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Need advice for a A/V Component Switch!

VaregaVarega Registered User regular
edited February 2008 in Help / Advice Forum
Hey guys,

I should have done this originally, but I figured I knew what I was doing (I don't.), and picked out a 4 input component switch. Got a pretty good deal, picked it up for about 25 bucks USD. I didn't research it, and impulse bought it. A year later, then thing's Composite a/v feed dies on me, and now my Wii and my audio processor are without video.

I'm looking for a 3 input minimum switch. It needs Component, Composite, and S Video. The one I have right now is Pelican brand, but I don't have the model number on me. Has anyone had a good experience with their own input switcher?

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  • meekermeeker Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    http://www.audioauthority.com/product_details/1154A/Component_Video/5/1

    This is what I have, but I paid only $99 for it. Now it looks to be way too expensive. Works perfectly and I never have to think about it.

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  • VaregaVarega Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    See, I don't have a modern HDTV, I have an old HD TV that does Component to like 720p. 1080i is awesome if I could support it, but I can't. Anyone else have any recommendations before I bring this over to the technology Subforum?

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  • UncleChetUncleChet N00b Lancaster, PARegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
    I'm interested in this topic as well. I have a gamestop branded A/V switch but it's on it's way out. I'd love to find one that supports atleast 3 HDMI and still supports component video as well as optical audio. I'm willing to spend a little cash if it does everything I need. My google fu turned up either HDMI or component, but not both. Help?

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  • AngelHedgieAngelHedgie Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Okay, gentlemen, I take it you all have never heard of Monoprice.

    You're all welcome.

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  • ASimPersonASimPerson Cold... and hard.Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Here's the thing about component video switches: the cheap ones are cheap. As in, they don't really work. The one on monoprice is about as cheap as you can get even a decent one. If you are willing to shell out for a "real" one, you're probably just better off ponying up for a real audio receiver that does video switching.

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  • UncleChetUncleChet N00b Lancaster, PARegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
    I actually saw what could be the best A/V switch i've seen. It had 4 component/composit/S-Video and 2 HDMI in/1out plus 4 optical audio. It was 200$ but if i get the TV i'm looking at, which has 3 HDMI ports, I would need the switch to begin with. OP if you check circuit city they had the switch i'm talking about in the games section.

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  • LondonBridgeLondonBridge __BANNED USERS regular
    edited February 2008
    Varega wrote: »
    Hey guys,

    I should have done this originally, but I figured I knew what I was doing (I don't.), and picked out a 4 input component switch. Got a pretty good deal, picked it up for about 25 bucks USD. I didn't research it, and impulse bought it. A year later, then thing's Composite a/v feed dies on me, and now my Wii and my audio processor are without video.

    I'm looking for a 3 input minimum switch. It needs Component, Composite, and S Video. The one I have right now is Pelican brand, but I don't have the model number on me. Has anyone had a good experience with their own input switcher?

    I have the Pelican too but ditched it for a Denon A/V receiver. If you have a nice HDtv then I suggest spending on a receiver instead of a plain switch.

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