I received a refund on the Sony SB-V40, and decided to step on up to the System Selector Pro by Pelican. I got the 2.0 model that looks like this:
I didn't get the remote with it, so I don't think I can make custom input labels, and it is not an auto switch (I game about 3 feet away from the screen anyway), but it works like a charm. it even has preset input names that work for Gamecube, PS2, N64, Saturn (as SAT-1, but still!), and MD which I use for Genesis/Mega Drive (it also has PS1, PSX, PS3, Xbox, 360, and a bevy of other AV selections like CD and Cable).
I don't see any issue at all with the video quality on component or S-video, so I'm a happy camper. This has 5 component inputs and/or 6 S-video inputs available. At the moment I am using my old HD System selector as my S-video switch and I reserve the Pro for the component systems. This gives me all the inputs I need with room to grow.
I did see this
pop up on the Retro RGB Roundup yesterday as well:
It seems like a good option, though I do with this had a case. It's comparable to the price of a high-end consumer component switch, but it can also do SCART and RGB over component, so it is even more of a system consolidator.
I am also making this a thread dedicated to recommended switch recommendations, from composite on up. Let me know if this is something anyone would like to see and if you have any recommendations.
I am looking to replace my old Gamestop AV switchbox I found at a yard sale. It's served admirably for $5, but input 3 and 4 are starting to become finicky, so I'm on the hunt for a more complete solution. I am making the slow switch to a complete component and S-video setup, and this seems like the time to prepare for all of the future inputs.
I have: Component
Genesis (at some point, currently... composite :/ )S-video
SNES (will be component when I can get the scratch together for a cable)
I've tried two cheap switches that ruined the image, (this
) and I would like any recommendations for an option that didn't degrade the signal. I'd actually prefer two switches, one for S-video, one for component/composite, but one 8x1 or 8x2 switch would be good if it was affordable.
I've read through this thread: viewtopic.php?f=28&t=35984&start=0
And there were some good recommendations for component switches (Pelican System Selector Pro, Kramer, Joytech 240c), and while all of these look very solid and have great features, all seem very expensive or hard to find. I would really like to spend under $50 if possible.
Would there be any downside to just using an old AV receiver? I already use a Stereo receiver, so it could just swap out in the same spot.
If I don't see a better option within the next few days, I may just go with two more Gamestop switches like I have. At least that's a decent product I'm familiar with.