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Splitting component output

jerrybsal
03-27-2006, 02:06 PM
Here is my problem, I have a HD Tivo unit plugged using component cables to my 65" HDTV. I have purchased a projector that I will have in the same room for special events and was wondering if there is a way to split the output from the Tivo to both the tv and projector. I still can't belive this $1000.00 unit comes with only one set of component outputs. Is there some sort of switch I can use or is my only option to connect another receiver to the projector?????Thanks for your help....

directvfreak
03-27-2006, 02:20 PM
I have bought High quality RCA splitters, and that has done the job unless you have a REALLY long cable run.

jerrybsal
03-27-2006, 03:03 PM
I do have a 50' component cable from the projector to the tivo unit but I am trying to avoid having to unplug the HDTV and plug in the projector every time I want to use it. So you think good RCA splitters will do the job and split the output from TIVO. Thanks again.....

directvfreak
03-27-2006, 03:41 PM
I do have a 50' component cable from the projector to the tivo unit but I am trying to avoid having to unplug the HDTV and plug in the projector every time I want to use it. So you think good RCA splitters will do the job and split the output from TIVO. Thanks again.....
That should work just fine. I'm got 100% sure it will work but I have split componant cables befor using this method.

Tripper
03-28-2006, 01:18 PM
Simply splitting the signal may cause it to degrade more than you 'd like. You might consider a switch, there are a lot out there to choose from. The link below is to a site I 've used before to purchase switches from. Good switches aren't cheap, but you've already invested heavily in your hardware and sacrificing PQ to save a few bucks doesn't make much sense. Hope this helps.

http://www.digitalconnection.com/store/Product_List.asp?CID=3&CAT=SWITCH-COMPONENT

rbinck
03-28-2006, 01:33 PM
Here is a four input HD A/V switch that has two outputs:
4-In 2-Out IR Learning A/V Switchbox (http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2103918&cp=2032057.2032187.2032188.2032200&pg=2&parentPage=family)
I use one of these to allow my HD receiver to be used by my main hDTV and one on my bedroom. I also use the switch to connect my HTPC, but if you don't need and more inputs, you can just use the one input anad let it drive the two TVs. At $50 it is a cheap solution with three extra component inputs! BTW it will switch digital audio (coax) also.