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Component switch with 1 input and 2 outputs!

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Hardware' started by iceblade, May 31, 2007.

  1. iceblade

    iceblade WiiChat Member

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    Does anyone know if such a thing exists? I've searched ebay and I can only find multiple input - 1 output. I want the reverse 1 input - 2 outputs so I can connect my Wii to both my TV and my projector.

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  2. billcsho

    billcsho WiiChat Member

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  3. iceblade

    iceblade WiiChat Member

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    I was thinking about something cheap like this. However this is for one output many inputs. The question is do you think I can use it in the opposite way? (i.e. one input many outputs?) thanx in advance!
     
  4. billcsho

    billcsho WiiChat Member

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    It seems that one is just a simple switch box with no electronic parts in it. So it should work. Nevertheless, there are a couple issues. First, the quality of the cable and connectors do not look good at all. You may see a decrease in video quality and defeat the purpose of using component output. Second, the output cable (where you will use for input) has male plugs. You will need to buy connectors for each RCA plug to connect to your Wii. You can easily build something like this with better quality parts and may cost you less.
     
  5. billcsho

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    On a second thought, you may get something even cheaper for that purpose. I thought you want to have both output running at the same time. If you just need a switch box, get a simple AV switch box with red/white/yellow RCA plugs. Search for one that has higher quality ports. Then just use it for your component cable connection. You just need to be consistent in substituting the same color in both input and output side. You should be able to get one for half that price of what you found. For the audio output, you are using your audio system anyway.
     
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  6. FR3344LL

    FR3344LL honesty is my only excuse

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    Hi

    i have that component switcher from electronic entertainment.

    with regards to the cables not looking too "good", i can vouch
    that there's no degradation in video quality at all. i currently have
    my Wii (480p), Samsung HR720 HDD/DVD (576p) and a modded
    original xbox (720p) all connected to it.

    with regards to it being used the "opposite way", for the sake of
    £15 delivered, it might be worth getting one just to butcher it
    and change the "male" RCA's to "female" RCA's.

    just remember though, that thre is a switch on top which toggles
    between 3 devices, so if you intend to display your video output
    to two screens at once, you might have to find a way of disabling
    the switch.
     
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  7. iceblade

    iceblade WiiChat Member

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    Cool, thanks! I have already ordered it :)

    That's exactly what I have in mind :)

    That's OK, I need only 1 screen at once so I think it should do the trick
     
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    FR3344LL honesty is my only excuse

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  9. iceblade

    iceblade WiiChat Member

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    I got 1 of these (double) and 3 single RCA female-female for 1.2€ total from a local store :smilewinkgrin:
    I'm gonna use the three single ones for picture and the double for audio (5 total) that should do it
     
  10. billcsho

    billcsho WiiChat Member

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    If the picture quality is fine with this switch box, it should work for you in the reverse way. It is just a simple switch box.
     
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    You could always make your own cable too.:cool:
     

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