View Full Version : Component video splitter switch
17-08-2004, 08:09 PM
Basicly, I'm after something that'll let me switch a component source to go into one of two inputs. Not simultaneously, just one or the other. It shouldn't be that complicated or expensive a thing but I can't seem to find one anywhere. Anyone know of such a thing?
17-08-2004, 08:42 PM
Believe it or not any composite plus left/right audio switcher will work just fine. I have my DVD player going directly into my amp and then my XBox/PS2/GC all going into a £15 switch box and then into my amp. Works a treat with no problems at either 480P or 720P on supported games.
17-08-2004, 09:22 PM
I think you misunderstood the direction of my switching. I'll expand on the situation:
I play pretty much everything on my monitor, I have a vga box that converts any old tv signal to vga and a thingy that converts a progressive signal to vga. So depending on whether a game supports prog scan or not the component cables have to be swapped between the two boxes.
Using one designed for audio/video is an idea but I'm still not able to find exactly what I want really. But maybe one of the following might do...
This amplifies the signal which I don't need and I'm not sure whether that would be adversely affect the not a/v data going down the cables...?
Could get 3 of these and 3 female to female plugs... but there's no switch so the signal's being divided down the two paths... I'm not sure about this, would it screw up the signal if only one of them reaches the monitor?
17-08-2004, 11:42 PM
The switch box I have has 3 sets of 3 RCA inputs (for video plus L/R audio) and 2 sets of 3 RCA Outputs (for parallel output) which is what I think you want. Unfortunately I just checked back in my Maplin order history and the item (NA36P) is now discontinued...
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