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Old 01-20-07, 11:08 AM   #1
digidoh
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Are there (affordable) splitters for video/audio connections?

I'd like to split the output of a DVD player (using the one video/two audio cables) to go to two sources: the TV and an X10 Video Sender. The cheapest thing I could find was a $50 device at Radio Shack that has to be plugged in, and sends the output to as many as four destinations.

That man at Radio Shack suggested I use three Y-adapter audio cables to split up the signals. Doesn't anyone make a self-contained box that does the job? They have comparable A/B switches for under $20, but not a simple splitter.
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Old 01-20-07, 08:46 PM   #2
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Splitting video is not simple. I would call $50 very reasonable for a distribution amp, assuming it works properly. Most are more expensive.

Although, what does the X10 device do? Is that a distribution amp?
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Old 01-21-07, 03:41 PM   #3
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Thanks for the response. I was able to find a workaround.

More than you care to know about the X10. It's a device for sending the output of your TV (or DVD player or VCR or camcorder or whatever) to another, or several, televisions in the same house. Some people use it to avoid having to buy a second converter box for cable or satellite. It doesn't let you watch two different programs on two sets, but you're not limited to one set for cable channels. I got it for my sister so she and her husband could watch movies while moving around the house. Ideally, the transmitting source should be a TV with video and audio output sockets, but their older Sony big-screen doesn't have them.
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Old 01-21-07, 10:55 PM   #4
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I kinda thought that. Sounds like it already is a distribution amp, so you should be able to use it for your situation. Send the DVD output to the X10 device, then to both the TV right there and others in other rooms. Maybe that's the workaround you found.
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