical device, so it works just like the cheapo RS model, but it works really well and looks good too (charcoal gray w/ silver buttons).


I tested the unit by passing 1080i HDnet signal through it and saw no degradation in PQ--same colors, same details, same brightness, same sharpness, same everything.
 

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Thanks for the response:


I indeed used my SVGA Switcher (Sony, bought it around $20 last year), and to my surprise it works!


Now one important Question:


What about loss of image quality? I have connected my XBox and PS2 (and possibly my non-progressive scan DVD) and I need to know if their image gets a bit 'degraded' since they pass through this box...


(I really don't care about HDTV signal, nor Prgressive Scan, since my TV set is NOT an HDTV nor Progressive Scan enabled)


Thanks again.

http://www.slip.net/~tooryani/ps2/connector_top.jpg
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Ignore the cables connected to the Sony Switch Box, it is a picture that I took last year when my other consoles were connected, I just post the images to let you know what box I have)
 

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Originally posted by paulcrsb
Try this website.

http://www.inday.com/


I bought one and it works well for me.:)
I'll second that. I have one of the newer models that includes a remote control and has discrete remote signals for each input. Works great!
 

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I'll third that. My Inday unit came recently and I love it. I'm not sure I needed another remote lying around, though.

Best regards,

~~Nathan
 
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