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Simple VGA Switcher

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by Shakey_Jake33, Aug 25, 2005.

  1. Shakey_Jake33

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    Sorry for the n00bness of this topic, I'm basically looking for a simple VGA switcher. 4 or so inputs, one output. PC, Dreamcast, XBox360 and a spare, going into my TV. Maybe even some form of amplification to avoid signal loss (unless you think one is not needed).

    Everywhere I look for one seem to just sell KVM boxes, with all the extra keyboard connectors which I don't really need.
     
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    A couple of 'low cost' (around £200) options to consider:

    Zektor HDS4 - very high quality 4:1 video switcher (uses RCA connectors not VGA connectors) and offers you IR control plus audio switching for Digital audio.

    The HDS4 can also be used as 4:1 YUV + Stereo or Digital audio switch or a 1:4 RGBHV or YUV Distribution amp.

    See http://www.zektor.com/hds4/index.html

    Kramer Electronics VP-41 - a simple mechanical 4:1 switch with no IR or Audio options.

    See http://www.kramerelectronics.com/indexes/item.asp?desc=228

    If you want line drivers on a per Output basis you may have to consider adding them to any line you see a signal drop on or look at a MUCH more costly solution that's designed to drive long cable runs.

    See http://www.autopatch.com/series_1y/1y16/index.html

    Best regards

    Joe
     

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