Inputs for RCA plugs

urleeSeptember 16, 2013

I have 3 components that have to be used with the Red-White-Yellow RCA plugs.
Is there a Monitor or TV that has 3 RCA Inputs on it?
I think I can get by with just using only the Yellow (Video) one of the three plugs if I have to cause I only need the video mostly from the items I am using.

Can the wire be snipped and put the end of a HDMI on it? (smiles)

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zep516

Hi,

Try a Google search for RCA HDMI converter

I think there is a cable made with RCA on one end and HDMI on the other.

    Bookmark   September 16, 2013 at 3:02PM
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DA_Mccoy

Urlee,

Nice to see you.

Z is correct convertor cables are available. Never personally used one though.

I've seen where HD TVs have aux inputs that are three wire RCA. Both of mine do.

Can't guarantee it for all situations, but my experience is video does require only one wire. The other two wires are channeled for left and right sound.

DA

    Bookmark   September 16, 2013 at 5:08PM
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Richard (chuggerguy)

Would something like this help? http://www.ebay.com/itm/3Way-Audio-Video-AV-RCA-Switch-Selector-Box-Splitter-with3-RCA-Cable-/221118058943

    Bookmark   September 16, 2013 at 5:32PM
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urlee

Hey Zep---THANKS! That just may be the solution to my problem. I didn't even give it a thought as to there being such. I shall finish clicking to find on those sites. (I peeked then came back here)

Hi DA, Nice to C U Too! (smiles)
I am using two RCA inputs on my TV (like you have) but had to dig out my tiny Sony TV for the 3rd component hookup. My old Mitsubishi TV had all three where I could switch to the one I wanted to see without a hassle. I have my DVR hooked up to the Composite ones.
I was wanting to get a monitor or TV I could hook all three to use to set below my TV on a shelf.

Here is my TV now----

This is my old TV hookup and I used one in front for my 3rd hookup.

chuggerguy, I couldn't get that to open. Will try again later.

Thanks.

    Bookmark   September 17, 2013 at 7:20AM
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DA_Mccoy

Assuming your main video is HDMI, could one of your components be antenna connected in?

I like the idea of an adapter to HDMI, if it would work.

An AB switch maybe?

DA

    Bookmark   September 17, 2013 at 8:04AM
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urlee

OK, I did get to see what chuggerguy had posted and looked ideal but? How does it work? Do I have to get up and go to it to do the switching opposed to from my remote control? (easy chair)
Hope I explained what I meant here.

DA QUOTE:Assuming your main video is HDMI, could one of your components be antenna connected in? HUH?, (me no understand)
No HDMI used and Antenna is hooked to cable TV.

    Bookmark   September 17, 2013 at 11:21AM
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DA_Mccoy

On board now. I thought your TV service was HDMI.

I have never seen a AB switch with a remote, but a cursory Google shows they do have a limited existence. Without the remote you would have to get up to change the input.

If you look closely at the unit tagged by CG (this is an ABC switch-three options) in the center above the word INPUT there is a horizontal three position slide selector. The three circles above the selector are named Inputs A-B-C or 1-2-3. I can't tell from the picture. The unit is displaying input B or 2 selected.

The RCA-HDMI convertor is still looking good, if it works. A stop at your local Radio Shack may answer all your questions.

DA

    Bookmark   September 17, 2013 at 1:50PM
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urlee

Thanks DA!

I was not able to get on the computer till now to see this.

Will check on the cable way mentioned and hope it will solve my problem.

    Bookmark   September 20, 2013 at 3:28PM
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DA_Mccoy

Welcome my friend. Keep us informed.

DA

    Bookmark   September 20, 2013 at 4:29PM
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urlee

I did not get a chance to see about the cable mentioned above but just now had time to search the net and seen this.

QUOTE:I think there is a cable made with RCA on one end and HDMI on the other.

To my understanding, the RCA cable to HDMI isn't?
Has to be connected to a converter then to the HDMI port.

Will take a run to Radio Shack today to find out.

Here is a link that might be useful: RCA to HDMI

    Bookmark   October 1, 2013 at 9:36AM
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urlee

Welcome my friend. Keep us informed.
DA

YAY! Problem Solved!

I went to Radio Shack and got a Component/s-Video A/V selector Switch WITH a remote control for $9.98 on sale.

(Hope it didn't drop so much in price cause it turned out to be no good?)

It is 4-In/1-Out. Has 4 buttons to press on the remote control.
The only thing I was wondering is, do I (should I) have to unplug it all the time or can I leave it plugged in to the power outlet steady?

This post was edited by urlee on Wed, Oct 2, 13 at 8:26

    Bookmark   October 1, 2013 at 6:08PM
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DA_Mccoy

Good for you.

Unless the instructions say different, continuous should be fine. I would go out on a limb here and say it was designed for that. You could also call the Shack and get some advice from them. Save your receipt and product paperwork as to the warranty just in case.

DA

    Bookmark   October 2, 2013 at 3:02PM
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acraftylady

RadioShack makes an AB switch with remote but says out of stock so don't know if it's discontinued or what. Last time I went to ours to get one the guy asked if I wanted the one with remote but it was much more expensive than the one on the site and I didn't need it. Before that I had no clue they made one. Mary

Here is a link that might be useful: AB switch with remote

    Bookmark   October 2, 2013 at 5:59PM
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