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Component Switcher differences...?

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by neoglow, Jul 7, 2005.

  1. neoglow

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    Hey guys, just got a Sharp LC26GA3E panel and have (at the moment) 3 component sources to connect to the panel.

    A Gamecube, PS2 and DVD player.

    This may sound very lazy but I dont like changing cables all the time and I do find some cables become very tight around the panels' RCA sockets, and god forbid if I ever yanked the whole socket out altogether, I think I'd cry. So I'd rather leave a Component cable attached and have the 3 sources connected to a Switcher. Now I have seen two differnet types and wanted to know the differences, heres the two...

    http://www.zektor.com/hds4/index.html
    http://shop.nexnix.co.uk/Scart_Switchers.html (the 3rd one down - JS Technology Master Component Controller)

    The first seems like a digital processor type switcher that is a similar size to a DVD player, whilst the other just seems like a simple switch box the size of a Gamecube. Now sizes aside, what are the differences - besides the price?

    Would I really gain anything from buying the more expensive Zektor one?

    Thanks guys. M.
     
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    I think the small box allows only two sources.
    But in general, the larger ones come with infrared remote control and/or some automatic switching, while such a small device only has a manual A/B selection switch. This one does have automatic switching.

    I have something similar to the "trilogy 1" on that page (but with another name badge). But that is for SCART (with RGB).
     
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    Quite a few sound processors have component switching. May be time for an upgrade!
     
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    So in terms of signal quality difference there wouldnt be alot??? I'm not looking for a really expensive peice of kit if a more simple auto-switching box like the JS Technology Master Component Controller would do the job no problem?

    M.
     
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    I use the JVC JX-S111 available at www.svideo.com. It's about $70-80 (remember how favorable the current exchange rate is).
     
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