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    TV Question

    I have an HDTV with only one set of audio/visual hookups (3 different colors). I have two components that I want hooked up at the same time (TiVo and Wii). I bought a converter last night, but it is only set up for the red, blue, and yellow video cables and while I can get a picture with it, it is not a real good one. Does anyone know where I can buy a basic one of these things?



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    Re: TV Question

    Quote Originally Posted by jsb View Post
    I have an HDTV with only one set of audio/visual hookups (3 different colors). I have two components that I want hooked up at the same time (TiVo and Wii). I bought a converter last night, but it is only set up for the red, blue, and yellow video cables and while I can get a picture with it, it is not a real good one. Does anyone know where I can buy a basic one of these things?
    Are you talking about an A/B Switch? Or something crazier than that?


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    Re: TV Question

    Amazon.com: JVC JX-66 3-to-1 Component Video A/V Switcher: Electronics would probably work for something like that.


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    Re: TV Question

    Quote Originally Posted by jsb View Post
    I have an HDTV with only one set of audio/visual hookups (3 different colors). I have two components that I want hooked up at the same time (TiVo and Wii). I bought a converter last night, but it is only set up for the red, blue, and yellow video cables and while I can get a picture with it, it is not a real good one. Does anyone know where I can buy a basic one of these things?
    Just for the sake of clarity, component:



    Composite



    If you could specify a little better it would be easier to help, unless Jumbo already answered your question.



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    Re: TV Question

    Do you have front connections? I use that for the Wii as the rear ones are full of cable boxes, DVDs etc.


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    Re: TV Question

    Quote Originally Posted by HOTDON View Post
    Just for the sake of clarity, component:



    Composite



    If you could specify a little better it would be easier to help, unless Jumbo already answered your question.
    The picture you show is what the box I bought looks like. The problem is, I think, that the components I am trying to hook up only have 1 video cable (vs. 3) and the box is set up for 3. And because of that, I am getting a bad picture.

    The problem is mostly my fault because when I bought the TV I didn't check to see how many hookups it had, figuring that it had to have at least 2. But it only had one.



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    Re: TV Question

    Quote Originally Posted by jsb View Post
    The picture you show is what the box I bought looks like. The problem is, I think, that the components I am trying to hook up only have 1 video cable (vs. 3) and the box is set up for 3. And because of that, I am getting a bad picture.

    The problem is mostly my fault because when I bought the TV I didn't check to see how many hookups it had, figuring that it had to have at least 2. But it only had one.
    That should clarify things....


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    Re: TV Question

    I'm confused. Now I know a Wii comes standard with composite connections (Yellow/Red/White), assuming you have a standard def Tivo it probably has composite also. What type of connection does your TV have? Component (Red/Blue/Green) or Composite (Yellow/Red/White)?

    If everything is Composite then what jumbo posted is what you want. Plug the Wii and Tivo into the inputs on the converter, then run composite cables from the output on the converter to your TV.



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    Re: TV Question

    Quote Originally Posted by richey24 View Post
    I'm confused. Now I know a Wii comes standard with composite connections (Yellow/Red/White), assuming you have a standard def Tivo it probably has composite also. What type of connection does your TV have? Component (Red/Blue/Green) or Composite (Yellow/Red/White)?

    If everything is Composite then what jumbo posted is what you want. Plug the Wii and Tivo into the inputs on the converter, then run composite cables from the output on the converter to your TV.
    I am not being really clear. The TV has both the red/blue/green and the yellow/red/white. The TiVo and the Wii just have the yellow/red/white. The box just has the red/blue/green. So I have to plug the yellow cable into a red or blue or green spot. I end up with a bad picture on my TV and was just hoping that there was a yellow/red/white box that would get me a better picture.



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    Re: TV Question

    He needs what Jumbo posted.



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    Re: TV Question

    You just bought a component switch when you need a composite switch is all.



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    Re: TV Question

    Quote Originally Posted by jsb View Post
    I am not being really clear. The TV has both the red/blue/green and the yellow/red/white. The TiVo and the Wii just have the yellow/red/white. The box just has the red/blue/green. So I have to plug the yellow cable into a red or blue or green spot. I end up with a bad picture on my TV and was just hoping that there was a yellow/red/white box that would get me a better picture.
    You need this:

    Startech 4 Port S-Video and Composite Video Switch with Stereo Audio and Remote



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    Re: TV Question

    Quote Originally Posted by richey24 View Post
    You just bought a component switch when you need a composite switch is all.
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    Re: TV Question

    The Wii should be able to be hooked up to the Red/Green/Blue one though, should it not? I don't have a Wii, but I thought they were HD capable? Or is it just HDMI HD, and not component?


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    Re: TV Question

    Quote Originally Posted by jumbopackage View Post
    The Wii should be able to be hooked up to the Red/Green/Blue one though, should it not? I don't have a Wii, but I thought they were HD capable? Or is it just HDMI HD, and not component?
    A Wii out of the box only comes with a composite cable (sadly exactly the same as a PS3)

    The Wii can output up to 480p via Component, but you have to buy it as an add on



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