Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




102 posts

Master Geek


# 41628 20-Sep-2009 20:24
Send private message

Hi, I need help!

I'm trying to connect my sky and dvd player to multiple tv's in my backpackers hostel & bar using RCA cables but it's a bit more complicated than I thought! Here's the setup I want, hopefully I'm being clear enough;

The sky and DVD player need to be connected to a single TV in the guests TV lounge.

They also need to be connected to my amp and speakers in the bar in the adjoining room, and then the video signal distributed via a splitter to 3 TV's in that area.

I'd like to be able to switch between Sky/DVD in the bar and the tv room seperately.

Hope that makes sense!!

Create new topic
22414 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 257374 21-Sep-2009 16:56
Send private message

Best thing to get in that case is an AV matrix switch, connect the 2 inputs to it and then the 4 outputs around to the displays. That will let each display be set to one of the 2 inputs independantly.

You cant just split RCA video signals like RF, it needs to be an active device. There are some made for car use that are pretty cheap rather then looking at the home automation stuff.

Otherwise connect the outputs of the dvd and sky direct to one display, and then take the composite from both to an input selector switch, and then take that to a video distributor.




Richard rich.ms



102 posts

Master Geek


  # 257410 21-Sep-2009 19:01
Send private message

Nice one, any can you recommend a supplier? There's not much coming up on Google!

 
 
 
 


22414 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 257462 21-Sep-2009 22:24
Send private message

Something like 220482445927 on ebay - there are heaps out of hongkong - just add a 12v adapter and it will do what you need as far as driving several displays off a single source. You may still end up with groundloops etc tho, that will effect anything thats driving multiple displays on different power circtuits.

Anything that doesnt take power is not an active splitter. Sure, you can try some RCA Y cables and see how they go first, but chances are it will be blury, dim and possibly loose vertical sync often because of the low signal levels and poor impedance matching.




Richard rich.ms

Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Bitcoin.com announces partnership with smartphone manufacturer HTC
Posted 16-Sep-2019 21:30


Finalists Announced for Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 16-Sep-2019 19:37


OPPO Showcases New CameraX Capabilities at Google Developer Days China 2019
Posted 15-Sep-2019 12:42


New Zealand PC Market returns to growth
Posted 15-Sep-2019 12:24


Home sensor charity director speaks about the preventable death which drives her to push for healthy homes
Posted 11-Sep-2019 08:46


Te ao Maori Minecraft world set to inspire Kiwi students
Posted 11-Sep-2019 08:43


Research reveals The Power of Games in New Zealand
Posted 11-Sep-2019 08:40


Ring Door View Cam now available in New Zealand
Posted 11-Sep-2019 08:38


Vodafone NZ to create X Squad
Posted 10-Sep-2019 10:25


Huawei nova 5T to be available 20th September
Posted 5-Sep-2019 11:55


Kogan.com launches prepay challenger brand Kogan Mobile in New Zealand
Posted 3-Sep-2019 11:42


Pagan Online available now
Posted 27-Aug-2019 20:22


Starship hopes new app will help combat antibiotic resistance challenges
Posted 27-Aug-2019 19:43


Intel expands 10th Gen Intel Core Mobile processor family
Posted 23-Aug-2019 10:22


Digital innovation drives new investment provider
Posted 23-Aug-2019 08:29



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.