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projector setup

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by seafoodmix, Nov 18, 2004.

  1. seafoodmix

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    A pal of mine is looking to use a projector as his main viewing source, but one question arises how do you connect more than one peripheral to it. The back of the projector only has vga svideo and composite.

    He has a dvd, x box and a analogue cable box.

    Is there a box that can be bought that take all these connectors and then one lead goes to the projector ?
     
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    The S-Video should be adequate for the cable box I'd have thought. The only sort of switching I've seen for VGAs would be a conventional PC KVM switch, which may be a bit OTT for an HTPC setup.
     
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    thanks for the reply

    the cable box, its an old box, outputs a normal aerial lead. can that be converted to s video
     
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    The RF signal (without another box) cannot be converted to S-Video.

    Would the best option not be
    a) If the DVD player has RGB Scart output, buy a syncblaster cbale and convert from Scart to 15-pin VGA (Assuming your projector can handle that signal)
    b) Connect the XBOX up via S-Video
    C) If the cable box has scart, get a little scart to composite adaptor and feed a composite cable in.

    At least this way you have three seperate inputs.
     
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    Only trouble is that the composite signal will be pretty poor on any size screen, it'll do to start with but may not be a usable permanent solution.
     

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