A video switcher/RF modulator is an inexpensive solution for audio and video wiring problems. Many older televisions don't have the connections to add a DVD Player, VCR, cable/satellite receiver, Tivo, stereo, video game system, etc. Even newer televisions are limited. Without the right equipment, removing/inserting cables frequently can be stressful and possibly cause damage to your connections.
Simple solution - buy a video switcher or RF Modulator.
This is a basic A/V switcher. It comes with 4 composite audio and video inputs and 4 S-Video inputs. It features a headphone jack to monitor audio, and has one composite and S-Video output for audio/video. It features a passive design, which means it doesn't require external power to work.
Another basic video switcher, the SB-v40 features four composite audio/video inputs and one composite audio/video output. It features a passive design, but doesn't have S-Video connections for those wanting S-Video.
This is a good unit for people owning televisions without composite or S-Video inputs, but own equipment with composite or S-Video outputs, like a DVD player, video game console, etc. This unit features four composite and S-Video inputs, but has a RF output, which is a coaxial cable.
The basic of any kind of video switcher/RF modulator, the Recoton RF modulator only converts one device with composite/S-Video outputs to your television that lacks composite or S-Video inputs. It requires external power, but comes with the nexessary adapter.
Another basic RF Modulator that only connects one device with composite outputs . It doesn't have S-Video, and isn't passive - so it will require access to an electrical outlet.
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