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Component Matrix Switcher

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by Jeff D, Aug 17, 2004.

  1. Jeff D

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    Has anybody heard of a 'Shinybow' component matrix switcher?
    It's on sale from US on E Bay. Sounds like just what I need for $99US. It has a remote and an advertised bandwidth of 250 Mhz suitable for HDTV. I only need it to feed from my DVD player & Sky box to my plasma and new DLP projector.
    Keene Electronics do something very similar for £99 with 100 Mhz bandwidth.
    I know the Zector HDS4 would be ideal but it's much more expensive.
    Any thoughts?
     
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    The Audio Authority 1154a may do the trick for you as well. It is available on ebay for aoround $165 but has the ability to automatically switch. It also has the advantage of carrying digital sound. You will be able to organise the inputs so that SKy feed is active but if the DVD player is switched on the DVD feed will take over. I am order ing mine today from ebay.com from LENEXPO - who has been extremely helpful via email etc.
     
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    Thanks for the advice. Lenexpo is where I was going to purchase the 'Shinybow' but it would seem well worth the upgrade to the 1154a. I'll contact them.
     
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    Jeff D

    Keep in mind the AA1154A Switcher is not a Matrix or Distribution product - its a single output switcher; you'll need to look elsewhere if your to feed two display devices with multiple sources.

    A Matrix gets pretty expensive as your looking at any source to any output - with independent input selection pre output.

    No experience with Shinybow so cant add much to your original enquiry.

    Best regards

    Joe
     

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