Quantcast Looking for a good video selector with 6 inputs - digitalFAQ Forum
  #1  
04-16-2011, 07:35 PM
monks19 monks19 is offline
Free Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 106
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Hi, I've been loking for a good video selector/switcher to plug my multiple units (vhs, s-vhs, vhs multi, turntable, laserdisc, audio cassettes player), but I couln't find a good one with at least 6 intputs and a power cord (to get a good signal).

Can somebody please help me with that ?

Thanks to answer
Reply With Quote
Someday, 12:01 PM
admin's Avatar
Ads / Sponsors
 
Join Date: ∞
Posts: 42
Thanks: ∞
Thanked 42 Times in 42 Posts
  #2  
04-17-2011, 10:49 AM
admin's Avatar
admin admin is offline
Site Staff | Web Development
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 4,342
Thanked 626 Times in 450 Posts
Moving this to Home Entertainment, since it's really not a capturing topic...

You do know that these degrade video quality, right? The more cables/components you add to a signal chain, the more likely degradation will occur. This makes power line filtering (via a good UPS) and quality cables even more important.

I've never seen one that has 6 inputs -- only 4 inputs.

There is this one:
Cables To Go 40697 6x2 Component Video, Stereo Audio and TOSLINK Digital Audio Matrix Selector Switch (Black)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...SIN=B000S1CEQ4
It's a higher quality switch, given that it allows component. But it runs $125.

or this:
Cablestogo 40446 HDMI Selector Switch (6-Port)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...SIN=B001DFTH0A
Again, higher end, so $75 each.

Generally speaking, you're more likely to find switch boxes like this one, for under $20:
Sima SVS-14 4 Input Manual A/V Selector
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...SIN=B00005NCWK

The brands generally associated with these kinds of devices include Terk, Sima, Cablestogo, RCA and Philips.

What I do is fill up all available slots on the HDTV, as there are quite a few HDMI, component, composite and s-video available.

You NEVER want to capture video through a switch, due to the aforementioned noise-adding nature of switches. You should always connected devices on by one. Anything not essential should be unplugged from the TV/computer, possibly from the electrical. Again, power line noise is easy to generate.

- Did this site help you? Then upgrade to Premium Member and show your support!
- Also: Like Us on Facebook for special DVD/Blu-ray news and deals!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
04-17-2011, 12:27 PM
monks19 monks19 is offline
Free Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 106
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Shame, but thanks, anyway
Reply With Quote
Reply




Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Micro 4/3rds cameras by Panasonic as good as Nikon DSLR's? As good as D7000? Sossity Photo Cameras: Buying & Shooting 1 10-28-2010 10:47 PM
Manuals for Sign Video/Studio 1 video gear, used for restoring video [DOWNLOADS] robjv1 Video Hardware Repair 1 08-20-2010 01:19 PM
JVC HR-S7100U VCR good for capturing VHS video tapes? lordsmurf Capture, Record, Transfer 1 08-19-2010 02:52 PM
Good video program for capturing VHS tapes John Capture, Record, Transfer 13 03-25-2010 04:55 PM
Editing with Womble MPEG Video Wizard [VIDEO GUIDE] admin Edit Video, Audio 12 03-05-2009 10:39 AM

Thread Tools



 
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:41 AM