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Need your advice regards toif its worth me buying a switch ?

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by jamieuk23, Jan 19, 2005.

  1. jamieuk23

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    Hi >> I have bought a new panny-PW7 Plasma.

    I Have just found out from buying cheapo cables that cabeling is very inportant when it comes to trying to get the best picture Quality out of my plasma.


    This is were I am totaly confused .............

    I want to hook up to my plasma my >> DVD recorder >> Gamecube >> PS2 >> xbox >> all by using component as it offers the highest Quality.


    I have just orderd Quite exspensive component cables for all of my hardware so I get the best picture possible.

    http://www.tvcables.co.uk/cgi-bin/tvcables/XHV804-100.html

    http://www.lik-sang.com/info.php?category=83&products_id=1742&

    etc etc .............

    Is it worth me using a switch so I dont have to get up all the time and change round all the component cables, or will using a switch cancel out all the top Quality cables I have bought as its not running threw plasma direct ??

    would excellent Quality component cables still look excellent running threw something like this >>

    http://www.whitedog.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=421&osC

    any advice you can give me ?
     
  2. hornydragon

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    well for £15 whats the worst that can happen??? (its pants and you wasted £15) there is this one http://www.av-sales.com/html/avt-5842.html and the option of using the AV amps own component switching................a mixture is probably going to give best cost/quality relationship
     
  3. Joe Fernand

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    Hello Jamie

    Manually swapping cables would be a real pain - and none to good for the cables or your kits chassis mount sockets either.

    Decent quality video switchers that don't degrade the source signal don't come cheap - though they often add extra functionality to your set up and certainly make using the system very much easier.

    I'd normally recommend the Zektor HDS4 to our customers - (see http://www.zektor.com/hds4/index.htm) of course another option these days would be to invest in a new AV Receiver with onboard multiple YUV switching; though most are 'limited' to three source signals.

    Best regards

    Joe
     

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