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My TV doesn't have enough plugs on the back of it

Discussion in 'HDTV discussion' started by jbeave, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. jbeave

    jbeave Member

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    I'm talking about the RCA, HDMI, Component, Composite, etc plugs. It's a 32" Vizio and there's a only 1 set of each type on the back of it. I was wondering if there was some kind of adapter box with more plugs on it, and what is it called?
     
  2. cyprusrom

    cyprusrom Active member

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    There are plenty options available, depends what extra connections you're looking for...
    For example, if you need more HDMI, you can use a HDMI switch:

    http://www.amazon.com/HM-501-5-PORT-HDMI-control-cable/dp/B000FHQMFK

    If you want component,

    http://www.hdtvsupply.com/4x1covisw.html

    Or, you can look for a combination of HDMI/Component/Composite...

    Here's a read with some of the options(there are plenty cheaper options than what they show!!!), just read for an explanation of the different swtichers:

    http://www.digitalconnection.com/FAQ/switcher.asp
     
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    sc0rch3d Member

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    I highly recommend getting an A/V receiver and tossing some decent speakers on it, instead of getting an HDMI switch.

    The Onkyo line is incredible for sound, and for up-scaling older content. Most models have 5 HDMI inputs, and 1 HDMI output. You would hook up all of your components to the receiver and then push it all through the output to the TV.

    The Onkyo TX-SR507 is only $319 from Newegg.com at the moment.
    You could get a cheap set of 5.1 speakers for ~ $120, and you'd be sporting top notch sound on top of being able to do all of your components at HDMI.
     
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    That is true, if one has the budget...we're talking about ~$500 vs. $50...
     

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