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Step by Step Tutorial with Pictures: How To Connect a Video Switcher

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Why or When Is a Video Switcher Needed?
Step by Step Tutorial with Pictures: How To Connect a Video Switcher
A video switcher is needed when a person owns a television that sports only one A/V connection (as shown in the picture above), but needs to connect more than one device to it. Various connections might include a DVD player, video game console, digital camcorder or any other device that uses an A/V connection - meaning the yellow composite video cable and red-white RCA stereo audio cables.

A video switcher makes it possible to connect more than one device to a single A/V port. The user only needs to change the active port on the video switcher to see that particular device on the television - assuming the TV is turned to the A/V or Video 1 channel.

Disclaimer: The video switcher is an optional addition to a home entertainment system. It is not mandatory for the operation of any device, but it will eliminate the need to manually plug in each device when requiring use. A video switcher like the one in this tutorial costs about $15 at a store like Target.

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