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Do they make these? And what are they called?

Discussion in 'Entertainment and Technology' started by BothWaysSecret, Nov 28, 2019.

  1. BothWaysSecret

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    I have a few devices I need to connect to an HD TV (not a smart TV, nor a 4K TV): a DVD player, and two video game systems. They all have the colored cords that are either red/yellow/white or red/green/blue and may or may not have an HDMI cable.

    Is there a device out there where I can connect all of these devices to, and then connect that device to the TV? Because my current setup involves having to unhook one of the three from the TV if I want to use another, since I am unable to have all three connected at once.

    The TV has red/white/yellow and red/green blue ports and three usb ports.

    Do they make something like this, and what would it be called if I was looking for it in a store?
     
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    That’s an RCA system.

    yes, they make cables for them.
    Red is Video input
    White, Yellow, Green, and Blue are all Audio input.

    and, they do make devices where you can put multiple inputs in before going to the screen.
     
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    Just to clarify:

    Red-Yellow-White is composite analog video + stereo Yellow is video, not audio; Red is right channel audio; White is left channel audio.
    Red-Green-Blue is separated analog video (no audio)

    If you're connecting things that all have RCA connectors on them, those are all analog. HDMI is entirely digital. You'll need an analog-to-digital converter/switch, unless your HD TV also has analog video/audio inputs (increasingly rare.)

    If it does, then the things Benway suggested will likely work. If not, something like this will probably be required
    https://www.amazon.com/J-Tech-Digital-JTD-0801-Multi-Functional-Converter/dp/B008VWGLXO

    Alternatively, you could use the switch Benway suggests and then a single analog to HDMI converter:

    https://www.amazon.com/Converter-ABLEWE-Composite-Supporting-Blue-Ray/dp/B07RX69KR8
     
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    I'd be connecting a DVD player that has the red/yellow/white (composite) and an Xbox 360 that has both composite and separated (red/blue green). The TV has HDMI ports and both composite and separated analog, but not enough for both. I can have Xbox connected, but then if I want to watch a movie, I need to disconnect red/white/yellow (composite). I'd need something that would allow me to have both of those connected at the same time. Hope that clears it up.
     
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    OK, if you have composite analog ports on the TV, then it's really simple. This should do the job. You'll just need a total of three Red/Yellow/White cables. (Actually, the color of the connectors has no impact whatsoever, as long as you have three cables with three connectors each).
     
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    If you have a 360 then why not watch DVD's just on the 360? That way you wouldn't have to disconnect it for anything really.
     
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    I was actually going to suggest this, the Xbox 360 has a built-in DVD player. It doesn't have a Blu-Ray player but it can play any DVD you put in it.