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Topic # 14050 12-Jun-2007 20:36
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Hi,

Any ideas where I can get one. Need to feed PS3 and HD Recorder to TV. Both output component (obviously) and I don't want to downgrade video connection by having to use composite for one source.

Thanks (Google search hasn't been much good)

And can anyone proffer an opinion on just using the 2 audio connectors + the composite connector on this device as the 3 component feeds. It would purely be for the video. Audio is routed through my amp digitally.

http://www.dse.co.nz/cgi-bin/dse.storefront/466e5c0000bec3de273fc0a87f3306a3/Product/View/C2545

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  Reply # 74436 12-Jun-2007 20:46
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Jaycar have a couple AC1686 and AC1688, Joytech do a few, DSE carries the Joytech XBOX 360 lookalike (DSE YG1129) although some folk here reported problems with the Joytech, do a search on Joytech on this site to check it out.

Cyril



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  Reply # 74440 12-Jun-2007 20:59
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Cyril,

Thanks for such a quick reply. The Jaycar AC1688 fits the bill although, to be honest, it is total overkill.

I am trying to avoid spending that much as this will be an interim solution until I have a new TV which will have twin HDMI plus component!

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  Reply # 74446 12-Jun-2007 21:53
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cshwone: Cyril,

Thanks for such a quick reply. The Jaycar AC1688 fits the bill although, to be honest, it is total overkill.

I am trying to avoid spending that much as this will be an interim solution until I have a new TV which will have twin HDMI plus component!



Given that you can buy a cheap parallel import home theater amp that does component switching for less than $500 i would say the AC1688 is not only overkill, but also a ripoff.

Is your HD recorder being fed by a component signal?  If not then whats the point out outputting component from it?  Maybe you should just go with s-video for the HD recorder in the short term and save $50 to $500.




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  Reply # 74453 12-Jun-2007 22:50
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cshwone: Hi,



And can anyone proffer an opinion on just using the 2 audio connectors + the composite connector on this device as the 3 component feeds. It would purely be for the video. Audio is routed through my amp digitally.



Nice thought, but not a good idea. The video is transmission line with impedance matching targeting @ 75 ohm but the two audio lines at lower frequency work differently, high impedance out ,low impedance in.

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  Reply # 74491 13-Jun-2007 10:52
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my personal belief is that everytime an analogue signal goes through another wire and system you lose quality so ... well if you're me that doesn't leave you too much of a choice, and yes i also don't believe in plugging and unplugging as it damages jacks! hmm ... sorry!



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  Reply # 74706 14-Jun-2007 19:15
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Just to advise on the resolution of the above. The search Cyril recommended threw up some interesting threads.

I paid $29.95 for a 3 input composite/stereo switch from DSE and fed both my component sources into it using the stereo chanels for 2 of the 3 inputs.

Works a treat with no visual picture degradation.

Thanks

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