Need help finding a good COMPONENT video selector

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  1. El Beaner

    El Beaner OT Supporter

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    Ok everyone, I just got my first TV that accepts Component video inputs and all I have to say is DAMN!! I have always used either coax or standard video cord but never S-video or component video. The picture difference is VERY noticable and I am happy. Now what I need is a selector so that I can hook up multiple component video items to the TV. My TV only has one set of component inputs and currently I am using it for my DVD player but want to be able to hook up my Xbox, PS2 and DVD to it. So my only choice is to get a selector. I recently bought and RCA A/V selector but it does not offer what I am looking for(bought it prior to getting my TV due to needing to connect multiple electronics to my old TV that only had one set of A/V inputs)

    Now I have looked around and the only one I have found that sounds decent is the JVC JX-S111 but home audio/video equiment is not my line of expertise. Any help OT could be would be greatful.


    Side note I am also wanting help on choosing new cables as well. Currently My Xbox uses Monster A/V cables and standard for my DVD and PS2(basically what it came with) I have been contiplating getting Monster component video cables for the PS2 and DVD player but want to make sure that is the best route to go.
     
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    negative, stay away from Monster, they are overpriced pieces of shit
     
  4. El Beaner

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    Then wahat would be recommended for cables?
     
  5. gthesob

    gthesob the fun machine took a shit and died OT Supporter

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    I was in the same boat not too long ago and bought one. Eventually, I ended up buying a home theater receiver later and I regretted not doing that in the first place.

    If you're only using the TV's speakers you can have another huge jump in quality by upgrading to a HT receiver and using that as your AV switch as well. You don't have to go crazy and drop a bundle on a 5.1 system, just running a stereo set up would be a huge improvement in itself. Check out some reviews for a modest receiver and speakers. It's worth looking into.
     
  6. Craig91

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    Are there any cons to having the switch? Does the quality of the connections suffer at all with having to go in/out of that box? I'd like to be able to do the same thing w/ my PS2 and XBOX, but I don't believe my TV has enough component inputs in it to do all of them at one time.
     
  7. P07r0457

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    technically, any time you add a connector or adaptor, you impact signal quality. Whether or not you notice it is a different story.
     
  8. DaIceMan

    DaIceMan Jack Bauer > *.*

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    troof. I wish I would have replaced my receiver when I bought my source selector, because now that it's starting to age, the quality is getting horrible.
     

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