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Cheap 2 way YUV splitter ?

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by pc99, Jul 22, 2005.

  1. pc99

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    Hi

    Not sure if this is the most appropriate area, but does anyone know where I could a cheap (less than £50) 2 way YUV component video splitter.

    I now have both an LCD TV and a projector which take progressive scan component video, and would like to feed the single output from my Denon amplifier to both devices.

    Most of the kit I've found seems to be in the £100s price range.

    I tried using a VGA splitter with with VGA-RCA adaptors, but the splitter did not pass through a component signal (I guess it doesn't think it's a valid signal).

    Any ideas gratefully received.
     
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    Hi Graham,

    Give the JSTECH Component Video Buffer a try here . Its about £55 delivered, but top notch. A lot of people on this board rate it, and the other JSTECH gear.

    Cheers

    Andy
     
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    I used three Y shaped RCA splitters (male - 2 female) and it seems to work a treat. 3m component cable to LCD tv, 12m to the projector, and I don't seem to be having any problems. I don't know if that solution is too cheap for you. It cost me a lot less than £50.
     
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    Thanks for the replies.

    The JSTech box looks like the sort of thing I was thinking of, and seems reasonably priced.

    However I'd not thought of just splitting the cable. I thought that would seriously degrade the picture. Maybe I'll try first.

    Cheers
     
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    Just to update you

    I bought 3 RCA splitters from Farnell electronics @ about £1.50 each, and they seem to work a treat. So far I can't see any obvious degradation in picture quality.

    Thanks for the advice guys.
     
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    Over time I've decided that the reduction in brightness using passive splitting also affects the contrast.

    So I'm probably going to go for the JSTech buffer.
     
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    Hmmm, luckily I can keep my head in the sand with regards to the picture degredation as I haven't had the PJ connected up other than with the splitter.
     
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    Hey, as long as you're happy, stick with it.
    It was worth trying out. But I guess I'm a bit fussy.

    It's my loss, now I have to fork out £55
     

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